This past fall during the spring shows, style-setters on the streets of fashion capitals showed a renewed fondness for black-and-white patterns, particularly in form of polka dots. There were some graphic stripes and op-art effects, but mostly there were dots. The spots are appearing in Pre-Fall collections as well, a sure sign that they will move forward for Spring 19 and well as Fall deliveries. Bright bags or shoes are the perfect accents.



Intarsia sweaters have officially lost their tacky “ugly Chistmas swater” stigma. The streets of fashion capitals are awash in knits with jacquarded graphics, most specifically Alberta Ferretti’s “days of the week” sweaters, Loewe’s sophisticated fair-isles, and Raf Simons’ oversized ‘I Love NY” pullover. These designer versions are all sold out, but new interpretations are sure to catch on for next fall.