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Patternbank will be showing their latest collection at The London Print Design Fair, the most prestigious design show in London on the 23rd and 24th April 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, the LPDF is the quintessential place to get inspired. The new venue this year is the inspiring Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW. See you there!

 

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Llew Mejia usually spends his time as a fashion and textile designer producing designs for brands such as Adidas, Reebok and Anthropologie but these designs include a series of wallpapers created for Astek Inc. with the idea of bringing the outdoors in. Llew’s travels backward and forward between Mexico and Southwestern United States as a child have clearly influenced his work and with a taste for the occult, Mexican culture has also influenced his life. See more of Llew’s illustrative designs here.

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The Patternbank Studio is 1 year old this week and as a thank you to all our amazing designers and buyers we’re offering 10% off everything in the Studio, this includes Stock and Premium designs and our influential Trend Reports – hurry though as the code is only valid until Friday 3rd April 2015, just enter the discount code STUDIO1 at checkout.

 

What an amazing year it’s been, we’ve had more than 12,000 designs uploaded to the site by more than 600 designers from all corners of the globe. Our mission is to become the largest online marketplace to buy and sell original textile print designs and with the success of the first year we believe we’re well on the way to achieving that. Thanks again to all our incredible designers and buyers, we couldn’t have done it without you.

 

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Patternbank Premium is our private members-only area containing exclusive hand-picked directional and on-trend designs from the largest 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 license. They 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. Apply for access here.

 

 

All of the above designs can be purchased exclusively from the Patternbank Studio:

Feathers and Flowers by Elmira Amirova

Seamless Pattern Blue Golden Flowers Textile by Patruschka Hetterschij

Indigo Times by Calavera Sur (Premium access required)

Tropical by Bluejass

Gradient Tile by Camila Herreira

 

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The Patternbank team travelled to Paris this February to absorb and experience Première Vision’s spectacular Spring/Summer 2016 show. Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts for Spring/Summer 2016.

With the information collected from the various trend forums, we have analysed and condensed our findings to select eight print and pattern trends for S/S 16. These eight trends have been split into two different print looks with directional images and catwalk references for your convenience. Together with Première Vision’s colour forecast this concise trend report will be an essential design tool to inspire and direct your print and pattern developments for S/S 16.

  • 8 Première Vision print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • 34 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 120 on trend hand-picked images

  • Première Vision Colour trends for S/S 2016 with Pantone TCX references

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Along with the 8 inspirational Première Vision print trends we’ve picked out a selection of stock print which perfectly compliment each story, these can be purchased separately from the Patternbank Studio.

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Patternbank are loving the collaboration between Luxury design house Hermès and American artist Sheila Hicks, creating this beautiful ‘Voyage en Ikat’ tableware collection. Inspired by ikat, an exceptional weaving and dyeing technique originating in Asia, Voyage en Ikat celebrates intermingled uses and an ongoing dialogue between East and West. More than twenty hues centered on sapphire, ruby and emerald, are enhanced by 24-carat matte gold and come to life in designs composed ‘thread by thread’. Check out the full range at Hermes.

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At Patternbank we love to showcase creativity, ingenuity and talent in our Featured Designer posts, so this month we’d love to introduce you to one of our Premium designers Eugenia Zeiser in the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Born in Russia with a childhood spent in Germany, Eugenia went on to study in the Netherlands, and is currently enjoying her tropical home on Magnetic Island, off the East coast of Australia.

With plenty of experience working in the fashion industry, Eugenia loves the pace, experimentation and scope which this industry offers. One of the designer’s latest collaborations was with Wergo, a sheltered workshop in Berlin, which helps support people with different disabilities, here Eugenia produced her first collection ‘Multicultural Mix’. More recently Eugenia has worked with emerging Sydney based designer Katya Komarova on her fashion brand ‘Style by Mosquito’.

Travel serves as a prominent inspiration for Eugenia’s design work and in her current location, particularly the Great Barrier Reef. With a passion for Gaudi’s creations and her photographic collection of Portuguese tiles, foreign cultures and diverse surroundings are a strong influence, not forgetting her Russian soul which follows her wherever she goes. Take a look at more of her amazing designs here on her profile page. The featured design above is Anm_07 and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

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Eugenia also designs for Patternbank Premium our collection of exclusively licensed 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.

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If you’re a Patternbank Designer you can now add the Patternbank Company Page to your LinkedIn profile to let everyone know you’re part of the growing community – LinkedIn have a handy guide on how to do this here. We’ll be publishing fresh new content as well as future opportunities as Patternbank continues to grow.

As I’m sure you’re aware, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Their mission is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do, so start following the Patternbank LinkedIn Company Page now.

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Patternbank are exhibiting at Première Vision Paris on 10-12 February 2015. Première Vision Designs (formerly Indigo) 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 we’ve picked the absolute best ones to take with us to Paris for inclusion in our Collection. Come over and say hello, we’re on Stand 5Y23.

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.

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The trend for printed sportswear, which now includes clothing for running, workout, yoga, dance, ballet barre, swimming, cycling and ski wear is more popular than ever. Collaborations with designers such as Stella McCartney, The Farm Company and Topshop for Adidas, Richard Nicoll for Sweaty Betty and Nike x Liberty, sportswear looks on the catwalk and new technology in fabrics it looks like the trend is here to stay. Patternbank have a Sportswear Category featuring exclusive prints from our innovative Online Textile Design Studio, go check it out.

