DALLAS, Aug 16, 2009 / Fw/ — Black and white is nothing but striking. It creates a clean look, and it can be modified into any style personality.

Although opposite, they never compete but rather compliment. Tony Cohen and Diane von Furstenberg soften the harsh combination of colors with ultra-feminine prints and soft fabrics.

If you ever are in a bind on what to wear, pair black and white together. It will rarely fail you.

Put a crisp white blouse with black skinny cigarette pants and ankle boots.

Create a classic look as shown in Milly’s line with a black tulip skirt, a sweet white blouse, and a headband to add a touch of the 1940s.

This look is city-chic and sleek. The clean lines evoke a clear perception of flattery. Dress with maximum contrast: wear black and white.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week