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How to wear the trend

The leading fashion designers are always thinking months ahead of the current season and forecasting trends a year in advance (at least).  As I attended different shows at New York Fashion Week, it was obvious that each designer has their own unique point of view and aesthetic for their collection, but common trends definitely emerged throughout the week.

The one trend that repeated over and over again was the monochromatic, black and white look.  Designer after designer used black and white as their main colour palette, only using rich saturated colours as secondary hues.  Even though this trend is set to make a splash next spring, you can start to wear this trend now! Here are some of my favourite black and white looks from NYFW:
  • Break the age-old rule of not wearing white after labour day and rock everything from skinny jeans to fishermen sweaters in a clean and crisp white.
  • Black from head to toe is no longer for funerals and wait staff! Rock the look by mixing different textures like velvet, lace, leather, and knits.
  • Black trousers or an A-line skirt, plus a white silk blouse and pumps is oh so classic, oh so adorable, and oh so on trend.

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About the Author

Alana Denham, a small town girl from Alberta, is making waves in Kelowna with her fashion statements, and people are noticing.

Denham recently won a contest to be the Okanaganista - a guru on all things fashion in the Okanagan Valley.

The contest to be the Okanaganista was run by Orchard Park Shopping Centre. As the winner Denham will be working on projects with the centre, writing a weekly column for Castanet and she'll have a guest spot for the Morning Show with Kevin and Sonia on SunFM to talk fashion.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on each week’s column you can check out Alana Denham’s website:

The Okanaganista will be giving tips on how to achieve effortless fashion, "buy pieces you love, wear what you feel good in and dare to try new things."

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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