Fashion Week Roundup: Black and White / by laurel

**In honor of New York Spring 09 fashion week, which is taking placing in Bryant Park this week, I'm doing my dutiful job and previewing all the shows. I've rounded up a few micro-trends that have stood out to me so far, and this week I'll be posting them here and at Neu Black for your enjoyment.**

Frank Stella, "Double V Pinstripe"

These days, most things tend to eddy in the gray areas - morally, politically, socially. It's no wonder that plenty of designers sent those ambiguously mixed messages down the runways in the form of muddied neutrals, yet where else but in fashion are you finally able to see clearly? It's a black and white issue for Spring 2009, and the only thing to decide is: prints or solids? 

Top row, L to R: Elie Tahari, Tibi, Staerk
Middle row, L to R: William Rast, Rachel Roy, Trovata
Bottom row, L to R: Jason Wu, Lacoste, Preen

Top row, L to R: Reyes, Rachel Comey, Alexander Wang
Middle row, L to R: Rock & Republic, Tibi, Charles Nolan
Bottom row, L to R: Shipley & Halmos, Yigal Azrouel, Staerk

Top row, L to R: Zero Maria Cornejo, Carolina Herrera, Twinkle
Bottom row, L to R: Hanii Y, Ports 1961, Zero Marie Cornejo

Top row, L to R: Proenza Schouler, Zero Maria Cornejo
Bottom row, L to R: Twinkle, Narciso Rodriguez

Cynthia Steffe

Michael Kors

Narciso Rodriguez

Michael Kors