A Monochromatic Fall
Posted by on March 27, 2012 | 4:17 pm EST

We have nothing against spring’s color-blocking trend, but we’ve already set our eyes on the palette-cleansing monochromatic looks that were aplenty during the recently-concluded Fall Fashion Weeks. Although the word “monochromatic” automatically generates images of black-and-white ensembles, designers created a healthy mix of minimalism and flamboyance for Fall. Pops of color still ran wild, but offered a more streamlined aesthetic. From the year’s bright tangos to the second-skin appeal of tan, we’ve rounded up the best monochromatic looks from the Fall runway shows.


Mulberry continues the tangerine tango aspirations through Fall with this memorable ensemble.


Subtle femininity took center stage in this pale pink N°21 number.

Oscar dela Renta

Two shades of blue and jewels tied this Oscar dela Renta together.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler borrowed the straightforward simplicity of white and teamed it with boyish aesthetics to create a monochromatically-cool ensemble.

Salvatore Ferragamo

This monochromatic look from Salvatore Ferragamo ups the chic level of this military-inspired number.

The Row

The Row showed off their minimalist prowess with this sleek gold-like ensemble.

Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler moved to the brighter side of monochromatic dressing with this flamboyant red-orange pairing.


Valentino employed black—the favorite monochromatic shade—but created contrast for a more dramatic finish.

Vera Wang

Vera Wang kept everything relaxed and subdued with this comfortably urban grey ensemble.

Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam employs shades of red to create this fiery look.

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label creates this head-to-toe brown ensemble, which gave off an earthy-meets-grunge appeal.

Yigal Azrouël

Yigal Azrouël stayed true to the shades of Fall, exuding a luxurious kind of moodiness with this look.

Images from Mulberry, N°21, Oscar dela Renta, Proenza Schouler, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Row, Thierry Mugler,Valentino, Vivienne Tam, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label and Yigal Azrouël

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