The black and white combo never goes out of fashion, it just evolves. The high-contrast duotone lends itself to punchy graphics, but this season designers softened the effect with stitchery, eye-catching prints and appliqués. Frederick Anderson, known for his intricate crochets and lace, used his signature materials for a dimensional sweater emblazoned with a giant crochet daisy. Black lace pants completed the look. 3.1 Phillip Lim also used black lace this season, giving a white denim slip dress a lingerie-influenced twist. Tommy Hilfiger cut a mod daisy print into a neat suit, while Sergio Hudson’s pantsuit was covered in graphic dots. Bibhu Mohapatra explored the artistic potential of the palette, using a hand-drawn pen-and-ink floral for a fit-and-flare frock.