No, it's not the solution to an age-old puzzle. The answer to "what's black and white and red all over" is a very serious response when it comes to Helmut Lang's fiery Fall 2014 collection.
The resoundingly sexy designs weren't just black, white, and red — tan played a predominant role in the modern mix of slouchy solids and prints. The palette-cleansing tone softened up the mood among red-hot leather pants, severely slicked ponytails, and covetable leather booties. (That's not to say that Winter white did not find comfort in relaxed designs, including a turtleneck sweater dress that is bound to end up on a wish list or two). Though camel accents — as seen in coats and shifts — were a light touch in a sea of stark, geometric patterns, they were no less newsworthy than all the black and white that was fit to print.