I'll stop wearing black when they come up with a darker colour...


"I'll stop wearing black when they come up with a darker colour” 

The colour black has an interesting history, black was one of the first colours in art. Prehistoric artists used black charcoal and iron to paint in caves over 17,000 years ago. Up until the 14th century, the finest clothes were dyed with red, blue, or purple dye. There was laws put in place that restricted coloured cloth for only nobility, so wealthy Italian bankers began wearing black clothes as a sign of importance. In 1927 Coco Chanel created the little black dress and women's suits in iconic black tweed. This took the world by storm and it cemented the simple non-colour of black in textile history as a polished and always elegant wardrobe staple. Not to mention easy on the eye in terms of silhouette. I like to team it up with pops of colour in scarfs or shoes and always put it with a white shirt with a favourite necklace.


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