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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Patternbank bring you our new quick response catwalk print analysis, we aim to highlight the key and most directional print & pattern focused collections. In the first of our New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 print and pattern designer highlights, we look to Red Valentino’s collection of bold red and blue Bandana prints.

Red Valentino photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2018 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks.

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Patternbank recently teamed up with ‘Make It In Design‘ and supplied our Spring/Summer 18 print trend forecast intelligence to inspire and guide their Summer School pattern course. We’ve selected our key pattern highlights from the recently published galleries.

SS18 – PALE GARDEN

Check out the full gallery for the Pale Garden Summer trend brief here. View and purchase the Patternbank studio’s designs for the Pale Garden Summer trend collection.

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Patternbank love Frida Wannerberger. The illustrator has an innate fascination for beautiful things, the world and the un-everydaily. There is a subtle narrative to her work, expressing an intense love for clothes. An analytical relationship with what we wear along with an attraction to details, ultimately led her onto the path of illustration for fashion. Trained at Central Saint Martins, Frida graduated 2013 with a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Frida currently lives in London, where she is an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion Illustration Course at London College of Fashion. See more here.

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Mixing pop culture icons with stylised artworks, designer BFGF caught our eye recently. These fresh homewares are the work of Lilian Martinez who calls her creative endeavor BFGF an “Art Brand”. Patternbank were drawn to the compelling randomness of the content. Simpson’s characters, sports brand logos, historic female sculptures, and basketballs all feature within her work. Mixing history, pop culture elements, and tropical plant life to create amazing art pieces. Based in California BFGF sells through her website and Society6.

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Patternbank were fortunate enough to visit The World of Anna Sui exhibition, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, a few weeks back. If you haven’t managed to visit yet, we would urge you to go and loose yourself in this fabulous collection of work. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Anna Sui has become known for creating fabulous original clothing, inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage fashion and popular culture. The exhibition is arranged in Anna Sui’s ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers, these motifs feature in all her work. From fairy tales and fables to Victoriana, Sui researches her current cultural obsessions in minute detail to create a different story with each collection.

Sui is especially known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. This is a must see for any textile designer starting out, or in fact, those working now in the industry. It reminds us of the richness all around us and that inspiration can be found from many cultures and fashion movements, to evolve in to something new and exciting! Don’t wait too long as the exhibition only runs until October 1st.

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