Ask Chris Benz: What Do You Really Think About Black and White?

Chris, Your girls are so colorful. Will you ever do a black and white only collection? Dear Rainbowphobe, True story, I do love color. Still, every once in awhile I start out with the idea of doing a collection only in black and white (like Pleasantville, I suppose). But of course color always seems to creep in, and ultimately enriches the direction and palette of the entire collection. With that said, recently we have been doing a lot more black and white than seasons past, which feels very modern to me. There’s something very good about cleansing the palette with a pure black look or a good, stark white.
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Chris, Your girls are so colorful. Will you ever do a black and white only collection? Dear Rainbowphobe, True story, I do love color. Still, every once in awhile I start out with the idea of doing a collection only in black and white (like Pleasantville, I suppose). But of course color always seems to creep in, and ultimately enriches the direction and palette of the entire collection. With that said, recently we have been doing a lot more black and white than seasons past, which feels very modern to me. There’s something very good about cleansing the palette with a pure black look or a good, stark white.
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Chris,

Your girls are so colorful. Will you ever do a black and white only collection?

Dear Rainbowphobe,

True story, I do love color. Still, every once in awhile I start out with the idea of doing a collection only in black and white (like Pleasantville, I suppose). But of course color always seems to creep in, and ultimately enriches the direction and palette of the entire collection. With that said, recently we have been doing a lot more black and white than seasons past, which feels very modern to me. There’s something very good about cleansing the palette with a pure black look or a good, stark white.

I always think a nice way to work color into your wardrobe is to limit everything else that your wearing to neutrals. Give a touch of color with a bright belt on a purely khaki look or a weird color shoe with a white teeshirt and denim. Don't be afraid of color think of your closet like a mood ring and match (or change) some colors to highlight your temperament everyday! xx CB Got a question for Chris? Email him on askchrisbenz@fashionista.com.