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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show, which is celebrating it’s 31st year.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry. More →

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Patternbank are excited to take over Arts Thread‘s Instagram account today, Monday 27th July. Head over to their Instagram account now to be inspired by the next generation of UK design graduates about to enter the creative industry.  The Instagram take over is just ahead of the annual graduate showcase show New Designers, Part one: the textiles & jewellery installment starts this week. Patternbank are also taking over the New Designers instagram account on Saturday the 2nd, more info about that below.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Tatyana Anisimova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Tatyana is one of our newest designers here at Patternbank, her intricately patterned vector designs range, from rich Indian paisleys to traditional folk prints.  Check out more of Tatyana’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank are loving the beautiful stylish illustrations of Ayumi Takahashi. Born in China, raised in Japan, Ayumi graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, United States and who also studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins. Currently living in Portland working in the field of painting, drawing, digital, printmaking, textile design and graphic design. See more of her amazing work here ayumitakahashi.com

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The Patternbank team were lucky enough to get our hands on tickets to Wednesday nights Gala Awards Show at this years London Graduate Fashion Week. This year celebrating an amazing 25th year of showcasing the exciting new fashion generation of designers. Christopher Bailey, Vivienne Westwood, Holly Fulton and Julien MacDonald were amongst the crowd celebrating the last days gala awards show. Here’s our round up of the prints that featured in the final selection of graduates.(image above Chloe Jackson, Nottingham Trent University – Winner of the N Brown Textile Award)

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A hugely 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. ‘Midnight Garden’ is one of our current favourites, go check it out here.

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The world’s leading online textile design studio for print, pattern and trend forecasting

Browse and buy our newest design collections. Our unique pattern studio is updated daily, so don’t miss our latest collection of royalty-free repeat patterns. We have the largest online collection of curated seamless bitmap and vector repeat patterns for download and instant use. #newonpatternbank

If you’re after something more exclusive head over to our Premium Studio, where we have an extensive collection of exclusive one-off license, trend focused pattern designs to browse and buy. Check out our newest category collections of Florals, Tropicals, Active and Ethnic patterns below or visit the site to see the full range.

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Patternbank is looking to build a team of global inspiration curators. If you have a creative eye, have a passion for trends and can write, you could be just what we are looking for.

We are looking for guest contributing editors to supply inspiring articles that will creatively fuel designers, brands and the design community. All that’s needed is a selection of sized images and a couple of lines of text explaining about the subject. All chosen and published articles will have guest editor info at the bottom of the page. If you become a regular contributor we will add you to our Contributing Editor page.

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London Craft Week returned for its second year and Patternbank were on hand to take in some of the creative happenings. One pattern highlight was The Craft of Wallpaper exhibition at The Geoffrey Museum in Hoxton. We were also lucky enough to grab a seat at the panel discussion ‘Papered Walls; Process and the Power of Pattern’. Which was an insightful discussion about bespoke printing, wallpaper trends and where the studios find inspiration.

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Patternbank caught up with Claire Foster, vintage collector and owner of Sourced Vintage Studio, to hear her thoughts on the catwalk’s influence, on current print and pattern trends.

What key vintage prints or historic eras are you feeling will be influences next season?

I’m really feeling the romanticism of the renaissance period being a big influencer on florals for the more feminine for womenswear that has been gaining pace – especially for dresses and occasion wear. Also I think that historic interior prints, opulent Baroque in particular, look interesting for winter – in heavier fabrics and particularly for outerwear. I also love the gothic black-out florals that have been evolving over the past couple of seasons and think they will be really important for A/W 16/17.

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REGISTER now for Patternbank’s exclusive print trend webinar, Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 16:00 (BST) / 11:00 (EDT). Neil Elliott, our Senior Trends Editor will be presenting the latest print trend forecast report release. This hour long presentation will look to four overarching Macro trends and the key emerging print directions that we can extract from them. This new exclusive webinar will inspire and inform you on the key trends emerging for Autumn/Winter 2017/18. As an added bonus we will also be reviewing the recent AW 16/17 Catwalk show print trend report analysing the strongest 10 print trends that will be influencing the season.

