A/W 2016/17 – DECORATIVE BORDERS / BLACK BACKGROUNDS / SCROLLS AND SWIRLS
Featured design: Triangular Gym by Dunya Atay
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.
Monica Rohan’s paintings so beautifully depict her love of nature and highly patterned textiles, she is particularly inspired by artist Edouard Vuillard and his use of pattern. Rohan grew up in South East Queensland where her rural upbringing has inspired and strengthened a love of natural surroundings often remote, that brings with it that same sense of isolation that can be found in her paintings. The subjects (herself) are always hidden, buried in a mass of textiles or overgrown nature wrapped in a playful yet slightly anxious way almost swallowing her up. Powerful and physical at the same time her paintings are certainly thought provoking and with two exhibitions selling out she has certainly captivated a growing audience. You can see more of her work at janmurphygallery.com and sophiegannongallery.com
Justina Blakeney is obsessed with tropicals and bohemian treasures and her latest collaboration with Hygge & West is just that. Rich tropical prints in beautiful colours, delicate ethnic patterns and bold conversational palm prints will brighten your home in these dark winter nights. Blakeney is an expert at transforming homes (including her own Jungalow in Los Angeles) into beautiful bohemian palaces with lush tropical gardens. A knack for display and eccentric vintage finds has enabled her to work with the likes of Anthropologie, 1st Dibs, OneKingsLane, eBay, CB2,and Joss & Main. Check out Blakeney’s Blog, Pinterest and Instagram for more cheering inspiration.
Patternbank will be showing their latest collection at The London Print Design Fair, the most prestigious design show in London on the 27th and 28th October 2015. The London Print Design Fair showcases a unique offer of print design, embroidery, knit and vintage design to London. With all of the top International studios, presenting their latest collections under one roof, TLPDF is the quintessential place to get inspired. The venue this year is the inspiring Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW. See you there!
Pattern and print is everywhere at the moment and in particular the trainer market who are joining forces with some of the most talented designers and artists around. From Liberty teaming up with brands like Nike and Vans to adorn trainers with classic Liberty patterns to more new contemporary prints. Also designers Eley Kishimoto and artists Zio Ziegler and Takashi Murakami have added their distinctive style to the Vans classic slip-on, clothing and bags.
A fairly new company Inkkas has adopted a novel way of choosing which trainers to put into production by crowdfunding their product first. This way they can see which styles are more popular before they commit to production. Not only that they take an ethical approach to production too, crafted with respect for the environment and the people who make them and for every product purchased they plant a tree. Print and pattern is not going away anytime soon and with new advances in technology it looks like it’s here to stay. Patternbank would like to think this is the begins of a pattern take over!
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Burcu Korkmazürek in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Burcu Korkmazürek decided as a child that her passion lay in textile design. Her work is influenced by her love of open space and particularly her visits to botanical gardens which is a evident in her use of botanical studies throughout her collection. Check out more of her diverse work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.
Burcu’s designs are available to purchase as stock and also for exclusive use she has a collection of Premium designs. To have access to her exclusive Premium collection please sign up to be a Premium member.
Patternbank are again exhibiting at Première Vision Paris on 15-17 September 2015. Première Vision Designs brings together a rigorous selection of specialised international studios to present their latest collections of textile patterns and designs. The Patternbank Studio – our innovative online textile design studio sent out directional briefs to all our designers and after a rigorous selection process we have an amazing new collection to take with us to Paris. Come over and say hi, we’re on Stand 5X37.
Patterns, embroideries and appliqued motifs, knits, fabrics, transfer papers, and vintage products are just some of the elements that comprise Première Vision Design’s unique offer and wide scope for industry professionals across all sectors: men’s, women’s, juniors’, children’s, childcare products, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, accessories, knits and more.
Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key trends happening on the high street for A/W 15/16. This powerful Black & White statement continues to be strong within print trends pushing through this Autumn, after the colourful hues of late Summer.
BEWITCHING FLORALS BY KATINKA VLR / BOTANICAL EDGE BY CALAVERA SUR/ BOTANICAL FLORAL BY UNICORN DESIGNS / BURCU-31 BY BURCU KORKMAZYUREK / GARDEN SONGS BY SOFIA PERINA-MILLER / INTERESTING & UNIQUE FOLRA BY FREYA
Image credits: Steven Meisel for Vogue, Mouni Feddag, Stella McCartney S/S16 – Vogue.com, Michelle Morin, Gucci Florals, Monique Lhuillier S/S16 Vogue.com, Hennie Haworth.
We’re loving Melbourne based label Rouda which is the brainchild of textile designer Megan McNeill. Her work has recently caught the attention of the Patternbank team and here we ask Megan a few questions about how she got started and about her success to date, with an insight into what inspires her beautiful work.
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Stacey Liddall in our ongoing series, highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio.
Stacey has been a member of the Patternbank Design Studio since February 2014. With many years experience in the textile design industry, Stacey has a keen eye for commercial print design in womenswear, teenage fashion and also has a wide range of designs in the Patternbank Studio which are ideal for stationary and interiors.
Stacey also designs for Patternbank Premium our collection of one-off designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area aimed at key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry where access is granted on application.
Printmaker and artist Ouida Touchón originally studied painting at The Kansas City Art Institute and gained a BA in Studio Arts at the University of Missouri. Her printmaking evolved through her studies with mentors and distinguished printmakers and painters in Italy, Mexico and the United States. Ouida now teaches her craft to others and runs classes from her studio aimed at empowering women to find creativity through art making. See more of Ouida’s creative talents by visiting her website here.
ORIENTAL SHADES BY MISTRAL DISEGNI / DANDELIONS BY JANE STOLYAROVA / JASMINE BIRD BY ANGELO ARTIMUS / ORIENTAL BERRIES BY VARPU KRONHOLM / SOFT TROPICAL LEAVES BY STACEY LIDDALL / DATEBENDED FLOWER BY IOANNIS KOSELOGLOU
Image credits: Alexa Chung, Valentino Resort SS16 Vogue, Kawabata Gyokusho, Japanese Chiyogami Paper, Vivienne Tam A/W 15/16 Style.com, Kenzo SS15, Hyakka Ryoran, Florence Broadhurst
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Michele Tozzi in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Michelle Tozzi loves to draw and create something new each day and designing is a passion where he explores varied styles and techniques. We love his designs which would suit both sportswear and swimwear as well as the younger market. Tozzi creates designs using geometrics giving them a fun twist, ethnic textures, skins and tropical. Check out more of his diverse work here on his Patternbank Studio profile page.
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