Colour : Black

No other color conveys as many contradictions as the color black, and that’s probably why it’s arguably the most loved color in fashion—and the reason there are so many quotes about it.

Besides its ability to slim and instantly make anything look chicer, black throughout history has represented a number of opposing ideas: power and elegance—but also humility and submission, especially when worn by priests and others who don a uniform. Culturally, there are also a lot of differences in how the shade has been interpreted. While it’s long been a signifier for mourning in Western culture, the Japanese see it as a color that represents seniority and experience.