Fashion is hard to imagine without black–after all, every season, there's a color that's taken it's place as the epitome of chic (unless, of course, black reclaims its crown). Black is rich and stark and hard and soft all at the same time, and those nuances are undoubtedly why it's fashion's favorite color.
It's also why black is the focus of a new exhibition at the MoMU Fashion Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Open through Aug. 8, "BLACK. Masters of Black in Fashion in Costume" pairs contemporary and haute couture pieces from minimal designers with, among other things, historical portraits and runway videos.
Said T Magazine's Rad Hourani, "Black was once described as an extreme color, and this central idea runs through the 22 installations, which span not only the history of the color but also its rendering in treatments ranging from embroidery to 3-D. One learns from the exhibition that the perfect black actually has hues of blue, red or brown in it — thereby answering the age-old question of whether black is in fact a color."
A few current looks from designers included in the show:
Other designers in the exhibition include Dirk Van Saene, Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), Chanel and Yohji Yamamoto.
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