I've got five more days to go of New York Fashion Week, and I'm ready to start calling trends. So far it's hard to find a collection that hasn't featured black and white. I just returned from the amazing Derek Lam show at Lincoln Center, and many of his simple and lovely dresses and jackets were black and white. Beautifully constructed, his black and white is just the tip of the icicle. Eric Fetherston used the combo in her shift dresses, Alexander Wang featured it in botanical print form, Victoria Beckham's morning show paired the two in very subtle ways, Vivienne Tam offered black and white print pants with matching blouses, and Jason Wu's (somewhat) edgy show paired the combo as well. Often these looks led to further pops of color, but the bold combination seems to be on every design's mind.
Update! DKNY just showed black and white as well.
[Top image, from left: Erin by Erin Fetherston via Jeff Schear/Getty Images; L.A.M.B. via REUTERS/Cary Horowitz; Tommy Hilfiger via Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week; DKNY image below via Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week]