Print and pattern inspiration for Spring/Summer 2015 continues to appear on the New York catwalks this week. The Patternbank team have selected more of the key print looks for part 2 of S/S15 New York highlights. With more pattern rich collections showing, tropical and botanical prints are evident as a key trend. Tracy Reese offers a creative and eclectic combination of prints and other themes from the designers include hyper-real florals, pop art inspired looks and a dip into 60’s hippy culture. Enjoy!

Tracy Reese S/S 15

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Rich Tropical Jacquards – Dahlia Florals – Watercolour Palm Leaves – Impressionist Floral Prints – Painted Floral Boarders – Inky Ethnic Blur – Decorative Embroidery & Embellishments – Geometric Jacquard

Tracy Reese photos via Style.com

Vivienne Tam S/S 15

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Chinese Influences – Indigo Wave Paintings – Traditional Chinese Landscapes – Embellished Monochromatic Foliage – Birds and Tropical Leaves – Appliqué on Mesh Fabric

Vivienne Tam photos via Style.com

Thom Browne S/S 15

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Electric Photographic Gerbera Prints – Sci-Fi Lenticular Fabrics – Decorative Embellishments – Pop Art Influences – Busy Floral Jacquard – Melting Ice-cream Print – Simple Flower Motifs

Thom Brown photos via Style.com

Opening Ceremony S/S 15

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Optical Pattern – Illustrative Prints – Geometric Mixes – Comic Book Print Looks – Cut outs – Smokey Hues – Sportswear Technology – Computer Text – Mesh Detailing – Solid Line

Opening Ceremony photos via Style.com

Nichole Miller S/S 15

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Brazilian Influences – Geometric Collaged Tropicals – Black & White Leaf Pattern – Copacabana Pavement Print – Stripe & Tropical Mixes – Exotic Fruit Garland Prints – Mono Foliage with technicolor Birds

Nicole Miller photos via Style.com

Suno S/S 15

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Over-scaled Checks – Engineered Stripes – Scattered Block Prints – Sketched Florals – Print on Mesh – Painterly Checks – Inky Abstract Prints

Suno photos via Style.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 15

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Soft Focus Polka Dot – Occult Geometry – Bold Graphic Slogan – Pastel Blur – Printed Textural Fabrics – Dance Culture – Fabric Manipulation – Typographical Prints – Fabric Mixes – Bold Brights – Pleats and Folds

Marc by Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com

Osklen S/S 15

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Brazilian Botanical Garden – Contrasting Backgrounds – Lush Tropical Leaf Prints – Over-scaled Imagery – Photographic Realism – Intricate Botanical Detail – Vibrant Brights & Contrasting Monochrome Prints

Osklen photos via Style.com

Anna Sui S/S 15

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60’s London Culture – Art Deco Print Looks – Psychedelic Imagery – Monochromatic Optical Pattern – 60’s Florals – Embroidery & Fringing – Cosmic Motifs – Hippie Chic

Anna Sui photos via Style.com

Print and pattern inspiration for Spring/Summer 2015 debuts on the New York catwalks this week. With shows still coming thick and fast the Patternbank team have had no trouble in selecting the key print looks for this season. With a never ending choice of bold pattern and creative print mixes on offer these collections range from African inspired designs to painterly brush marks and tribal ethnics to over-scaled florals. This season offers a vast array of dynamic and inspiring looks.

Libertine S/S 15

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Optical Pattern – Witty Conversational’s – Photographic Collage – Bold Black & White – Clashing Brights – Embellished Motifs  – Ethnic Cross Stitched Patterns

Libertine photos via Style.com

Carolina Herrera S/S 15

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Over-scaled Florals – Fractured Geometrics – Photographic Blooms – Giant Silhouetted Prints – Greyscale Roses – Hyper Real Blossom Prints – Flower Montage

Carolina Herrera photos via Style.com

A Détacher S/S 15

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Bold African Style Geometrics – Ethnic Spot Prints – African Inspired Placements – Fluffy Cloud Patterns – Playful Landscapes – Star Prints

A Détacher photos via Style.com

Donna Karan S/S 15

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Street Art – Jean-Michel Basquiat Inspired – Brush Marks & Scribble – Hand Penned Lettering – Textural Mark Making – Graffiti Pattern – Distressed Graphics

Donna Karan photos via Style.com

L.A.M.B  S/S 15

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African Tribal Motifs – Nomadic Influences – Cross Hatched Brush Texture – Simplistic Black & White Brush Marks – Mirrored Pattern – Ethnic Pattern Mixes

L.A.M.B. photos via Style.com

Custo Barcelona S/S 15

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Cyber Geometrics – Iridescent Coatings – Optical Monochrome and bright Mixes – Geometric Mosaic – Stripes and Checks – Animal Placements – Embossed Graphics – Print Mash-ups

Custo Barcelona photos via Style.com

Mara Hoffman S/S 15

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Tribal Influences – Candy Colour Mixes – Pastel Geometrics – Sun Ray Designs – Stylised Wave Prints – Stitched Tribal Folk Designs – Tropical Foliage Repeats

Mara Hoffman photos via Style.com

M Missoni S/S 15

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Vibrant Ikat – Frida Kahlo Inspired Prints – Day of the Dead Imagery – Painterly Rose Appliqué – Soft Monochromatic Palettes – Clashing Pattern Mixes – Skeleton & Skull Motifs

M Missoni photos via Style.com

Milly S/S 15

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Artistic Ink Splatters – Colour Bleeding – Printed Mesh – Over-Scaled Blurred Imagery – Illustrative Prints – Lazer Cut Pattern – Pastel and Monochrome Mixes

Milly photos via Style.com

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Patternbank recently discovered the inspirational work of graduate fashion and textiles designer Adele Thiel. The Sydney based designer started her career in modelling which fuelled her interest in fashion. After studying at the University of Technology, Sydney and the highly acclaimed Central Saint Martins, London, Thiel has wowed the fashion industry earning herself numerous awards including Australian Graduate of the Year Award for Fashion Design 2014. See more of her collections here

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Be inspired by our next round up of the Menswear Collections for Spring/Summer 15 at the Paris catwalk shows. Patternbank have edited the key print looks for this season which showed strong bold pattern mixing from geometric brights and muted brush marks to Ikat ethnics and whimsical animals.

