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



Flat quilting, the kind usually used for industrial protection, gets an elegant turn for fall. There are diamond quilted jackets, circle skirts that borrow from bedspreads, and skirts that mimic moving blankets. While the thought of extra padding for apparel may make some cringe, lightweight constructions and clever cuts make these pieces wearable and desirable.

Undercover Fall/Winter RTW 18
Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter RTW 18
Off White Fall/Winter RTW 18
Balenciaga Fall/Winter RTW 18
Valentino Fall/Winter RTW 18
Ujoh Fall/Winter RTW 18