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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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British artist Anna Raymond was featured in a post we did a little while back and after recently stumbling on her work again we had to highlight some of her latest creations. The artist says ‘I use my practice to examine and challenge the everyday environment in a series of one off textile prints. I highlight over familiar images and icons to reveal an obsessive collection of thoughts, moments and memories. I work to create a visual index of characters which analyse reality by materialising data.’ See more from Anna here.

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Graphic artist Naia Ceschin was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil so its no wonder the talented designer went on to win a position on the design team at Brazillian based brand Havaianas. After graduating from ESPM the artist won a competition to join the famous flipflop company and eventually moved on in search of inspiration for her own art. Patternbank love Naia’s graphic use of lively pattern and bold colour pallete with a huge dose of carnival atmosphere. Check out more from the artist here.

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Everyone loves Instagram, so if you prefer to get your Patternbank fix visually then don’t waste another second and follow us on Instagram. We’ll be posting the best from our inspirational Blog, the finest designs from our Studio and select shots from the team while we’re out and about. Instagram has some serious traction in the Social Media world, I guess that’s why Facebook acquired it for $1 billion.

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Patternbank are exhibiting at The London Print Design Fair on 29-30th October 2014 and we’re super excited, our talented designers over on The Patternbank Studio have been working on Autumn/Winter 15/16 trends from our reports and have created some truly incredible designs in our exclusive Premium Section.

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. We got some nifty eco Tote Bags printed up especially for the occasion by BIDBI Bags (Bag It Don’t Bin It) who produce eco-friendly, fairly traded cloth bags.

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Erceylanus, in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ersin Ceylan graduated from Mimar Sinan Faculty of Fine Arts Textile and Fashion Design in Istanbul and has been designing textiles since 1997, working with several Turkish Fashion houses creating prints for fashion and homeware. Nature and clever plays of light and colour dominate Ersin’s ever expanding creations and with the new improvements in digital printing his works diversity is limitless.

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Crocodile Color Skin available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

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Renowned for its distinctive colour palettes and creative designs, Australian fashion label Gorman has recently collaborated with contemporary artist Kate Kosek. Feast your eyes on her vibrant collection of pattern rich apparel. Kosek’s hand penned geometric designs compliment these simple silhouettes with some equally eye-catching footwear. To see more of Gorman’s inspiring range of fashion collections visit the website here. If its Kozek’s print designs that float your boat click here to visit her website

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Patternbank love the vibrantly colourful paintings and prints by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Milhazes is well known for her work which draws on both Latin American and European Traditions. A first major retrospective of her large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival is on show from Sept 19th 2014 – Jan 18th 2015 at Pérez Art Museum Miami.

 

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Velvetgoldmine in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Sylvie Nowack is a french graphic designer who designs under the name Velvetgoldmine. Sylvie’s patterns start with sketches made by hand and her own photos which are then manipulated in illustrator or photoshop. There is a love of nature and animals in her work with colour and geometry being a strong underlying feature.

Patternbank think her work has a distinct feel and understanding sympathetic to pattern which is crucial in surface design and fashion print. Take a look at more of her amazing designs here on her profile page. The featured design above is Blue Garden Pattern and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

Velvetgoldmine also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

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The Patternbank team were at Berlin fashion week to visit the European mega show Bread & Butter, as well as dropping into Premium, Seek and Bright. The shows were busy but not to capacity this season. Things all change next season with Bread & Butter moving to Barcelona for its January 2015 show. An Asian edition is also planned to launch next September giving a truly international flavour to Bread & Butter’s trade show presence.

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Updated Tropicals, warped visuals and oddball conversations are still continuing to trend. New fresh print & graphics seen included weird botanicals and tie dye techniques, reworked vintage Hawaiian prints and reflective street graphics.

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Simonetta De Simone in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Simonetta is an artist/ illustrator who after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy worked with advertising and communication agencies.

Patternbank love her work which is varied in styles from beautiful painted floral work with intricate textured backgrounds to more graphic and photo real designs. Simonetta has a real talent for creating beautiful textures which often feature skins and other clever surface patterns. Check out more of her amazing designs on her profile page here. The featured design above is Strange Garden and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

Simonetta also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 2 New Designers Graduate show. 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.

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All images copyright ©Stephanie Chadwick 2014, Northbrook College

 

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All images copyright ©James Skinner 2014, Falmouth University

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 1 New Designers Graduate show.

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.

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All images copyright ©Charlotte Beevor  2014, Leeds College of Art & Design

 

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All images copyright ©Elise Nichols  2014, Winchester School of Art

 

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All images copyright ©Annemarie Winter  2014, Northbrook College

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If you’ve had enough of the beautiful game and wanted more of a creative spin on things, check out these fictional national jerseys we spotted recently. Canadian illustrator Dead Dilly teamed up with High Snobiety to create these World cup designer Jerseys. From Raf Simons and Givenchy to BABE and Supreme, the prints on each piece of apparel are lifted with a mix of camouflage and snakeskin patterns.

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Kerrie Cauvin in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Based in Sydney, Australia Kerrie has been designing for the apparel industry for over 10 years. Inspired by vintage textiles, nature, amazing colour and digital possibilities, Kerrie loves to explore all forms of media, mixing her distinctive hand drawn quality with digital techniques.

“I love to experiment using hand created artwork, sketches, photos, watercolour/painterly textures mixing them with Photoshop, iPad apps and Illustrator. This allows a very loose and playful approach, embracing “mistakes” and how they produce amazing and interesting shapes and design. On the other hand, I also love vintage florals and quirky conversationals which require a more structured design approach, so my work is really a varied mix of these 2 ways of working. Colour is a big inspiration and I find great examples through nature, catwalks, art and photography.”

Patternbank particularly love her use of colour and bold pattern-making which suits a varied marketplace from women’s fashion, swimwear, stationery and kidswear. See more of her profile page here. The featured design above is Dark Forest and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

 

Kerrie also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

 

Gypsy Floral available exclusively on our Online Textile Print Design Studio

 

Dark Floral available exclusively on our Online Textile Print Design Studio

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