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Today we’re featuring the work of textile print designer Varpu Kronholm, in our ongoing series highlighting the many talented designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Varpu’s background is actually in fashion design but after a stint working for a designer her passion for pattern steered her towards a career in freelance textile design. Galleries, museums and creative media are a source of inspiration for the designer, but often Varpu takes influence from her surroundings, ” I walk down the street and I see a some spilt paint or a beautiful texture on the pavement and I immediately want to get working! Different textures are actually something that are inspiring me a lot at the moment.” Marimekko has influenced Varpu’s style and taste from an early age but when asked which designer she most admires Varpu answered , “It’s unfair to pick out just one favourite but for example I really admire Gunta Stölzl. She lifted textile design from just being a craft to a modern art form. Her works are simply stunning and some look incredibly contemporary even today after about 90 years!”

Take a look at more of her amazing designs here on her profile page. The featured design above is Citrus and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

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Varpu 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.

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Tropical Orchids available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

 

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Lavender Curves available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

 

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Patternbank discovered this funky collaboration between Sight Unseen and the online platform for creative print projects, Print All Over Me. The pair developed a range of apparel and accessories exclusively for the Standard, Miami. The range features prints by Paul Wackers, Ellen Van Dusen, Peter Judson, Rachel Domm, Caitlen Foster, Marta Veludo, Eunice Luk, Branden Collins and Rafael de Cardenas. If you fancy a piece for your wardrobe, the range is available at The Standard for the rest of December. If Miami doesn’t happen to be your back yard, fear not, the range will be available to buy online at Print All Over Me from January 2015.

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One of the most requested features on the Patternbank Studio was a shopping bag, well we’ve been working hard and yesterday we rolled out a perfectly designed shopping cart so go ahead and try it out and make sure you fill it up, happy shopping.

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Premium designs are now £300 / €400 / $500 – 23% Price Drop – The Premium area of the site is our members-only area where we sell designs with a one-off exclusive license to customers that need their designs to be one-offs and not available antwhere else (if you’re not a member already but would like to be – apply here). We’re dropping our prices in this section by a whopping 23% – this will enable us to remain competitive in the marketplace and realise our goal of being the go-to online resource for print, pattern and graphics.

We hope that these changes make using the Patternbank Studio easier and more cost effective. These are just the first of many great plans we have for the Studio in 2015 so keep your eyes peeled.

 

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Originally from China, Jane Han Zhang has been living and studying in London since 2007. Her MA final collection at The Royal College of Art entitled ‘The Juxtaposition of Cultures’, takes inspiration from Chinese Calligraphy, the English forests and an Indian colour palette. Her spontaneous mark making together with deliberate illustration create a balanced and wearable collection of print designs. See more from Jane’s portfolio here.

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Hot on the heels of Part 1, we’re excited to release Part 2 of our Spring/Summer 2016 print & pattern trend report. Our specialist forecasters have selected the most directional and progressive trend themes to help you plan your new print developments for Spring/Summer 2016.

Plan your prints with confidence with these eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette/inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our directional mood boards set the scene with imagery chosen to create an atmosphere for the trend; our print direction pages break down the mood and focus on inspirational print direction visuals to offer you a concise reference. Explore 16 commercially relevant print trend themes that can help you develop and plan your new seasonal collections.  All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 on trend hand-picked colour images

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

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We also offer a version of this report bundled with 64 exclusive prints from the Patternbank Studio

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2012 Central Saint Martins graduate Manri Kishimoto has not only launched her own apparel brand Mannine in the two years since graduating but the talented designer was also joint winner of the Texprint Lululemon award. Manri completed a BA Hons in Fashion Design but her passion is fashion print and her aim is for fashion to be colourful, original and interesting which we think is definitely represented in her collections. See more from Manri here.

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Woking Girl Designs is a creative textile design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. They specialize in hand-painted as well as computer-generated designs for most surface applications. Founded by Helen Dealtry in 2009, Woking Girl designs have been featured at textile exhibitions and shows in New York, Paris, Japan and London. These beautiful collection of scarves was inspired by the flora and geometry of ancient Egypt. The original textile was painted in their Brooklyn studio, then woven and digitally printed in India. For more check out their website.

 

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Patternbank’s Cyber Monday event is live for 1 day only (Monday 30th November 2015) 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.

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Patternbank’s massive Black Friday 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 – hurry though as this is a 3 day offer and expires at Midnight on Sunday.

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The Patternbank team are loving Anthropologie’s AW14-15 womenswear collections. We’ve picked out a handful of trends from a truly eclectic mix of inspirational prints ranging from the modern tribal looks to worn and faded oriental rug patterns, and an artistic mix of expressive florals and painterly brushed effects to Middle Eastern tiles and mosaics. Visit Anthropologie to see the full range of apparel and sneak a peak at Starla Michelle Halfmann’s range of painted plates and cushions in House & Home.

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Bagan Shift Dress  –   Second Female Garcia Jumpsuit  –   Patchprint Henley

Janie Swing Dress  –  Blank Patchwork Loop Scarf  –  Abelia Dress

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Faye Joggers    –  Medallion-Cut Dress   –  Soft Paisley Jacket

Arborea Dress –  Double-Take Cardiga  – Galina Print Dress

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Sea Breeze Maxi Dress –  Celestial Cashmere Scarf  –  Second Female Verdant Skies Dress

Brushed Plaid Dress  – Blank Hylda Tunic  – Fresno Ikat Dress

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We love a bit of tech at Patternbank and we thought we’d share this beautifully stylish iPad app from the Victoria & Albert Museum. The game is based on William Morris’s classic 19th century textile print the “Strawberry Thief”. In the game you use the Strawberry Thief bird as your cursor to collect fruit and repaint this Arts & Crafts master piece. First you uncover pencil work of swirling vines and intricate flowers on paper, then basic colours fills the screen and finally rich colour and texture brings the 1883 artwork to life.

Games designer in residence at the V&A Sophia George was the creative brains behind this touchscreen app, bringing the Arts & Crafts movement bang up to date in stunning style. You can download the app for free in the App Store.

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