While giant puffers are still happening for outerwear, there is another kind of quilting that is more comfortable indoors. Flat quilting — like the kind used for moving blankets that protect furniture — is used for all kinds of separates, from tops and jackets to dresses, pants and skirts. Diamonds are most prevalent, used all over or in placed panels.

Balmain Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Derek Lam Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Colovos Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Carven Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Ujoh Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Huishan Zhang Fall/Winter RTW 2018


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