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100 Mysterious Monochromatic Editorials

From Blazing Minimalist Photoshoots to Dark Saharan Images

— May 14, 2012 — Fashion
These mysterious monochromatic editorials pay heed to the time-honored saying that less is more. Photographers, models and major publications have here focused upon the beauty of a singular color scheme, often playing up on white and black shades. The lack vibrancy here gives way to a cryptic appeal, leading viewers to ponder what may be lurking behind the scenes.

Blazing minimalist photoshoots and dark Saharan images have displayed an unrelenting preference for single-toned snapshots in the fashion industry. The pictures are haunting, captivating the gazes of chic enthusiasts who wish to emulate the ensembles shown. This impact is intentional as the exact effect that artistic directors hope to impart. There is also unrelenting emotion here, imbuing the productions with depression, joy and romance all at the same time.
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96
Stark Monochromatic Campaigns
Stark Monochromatic Campaigns
The Nowhere Fall 2011 Campaign is Stunningly Minimalist
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95
Stunning City Imagery
Stunning City Imagery
The Fujifilm X100 Commercial Takes You on a Journey
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94
Monochromatic Geek-Chic Captures
Monochromatic Geek-Chic Captures
The Victoria Wallace by Conan Thai Shoot is Simple and Sweet
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93
Luxe Leather-Clad Portraits
Luxe Leather-Clad Portraits
The 'Playfully Decadent' Shoot for POSI+TIVE Magazine is Ultra Glam
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92
Haute Headwear Advertorials
Haute Headwear Advertorials
The Ellery Fall 2012 Campaign is All About Accessories
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91
Expressive Masculinity Portraits
Expressive Masculinity Portraits
The Jordan Weller by Shalan and Paul Shoot is Monochromatic
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90
Monochromatic Distorted Realities (UPDATE)
Monochromatic Distorted Realities (UPDATE)
Paco Pomet Serves Up Even More Surrealistic Paintings
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89
Glamorous Hollywood Ads
Glamorous Hollywood Ads
The Pharrell Williams Revlon Commercial Plumps Its Way to Seduction
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88
Elegant All-Black Editorials
Elegant All-Black Editorials
The Peter Sikorski by Biel Parklee Series is Sleek and Sharp
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87
Laid-Back Monochromatic Menswear
Laid-Back Monochromatic Menswear
Max Irons Macy's INC Campaign is Calm, Cool & Collected
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86
Sharp Monochromatic Styles
Sharp Monochromatic Styles
The White Collar Marie Claire US Editorial is Crisp
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85
Mennonite Model Mezzanines
Mennonite Model Mezzanines
The Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2012 Line Has Zoot Suits for the Future
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84
Smoldering Achromatic Collections
Smoldering Achromatic Collections
Anja Rubik Stuns in the Anthony Vaccarello x La Redoute Shots
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83
Model-Counting Hat Campaigns
Model-Counting Hat Campaigns
The Borsalino Fall/Winter 2012 Line Has Fun with Numbers
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82
Sharp Simplistic Styling
Sharp Simplistic Styling
The T by Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2012 Women's Collection is Sleek
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81
Masked Misfit Shoots
Masked Misfit Shoots
The Jake Short­all Huge Magazine Editorial is All About Accent Accessori
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80
Conservative Monochromatic Captures
Conservative Monochromatic Captures
The Iris van Berne Kurv Winter 2011 Shoot is Chic
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79
Surreal Performer Portraits
Surreal Performer Portraits
Amanda Mocci Renders Famous Musicians in Bizarre Scenes & Styles
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78
Inked Accessory Editorials
Inked Accessory Editorials
The Fatal Husk Magazine Shoot is Artful and Avant-Garde
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77
Suited Surfer Editorials
Suited Surfer Editorials
The Nicola Wincenc by Conan Thai Portrait Series is Effortlessly Cool
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76
Bag-Lady Chic Captures
Bag-Lady Chic Captures
The Alyona Subbotina for Interview Magazine Shoot is Street Smart
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75
Edgy Emotional Editorials
Edgy Emotional Editorials
Bite Magazine Offers a Darker Take on Spring Fashion
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74
Shadowed Sultry Shoots
Shadowed Sultry Shoots
The Faces of Now Editorial Captures the Current Group of ‘It' G
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73
Soft Skin-Revealing Ads
Soft Skin-Revealing Ads
The Emporio Armani SS12 Campaign Once Again Stars a Sultry Rihanna
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72
Graceful Monochromatic Beauties
Graceful Monochromatic Beauties
The Numero China 11 September 2011 Editorial is a Classic Palette
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71
Calm Monochromatic Crooner Captures
Calm Monochromatic Crooner Captures
The Lana Del Ray for V Magazine Shoot is Stunning
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70
Amish-Inspired Caps
Amish-Inspired Caps
The Lennart Richter by Marco Torres Portrait Series is All Black
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69
Dynamically Veiled Pictorials
Dynamically Veiled Pictorials
The Timon Rottmueller by Eliza­veta Poro­d­ina Shoot
