Living in Austin, it's rare to see someone sporting an all-black ensemble unless you step into a goth club, where the black lovers congregate to gabble about their hatred of brightly clad commoners milling about. Summer necessitates clothing that doesn't attract the sun, and possibly even makes you look like a tropical flower. Everyone I talk to believes that folks in New York never step out of their black clothes, a stereotype that is far from the truth. However, I do miss seeing the elegant, mysterious silhouettes clad in well-made black garments that are not covered in spikes or accompanied by three dozen tattoos. Black is the ultimate color of sophisticated - simple, elegant, and hard to pull off well.
Enter Ovate, a Canadian brand that decided to make their latest collection, Resurgam, entirely black. And they did it marvelously - the silhouettes are slim and elegant, and the addition of shaggy black fur is just pure genius. The sheer black dress is perfect cocktail attire, while the fur-trimmed cape and bag are the perfect standout everyday winter accessory. Judging from the names of the pieces, Iceland was a major inspiration for this collection, but I prefer to think that there were multiple episodes of Game of Thrones watched during its inception, for how can you now see John Snow's furry cape reflected throughout?