Black and White Dominates Spring 2013 Runways: Was Kanye West Ahead of the Trend?

Fashion month has finally come to a close. After a quick glance at all the trends taking shape for Spring 2013 (stripes, nods to ’60s mod, orange lips,) I couldn’t help but notice the marked lack of color Spring is usually known for. Most designers eschewed the florals and bright hues, instead opting for unseasonably subdued, monochromatic palettes.

Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Moschino, Prada, and Valentino are only a few of the many brands that presented looks in mostly limited shades.

It was almost difficult not to imagine many of these pieces on Kim Kardashian, who seems to only wear black and white these days (thanks to the styling of beau Kanye West).


So was Kanye on to something? I’ve often questioned his insistence on dressing Kim in dull neutrals, especially during spring and summer when the rest of the world is happily bopping around in bright colors.

Judging from these spring collections, maybe ‘Ye had some sort of high fashion foresight. It seems women all over the world will be clad in black and white (and leather) for Spring 2013.

What do you think? Was Yeezy teaching us all along?
Did Yeezy teach us well?


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