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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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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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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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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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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:

Tropic Planthouse S/S17 Seasonal Trend Story

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Swim Luxe S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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Indigo Extreme S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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Graphic Flora S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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From our popular Spring/Summer 2017 trend report:

 

Meadow Land S/S 17 Seasonal Trend Story

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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.

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A selection of Royalty Free Stock designs from our Folk Scene trend story on the Patternbank Studio

Vk62 by Victoria KruppDecorative Floral Seamless Pattern by Nataliia Kravchata / Afl150805 by Estúdio Cor / Folk Flowers by Meryl Pardoen / Vk60 by Victoria Krupp

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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.

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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


 

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Bright tropicals / Tight intense pattern / Yellow grounds / Lush saturation / Darker Grounds

Image credits: Etro, Oasis, PD Paradise by Charlotte Prinsen , Stella Jean, Foliage Exotic by Camila Coelho


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Large scale floral plays / Flat colour / Abstracted by stripes / Felt tip marks / Blues, Purple & Pale yellow

Image credits: Print & Pattern Blogspot, Floral Dreams by Michele Tozzi, Found on Pinterest, Stylized Lillies by Eleny V Eksterman


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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 / LinkedinTwitter / Facebook and we’ll repost our favourites.

The new designs featured above from top left are:

Painted Garden by Akwaflorell

Abstract_3 by Yordanka Poleganova

Vk74 by Victoria Krupp

Turquoise Space by Urban Rabaglio

Indigo Ikat by Aswani Bal

Fresh Floral by Emilie Fosnocht

Moon Phases by Susan Polston

Indigo Abstract Check by Jessica Gill

Emerald Palms (Black) by Fernando Palma

Blue Screen Print Texture by Jeshika

Leopard by Elmira Amirova

Indigo Pattern With Dots by Elmas POLAT BASOGLU

 

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 Featured design: Triangular Gym by Dunya Atay

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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 studio@patternbank.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 neil@patternbank.com

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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.

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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.

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  1. Llew Mejia – The Outdoors Illustrated
  2. Sarah K. Benning – Embroidered Horticultural Vignettes
  3. Christopher Marley – Insect Mosaics
  4. Joyce Kozloff – Maps & Patterns

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5.  Jason Woodside – Geometrical Juxtaposition
6.  Molly Hatch – Whimsical Ceramics
7.  Jennifer Orkin Lewis – Expressive Florals
8. Jonas Wood – Graphical Tropicals

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9.    Nick Liefhebber – Heart of Darkness
10.  Ouida Touchön – Carving Out Nature
11.   Elise Morris – Unexpected Beauty
12.  Philip Govedare – Complex Landscapes