In a season full of great prints these stand out as the best prints of fall 2018. Prints were bold, often floral and used in multiples; artfully layered one upon another. If you’re a print person, best to start exploring now among the vast choices out there. Here are the four collections that PD believes deliver the best prints of the season.
For Restless Sleepers
For Restless Sleepers is known for their rich silk prints, often with a flora and fauna theme. All the prints are born of the grand print tradition of the Lake Como region in Italy. This time around there were lush garden florals, serpents, birds, and a memorable classical landscape on velvet. Without doubt some of the most artful and best prints of the season.
Dries Van Noten
Another maestro of orchestrating glorious print mixes is Dries Van Noten. He and his team meticulously research and develop the fabrics six months in advance. For fall, multiple prints, layered down to the boots and mixed with embroideries dominated the collection.
One couldn’t speak of prints for fall ’18 without mentioning Richard Quinn. This first ever recipient of Her Majesty’s British Design Award, layered exuberant prints all but obliterating the model. Though at times he borrowed too liberally from the Balenciaga playbook, there’s no doubt, his prints are superb. He also provided the most surreal front row fashion moment with none other than Her Majesty the Queen in attendance.
Johanna Ortiz is a designer I have my eye on. This year the Columbian designer celebrates her fifteenth year in business. Though she’s been somewhat under the radar, her time has come and deservedly so. Her style is unapologetically feminine with a confident, sexy vibe. Prints have always been a part of the mix and for fall she offers lush florals in off beat color combinations.