Pen and ink is having a moment. Black lines against a white ground inform prints, embroideries and intarsias; motifs suggest astrological diagrams, toiles, Aubrey Beardsley curlicues or vintage illustrations. Dior even used a model drawing with ink and brush for their Spring 18 campaign, emphasizing the timeless sensuality of the hand-drawn line.

Dennis Basso Fall/Winter RTW 18
Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter RTW 18
Michael Kors Fall/Winter RTW 18
Dior SS18 RTW Ad Campaign
JW Anderson Fall/Winter RTW 18
Dries Van Noten RTW Fall/Winter 18


Chinoiserie prints and exotic animal motifs make a powerful statement on the runway this fall. Silk dresses or leather jackets are the perfect foundation for dragon embroideries or appliqués. There is even a dragon-shaped handle for a stylized pair of lorgnette sunglasses. Cheongsam styling, cherry blossom prints, kimonos and silky lacquer red pajamas underline the eastern theme — just in time for Chinese New Year.

Edward Crutchley Menswear Fall 18
Haider Ackermann Menswear Fall 18
Dennis Basso Pre-Fall 18
Isabel Marant Pre-Fall 18
Xander Zhou Menswear Fall 18
Marni Menswear Fall 18
Xander Zhou Menswear Fall 18