Black and white is as timeless as it gets. Regardless of the medium, message or style, it’s hard not to be attracted to this colorless pairing. It appears as though designers of every variety are letting loose and using expressionistic strokes to achieve textured results. Be it accidental or on purpose, the patterns are both stark and stunning. This water induced photograph by Luke Gilford was recently featured in Another Magazine and reveals the beauty that can come from unexpected chemical reactions. These splattered shorts styled for Marie Claire prove this trend is tapping the 80’s in addition to modern times, as these polished plates from Dinosaur Designs, are as modern as they are green.