Black & white are not considered colours on Colour Theory, and maybe for that reason they have the power to transcend time. Whether in fashion, photography, interior design or architecture, black & white elements intrigue us, & stick in our memory.
Most of us recognize the name Karl Lagerfeld. The world-famous fashion designer happens to also be a very talented photographer. When asked why he does most of his photos in black & white, the designer replies: "This choice is clearly linked to my fashion creations. Black & white has become emblematic of my style; it expresses my vision of modernity. In fashion, as in photography only perfection will do. Working in black & white is a demanding, but fascinating choice." *
* from interview "Karl Lagerfeld at the Salon de la Photo in Paris" on chanel.com
Scandinavian-born EVS jewelry designer Ellinor Stenroos refers to black & white as "classic & timeless, the absolute. Either colour can be the perfect backdrop, whether it is a wall, a dress, or a piece of furniture. In jewelry, white symbolizes purity, innocence, new life; black stands for maturity, wisdom, coming into full essense".
Designing with black & white instantly creates a stunning and dramatic effect. Black anchors, grounds, adds definition to a space; white expands, brightens, simplifies. Together black & white compose unforgettable interiors.
Two hues, endless combinations, always in style - black & white.
- Anastassiya Vassilyeva