On 8 September, the world went a little black.
Not only did we lose the Queen, a constant in the lives of millions for over 70 years, but the dress code of those close to her, as well as those in the political and media spotlight, shifted to dark hues.
The wearing of black at a time of loss is a well-worn tradition. It signals mourning and respect for the deceased and their family and is said to originate from Roman times.
But, it was only when Queen Victoria, a then fashion icon, donned black to grieve the death of her husband (for over 40 years!) that the trend took off.