Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
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The Patternbank team are excited to share our latest Autumn/Winter 18/19 print & pattern trends focused towards the Kidswear & Stationery markets. Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftware experts have been scrutinizing and researching the world of design, art, and pattern to create this essential print trend information. This print trend intelligence is aimed to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments. Don’t forget you can shop our vast print collection dedicated Kidswear category on the Patternbank studio.

Tribal & Folk Crossover Style / Patchwork Pattern Plays / New Tribe Looks / Ethnic & Tribal Florals / Playful Motif Use

Credits: Velvet Embroidered Kimono / Johnny Was / Candy Lane Kidz / Folk Traditional Thai Tiger Pattern by Efva Broberg / Ethnic Botanical by Prisma Studio / Busy Patchwork Quilt by Leanne Friedberg / Country Threads / Leaders of the Pack – Hooligans Magazine / Erika Pochybova / Bunnie Reiss


Woodland Finds / Leaf Studies / Mushroom & Fungi Diagrams / Labeled Nature / Dried Plant Pattern / Linear Studies

Credits: Instagram @rivuletpaper / Bobo Choses / Ellen Hoverkamp / Woodland Watercolour by Matthew Ponting / Watercolor Pattern Acherontia Atropos by Tatyana Komarova / Insect Vintage by Camila Coelho / Keiko Minami / Jill Bliss / Hooligans Magazine


Weird Creatures / Microscopic Findings / Creative Lifeforms / Otherworldly Animals / Stylised Illustrations / Alien Bugs / Imaginative Drawings

Credits: Lepidoptera Obscura / Keyana Franklin Photography / Spring Ocean by Jackie Lee Conroy / Ernst Haeckel / Cosmic Nuggets / Bjorn Lie / Katie Scott / Bjorn Lie / Phil Wheeler

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Multidisciplinary, self-taught, and always evolving, Tyler consistently maintains a heavy illustrative style that transcends his medium of choice. Growing up on the Pacific Northwest and coming of age during the 90’s, Tyler drew inspiration from both the art and culture of the surrounding First Nations and the artists that fueled the second-wave skateboarding subculture. From pen and paper to more recent works using acrylics on wood veneers and hand made paper, Tyler continues to explore the mellow side of symbolism, applying bold shapes to natural surfaces. Check out more of Tyler’s inspiring work on his website here.

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Wow, these bold vibrant and textural delights are from the incredibly talented Liz Payne. Liz Payne is an artist living and working in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. Exploring the combination of what is ‘art’ and ‘craft’ in her work whilst creating a style that is uniquely distinctive, her work breaks free from the mold. Combining paint with a variety of thread and a multitude of beads and sequins, vibrant works of art are created that are both explosions of colour and meticulously intricate in their detail. See more of her crafted embroidery artworks here.

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Our team travelled to Paris again this year to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Autumn/Winter 2018/19 show. Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts. Once again the smaller trend forum areas were inspiring spaces with plenty of directional print stories for Autumn/Winter  2018/19. We have analysed 10 of the most important print trends coming through for next season.

  • 10 Première Vision print trends for A/W 2018/19

  • 35 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 120 on trend hand-picked images

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These are Josh Keyes hyperrealistic post-human paintings where sharks and polar bears inhabit the planet surrounded and adorned by human graffiti. Born in 1969 in Tacoma Washington, Josh Keyes received his BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale University School of Art. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections. Keyes currently lives and works in Portland Oregon with his wife and daughter. Check out more of his poignant work on his website here.

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Patternbank are loving Gunjan Aylawadi’s exploration into paper tapestry, which are inspired be geometric cultural patterns. Gunjan Aylawadi is an Industrial designer and a self-taught artist. She was born in India and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Aylawadi draws inspiration from repetitive geometric patterns and relief work found within arabesque art & architecture that she grew up around in India. Influenced by her education in the sciences and design, Aylawadi’s work is textural, pure and distinct. She takes her memories of the vibrant collage of the rich cultural environment in India and processes it through a filter of modern design and aesthetic. Her work, geometric in its formal language, is an abstraction of those visuals of wonder and tactile memories of handmade objects of her growing up years. See more of her stunning work here.

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Patternbank were intrigued by Rodrigo Torres new direction into ceramics. Torres has previously worked with cut-paper collage, using currency to create intricate and fantastical scenes, also featured on the Patternbank Blog here. This new medium sees him experiment with vessel-like sculptures in stark contrast to the familiar, pristine, decorative vases found throughout China. Instead we see what appears to be vases still in their packaging, with broken pieces of fragile tape, where clay forms are painted to resemble cardboard textures, looking amazingly realistic. Read more about his work via Yatzer.com

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Peach Bursts / Pink & Orange Clash / Blue Tones / Floral & Ethnic Mix / Colour Blends / Greyed Colour

Image credits: Floral Mustard by Sabs, John Clayton Lee, Banded Check Paisley by Hunt + Gather Studio, Britta Walsworth, Found on Pinterest, Photography – Luisa Brimble Production & Styling – Nicole Valentine Don, Marigolds – Nathan Michael, Liner Floral by BruceQuin Textile Design Studio

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The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988). Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous. This must see exhibition runs from 21 Sep 2017—28 Jan 2018 at the Barbican Art Gallery.

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If you’re looking for on trend prints for the Autumn/Winter 18/19 season we’ve got you covered, our team hand curate these trend stories based on our Vision trend reports. Kabuki’s Kingdom looks towards Japanese theatre, stand-out prints, decorative pattern and pictorial imagery. Download seamless repeat royalty-free stock patterns and vectors in Standard & Premium License format. Illuminated Nature looks towards saturated floral statements, intense colour levels, photo enhancements and futuristic botanicals. Faded Wash looks towards faded textures, muted colours, age worn florals and washed-out patterns. Black & White Detail looks towards B&W zig zag stripe mixes, decorative lace pattern, angled pattern mixes, and ethnic and floral combinations. Neutral Art looks towards naive sketches, line drawn florals, sketched geometrics and neutral textured layers. Wild Conversationals looks towards unusual botanicals, curious nature, kaleidoscope and placed pattern, and dark or pale backgrounds.

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Patternbank are excited to be part of Arts Thread’s ‘Drop In Portfolio Reviewfor London Design Festival, at the V&A this Monday September 18th 1pm -3:30pm.

Design students and graduates are invited to bring their portfolio of work for advice, guidance and review from industry experts, who include Nissan Design Europe creative and Arts Thread to name a few. Patternbank’s very own Neil Elliott, Senior Trend Editor, will be guiding students & graduates on how to fine tune their portfolios for optimum effect. If you are a textiles student or graduate and in London this Monday pop down to the V&A with your Portfolio.

Monday September 18 2017 1pm – 3.30pm ‘Drop In Portfolio Review’ V&A, Art Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education – Free Drop In Event

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