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Because color isn't for everyone. Black and white dominated the runways this season, from mod to understated to printed looks. I rounded up the best garments and full ensembles from the 2016 resort shows that dominated black and white in a high-fashion way.
Above: dress from the Mugler resort 2016 collection.


David Koma designed the crispest, cleanest pieces for Mugler this resort season, many of them being entirely in black and white. This jumpsuit makes cut-outs look sleek and tasteful, giving a sultry peek of side or midriff without baring it all.


Thakoon Panichgul's designs were as intricate as ever this resort season, and though his black and white looks weren't mod like some of the other examples, they mixed colorblocks with feminine detail and layered textures.

Acne Studios

Acne always brings the Swedish cool to fashion, and this black and white trench is no exception. The stripes of different widths give the jacket, which in fact is rather streamlined, a layered illusion.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony is always a bit cheeky compared to its runway peers, but this look was ladylike and elegant. The scallops and cut-outs add some surprise to otherwise classic shapes, contrasting retro and contemporary.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is always a kind of badass sporty-chic, and this number delivered a kind of casual-formal, girly-masculine hybrid. The tee under this otherwise sexy little black dress emphasizes the athleisure effect of black and white together, which you wouldn't get otherwise.

Sachin & Babi

Power couple Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia created some unique textures and feminine shapes within their resort collection this season, but this dress was one of the more understated looks on the runway. The clean lines will always be a sartorial staple, and will look good on anyone.


Alessandro Dell'Acqua designed some eccentric yet feminine pieces for Rochas this season, darting around quirky and fashion-forward. This look is both cute and interesting, not adopting the mod mindset but using black and white to return gingham to its roots.


Alexander Wang demonstrated his knowledge of the Balenciaga brand with this elegant collection, but couldn't resist going back to his own black and white design roots. I think this look speaks to both lines, hinting at an athletic influence while staying polished and classically feminine.


Sophia Sizzi went in the 70's direction with her whole resort collection for Giuletta this season. The black and white stripes on this dress keep from going stale with multiple directions, layers, and reversed order around certain swatches of fabric.