Comme des Garçons Shirt S/S 15

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Bold Geometrics – Optical Pattern – Kaleidoscopic Print Mixes – Patched Gingham & Retro Floral – Polka Dots – Clashing Brights – Psychedelic movement – Fractured Geometrics

Comme des Garçons Shirt photos via Style.com

Yohji Yamamoto S/S 15

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Kaleidoscopic Pattern – Muted Colour Pallet – Inky Brush Marks – Folds and Highlights – Simplistic Mandala – Dry Brush Work – Indonesian Textiles – Over Printed Pattern – Textured Backgrounds

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

Raf Simons S/S 15

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Japanese Landscape Prints – Bold Graphic Pattern – Over-scaled Imagery – Hokusai Paintings – Photographic Placements – Graphic Florals – Wave Prints – Checker Board Collage

Raf Simons photos via Style.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 15

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Illustrated Landscape – Ethnic and Stripe Mix – Ikat and Foulard Pattern Pieces – Over Dyed Check – Ombré Dye Techniques – Oversized Patched Denim – Abstract Camouflage Pattern

Marc by Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com

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Be inspired by our next round up of the Menswear Collections for Spring/Summer 15 at the Milan catwalk shows. Patternbank have edited the key print looks for this season which showed strong bold pattern mixing from traditional paisley and botanical allovers to way-out graphics and fragmented collage.

Etro S/S 2015

Allover Paisley Pattern – Botanical and Foulard Motifs – William Morris Pattern – Graphic Twists – Large Scale Bold Pattern Making – Traditional Mix-ups – Over Scaled Photographic Fun – Food and Plate Imagery

Etro photos via vogue.co.uk

 

Antonio Marras S/S 2015

Graphic Portraits – Floral Jacquard Prints – Newspaper Collage Type – Football Themes – Simple Clean Lines – Fresh Tropical Botanics – Surreal Collage Graphics

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2015

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Exquisite Botanical Paintings – Ornithology Drawings – Delicate Snakeskin – Loosely Painted – Fresh Green Meadow and Tropical Mix – Sketchy Drawn and Watercolour Studies – Folk Floral Touches – Vibrant Leaf Tropics

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

MSGM S/S 2015

Fragmented Graphic Patterns – Matisse Inspired Cut-outs – Tropical Palm Prints – Bold Darks – Geometric Collage

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from the recent London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Fashion Week.  London Fashion Week was a explosion of eye catching pattern, in this report we have edited through the collections to give you a round up of the strongest prints seen in the week.

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Pagan Gods and Idols Inspired Prints – Roman Wall Pattern – Strong Two Colour Contrast – Stamp print Allovers – Gladiator Styling – Embellished Pattern Work – Black, White, and Terra Cotta Colour Statements

KTZ- Photos via Style.com

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Punk Influenced Looks – Cartoon Skulls with Dark undertones – Graphic Leopard Skins – 1990s Cyberpunk Influences – Mohawk Punk Misfits

Sibling- Photos via Style.com

Topman Design

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Retro Wallpaper Prints – Strong Pastel Colour Plays – Style Sunflower Shirt Prints – 70s Psychedelia – Pop art Graphic Statements – Tye-dye Prints – Summer of Love Inspired looks

Topman Design – Photos via Style.com

Richard Nicoll

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Japanese Tie-dyeing Shibori Technique – Refined Linear Base Prints – Future Hippie Cyberpunk Looks – Vivid Yellow Pop Prints – Ombré Effects

Richard Nicoll – Photos via Style.com

Moschino

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Oversized Slogans – 90s Pattern & Graphic References – Pop Smiley Prints – Flags & Badges – Soda Pop Packaging Graphics – Cut and Paste Prints – Logo Mania Looks

Moschino – Photos via Style.com

J.W.Anderson

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John Allen Carpets – Landscape Scenes – Lo-fi Crafted Looks – Mid Tone Statements- Atmospheric Art Looks

J.W.Anderson- Photos via Style.com

Christopher Kane

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Linear Plays – 3-D Flip Book Graphics – Colorful Abstract Prints – Layered Print Effects – Line Work Pattern forms

Christopher Kane – Photos via Style.com

Christopher Shannon

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Scrapbook Design Effects – Logo Statements – Collage Placements – Bold Type or Symbol Placements – Colour Over Prints – Bedroom Wall Poster Plays

Christopher Shannon – Photos via Style.com

Burberry Prorsum

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Adventure & Exploration Inspired Looks – Graphic Covers of  Found Vintage Books – Weathered Colourways – Oversized Typography Prints – Bruce Chatwin References

Burberry Prorsum – Photos via Style.com

Joe Casely Hayford

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Micro Texture prints – Ombré & Gradient Prints Effects – Asian Inspired Wave Pattern Plays – Monochrome Texture

Joe Casely Hayford – Photos via Style.com

Opening Ceremony

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Palm Tree Repeats – Large Scale Palm Leaf Pattern Mix –  Magnified Bacterium Prints – Optical Irregular Stripe Build ups – Quirky Inverted Tropical

Opening Ceremony – Photos via Style.com

Alexander McQueen

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Abstract Swirls – Bold Colour Plays of Black, Red and White – Unsymmetrical Prints – Prints Over Suiting – Overprinted Wovens

Alexander McQueen – Photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you Part 2 of the key print trend highlights from Resort 2015. The team have put together groups of the most inspirational and current prints appearing throughout the collections this Pre Season.

