Black is back. But then did it ever go away? Summer is here, and it is time to travel and party. Maybe black is more of a city color, but this season’s styles also include lots of fun and playful day wear that works in the country, at resorts and the beach as well. New deliveries of clothing are flowing into the stores in New York. This season you will need to understand that black is back if you want to stay on trend. There are so many shapes and styles of black clothing to explore on a luxury private shopping tour. Black clothing is short, long, full or narrow, It is cool and dramatic. New York shopping tours are a way to find all the newest pieces. Come on a tour of some of the stores in the New York and enjoy.
Kim Jones of Fendi offers this sleek head to toe look in black. The sliver of an outfit is complimented by a black Fendi bag.
Gabriella Hearst at Chloe also offers a long slim look. She lightens it up with crocheted sandals in black. It does not get much purer than this.
New label, Khaite, adds a shirred shoulder and a nipped waist to a long dress. Another black bag and architectural shoes add to the look.
Contemporary price points also love their dresses in black. Perfect for beachy nights, these dresses are more casual than dressy.
Rick Owens goes back to black every season. It is a key color for him. This easy to wear black dress is perfect for summer.
If you are toned and tanned, then this midi bare midriff dress is for you.
A casual shape with a bared waist is “lightened up” in broderie anglais. And black makes it cutting edge.
This casual outfit is young and playful. Black pulls it together, for sure.
The black dress from Noir Kei Ninomiya is simple and a bit demure. Not a feeling that is usually evoked by the designer. But one with interesting detailing.
This sculptural Margiela dress is also a bit of a deviation for John Galliano, the designer. But the raw raveled edges are signature.
And of course there are suits. Chanel does the perfect “little black suit”. Slim and precise with a white shirt that is a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld.
Alexander McQueen offers a suit with edge. It is in leather, but it also has a break-away zip off jacket. The belled pants are an 80’s throwback.
Jumpsuits are also here again. This sharp one from Saint Laurent is precise. It is tough-chic. Something that only really works in black.
A sculpted puff sleeve sweater looks great with a crinkled, shiny puff skirt.
When is comes to dressy dresses, black always look chic. A sculpted peplum top contrats beautifully with a soft draped skirt. And black and white prints also look new.
Cecilie Bahnsen shapes dresses in black crinkled fabric. The shapes are statement shapes. But ones that are easy to wear.
A short and tight dress gets a special look-at-me effect with an added train. Why not? The dresses at the back of the are attractive too.
This outfit looks thrown together, but it isn’t. The precise design of a bustier sheath with a very short jacket over it work proportions well.
Lace dresses are new this season. And they look great? It is time to be out and about. Fendi mixes lace pattern, and shirrs the side of this dress to offer a distinct cut.
Puppets and puppets is also going back to black. The sheer lace suit is shown without any layers underneat it. You can wear it like that, or add your own.
This spider-webby sleek dress is from Margiela. It is sheer perfection. It also can be worn with a black slip.
Margiela is certainly into lace and sheer this year. This is a new play on black and white. Fine black tulle is layered over white sating in this shirt jacket and skirt combo. Nice pattern play.
Galiano also ruches more tulle into a soft-as-air midi dress.
Tom Ford works tough chic too. The diagonal zippers set in the top emphasizes the best curves of the body. It evokes the Charles James zip-around Taxi dress.
Libertine is known for thier decorative looks. This one is a killer. A classic black jacket is decorated to perfection.
Rick Owens offers a tough evening look, a one shouldered shiny top over track pants. And a full volume coat covers it well.
Black even goes to the beach these days. Dramatically. Certainly anyone wearing these beautiful pieces will stand out from the crowd. This is why black is back.