Yesterday the fashion show for the 2011-2012 Chanel c ruise collection was held in Cannes, France, and although we feel geographically far from such an event, in its elegance and beauty we can rescue various fashion trends to apply in our wardrobe. Among the most notable is the combination of black and white, one of Chanel's unmistakable hallmarks since its beginnings in the 1920s. Actually, what would be of fashion without that iconic style that started the great Coco Chanel at the beginning of the century? His designs redefined the way in which women dressed at that time, he introduced the famous “black dress” and together with his tweed jackets and his famous long fantasy necklaces, he created a style that still lives today in the collections Karl Lagerfeld and in our collective consciousness. "Women think of all colors except the absence of color, "said Chanel in his day." Black has it all. And white too. Its beauty is absolute… the perfect harmony”. And it is true. Few are the colors, which used together, have the same impact. The collection featured beautiful tube dresses as well as black and white swimsuits with overlapping vertical and horizontal lines, to create a geometric effect that favors the figure. There were also white transparent tops, combined with long black skirts that were striking for their simplicity. When mixing both colors, one must be aware that the look must be kept simple and clean, since the desired effect is one of elegance (although this will depend on the design of the dress).Whether in a perfect balance of color or in garments where one prevails over the other, this classic combination will allow you to recreate the ideal look for a casual chic occasion or a more formal one.