Mono Floral

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Antonio Marras / Alexander Wang / Alicia Olivia / Issa / Adam Lippes / Bibhu Mohapatra – photos via Style.com

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Carolina Herrera / Issa / Diane von Furstenberg – photos via Style.com

High Contrast Pattern – Silhouetted Motifs – Clashing Colour Schemes – Bold Outlined Florals – Over-scaled Blooms – Strong Drawing Styles – Reversible Flower Pattern – Stylised Imagery – Layered Stencils 

 

Amorphous Shapes

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Clover Canyon / Escada / Issa / Issa / Proenza Schouler / Hervé Léger – photos via Style.com

Matisse Inspired Shapes – Cut out Imagery – Pattern with Movement – Oil on Water – Morphing Shapes – Continuous Pattern – Bold Contrasting Colour

Mosaic

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Chanel / Wes Gordon / Tia Cibani /Temperely / Tina Turk / Chanel – photos via Style.com

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Chanel / Veronica / Beard – Photos via Style.com

Tiled Pattern – Moroccan Inspired – Tessellating Geometrics – Irregular Layouts – Angular Shapes – Mosaic Floor Patterns – Broken Tiled Pattern – Border Layouts

Vibrant Animal

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House of Holland / Missoni / Just Cavalli / Clover Canyon / House of Holland / Just Cavalli – photos via Style.com

Bold Colour Use – Skin Mixes – Creative Collages – Optical Skin Effects – Digital Feather Prints – Simplified Multicolour Patterning – Dissected Animal Skins – Animal and Floral Mixes

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Patternbank brings you some key print trend highlights from Resort 2015. The team have put together groups of the most inspirational and current prints appearing throughout the collections this Pre Season. Watch out for Part 2 next week.

Bold Floral Statements

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Christian Siriano / Thom Browne / Carolina Herrera/ Veronica Beard / Diane von Furstenberg / Suno – photos via Style.com

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Christian Dior / Louis Vuitton / Clover Canyon – photos via Style.com

High Contrast Pattern – Silhouetted Motifs – Clashing Colour Schemes – Busy Floral Arrangements – Creative Print Mixes – Bold Outlined Florals – Over-scaled Photographic Blooms – Strong Drawing Styles – Fierce Florals

Architectural Geo

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Cut25 Yigal Azourel / Chanel / Cut25 Yigal Azourel / Fausto Puglisi / Maiyet / Temperely – photos via Style.com

Geometric Repeat – Optical Pattern Plays – 3D Graphic Line – Mathematical Tessellation’s – Dog Tooth – Tonal & Monochromatic – Optical Illusions – Repetitive Patterns – Angled Lines

Deckchair Stripe

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Chloé / Christian Siriano / Christian Dior / Tia Cibani / Nicole Miller / Just Cavalli – photos via Style.com

Stripe & Floral Mixes – Bold Regular Stripe – Engineered Stripes – Painted Irregular Stripes – Vertical and Horizontal

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent London Graduate Fashion week, which took part over four days at East London’s Truman Brewery. Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the finest BA degree Fashion students from 40 Universities across the UK and overseas, Graduate Fashion Week is the ultimate event for spotting the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

 Arts University Bournemouth

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Arts University Bournemouth – Photos via Vogue

Westminster University

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Westminster University – Photos via Vogue

University of East London

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University of East London – Photos via Vogue

Central Saint Martins

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Central Saint Martins – Photos via Vogue

The Royal College of Art

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Royal Collage of Art – Photos via Vogue

Manchester School of Art

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Manchester School of Art – Photos via Vogue

University of Northampton

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University of Northampton – Photos via Vogue

UCA  Rochester

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UCA Rochester – Photos via Vogue

UCA Epsom

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UCA Epsom – Photos via Vogue

University of Central Lancashire

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University of Central Lancashire – Photos via Vogue

Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University – Photos via Vogue

De Montfort University

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De Montfort University – Photos via Vogue

 

 

 

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Simonetta De Simone is an artist and illustrator. She graduate at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. After her degree she cooperated with some advertising and communication agencies. Simonetta is currently working as a freelance illustrator and print designer. See Simonetta’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs Online.

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Graduate in Fine Arts – Barcelona – 1993-1998. Worked for more than ten years on textile fashion. Prints are mostly hand painted for digital prints where art and fashion complement each other. See Aina’s Original Print and Pattern Fashion Designs.

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Hi, I love creating a variety of patterns, I am inspired by the nature, animals and geometric. See Velvetgoldmine’s Unique Print Designs.

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I am textile and pattern designer. My artistic name is Akwaflorell. I like to experiment and to search new ways to express my ideas. I try to make different designs and to use a variety of techniques. See Elena’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs.

