KNOW YOUR PRINTS! # 2- Chinoiserie By: The Billion Brand

We are back at it again helping you to understand the proper name of a print you may see or wear!

The next print up is called “Chinoiserie”. Now I know this is probably a commonly foreign word to most of mens vocabulary, but probably not so foreign to their eye! It is a print originally made big in china but has surfaced in the states and gone big also.

What exactly is “Chinoiserie”? you ask.

PRONOUNCED: chi·noi·se·rie

It is a pattern that is influenced by Eastern elements such as dragons, animals and flowers.

Officially defined as: the imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century.

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ch8in 2These are some examples of what the print looks like and where the inspiration comes from. As you can see these are very much inspired by color and intricate design details that make a compelling overall story and visual that is eye catching yet subtle and calm in its own way!

Dolce & Gabbna has recently released a collection geared toward this amazing print which match a great fit with a great sight. The fabric is inviting and yet has a sense of calmness!

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The Billion Brand

Mens Fashion Contributor

Arrington Alexander Crawford, who has so quickly become known as "The Billion Brand" hails from the garden state of New Jersey. A recent graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with his B.A. in Business Administration - concentration in Marketing, The Billion Brand has created a few avenues of artistic expression to utilize this knowledge and channeled his creative / innovative ability. Having a few different derivatives of his brand under one, which include but not limited to, model/actor, wardrobe stylist, graphic designer, celebrity media correspondent and brand manager, The Billion Brand started off as and still continues to operate as a personal style blogger who created a following with his captivating stylish looks and posts via social media. ( IG / Twitter / Facebook : @TheBillionBrand ) He uses this medium as a platform to expand his version of style beyond local confines and into a global perspective. The Billion Brand is a passionate lover of men's style and loves talk about it.