Artwork by Célia Euvaldo
“I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black,” once said Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The supposed non-colour, the result of the absence of the light, was always the colour of mystery, power and mortality. For many though, black continues to be the anchor of style. “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you – don’t bother me,” declared Yohji Yamamoto.
Limiting your colour variation to the darkest shades allows other dimensions to shine. The modern approach to monochrome plays with textures, materials and layers to give depth to the wardrobe or interior. We’ve brought together pieces that do just that, from modern take on the classic black dress, timeless tops to clean-lined homegoods and beauty products that leave skin moisturized and luminous.