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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In Flow – available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio
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 Tate, WilliamMorris.com and The William Morris Society.
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.
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.
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.
Oriental Flowers Black available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio
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:
From our popular Spring/Summer 2017 trend report:
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.
Our exclusively licensed print collection
Patternbank Premium is our free to join members-only area containing exclusive hand-picked directional and on-trend designs from the largest online collection of designers in the world.
Unlike the Stock non-exclusive part of the site where designs can be bought multiple times, Patternbank Premium designs come with an exclusive one-off license. You won’t find these design anywhere else.
Patternbank Premium designs can be used for worldwide unlimited print production, are in repeat (where applicable) and available as a layered PSD or AI file which gives you the ability to modify further.
25% OFF ALL PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS
CODE: 25PREMIUM – EXPIRES: 29 FEB 2016
25% OFF ALL PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS
CODE: 25PREMIUM – EXPIRES: 29 FEB 2016
A/W 2016/17 – DECORATIVE BORDERS / BLACK BACKGROUNDS / SCROLLS AND SWIRLS
A selection of Royalty Free Stock designs from our Folk Scene trend story on the Patternbank Studio
The Patternbank team recently exhibited at the New York instalment of Première Vision at Pier 94 on the 19th/20th January. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2017 season. Whilst we were there we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas.
Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Spring/Summer 2017.
Cactus plays / Dark grounds / Large ferns / Green lace effects / Coral looks / Overlaid Effects
Image credits: Herthelabel, Deirdra Elizabeth Govan, Marijke Groeneveld, John Buck, Theo Westenberger
Bright tropicals / Tight intense pattern / Yellow grounds / Lush saturation / Darker Grounds
Large scale floral plays / Flat colour / Abstracted by stripes / Felt tip marks / Blues, Purple & Pale yellow
We’ll be posting the best new designs uploaded to the Patternbank Studio on all our social media channels using the hashtag #newonpatternbank
We encourage all designers to use the #newonpatternbank hashtag when promoting their designs across Pinterest / Instagram / Linkedin / Twitter / Facebook and we’ll repost our favourites.
The new designs featured above from top left are:
All Premium members can now set to view Premium Exclusive Only. To change this (when you’re logged in) go to your Account > Profile and set which License type you’d like to view – don’t forget to click ‘Save Settings’ at the bottom of the page. You can still filter Premium or Stock in the Studio.
25% OFF ALL PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS
CODE: 25PREMIUM – EXPIRES: MONDAY 29 FEB 2016
Featured design: Triangular Gym by Dunya Atay
We’re kicking off 2016 with a bang, we’re exhibiting at Printsource New York on 12–13 Jan 2016 and Premiere Vision New York on 19–20 Jan 2016 so if you’re planning on coming to either show be sure to come over to Stand A18 at Printsource and Stand H19 at Premiere Vision. If you’d like to arrange an appointment to see the new collection at either show please contact email@example.com.
Can’t make the New York shows – Don’t worry :- The Patternbank team are also available to visit customers whilst we are in the New York area from 12th until 20th January. To take advantage of our trends & print sales team book an appointment to view our latest print collection & trend forecast info – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Future Cafe Spring/Summer 2017 Seminar Schedule
With The Future Cafe, Printsource New York provides a comprehensive overview of each season’s color direction and main trends. The seminars are offered to fashion designers and merchandisers, product developers, design directors and merchandise managers in all consumer product industries.
As well as exhibiting, Neil Elliott, our Senior Trend Editor is talking at both trend seminars covering:
Spring/Summer 2017 print trends – Tues 12th 11:30am
Join Patternbank as we present our S/S17 print vision, delivering the key print trends for the Spring/Summer season, from creative inspiration, overarching macro print trends and specific print direction. Patternbank aims to inspire and inform you on the key print trends emerging for SS17.
Key Print & Colour SS16 runway trends Edit – Weds 13th 11:30am
Join Patternbank as we present our runway print trend edit. This presentation delivers key print & colour analysis of the SS16 runway collections from New York, London, Paris and Milan. Providing you with an essential guide to the SS16 runway season and the strongest print trends driving next season’s developments.
To round off the year the Patternbank team revisited our inspiring posts and have selected our favourites from 2015. We wish all our readers, designers and customers a very happy & inspiring 2016. We have loads of new innovative features and developments lined up for 2016 so stay tuned over the upcoming months.
- Llew Mejia – The Outdoors Illustrated
- Sarah K. Benning – Embroidered Horticultural Vignettes
- Christopher Marley – Insect Mosaics
- Joyce Kozloff – Maps & Patterns
Our festive Christmas event is live with a 20% saving on everything on our site which includes all Designs and Trend Reports. This includes all Stock Designs and Premium Designs so if you’ve been thinking of purchasing prints for your up and coming collection or buying a report for inspiration then now is the time to buy.
HEAD OVER TO PATTERNBANK > USE DISCOUNT CODE: XMAS2015
Patternbank have been feeling the Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street for christmas this year. We have put together some key looks spotted in the shops and of course online from simple modern geo patterns, bright neon pops of colour, fun imagery, we love the space theme very current with our own astronaut up in space right now and beautiful crafted looks, the choice is yours. Happy Christmas dressing!
Different Tree Wrap – John Lewis, Eldan Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Geo Reindeer – Cox and Cox, Borba Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Boutique Iron Gem Geo Drop – John Lewis, Fir Tree Card – Luna & Curious, DIY Washy Tape Gift Wrap – almostmakesperfect.com, Hanging Paper Fan – Selfridges, Noel Placemats – Habitat
Dinara Mirtalipova, Christmas Napkin Set – Coral & Tusk, Kraft Lace Tree Charity Christmas Cards – Habitat, Wooden Reindeer Tags – Meri Meri, Rico Christmas Cross Stitch Stamp – John Lewis, Paper Christmas Tree, Heaven Sends – Selfridges, Reindeer Gift Bag – Meri Meri
Beaded UFO – Conran Shop, Man on the Moon Gift Wrap – John Lewis, Glittery Blue and Silver Bauble – Conran Shop, Robot Snowman – Conran Shop, Starbust LED Window Light – John Lewis, Paper Planet Decoration – Conran Shop
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