THE NEW BLACK

THE NEW BLACK

Designers wear black. It’s a common trend internationally and ICRAVE follows suit. Whether it’s shades of black – dark grey, warm grey, cool grey, noir – or just black itself, the trend is present in the creative industries.

Why? Some say it relates to analogue drafting; when designers were surrounded by graphite and black ink, the dark uniform maintained a presentable look. Others reminisce about the days when chain-smoking was predominant in the studio, which references the above. Wearing black could also be reminiscent of an old adage, “the cobbler’s children go unshod,” implying that since color-use and selection are such a large part of the design industry, designers don’t select it for themselves.

No matter what field – be it design, cosmetology, film, music – black does not detract from an eclectic color palette. Maybe it’s possible that black makes real the two-dimensional silhouettes designers paste into their drawings.

Black always seems effortless and transcendental – it can transition from day to night, summer to winter, a walk on the High Line or even a studio field trip to DIA Beacon.

Countless fashion designers over the years have released all-black collections. Black-on-black accessories are becoming more and more popular (ever notice how all-black electronics are more expensive than white or silver?). There is simply no color that has been as effective and prevalent throughout time and industries than black.

IS TECH TIMELESS?

IS TECH TIMELESS?