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68
Face-Concealing Lace Editorials
Face-Concealing Lace Editorials
The Shirley Manson for V Magazine Editorial is Couture-Clad
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67
Chic Grayscale Shoots
Chic Grayscale Shoots
Joanna Kustra Photographs Marianna in This Minimalist Series
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66
Retro Suburban Shoots
Retro Suburban Shoots
The Home Boy Mister Muse Editorial is Street-Savvy
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65
Windswept Monochromatic Editorials
Windswept Monochromatic Editorials
The Magpie Darling Magazine Issue 26 Photoshoot is Stately
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64
Lounging Rural Editorials
Lounging Rural Editorials
The Lula Fall/Winter Campaign Has Natural Beauty
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63
Layered Monochromatic Lookbooks
Layered Monochromatic Lookbooks
Daria Werbowy for Joseph Fall Winter 2011 Campaign is Subtly Chic
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62
Moth-Inspired Shoots
Moth-Inspired Shoots
The Matthieu Inglese by Nella Balda Portrait Series Features Artful Insects
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61
Couture Crucifix-Bearing Captures
Couture Crucifix-Bearing Captures
The Dustin Damron Santa Maria Editorial Highlights High Fashion
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60
Slick Badboy Shoots
Slick Badboy Shoots
The Alfie Snow by Daniel Lehenbauer Portrait Series is Retro-Inspired
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59
Sensual Maid Shoots
Sensual Maid Shoots
Spice Up Your Cleaning Routine with this Vogue Germany July 2011 Editorial
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58
Alluring Monochromatic Captures
Alluring Monochromatic Captures
The Color of Night Editorial is a Classic yet Seductive Affair
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57
Street Wanderer Shoots
Street Wanderer Shoots
The Chris Garcia by Jeiroh Yanga Portrait Series Explores The City
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56
Light Pattern Portraits
Light Pattern Portraits
The Aphelion Flaunt Magazine Editorial is Artfully Executed
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55
Bearded Monochromatic Captures
Bearded Monochromatic Captures
The Will Lewis for The Ones To Watch Editorial is Vintage-Inspired
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54
Moody Monochromatic Captures
Moody Monochromatic Captures
This Inna Franco Series is Subtle and Expressive
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53
Leopard-Printed Menswear
Leopard-Printed Menswear
The Edmond by Christopher Hench Portrait Series is High-Contrast
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52
Pajama Dancing Pictorials
Pajama Dancing Pictorials
'English Lads Can Dance!' Snaps the Stars of Swan Lake
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51
Charming Outsiders Photography
Charming Outsiders Photography
The Stray Cats Depesha Magazine Editorial Captures Tough Love
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50
Gothic Nature Catalogs
Gothic Nature Catalogs
The Dead Castle Project AW11 Lookbook is on the Dark Side
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49
Double-Image Lookbooks
Double-Image Lookbooks
The BlackBarrett Spring/Summer Campaign is Twice as Nice
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48
Captivating Caged Bird Spreads
Captivating Caged Bird Spreads
The 'Wild Skin' Sophie Vlaming Editorial is Full of Gritty Glamor
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47
Exposed Model Editorials
Exposed Model Editorials
The Kamil by Krzysztof Wyzyn­ski Portrait Series is Suggestive
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46
Liquified Monochromatic Photoshoots
Liquified Monochromatic Photoshoots
The Kaila Hart Fashion Gone Rogue Set is Rocker-Chic
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45
Monochromatic Punk Editorials
Monochromatic Punk Editorials
The PopIssue Fall/Winter Lookbook is Rock and Roll-Inspired
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44
Monochromatic Cemetery Captures
Monochromatic Cemetery Captures
Photography by Gustavo Lopez Manas is Haunting
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43
Retro Couture Coifs
Retro Couture Coifs
The Spread L'Officiel Hommes Ukraine Shoot is Bold and Dynamic
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42
Urban Angst Editorials
Urban Angst Editorials
The Lukas Sindicic by David Urbanke Portrait Series is Raw & Honest
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41
Eclectic Underwear Shoots
Eclectic Underwear Shoots
The Jar­rod Scott Vogue Hommes International Editorial is Embellish
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40
Urban Nomad Shoots
Urban Nomad Shoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue Solange Wilvert Pictorial is City Chic
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39
Ambrotype Amazon Photoshoots
Ambrotype Amazon Photoshoots
This Manoj Jadhav Photography Will Turn Heads
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38
Voluminous Winterwear Shoots
Voluminous Winterwear Shoots
The 'Pump Up The Volume' WAD Magazine Editorial Features Full Shapes
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37
Monochromatic Menswear Captures
Monochromatic Menswear Captures
The Matvey Lykov Hunter Magazine Shoot is Stoic
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36
Ebony Faceless Portraits
Ebony Faceless Portraits
Shape by Quentin Arnaud Plays with Light to Remove Subject Features
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35
Sharply Outlined Photoshoots
Sharply Outlined Photoshoots
The Numero May 2012 Editorial Stars a Monochromatic Abbey Lee Kershaw