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Drawing inspiration from different sources and always bearing her signature Brazilian style, Eleny playfully mixes diverse influences and eras. Initially working from original sketches, she then adds various medium techniques to the final creation of her designs. See Eleny’s Unique Print and Pattern Textile Designs.

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With over 7 years experience my work has focused on the commercial print markets of womens and teenage fashion with a little bit of stationery design thrown in. Currently own wedding stationery and logo design business and dabble in a bit of hand embroidery. See Stacey’s Original Textile Print Designs.

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the final instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Alexander McQueen A/W 2014/15

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Beautiful Feather Texture – Ethereal and Magical – Sculptural Pattern Relief – Iridescent Colour – Hand-cut Feathers – Moth and Butterfly Wings – Wild Fur Creations – Rich Dévoré – Feathers and Plumes

Alexander McQueen photos via Style.com

 

Junko Shimada A/W 2014/15

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Bold Colour palettes – Large Scale Abstract – Artistic Prints – Painterly Illustrations – Abstract Leaf Pattern – Peacock Plumes – Textured Feather Details – Expressive Shapes – Large Scale Placements

Junko Shimada photos via Fashionising.com

 

Jean Charles De Castelbajac A/W 2014/15

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Illustrative Bird Prints – Bold Blazer Stripes – Star Constellations – Characterful Portraits – Pen Line Detail – Primary Colour – Bold Placements – Quirky Illustrations – Camouflage Faces

Jean Charles De Castelbajac photos via Style.com

 

Valentino A/W 2014/15

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Richly Embroidered Tulle – Exotic Birds and Trees – Fluttering Butterfly Wings  – Exquisite Botanical Florals – Dark Backgrounds – Subtle Colourings – Harlequin Patchwork – Fantastical Animal Prints

Valentino photos via Style.com

 

Moncler Gamme Rouge A/W 2014/15

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Botanical Floral Prints – William Morris Style – Monochromatic Colour – Graffiti Art Pattern – Camouflage Botanical – Graffiti Texture – Pattern Patchwork – Overprinted Drips – Simple Florals – Two Colour Prints

Moncler Gamme Rouge photos via Style.com

 

Hermès A/W 2014/15

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Persian Textiles References – Tile and Motif Pattern – Turquoise Colour Accents – Decorative Pattern Detail – Border and Panel Layouts – Graphic Architectural Details – Ornate Leaf and Grasses

Hermès photos via Style.com

 

Chanel A/W 2014/15

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Geometric Shapes – Colour Blocks – Building Block Pattern – Applique Quilt Designs – Cross Hatched Lines – Micro Dots – Crayon Texture – Multicoloured and Metallic

Chanel photos via Style.com

 

Zuhair Murad A/W 2014/15

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Butterfly and Dragonfly wings – Mixing Details – Dipped and Dyed – Stencil Cut-outs – Lace Wing Pattern – Blurred and Shaded Areas – Monochromatic – Abstract Pattern

Zuhair Murad photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Undercover A/W 2014/15

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Ethnic Lace Pattern – Modern Toile De Jouy Borders – Full Cover Prints – Super Scale Wallpaper Style – Indigo Blues – Heraldry References – Colourful Tartans – Bold Striped Sashes – Decorative Details

Undercover photos via Style.com

 

John Galliano A/W 2014/15

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Abstract Paint Splatters – Animal Print Texture – Raised and 3 Dimensional Prints – Blown Up Distortion – Metallic Accents – Experimental Paint – Speckled Areas – Scaley Textures – Crocodile Skin

John Galliano photos via Style.com

 

Givenchy A/W 2014/15

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Statement Butterfly Placements – Bold Butterfly Abstracts – Painterly Watercolours – Blown Up Butterfly Wings – Inky Leopard Skin – Soft and Blurred Butterfly Prints – Abstract Pattern Shapes – Snakeskin

Givenchy photos via Style.com

 

Leonard A/W 2014/15

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Chinese and Chinoiserie Prints – Subtle Mark Making – Isolated Flower Blooms – Dark Backgrounds – Micro Geometric Pattern – Feather Prints – Highly Embroidered Craft – Weird and Wonderful Florals

Leonard photos via Style.com

 

Vivienne Westwood A/W 2014/15

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Chain Link Prints – Historical Costume References – Fish Scale Surfaces – Bold Stripes – Vintage Hawaiian Prints – Slogan Graphics – Bold Plaid and Blanket Checks – Foulard Tie Prints – Pattern Swirls

Vivienne Westwood photos via Style.com

 

Sacai A/W 2014/15

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Brash Tartan – Layered Scarf Prints – Scale Variation – Micro Geometric Pattern – Border and Panel Prints – Navaho Blanket Pattern – Rich Dévoré Velvet – Ornamental and Decorative – Vivid Colour

Sacai photos via Style.com

 

Akris A/W 2014/15

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Planet Surfaces – Marbled and Blurred Pattern – Rippled Texture – Halo Effects – Night Vision Photography – Abstract Distortion – Flowing Lines – Spray Paint Effects – Soft Graduated Colour – Bold Sweeping Line

Akris photos via Style.com

 

Giambattista Valli A/W 2014/15

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Animal Prints Effects – Rorschach Inkblot Patterns – Symmetrical Pattern Plays – Soft Brushed Inks – Large Scale Botanicals – Blooming Rose Prints – Beautifully Painted – Placed Layouts – Strong Ink Marks – Bold Statements

Giambattista Vali photos via Style.com

 

Chloé A/W 2014/15

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Drawn Linear – Black and White Contrasts – Contour Lines – Graphic Abstract Shapes – Memphis Textile References – Black and White Spot Plays –  Super Simple Pattern – Star Appliqué Inserts – Creative Yarn Embroidery

