Featured Designers is a curated collection of outstanding artists that caught our team’s eye. Here we select designers that tick design criteria that includes – professional files, commercial edge, on-trend design uploads, outstanding creativity & a beautiful collection of designs for your product needs. View all Featured Designers on our online textile studio.

Sarah Jane Woodward

In 3 words describe your pattern design style?
Colourful, modern and fun.

What is your work & design process? 
I like to use watercolour inks and  fine liners for detail. I also like to use floral photography in some of my designs.  I then put everything together in Photoshop.

Where do you find your design inspiration?
I closely follow catwalk trends and fashion reports. I am often inspired by fresh flowers, nature and different textures. I like to be experimental with my paint and media.

What advice would you give to new designers?
Experiment as much as you can with media and technique. You don’t need to have all your ideas planned out before hand.

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Patternbank brings you our in-depth catwalk report highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2021 Print and Pattern trends from the recent runway shows & collections. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS21 together with an insight into the key colours for the season. This is the essential Print Catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2021
  • Over 66 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 300 on trend hand-picked images
  • 6 colour trends for Spring/Summer 2021
  • Covers the recent Spring/Summer 2021 shows and collections
  • The top 12 print focused shows highlighted

Check out our selection of the strongest print & pattern collections from the recent SS21 runway shows. Includes: Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Dolce &Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Etro, Fendi, Kenzo, Libertine, Matty Bovan, Prada, Preen, Valentino & Zimmerman.

We are currently working on the Spring/Summer 2021 Catwalk trends report, which will be live on the site soon.

Christian Dior – SS21

Dries Van Noten – SS21

Libertine – SS21

Magic Mushrooms: Foraged fungi from botanical clusters and illustrative toadstools to psychedelic technicolour fungus.

This Autumn/Winter 21/22 print and pattern trend explores the magical world of woodland fungi. Detailed botanical studies and earthy all over prints with eclectic book illustrations and technicolour magic mushrooms. Browse our extensive selection of exclusively licensed prints, from both stock and premium pattern designs in our online textile design studio.

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The Patternbank team visited the @fashiontextilemuseum this week to see ‘Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild’. Worth a visit if you’re in London and need some creative inspiration.

💙Out of the Blue celebrates the work of influential design company Designers Guild. Founded by Tricia Guild OBE, Designers Guild started life in 1970 as a small section of a single shop in Chelsea’s Kings Road. The brand has since evolved and grown into a global enterprise, whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes. Exhibition is on till 21 February 2021.

Visit https://www.ftmlondon.org

Patternbank recently teamed up with Leeds Arts University to run a Spring / Summer 2021 Live brief for the BA (Hons) Textile Design students. Students had the choice of three SS21 Patternbank trends: Tropical Chaos, Pattern Contrast & Strange Surfaces. A big congratulation to all the students that took part – amazing work & effort!

Marth Olivia Walmsley – Winner

Ellen Forsyth – Winner

Alice Eldridge

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Patternbank brings you our in-depth catwalk report, highlighting the key Fall 20 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 Autumn/Winter 2020 together with an insight into the key colours for the season. This is the essential Print Catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.

  • 10 print trend stories for Fall 2020
  • Over 80 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan AW 20/21 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for Fall 20

6 Colour Directions

Includes City Print Highlights

We’ve selected 24 of the most influential Print and Pattern focused shows from New York, London, Paris and Milan. These shows are not to be missed and are presented in easy to view format giving you the opportunity to use them to aid the developments of your new season collections.

The kimono is the ultimate symbol of Japan, revered within the country as the embodiment of national culture and regarded internationally as an exotic fascination. The iconic garment is often viewed as traditional, unchanging and timeless, but this exhibition counters that conception. The Kimono is seen as highly dynamic and and the exhibition reveals its sartorial influence on pop stars from David Bowie to Björk and examining the ways in which fashion designers such as Issey Miyake, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen have reworked its legacy. The exhibition runs until 21 June 2020 at The V&A, see more.

Explore Patternbank’s SS21 Kimono Dragon trend story
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Acid tropicals and bright graphic flowers are key to this Spring / Summer 2021 trend. Fantasy creations and trippy surfaces bring a fun and chaotic vibe.

NEON POPS / BOLD TROPICAL / FLAT GRAPHICS / PSYCHEDELIC ORCHIDS & LEAVES / VIBRANT TROPICALS / CHAOTIC COVERAGE / LAYERED FOLIAGE / BRIGHT GRAPHIC FLOWERS

ACID JUNGLE / FANTASY DOODLES / TRIPPY TROPICAL SURFACES / CRAZY CONVERSATIONAL / HYBRID TROPICALS / BOLD TROPICAL PLANT MIXES

The Patternbank team travelled to Paris this February to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Spring/Summer 2021 show. Along with thousands of industry professionals, designers and students travelling to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record the print and pattern trend forecasts for SS21.

Vivid Tropics | Ink & Paint | Handmade Geos | Cut-Out Contrast | Traveller Notebook | Uncomplicated Palette 


Vivid Tropics

MATISSE STYLE TROPICALS / ABSTRACT FLORAL / BOLD COLOURS / CHUNKY TROPICAL PRINTS / FLAT HAND PAINTED TROPICS / ABSTRACT LEAF PATTERN / COLOURFUL CUTOUTS / FLAT IMAGERY


Ink & Paint

ARTISTIC FLORALS / BRUSHED BLOOMS / PASTEL HUES / SIMPLISTIC IMAGERY / EXPRESSIONIST FLOWERS / INKY BRUSH MARKS / HAND DRAWN / BOLD PAINTINGS / NAIVE IMAGERY


Traveller Notebook

NOSTALGIC PRINTS / VINTAGE BOTANICAL / TROPICAL TOILE DE JOUY / RETRO TRAVEL IMAGERY / CITY SKETCHES / MONOCHROMATIC PALM PATTERNS / TRAVEL INSPIRED SCARF PRINTS / SEASIDE MOTIFS / SHELL COLLECTIONS

This Spring / Summer 2021 trend looks at the surreal patterns found in nature. Vibrant colour use and hybrid animal skins, merge with micro flower patterns creating new surfaces.

NATURES PATTERN / EXOTIC TEXTURE / MUTATED SKINS / MICRO PATTERN / 3 DIMENSIONAL TEXTURE / SURREAL PATTERN / HYBRID ANIMAL / FLOWER AND ANIMAL SKIN MERGES / QUIRKY AND COLOURFUL SKINS / DOTTED TEXTURE / RAISED SURFACES / VIBRANT MIXES / NATURAL OMBRES / ABSTRACT ANIMAL / EXOTIC CAMOUFLAGE

Spring/Summer 2021 sees a step towards the east with exotic dragons, fish and reptiles decorating kimono style fabrics. Patterned skins mix with sea textures and oriental touches.

EXOTIC DRAGONS / TATTOO STYLES / KIMONO FABRICS / SWIRLING SEA PATTERNS / FISH AND REPTILES / DECORATIVE SKIN PATTERNS / JAPANESE LANDSCAPES / MOUNT FUJII / DRAGON TATOOS / ORIENTAL FLOWERS / KOI CARP / FINE INK LINE