By Ritika Jain
Designer fashion specifically offers fashion-forward customers a diverse selection of the most bold, experimental pieces that reflect modern style, but also foreshadow upcoming trends. Neiman Marcus curates that experience, selling high-end clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories from many of the best designer fashion houses in the game: Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Prada, and Saint Laurent, to name a few.
While bright, funky colors have returned to the zeitgeist of modern-day fashion, minimalist tones will never go out of style. Here is a roundup of a few striking, designer black-and-white pieces on the market that collectively create the perfect outfit for a night out on the town, yet can be worn year round.
Franck Muller Watch
The beauty of accessorizing is that it can enhance an entire outfit. This Franck Muller watch from the Master Square Collection immediately dazzles the eye, encased in 18-karat rose gold and encrusted with diamonds. The textured dial contains dramatic Roman numeral lettering and three-hand movement, which are complemented by the black rubber-lined alligator strap. Priced at $49,200 and boasting a total diamond carat weight of 3.54, this piece is timeless.
Dolce & Gabbana Handbag
Dolce & Gabbana honors its commitment to bold expression in this typographic sketch-print shoulder bag, crafted with Napa leather and adorned with the designer’s flashy medallion front and center. Priced at $2,495, the handbag is equipped with a sliding chain shoulder strap and flap top with double-snap closure, serving practical and stylistic purposes. If there’s any way to make a statement, it’s with gold embellishments and graffiti. This piece offers a splash of flamboyance in an otherwise simple, classic look and matches well with the Prada boots featured below.
Saint Laurent Jacket
Top off the attire with this butter-soft leather jacket by Saint Laurent, which sports long sleeves, notched labels, zip cuffs, and an asymmetrical zip front. This $4,990 jacket is an easy fit that can be layered over a dress, shirt, or blouse to complete the perfect ensemble, marked by expensive leather and shiny trappings. With the Franck Muller watch glimmering from your wrist, embrace the feel of effortless confidence that this jacket provides.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect pair of platform boots, look no further. Resembling the style of the highly fashionable go-go boots, these tall platform booties by Prada make the ultimate style statement with their high-
quality, sleek Napa leather, bolstered by a 2.8-inch block heel. Priced at $1,450 and available in black and white, they are not only incredibly trendy, but also offer comfort and flexibility fostered by an elastic collar and round toe, allowing for a durable fit. Wear these to elevate any look and transform the streets into your own runway.