Series No. 23 Launch: ESSENCE

Hand pleated Peony dress in Crepe de Chine custom houndstooth


“everywhere...I touch thread ends
swept, our welcome at the gate
where dragons and stars wander."
- David Hinton


In this Year of the Dragon, our focus is manifesting confidence and optimism through simplicity. Black and white with touches of gold, Series No. 23 embodies powerful, dynamic essences—Yin and Yang, contrast and harmony, geometry and fluidity.

Series No. 23 is particularly special because though we approach every collection at Lan Jaenicke with a reverence for craftsmanship, this offering is predominantly made to order at the Atelier. Like our classic Peony Dress, in a floor-length form (above). Lan designed the custom, deconstructed houndstooth pattern, which reads like calligraphic characters from a sutra. A supremely sophisticated and poetic dress for summer. The Peony is also zero-waste, as are most pieces in the collection.



Hand Pleated Column Dress in Gold Japanese Wool Gauze, Black Cotton Silk Voile, and reversible Custom Houndstooth Stripe 

“Like a fluted Grecian column, this elegantly seductive dress elongates and animates form. The flowing, pleated, open-back design adds allure.”


Like a fluted Grecian column, the elegantly seductive Column dress elongates and animates form, with three different expressions. The Hand Pleated Black, cotton-silk voile has just the right amount of semi-transparency, while the custom Houndstooth  stripes create optical illusion with pattern.  The Hand Pleated Dress in Gold wool gauze specially features the gorgeous raw edges, showcasing the selvedge-to-selvedge construction. In each hue, the hand-stitched pleats strategically shape the waist-to-hip in a flattering form, and the flowing, pleated, open-back design adds allure.


Dress Coat in Japanese Wool Gauze Undyed and Gold


The undyed wool gauze Dress Coat is an elegant, versatile piece that can be worn buttoned-up as a shirt-dress, or open as a flowing summer coat. The breezy yet substantial Japanese wool gauze is like wearing a cloud, in luminous, billowing white, and solid brass buttons add a jewel-like touch. Also available in Gold and Black.



Gorgeous separates in black and white interweave to create endless possibilities that marry strength and grace.



The Custom Shuimo Painting Dress


In this collection we also feature the artistry of our friend, James Buckhouse: the Custom Shuimo Painting Dress features his brushwork printed on satin organza.


“We’re also delighted to debut our very first hat, a chic cloche in two luxe materials that create a wonderfully distinct silhouette.”

We’re also delighted to debut our very first hat, a chic cloche in two luxe materials that adds mystery and drama to any look, yet is supremely easy to wear. Pair with jeans and a t-shirt or a cashmere coat. A classic cloche hat, updated with the use of silk organza and a ribbon cinch. This reversible design is black on one side and features a unique print by artist James Buckhouse on the other. Also available as woven cashmere with a ribbon cinch; also reversible , the design is black on one side and houndstooth on the other.

Series No. 23 is now available both online and in-store. We look forward to welcoming you to Jackson Street and Sacramento Street and tailoring your selections to be exquisitely and powerfully your own.