Chloé photos via Style.com

 

Maiyet A/W 2014/15

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Optical Black and White – Micro Spot and Dots – Punch Card Patterns – Triangular and Linear – Ethnic Zig Zag Stripes – Smart Geometrics – Maze-like Drawings – Two Colour Prints

Maiyet photos via Style.com

 

Yohji Yamamoto A/W 2014/15

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Expressive Paint Marks – Graffiti Artworks – Super Scale Floral Blooms – Clashing Colour – Black Backgrounds – Surreal Imagery – Outer Space Illustrations – Crazy Cartoons – Expressive Drawn Quality

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Carven A/W 2014/15

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Graphic Florals – Simple Stylised Pattern – Bold and Oversized – Silhouette Print Effects – Added Layers, Motifs & flowers – Abstract Hands – Graphic Placement

Carven photos via Style.com

 

Manish Arora A/W 2014/15

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Indian artisans Prints – Candy Graphics & Stripes – Peruvian Pattern and Colour Blasts – Candy Crush themes – Acidic Brights and Optical Pattern Plays – Oversized Blooms

Manish Arora photos via Style.com

 

Dries Van Noten A/W 2014/15

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Painted Floral Motif Use – Colour Contrast Print Statements – Trippy Florals – Bridget Riley Inspired Geometric Forms – Undulating Pattern – Op Art Structure – Silhouetted Florals

Dries Van Noten photos via Style.com

 

Devastee A/W 2014/15

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Black and White Conversationals – Object Repeats – Tongue-in-Cheek Superstition References – Black-on-Black Texture – Naive Illustrations – Drawn Objects – Bold Pattern Plays

Devastee photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Kenzo A/W 2014/15

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David Lynch Inspired Themes – Surreal Print Forms – Foil Embellishments – Angular Print Motifs – Optical Explorations – Chevron Stripes over Optical Pattern – Dark Grounds

Kenzo photos via Style.com

 

Barbara Bui A/W 2014/15

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New Wave Animal Skins -Mark Marking Pattern – Engineered Placement of Prints – Black and White Statements – Deconstructed Skins and Textures – Prehistoric Fossil Patterning – Turtle Prints

Barbara Bui photos via Style.com

 

Roland Mouret A/W 2014/15

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Constructivist Print References – Deconstructed Plaids & Weaves – Over Scaled Houndstooth Pattern Plays – Colour Blocked Effects – Blurred and Watercolour Textures – Black, Red and White Statements

Roland Mouret photos via Style.com

 

Tsumori Chiasto A/W 2014/15

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Playful Illustrations – Abstracted and Enlarged Houndstooth – Sketched Over Prints – Burred Prints – Bold Stripes – Painted Pattern –  Tropical Placements

Tsumori Chiasto photos via Style.com

 

Issey Miyake A/W 2014/15

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Rhythmatic Forest Theme – Abstracted leaf Prints – Digitally Woven Patterns – Graphic Linear Forms – Mesmerising Organic Shapes – Tree Ring Inspired Print Forms – Optical Interconnecting Pattern -Optical Stripe Mixes

Issey Miyake photos via Style.com

 

 

 

Patternbank brings you our final print highlight report from Milan A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. In this final instalment  we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Marni A/W 2014/15

Stylised Blooms – Linear Outlines – Volume and Depth – Monoprint Styles – Painted Brushwork – Artistic Paintings – Exuberant Mark Making – Bold Painted Colour Blocks – Artisanship and Couture Details – Multicoloured Fur – Felted Stripe Colour Bands

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Heohwan Simulation A/W 2014/15

Poppy Prints – Layered Details – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Hand Painted Florals – Linear Details – Collaged Newspaper Prints – Intarsia Knitwear – Optical Effects – Checkerboard and Check Mixing

Heohwan Simulation photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Antonio Marras A/W 2014/15

Botanical Florals – Bouquet Arrangements – Hidden Surreal Imagery – Collaged Illustrations – Photographic Wolf Placements – Dark Studies – Pen and Ink Drawing – Full Bloom Photographic Florals – Animal Skin Texture – Graphic Knitwear Pictorials

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

MSGM A/W 2014/15

Blown Up Photographic Portraits – Gerhard Richter Inspired Paint Texture – Blurred and Distorted Florals – Dark Backgrounds Revealing Print – Broken and Fragmented Roses – Monochromatic Arrangements – Soft Focus – Dripped and Dragged Effects

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2014/15

Enchanted Forest Prints – Forest Blossom – Magical Woodland Imagery – Owls and Woodland Creatures – Escutcheon and Key Collections – Naive Appliqué Florals – Tree of Life Pattern – Medieval References – Border and Large Scale Placements

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella Jean A/W 2014/15

Mixed Cultural References – Bold African Wax Prints – Whimsical Animals – Peacock Feathers – Exuberant Cockerels – Rugby Stripes – Multilayered Pattern Mixes – Vibrant Colour Combinations – Smart Geometric Shapes

Stella Jean photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Marco De Vincenzo A/W 2014/15

Metallic Rainbows – Checks and Grids – Lurex Accents –  Ribbed Contours – Graduated Colour Changes – Textured Plaids – Circle and Spot Combinations – Diagonal Stripe Plays – Mottled Textured Backgrounds – Graded Metallic Stripes

Marco De Vincenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli A/W 2014/15

