Claudia Smith

Black Balance

The perfect storm of moody charcoals and blacks, with equilibrium of silhouette and style. Dressing can be a balancing act, Black Balance simplifies the process. Claudia Smith showcases a harmonious collection of black separates in a self-portrait series with the power to level you out.
Established favourites such as the Skylar Jean and Francoise Pant are now portrayed in rich blacks. Standing as a versatile update to every woman’s go-to black denim, Black Balance is a solution to everyday dressing. Tried and tested silhouettes set the foundation, in slim, flared and wide leg profiles. For innovation, we’d like to introduce you to some new kids on the block. A modern take on the boiler-suit, our Studio Jumpsuit perfectly fuses style and functionality. Accentuating the female form in more ways than one, smart tailoring ensures this is the most flattering boiler you’ve ever worn.
If beauty is found within symmetry, then our tiny injection of selvedge pieces are striking. An ode to denim heritage, these two pieces certainly create a narrative. Imbued with the story of construction, selvedge denim is traditionally a more precise, thoughtful way of weaving. Recognisable through a significantly narrower roll-width and self-edge, selvedge denim pieces require resourceful design. Askew from traditional indigo denim featuring a red selvedge edge, our monochromatic interpretation is ideal for the contemporary. The versatility of this favoured hue goes without saying. Pair any piece against one another and a beautiful ensemble of ominous shade is born. A totally black look is, of course, perfectly appropriate for night-time dressing. In counterbalance, it should be universally understood that black is in great company with any other colour.
The versatility of this favoured hue goes without saying. Pair any piece against one another and a beautiful ensemble of ominous shade is born. A totally black look is, of course, perfectly appropriate for night-time dressing. In counterbalance, it should be universally understood that black is in great company with any other colour.
Elevated by luxurious fabrications and refined finishing touches. Our obsession with onyx moves into the technical space, featuring contemplated fabrications such as linen, silk and fully fashioned knitwear. Designed from the details up, finishing touches such as developed cuffs and accents are present throughout. Chewed hems add a breath of relaxation into an otherwise very refined selection of pieces.

Now, and always, is the time to embrace that most things are indeed, better in black.
Here we explore and present what we believe to be, the seamless balance of black separates, for the modern-protagonist.