101 Dalmatians, was one of my favourite Disney cartoons growing up. I watched that cartoon so many times that all the reels in the VCR tape came off. Since this was such an all-time favourite of mine I couldn’t but admire the iconic villainess Cruella De Vil and her obsession with fur. Yeah yeah, given she was the bad guy who wanted to use the Dalmatians for fur, but hey!
She was a very fashion conscious woman, with her strictly monochrome dress sense and classic red lips. Before I go on and on about a cartoon character, let me not get your minds boggled by my childish obsessions, what I’m really driving at is the ageless fashion trend of MONOCHROME.
White with its pristine purity and black with its chameleon characteristic is one thing I don’t think would ever go out of style…especially worn together.
Cruella herself…my hero!
Janelle Monae, our modern day BLACK and White queen.
Couture Cruella 😉
Even at the recent Arise Magazine Fashion Week (AMFW 2012), a few designers worked their design and tailoring magic using the Monochromatic hues. Here are some which stood out.
Of course a few stars in Hollywood have worn the colour combo to different award shows and one that stands out as most recent would be Viola Davis’ Raoul dress. Classic!
Its not just the ladies who can enjoy this classic Cruella colour, even Men could look edible in classic monochrome. Here are some pictures.
Mai Atafo inspired, Buki Akib and John Kaveke displayed how guys can get into the trend as seen in pictures here at the Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012. Fashion colour trends aren’t just for women anymore especially in Africa. Embrace the trends, guys!
So, I dare you to dazzle me! Let loose your inner villain and tap into the early 1900’s…CRUELLA DE VIL IT! 😉