satile piece to go over any other
piece, black or white.
* Easy linen trousers. Go for a
smoky black linen trouser cropped
at the ankle to wear under jackets.
* Striped big shirt. In black and
white, the oversize shirt lends itself
to dressing up or down with jackets,
long vests or tank tops layered un-
* A black swimsuit This year it's
the black matte Lycra with a racer
back that's your best bet Make it do
double duty as a tank top under jack-
ets or blouses.
Don't put your black linens away just
yet. While white may be fashion's
latest answer to classic chic, black is
still one of its best complements. Ge-
offrey Beene may have said it best
"Black is not a trend. It is a base for
Many other designers seem to
agree. Calvin Klein started his CK
runway collection off with a black-
and-white bang—Model Kate Moss
in a serious black wool crepe jacket
and short skirt paired with a white
cotton jersey tank. On a not-so-seri-
ous note —black lace bras, black G-
strings, tulle T-shirts and boxer As menswear softens up, so do the
shorts. In Klein's signature collec- shoe fashions. Here are some of the
tion, black and ivory are sophisticat- shoes stylish men will be wearing to
ed choices in wool crepe jackets, the office this season.
gauzy skirts and cashmere tanks.
* Soft-soled business shoes. Ws a
Norma Karnali jumps to the black- look that started in Europe and is
and-white beat with her athletic-in- quickly spreading to corporate Amer-
spired bodywear collection. ica. The heavier-looking shoe may
Tanksuits, bodysuits and jumpsuits be a little untraditional on the 'bottom,
are mixed with white thermal jog but the top is usually a classic lace-
pants, oversize T-shirts and white up.
denim vest jackets.
* Linen and leather combinations
Richard Tyler ended his show are gaining in popularity. It's a vin-
with black-and-wjite standouts: a tage look right out of the '30s, but the
black net embroidered bodysuit '90s man loves the look.
teamed with a long black taffeta skirt
* Black is still the NO. 1 color in
with a train and a white short double- dress shoes for men, according to
breasted tuxedo jacket paired with shoe manufacturer Allen Edmonds,
full white tuxedo pants.
but brown and light "oak" are other
Isaac Mizrahi followed suit His big favorites.
evening collection features white
* The best-selling dress shoe is
Marx Brothers dinner jackets, white still a classic silhouette —the wingtip
pique tux shirts and black crepe kilts. with a cap toe in calfskin. And you
And what easier color combina- guessed it Ifs black. President Clin-
tion is there to build a wardrobe ton owns several pairs.
around? Here are a few items from
the latest collections to get you start-
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* A black slip dress. Many de-
signers featured the slip dress in their
shows. At Ralph Lauren and Anne
Klein, black slip dresses were layered
over white T-shirts.
* Sheer black dress. Long and lan- Robert and Jane Nagy, owners of
guid, at Todd Oldham and Calvin downtown Birmingham's Dream-
Klein, sheer black dresses showed Catcher's art gallery, 340 East maple,
up layered over bare skin or white will debut Art Birmingham '94 June
18-19 in the Birmingham Theatre
* A white tennis skirt. This little, parking lot off Woodward. The two-
short skirt is a sure hit.
day event will feature local and na-
* Black leather kilt Another short tional artists, with $10,000 in prize
skirt winner, the kilt is turning up money offered encompassing six cat-
in many collections.
egories: sculpture, glass, jewelry, ce-
* A white jacket Long and lean, ramics, painting and graphics.
the newestjackets are topped off with
The focus of Art Birmingham will
mandarin collars or long and easy in center around the juried exhibition
of fine art in which the public will en-
* A white trench coat. Make it joy the opportunity to meet, interact
short like the double-breasted ver- with, view and purchase art from the
sion at DKNY, and you've got a ver- artists who created it