Nobody does monochrome better than New York designers. This season,
they've taken the classic black-and-white path, offering up cool
combinations that will make you look pulled together with
the least amount of effort.
What to Buy
The runway was stocked with urban classics slim-waisted jackets,
knee-length skirts many of which you probably already have.
The trick is to find new pieces that'll give your wardrobe an instant
update. Three worth investigating are Oscar de la Renta's beautiful
white lace shirt and black tulle evening skirt (pictured), which
can be split up and worn with more pared-down partners; Calvin
Klein's twist on the vest, deconstructed into a "corset" that
sits over a tank and pants; and Helmut
Lang's inventive layering of white suspenders over a white shirt
or chiffon top.
in the Magazine
Get more sneak peeks at spring 2002 fashion in the November
12, 2001 issue of New York magazine.