Wow in black and white

Tosin Imosemi, a graduate of Accountancy from BOWEN University, Iwo, Osun State, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tosanne Vogue International, Ibadan, Oyo State. In this piece, she writes about the significance of black and white colours in fashion.


Technically, black isn’t a colour, neither is white. This means any colour you pair with them are okay since they are not going to clash.

What is even more amazing is that black and white together come in beautiful and bold patterns such as stripes (bold and slim), hounds tooth, plaid, gingham, and of course polka dots. The creative possibilities of black and white combinations are endless and these make them designers delight.

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Also called monochrome, they are staples in any woman’s wardrobe whether they are trendy or not. For the trendy ladies and gents, they can be worn in various classy and statement designs. They are seasonless, timeless and undated as they are always in vogue. While the fashion circle comes around every 10 years, the black and white colours remain ever relevant, no matter the time or location; they are ever available to help you stand out!

As an African designer, black and white Ankara and lace fabrics are a dream to work with, they birth inspiration and fashion possibilities that are limitless. A  designer’s creative juices   flow  when there’s an array of patterns and variants of textures of fabric available.

The next time you go fabric or dress shopping and you’re looking for something that will go with everything and will remain trendy forever, think black and white! It’s totally worth it!