Eccentric Shoes Spruce Up Basic Black Minimalism in Marie Claire Italy

Not sure when black became synonymous with minimalism? Neither are we, but Marie Claire Italy sure is -- they’re preaching basic black thoughts in their October 2009 fashion feature, ‘Pensiero Minimal’ (in English: ‘Minimal Thought’).

Photographed by Thomas Krappitz and styled by Monik Kropfitsch, this editorial features a lot of basic black and sharply sculptural shoulders with onyx-shaded attire from Nina Ricci (yes, those crazy Fall 2009 platforms make yet another editorial appearance), La Perla, Maxmara, Alexander Wang and Blumarine.