Black and white is the new colour. No, really. For a long time now desaturation has been the enemy of fashion, with black in particular being equated to unphotographable and boring. But tides always turn and the shades at either end of the spectrum are waging war against the brights in between.

Black needs white though, and white black. It’s about balancing the two, creating contrasts, keeping it interesting with black and white patterns and prints. That’s something Koray Parlak’s latest shoot for ELELE Magazine demonstrates perfectly, as styled by Cristina Cosentino.

ELELE Mag Koray Parlak

What’s interesting to also note is how well a warm beauty look (in this case applied by makeup artist Melis Ilkkilic) can work against black and white clothing. A graphic, mod style of makeup isn’t necessarily required.

With great hairstyling by Nuri Sekerci (check out the diagonal partings) and featuring model Ilona Swagemakers, you can view the full shoot by Koray Parlak ( by clicking on the gallery.

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