Patternbank highlight some of the recent Resort 2018 Collections, in particular Valentino, who showed a strong palette of colours, from pink to green, yellow and red, alongside bold ethnic prints and placement embroidery, all mixed with a young, sporty vibe. Watch out for more on the Resort 2018 shows, which are a great insight into the next upcoming trends of the season.

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Judit Just is an artist originally from Barcelona and now living in Asheville, N.C. She has a very successful Etsy shop using the name Juju Just where you can purchase her amazing tapestries (if she has any left as they tend to sell out pretty quickly). She has an incredible eye for colour which can be seen clearly on her Instagram account here – go check it out!

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Patternbank love the intricacy in Australian artist Louise Saxton’s crafted reconstructions using found vintage embroidery. Working in Melbourne, Victoria, Louise uses past collections of discarded needlework, lace and other beautiful items, creating something new and wonderful, preserving the past and in her words “a silent collaboration with the anonymous original makers.” Follow her journal here, for an insight into the process of how she works and her recent exhibitions.

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This is the amazing work of the Rob Bailey Studio who’s impressive collection of work is characterised by a wonderful use of simple flat bold colours and shapes. They have worked for selected clients including Google, Samsung and Transport for London. You can check out a lot more work on their website here.

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Last chance to see a brilliant tribute to photography and painting, Sotheby’s presents a curated selection of works by Erik Madigan Heck in a stunning selling exhibition.  Approaching photography with the same eye as high art, Heck’s works capture the essence of painting through the lens of his camera.  His work is elegant and unashamedly beautiful, exploring the intersections of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture.  Working with natural light and combining in-camera effects with digital postproduction, he produces evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. The exhibition is on until 19th May 2017 but if you miss out, try to catch the photographer in conversation, ‘Picturing Balenciaga’ at the Victoria and Albert museum or check out his new anthology, Old Future. See more here.

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Patternbank are loving James Merry’s embroidered floral editions to vintage clothing on instantly recognisable sports logos. James Merry, a hand embroidery artist originally from Gloucestershire in the UK, now lives in Iceland where he has been living and working with Bjork since 2009. Some of his other projects include a capsule collection for Opening Ceremony and extravagant masks and costumes for Bjork’s stage and music videos. Check out more on his Instagram feed.

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Welcome to Patternbank’s second Vision instalment for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season. We’ll be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usage pages. All for £20/$28/€26

Vision 2: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Autumn Equinox / Crafted Folk / Neutral Art


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Patternbank brings you another Fall17 catwalk print spotlight. These posts deliver a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.

Print Trend Synopsis:  Overlaid Pattern  / Playful Geometrics   / Floral & Geo Mixes / Bold Vibrant Colour Plays / Revived Archive Patterns / Clashing Geometrics / Bold Colour Mixes / Dazzle Prints    

Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.

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Bloodlines, an exhibition currently running at The Andy Warhol Museum until May 21st 2017, presents a new body of work by New York-based artist Firelei Báez. The exhibition showcases paintings and drawings depicting textiles, hair designs and body ornaments, linking symbols of power with human gestures. Báez’s work is instantly beautiful with her gifted ease at using different mediums from abstract washes of paint to intricate drawings of botanical flora and fauna and mixing patterns along the way. Inspired by lineages of black resistance and making connections that further our understanding of dispersed groups, Báez is interested in the craft and art forms traditionally thought of as “women’s work” where textiles, jewellery and ceramics is constant in her work and this in turn can be seen in her own intensive artistic labour, understanding their struggles and illustrating this within her own work.

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Patternbank are loving these abstract paintings by Toronto artist Kathryn Macnaughton. We are particularly drawn to the flat colour-blocked shapes and playful forms created by the composition. Mixing plant life, abstract shapes and silhouetted form, Macnaughton creative pieces portray movement through the use of dark and light colour. See more of her work on her website kathrynmacnaughton.com

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Welcome to Patternbank’s first Vision instalment for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season. We’ll be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usage pages.

Vision 1: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Faded Wash / Flat Abstract / American Prairie


PURCHASE THE REPORT NOW - £20 / $28 / €26

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Patternbank brings you another Fall17 catwalk print spotlight. These posts deliver a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.

Print Trend Synopsis:  Outlined Florals / Vintage Rose Prints  / Expressive Hand Painted Blooms / Dark Grounds / New Romantics Styling / Layered Florals /  Feminine Looks / Layered Bouquets / Floral Garden Explosion   

Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.

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Explore and buy thousands of royalty-free stock seamless repeat print, pattern and textile designs from the world’s largest online collection of textile designers

A popular part of our site is the seasonal trend themes section, all our designers receive a monthly directional trend newsletter, they design into themes and then we collate them into seasonal trend stories. This saves our buyers valuable time when looking for those new prints.

SHOP MYSTICAL TRIBES TREND STORY

Jeweled Flowers by Renee Ciufo & Givenchy SS17 Vogue

 

At first glance the work of photographer Andreas Zimmermann appears to depict urban landscapes created out of children’s toy building blocks. The photographs are in fact high-resolution photos of individual Lego which are then digitally assembled on a computer to produce these clever landscape patterns. Patternbank love the playful colour and composition where order sometimes clashes, tricking the eye into seeing something that is not quite what it first appears.

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You may not of heard of Tavar Zawacki but you would have definitely seen his work. After nearly two decades working anonymously as graffiti artist ‘ABOVE’, Zawacki has now broken free from the shadows of anonymity and is ready to start a new creative journey. His latest work includes deconstructed arrow elements and typographic experiments with CMYK overlays. Zawacki’s latest creative offering sees his famous arrow graphics in harmony as Yin Yang statements. Track Tavar’s new creative momentum here goabove.com

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With such an array of print & pattern at the recent Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collections, Patternbank wanted to highlight in more detail some of the strongest and most directional shows. This post brings you a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.

Print Trend Synopsis:  Dutch Old Master References / Rich Historic Eclectic Pattern Mixes / Stylised Nature / Butterfly & Moth Motifs / Oriental Pattern References / 70s, 80s & 90s Visual Aesthetics / Tulips, Roses & Rich Historic Bouquets  

Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.

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Enter the wonderful multicoloured magical world of Australian artist Tanya Schultz who works as Pip & Pop. She creates immersive installations and artworks from an eclectic range of materials including sugar, glitter, candy, plastic flowers, everyday craft materials and all sorts of objects she finds on her travels. For more magic, check out her website here.

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