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34
1920s Mobster Menswear
1920s Mobster Menswear
Sebastian Troncoso for Avenue Magazine Blends Street Smarts and Style
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33
Feminine Feline Fashions
Feminine Feline Fashions
The Classy Angela Lindvall Georges Rech Fall 2011 Shoot
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32
Bullying Brothers Photography
Bullying Brothers Photography
This Dedicate Magazine 'Boys Will Be Boys' Spread Goes Back in Time
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31
Monochromatic Military Fashion
Monochromatic Military Fashion
The Kamila Filipcikova Amica October 2011 Shoot is Eerie
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30
Periodical-Engrossed Editorials
Periodical-Engrossed Editorials
These Alexandra Loeb 'News Worthy' Looks are Topical
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Classic Cinematic Starlet Shoots
Classic Cinematic Starlet Shoots
Masha Tyelna x Gan for Harper's Bazaar Singapore is Bewitching
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28
Monochromatic Desert Editorials
Monochromatic Desert Editorials
The Flair April Shoot is as Hot as the Sahara
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27
Rebelliously Retro Editorials
Rebelliously Retro Editorials
The Lost Boy Style:Men Shoot Pays Tribute to the 90s
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26
White-Capped Captures
White-Capped Captures
The Marie Claire Turkey 'Zit Luks' Shoot is Fair-Haired Fierce
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25
Effortless Parisian Fashion
Effortless Parisian Fashion
The 'French Connection' Vogue Paris Editorial Captures Classics
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Stunning Sensual Campaigns
Stunning Sensual Campaigns
Lara Stone is the Face of the New Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Line
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Minimal Monochromatic Fashion
Minimal Monochromatic Fashion
The El Pais 'Cara De Los 90' Editorial Stars a Stark Cara Delevingne
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Snarling Bad-Boy Shoots
Snarling Bad-Boy Shoots
The Nicola Wincenc by Grant Yoshino Shoot is Villainous
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Retro Lounging Pictorials
Retro Lounging Pictorials
The Jonatan Frenk Attitude Magazine Shoot Looks to the Past
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20
Sultry Smoking Shoots
Sultry Smoking Shoots
The Mario Loncarski by Saverio Cardia Portrait Series is Simple and Chic
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19
Cinematic Couple Captures
Cinematic Couple Captures
The Premiers Roles Vogue Paris Editorial Features Vivid Imagery
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18
Blonde Bombshell Bifocals
Blonde Bombshell Bifocals
The Massada Eyewear SS11 Photo Campaign is a Tribute to the '50s
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17
Sapphic Monochromatic Spreads
Sapphic Monochromatic Spreads
The Culture Magazine Editorial is Strikingly Sensual
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16
Accessorized Gun Editorials
Accessorized Gun Editorials
The Interview November 2011 Photo Shoot Captures Chic Chloe Moretz
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15
Dark Saharan Shoots
Dark Saharan Shoots
The Josefine Nielsen Dansk SS12 Editorial is Minimalist and Futuristic
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14
Revealing Sports Shoots
Revealing Sports Shoots
Nikolay Abrosimov by Marat Mukhonkin Features Unconventional Activewear
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13
Fierce Couture Captures
Fierce Couture Captures
The Numero 126 September 2011 Spread is full of Theatrics
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12
Artfully Inked Pictorials
Artfully Inked Pictorials
The Toby Leonard by Jeff Hahn Portrait Series is Darkly Dynamic
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11
Motorcycle Babe Captures
Motorcycle Babe Captures
The Vogue Italia August 2011 Editorial Features Classic Outcast Gangs
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10
Gender Bending Styles
Gender Bending Styles
The Ones2Watch Tomboy Editorial Features Edgy Streetwear Styles
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9
Blazing Minimalist Photoshoots
Blazing Minimalist Photoshoots
Fashion Gone Rogue 'It's a Fire' Stars Celine Van Amstel
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8
Enticing Tousled Lookbooks
Enticing Tousled Lookbooks
The Quazi SS11 Campaign Features Foxy Anja Rubik
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7
Kung-Fu Master Collections
Kung-Fu Master Collections
The InAisce Fall/Winter Lookbook is Dramatically Draped
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6
Sensual Smokey-Eyed Photography
Sensual Smokey-Eyed Photography
The Victoria Germyn Portraits Shows the Model Baring it All
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5
Badass Body Art Editorials
Badass Body Art Editorials
Matthew Brooks' the Prefect Guide Editorial is Rockabilly Inspired
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4
Dark Gloom-Ridden Editorials
Dark Gloom-Ridden Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Grace Alone' Shoot Stars Grace Hartzel
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3
Edgy Playground Pin-Ups
Edgy Playground Pin-Ups
Bruno Maric Captures Subcultural Beauty With Black-and-White Shots
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2
Glamorous Narcissistic Shoots
Glamorous Narcissistic Shoots
The Britt Maren Exit Magazine SS11 Editorial is Hauntingly Beautiful
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1
Dapper Urban Dude Couture
Dapper Urban Dude Couture
The Josh Tuckley and Matt P Varon Shoot is Handsome and Hunky
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