The cost of this exclusive Webinar which is limited to 100 places is $220 which includes a copy of the report

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We’re very proud to announce our Autumn/Winter 2017/18 print and pattern trend report. Our trend team have researched a wide range of industries to enable us to deliver this directional and commercially relevant print trend forecast. Everything from art, film, catwalk, music, pop culture, emerging brands and upcoming art exhibitions have been analysed.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ruby Valderama in our ongoing series to highlight our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ruby has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her extensive collection includes a great selection of paisleys to retro florals, which have been key trends on the AW16./17 catwalk. Check out more of Ruby’s collection of designs here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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In Flow – available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

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Patternbank are wishing English Victorian artist, William Morris a happy birthday today. Born 182 years ago, Morris has always been a main reference point for many new designs & catwalk collections. We raise our glass to the Arts & Crafts textile designer, poet, novelist and socialist activist. Find below a small selection of our favourite textiles designs that have inspired everyone from Gucci, Burberry and Valentino to name a few. Find more of Morris’s inspirational classics at TateWilliamMorris.com and The William Morris Society.

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Visit the Patternbank online studio to browse our newest design collections. Our unique pattern studio is updated daily, so don’t miss our latest collection of royalty-free repeat patterns. We have the largest online collection of curated seamless bitmap & vector repeat patterns for download and instant use.

If you’re after something more exclusive head over to our Premium Studio, where we have an extensive collection of one-off license, trend focused pattern designs to browse through. 

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Click here to view the latest collection that have been uploaded by the largest global designer database. Everything from simple vector patterns, intricate hand painted floral repeats and catwalk trend reactive designs can be viewed 24/7 – anytime – anywhere.  

*For our Designers, we encourage you all to use the #newonpatternbank hashtag when promoting designs across Pinterest / Instagram / Linkedin Twitter Facebook and we’ll repost our favourites.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Elmira Amirova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Elmira has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her wide range of styles are perfect for womenswear and Activewear, with designs also suitable for kidswear and interiors. Her work has been featured in Vogue Espãna and Elmira designed a range of scarfs for Topshop, she was also excited to discover that Beyonce had been snapped, adorned in one of her creations. Check out more of Elmira’s diverse work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Activewear, Sportswear, Athleisure – call it what you will, this sector has seen massive growth over the past few years. It’s moved out of the gyms and yoga studios into main high street fashion. Our team (who all love yoga!) have been out and about around the globe to bring you this Spring/Summer 2017 print and pattern trend report. We hope you enjoy this report as much as we enjoyed creating it and don’t forget you can shop our Activewear category on the Patternbank studio.

Our team have researched the global Activewear market to offer a snapshot of what trends are happening today. Keeping up with the fast moving pace of the retail environment is a daunting task, so for your convenience the Patternbank team have put together this concise retail overview delivering the strongest Activewear print trends happening in-store this season.

  • 8 print trend stories broken down into mood, print direction & colour

  • 8 retail print stories with activewear from Nike, Reebok, Sweaty Betty, Lululemon, Free People & more

  • Over 60 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 180 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive Spring/Summer 2017 collection online.

Come on over to our virtual stand to browse and buy the finest on-trend, exclusive hand picked designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. Our designs are painstakingly categorised, tagged and sorted into seasonal trend themes to save you time and money.

We’ve created 4 unique trend stories from our recent trip to Premiere Vision New York where we exhibited last month:

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From our popular Spring/Summer 2017 trend report:

 

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Reworked Wallpaper S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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Geo Graphic S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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Vintage Heirlooms S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at Premiere Vision in Paris on 16–18 February 2016, but our trend team will be there taking in what’s hot and new in preparation for our popular Premiere Vision Trend Report which will be available to buy shortly after the show.