From the moment Cecil Beaton turned Ascot black-and-white in My Fair Lady, monochrome has been synonymous with dramatic statement styling.
It has never been out of fashion since, veering from space age bold to bourgeois classic, and this season it is a big story, exploding recent seasons’ boring minimalism with its strong contrasts.
Embracing the ultimate pared-back palette, Sophie Hallette’s lace adds an element of delicacy to what can be a heavy-handed style, with black outlines on a crisp white lace background.
For a look that can err on the boring side of safe, this graphic burst is divinely playful.

Adam Lippes