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Why Sketchy Prints Are Suddenly Everywhere

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Following seasons of photo-realistic digital graphics and emoji-splayed styles, designers are turning to wonky, hand drawn prints. These artsy, imperfect line drawings are a timely response to our glossy internet age, imparting a warm, human element to clothes, accessories, even home goods.

Rihanna, ever the barometer of cool, has already embraced the trend, sporting an illustrated Raf Simons lab coat to a party at Opening Ceremony. The fine line style popped up on resort 2016 runways, too, and was one of our favorite emerging trends for spring, spotted at the recent Capsule tradeshow in Las Vegas. Forward-thinking designers like Rachel Comey and Christopher Kane have already taken to the print style, adding doodles to everything from cotton t-shirts to cocktail dresses. Get in on the trend early with those pieces — and more — in the gallery above.