Decorative Art Deco Pattern – Beaded Art Deco Columns – Feather Prints – Blazing Flame Prints – Snake and Crocodile Skin – Blurred Texture – Colour Dipped Areas

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Milan A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Etro A/W 2014/15

Mixing Styles – Russian Textiles – Paisley Panel Prints – Sophisticated Layouts – Subtle Overlays – Rich Graduated Pattern – Minute Geometrics – Decorative Details – Lurex See Throughs – Watery Ink Washes – Exquisite Paisley Drawings – Exotic Colour Combinations

Etro photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Alberta Ferretti A/W 2014/15

Enchanted Forest Prints – Birds and Woodland Animals – Folksy References – Tree Bark Textures – Rich Autumnal Colours – Tarnished Areas – Intricate Feather Details – Embroidered Craftsmanship

Alberta Ferretti photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Sportmax A/W 2014/15

Jackson Pollock Expression – Paint Splattering’s – Drips and Squiggles – Speedy Brush marks – Dense Texture – Vibrant Mark-making – Multicoloured Paint Palettes – Mottled Texture – Leopard Spots

Sportmax photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Fendi A/W 2014/15

Abstract Paint Shapes – Off-set Placement Prints – Soft Shading – Collaged and Assembled – Appliqué Patchworks – Dots and Speckles – Standout Colour – Paint Splatters – Artist Canvas – Galaxy Star Prints

Fendi photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Prada A/W 2014/15

Expressive Brush Geometrics – Art Deco Geo Prints – Abstract Graphic Pattern – Diagonal Layouts – All-over Prints – 3 Dimensional Pattern Plays – Colours Contrasts – Geometric Form – Bold Graphic Shapes

Prada photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Just Cavalli A/W 2014/15

Overprinted Collage Prints – Neon Brush Marks – Coloured Photocopies – Deconstructed Animal Skins – Bold Brush Mark Strokes – Monochromatic Colour – Photographic Prints – Rich Floral Bouquets – distressed and abstracted Areas

Just Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

LES COPAINS A/W2014/15

Distressed Painterly Prints – Subtle Florals – Faded and Smudged – Metallic Surfaces – Enlarged Butterfly Markings – Inky and Dyed Effects – Engineered Placement Prints – Monochromatic Colour – Fuzzy Areas

LES COPAINS photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tod’s A/W 2014/15

Super Scale Abstracts – Bold Shapes – Abstract Graphics – Tile Patterns – Graphic Motifs – Mosaic and Lozenge Patterns – Tonal and Monochromatic – Bold Lines – Solid Background Colour – Abstract Patterns – Precision Prints – Bold Graphic Shapes

Tod’s photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent London A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2014/15

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Painterly Blooms – Flowing Pattern – Brushstroke Florals – Contrasting Geometric Pattern – Oversized Prints – High Contrast Pattern – Mixed Scale – One Colour Prints – Hand Painted Motif

Burberry Prorsum photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Temperley London A/W 2014/15

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Mosaic Patterns – Rococo motifs – Art Déco Inspired Prints – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Art Nouveau Florals – Mirrored Decorations & Mosaic Fragments – Border Print Statements – Historic Decoration

Temperley London photos via Vogue.co.uk –

 

Erdem A/W 2014/15

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Opulent Floral Motifs – Doily-like Embroidered  – Eighteenth-Century Botanical Prints – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Laser Cut-Outs – Intricate Botanicals

Erdem photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2014/15

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Sophisticated Symmetry – Hyper Tribal Inspired –  Totems Opulence – Applique and Embroidered  – Embroidery-Encrusted Design – Intricate Tribal Inspired Prints – Rich High Contrast Pattern

Mary Katrantzou photos via Style.com

 

Peter Pilotto A/W 2014/15

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Bold Geometric Structure – Graphic Embroidery Looks – Earth and Landscape Print Elements – Geometric & Floral Mash ups – Bold Overlaid Pattern Statements – Abstract Forms – Colour Blocking Effects

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Paul Smith A/W 2014/15

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Wallpaper Inspired Prints – Damask Jacquards – Persian Carpets – Colour Blocked Prints – Pinstripe Mixes – Foulards & Paisley Elements – Polka Dot Use

Paul Smith photos via Style.com

 

Huishan Zhang A/W 2014/15

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Beautiful Oversized Blooms – Polka Dot Expression – Oriental Inspired Florals –  Stork Motifs – Subtle Color Combinations – Embellished Floral Pattern – Dark Floral Silhouette Effects – Lace Layered Pattern

Huishan Zhang photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Topshop Unique A/W 2014/15

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Snake Skin Plays – Tattoo-Style Thread Embroidery- Inked Floral Pattern – Either Engineered Placement or Allover Repeat – Large-Scale Floral Bouquets – Bugs, Birds and Nature Drawings

Topshop Unique photos via Style.com

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from London Fall 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn / Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Fyodor Golan A/W 2014/15

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Spliced Pattern – Holographic Typography – Full Panel Prints – East Meets West – Digital & Technology Driven Prints – Burmese Temple Imagery – Images Broken and Fractured by Stripes

Fyodor Golan photos via Fashionising.com

 

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 2014/15

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Tessellation Plays – Oversized Star Wars Placements – Abstracted Cubic & Mosaics Repeats  – Geometric Statements – Darth Vader Graphics – Mashed-up Prints – Contrasting Scale – Tesseract Pattern

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Style.com

 

Holly Fulton A/W 2014/15

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Minimalistic Motifs – Stylised Floral Repeats – Everyday Object Graphic Print Elements – Hand Drawn Looks – Deco Construction  – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis References

