Published on February 27, 2013 | by Leanne Addison

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Trendspotter: Monochrome

Spotted at LCF this week

Think monochrome this season – inspired by the mod-look. Monochrome is a look that both boys and girls can pull off. It is a timeless trend that has not left the catwalk since the 1960s.

It seems fitting that at London College of Fashion this trend is still alive and kicking, as it also helped to fill the catwalks recently at London Fashion Week.

Former CSM student Mary Katrantzou, described as the ‘Queen of digital prints’, embraced the look in her February show, where velvety blacks dominated most of her designs.

Rihanna dons the trend in the next issue of ELLE in a surprising break from her usual larger-than-life outfits.

Her collection ‘Rihanna’ for River Island includes black and white striped shorts with jacket combo. The collection is released this March, so get there early to snap it up.

If you want to try the look for yourself then why not take inspiration from the beatniks of the ’50s and try a black and white pinstripe polo neck with cigarette-legged trousers.

J.W. Anderson’s collection for Topshop is almost entirely black and white; from Argyle twin sets to black flatforms and white patent leather macs.

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