Balmain SS 2013 women's line was full of texture, print, and black + white hues. Olivier Rousteing's, Balmain women's designer, inspiration was derived from textured Cuban wicker chairs, the color contrast of black and white tile floors, and the structured lines of 80s fashion. Balmain know for its rocker-chic vibe has always been one of our favorites. The detailing and craftsmanship of the garments is beyond words creating this sophisticated, yet edgy look.
When designing flowers within a black and white color palette, one has to really know design. Given the two colors are on opposite ends of the color spectrum avoiding a polka dot effect is key. We recommend using lots of textured blooms, like peonies and ranunculus. We also advise one to choose flowers that emulate a cohesiveness of both hues, like the white anemones with black centers. This bloom is by far one of the chicest flowers around. Additionally, we recommend designing with larger white blooms while keeping the black beauties petite. The black beauties provide the intricate detailing to the bouquet. Structured blooms, like the fern curls in the image above, add a unique edginess to the bouquet.
Whether designing couture fashion or florals within a black and white color palette, one needs to consider texture and detail in order to captivate their audience.