Holly Fulton photos via Style.com

 

Nazir Mazhar A/W 2014/15

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Graphic Branding – Logo Enhanced Looks – Cut & Paste Pattern Play – Photographic Pocket Prints – Taped and Patched Statements – Mashed-up Graphics

Nasir Mazhar photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Jean Piere Breganza A/W 2014/15

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Classical Paintings as Prints – Marbleised Textures – Tesseract Pattern Mixed with Classical Paintings – Painter Artemisia Gentileschi References – Italian Baroque

Jean-Pierre Braganza photos via Style.com

 

House of Holland A/W 2014/15

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Polka Dots – Conversational Pattern Plays – Graphic Message Statements – High Contrast Pattern – Brush Stroke Pattern – Tabloid Front Page Usage – Damask Wallpaper

House of Holland  photos via Style.com

 

Felder Felder A/W 2014/15

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Blurred Images – Flowing Texture – Abstract Watercolour Effects – Cut Out Pattern – Hyper Saturated Colour Hues – Symmetrical Laser Cut Pattern Statements – Watercolour Gerhard Richter Inspired Prints

Felder Felder photos via Style.com

 

Emilia Wickstead A/W 2014/15

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Wallpaper Graphic Floral Prints – Python Skin Patterning – Flat Graphic Florals – High Contrast Pattern – Upholstery Fabric References

Emilia Wickstead photos via Style.com

 

Central Saint Martins A/W 2014/15

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Large Scale Photo Montage Prints – Symbolic Graphic Element Use – Polka Dot Mash Ups – Intense Colour Fabric Texture – Exploding Petals Prints

Central Saint Martins MA photos via Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Clover Canyon A/W 2014/15

Engineered Fabric Placements – Digital Photographic Backgrounds – Heavy Folk Embroidery – Constructed Pattern Mixes – Fluorescent Rainbow Prints – Rich Painterly Florals – Stained Glass Window Prints – Garish Plaid and Tartan – Vivid Lime Landscapes

Clover Canyon photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Libertine A/W 2014/15

Seventies Floral Mixing – Floral Silhouettes – Clashing Eclectic Pattern – Embellished Graphic Motifs – Screen Printed Types – Distressed Mono-print Texture – Grid-like Checks – Graffiti and Skate References – Badges and Emblems

Libertine photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Anna Sui A/W 2014/15

Chinoiserie Florals – Scarf Print Layouts – 1920’s and Art Deco References – Stylised Florals – Simple Outline Pattern – Book Illustration Prints – Decorative Pattern Details – Border and Panel Prints – Graphic Flat Colour – Paisley and Navaho Elements

Anna Sui photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tracey Reese A/W 2014/15

Textured Abstract Florals – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Heavy Embroidered Print Styles – Silhouette Leaf Prints – Pattern Overlays – Shadow and Offset Imagery – Detailed Paisley Borders – Winter Landscapes – Herringbone and Monoprint Texture

Tracy Reese photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vivienne Tam A/W 2014/15

Psychedelic Marble Surfaces – Abstracted Cave Prints – Minute Pattern Detail – Seventies References – Mandela Patterns – Chinese Cave Frescos – Crocheted Lace Appliques – Full Pattern Cover Ups – Wavy Expressive Line

Vivienne Tam photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Carolina Herrera A/W 2014/15

Geometric and Tessellated Pattern – Depth and Dimension – Appliquéd Details – Bold Abstract Shapes – Red and Blue Colour palettes – Hand Painted Pattern – Graphic and Simple Repeated Prints – Modern Simplicity – Geometry

Carolina Herrera photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Proenza Schouler A/W 2014/15

Psychedelic Wood Grains – Speckled Highlighted Texture – Graphic Giraffe Skin – Vivid Monochrome Safari Prints – Rich and Multilayered Pattern – Sculptural and Volume – Geometric and Colour Blocked Layouts

Proenza Schouler photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Diane Von Furstenberg A/W 2014/15

Stylised 70’s Psychedelia – Border Framed Prints – Love Not Patterns – Bold Mix and Match Combinations – Abstract Shapes – Repeated Moon and Stars – Swirls and Wave Pattern – Monochromatic Colour – Black and Gold

Diane Von Furstenberg photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tommy Hilfiger A/W 2014/15

Workwear and Alpine References – Technicolour Plaids – Tartan and Stripe mixed – Varied Layouts – Diagonal Stripe and Plaid Pattern – Contrasting Pocket Details – Pieced and Patched Combinations

Tommy Hilfiger photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Honor A/W 2014/15

Hand Painted Rose Prints – Stand Out Colour – Photographic Floral Collage – Dark black Backgrounds – Simplistic Bias Checks – Subtle Colour Washes – Spliced and Cut Florals – Subtle Tonal Shading

Honor photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Custo Barcelona A/W 2014/15

Geometric Snakeskin Panels – Abstract Pattern Mixing – Digital Cityscapes – Lurex and Lame Fabric Reflections – Weird and Wonderful Optics – Disco Inspired – Kaleidoskope Pattern – Digital Photographic Pattern Plays – Fluorescent Textile Touches

Custo Barcelona photos via Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Thakoon A/W 2014/15

Vivid Technicolour Blooms – Super Scale Placement Prints – Ikat Applied Florals – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Brush-mark Stripes – Soft Plaids – High Contrast Pattern – Colour Blocked Panels – Pattern Mix-ups – Asymmetrical Layouts

