Spring normally brings about the injection of colour into the bleak months of January and February. By March the muted shades of winter are a thing of the past with pastels and bright colours taking their place, coming out in all their sunny glory. However, this year has seen the colour drained from the catwalks. Taking us back to the days of black and white, monochrome is without a doubt the biggest trend this Spring Summer.
Breaking the mould of traditional S/S trends, the pages of magazines and shelves of the high street are filled with the modest colours. Monochrome is reinstalling the notion of sharp dressing, introducing clean lines and structured shapes to replace the boho styles that spring normally brings. The style has been embraced in the form of stripes, check and spots, so there is a way to adapt monochrome for all, regardless of your shape, style of preference.
It might seem like an unexciting S/S trend to some of you, but after seeing it appear on the catwalks of Chanel, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and just about anyone and everyone else of note during A/W fashion week, the fashion savvy are embracing it with open arms by incorporating and updating darker A/W pieces into their S/S wardrobe. So for all you colour lovers out there, before you write this trend off, remember it’s not as black and white as it seems.