Black is a hard working non color that always does the trick when it comes to inspiring fashion and design. On trend for the seasons to come are the pairing of disparate textures, patterns, and silhouettes, that take this fashion dark horse to the next level of sophistication. Check out these looks I photographed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, that were featured in a multiple designer presentation. You’ll be sure to notice the variations in fabrication such as the interplay of a sheer delicate looking blouse teamed up with heavy metal leather. Feathers, fur, and bugle beading add sparkle and shine to some pieces while stubbornly sticking with this monochromatic mindset. Distressed ruffles toughen up otherwise girly frocks and the added bonus of dull pewter accessories provide the finishing touches….