Thakoon photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Calla A/W 2014/15

Memphis Print References – Exaggerated Scale Plays – Bold Pattern Mixing – Cute Motif Prints – Fine Line Pattern – Chevron and Striped Backgrounds – Bold Contrast – Distorted Florals – Dragged and Warped

Calla photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

Mara Hoffman A/W 2014/15

Graphic Checkerboard Prints – Moroccan Textile References – Engineered Star Prints – Bedouin Jewellery Patterns – Egyptian Camel Motifs – Complex  Ethnic Arrangements – Monochromatic and Optical

Mara Hoffman photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

A Détacher A/W 2014/15

Layered and Hatched Texture – Graphic Lightening Bolt Prints – Super Scale Basket Weave – Mono Print Texture – Exaggerated Mark Making – Bold Colour Accents – Primary Colour Accents

A Détacher photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Alexander Wang A/W 2014/15

Graphic Landscape Visuals – Acid Colour Combinations – Smart Paisley Foulards – Simple Paisley Cut-outs – Over Scaled Laser Cut Paisley Pattern – Spray Painted Shadows – Modern Sportswear References

Alexander Wang photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Suno A/W 2014/15

Bold Graphic Vertical Stripes – Varied Stripe Scales – Horizontal and Vertical Mixes – Oriental Paisleys – Deep Borders – Opulent Fabrics – Maze Swirls – Felt Tip Marked Pattern – Lurex Details – Raised Jacquard

Suno photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Prabal Gurung A/W 2014/15

Marbled Paint Texture – Discovering Surfaces – Faint Pattern Markings – Painterly Brush-marks – Mono-Print Styles – Ethnic Carpet Prints – Border Details – Tactile Print Plays – Indian Block Prints

Prabal Gurung photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Band of Outsiders A/W 2014/15

Painterly Brush-mark Florals – Cartoon Popcorn Prints – Offset Patterns – Floral Clusters – Background Colour Graduation – Ditzy Florals – Tromp L’oeil Tricks – Dark backgrounds – Artistic Floral Paintings

Band of Outsiders photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Lela Rose A/W 2014/15

Simple Flower Heads – Black and White Monos – Pen and Ink Drawing – Deep Borders – Painterly Rose Prints – Swirls and Contour Lines – Indigo Dip Dyes – Climbing Rose Layouts – Raffia Patterns

Lela Rose photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Ostwald Helgason A/W 2014/15

Humorous Warhol Graphics – Metallic Abstract Prints – Lurex Sheen – Branch and Tree Texture – Drip and Paint Splatters – Sheer Dimensions – 3-D Tricks – Iridescent Sculptural Fabrics – Animal Skin Surfaces

Ostwald Helgason photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn / Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

M Missoni A/W 2014/15

Abstract Rock Star Images – Marbleised Jacquard Pattern – Abstract Kaleidoscopic Effects – High Contrast Pattern – Marble and Textured Surfaces – Mashed-up Prints – Contrasting Scale – Earth’s Surface

M Missoni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tocca A/W 2014/15

Scattered Floral Heads – Simple Leaf Cut-outs – Pressed Flower Patterns – Collaged Petal Prints – Dark Backgrounds – Stylised Florals – Unusual Colour Palettes – Bold Floral Styles

Tocca photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Nicole Miller A/W 2014/15

Complex Feather Prints – Kaleidoscope Pattern build-ups – Dark Studies – Graduated and Merging Pattern  – Blurring and Distortion – Damask Florals – Distorted Ikat – Peacock Feathers

Nicole Miller photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Nonoo A/W 2014/15

Photographic Nature – Solid Over-Prints – Light Effect Leaf Prints – Subtle Over-lays – Modern Abstract Constructions – Bold Graphic Shapes – Electric Colour Accents – Indigo Blue Transparency

Nonoo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tia Cibani A/W 2014/15

Exaggerated Scales – Blurred and Distorted Floral Blooms – Loose Brush Marks – Monotone Background Prints – Animal Skin Jacquards – Bold Stripe Bands – Rich Colour Combinations

Tia Cibani photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Rachel Comey A/W 2014/15

Weird and Wonderful Illustrations – Slogan and Type Bubbles – Abstract Graphics – Naive Paper Cut-outs – Bold Torn Graphic Shapes – Illustrative Style – Rich Colour Combinations

Rachel Comey photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Peter Som A/W 2014/15

Midnight Carnation Blooms – Bouquet Placement Prints – Motion Blurs – Border Pattern Mixes – Graduation in Texture – Herringbone and Check Mixes – Tonal and Monochromatic – Orange Colour Bursts

Peter Som photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tanya Taylor A/W 2014/15

Confetti Petal Prints – Subtle Mark-making – Soft Paint Washes – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Appliqué Rose Lace – Scattered Rose Prints – Bouquet Groupings

Tanya Taylor photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Richard Chai Love A/W 2014/15

Geometric Layers – Subtle Bands of Colour – Tessellated Shapes – Deep Border Prints – Panelled Lace Prints – Engineered Pattern Plays – 3D Effects – Stylish Abstracts – Sophisticated Colour Palettes

Richard Chai Love photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

BCBG Max Azria A/W 2014/15

Super Scale Textured Prints – Photocopy Blow-ups – Blurred and Distorted Surfaces – Graphic Colour Blocking – Abstract Geometric Panels – Mono-print Styles – Monochromatic Colour – Grayscale Prints

BCBG Max Azria photos via Vogue.co.uk