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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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We’ve got 2 versions of our indispensable Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle this season. The PDF only version contains our Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 a saving of $70 if you were to buy all 3 separately.

Then we have a version that contains all of the above plus 128 exclusive royalty free Stock designs expertly curated from our Studio. This is priced at $450 which is a massive saving compared to buying 128 Stock designs at $50 each on the Studio which comes to $6,400!!!!!. So if you are looking for lots of on trend, directional prints at a great price for the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season then this is for you.

  • 28 key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

  • Over 120 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 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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In addition to the PDF Only version you get 128 hand-picked textile designs from some of the amazingly talented designers on the Patternbank Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 16 strong directional print trend stories.

Included in the Patternbank Studio version:

  • All of the above from the PDF only version

  • 128 hi-res hand picked ready to use images (8 prints per trend story) from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded PDF with linked thumbnails of all 128 textile designs

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Some of the designs and designers included are:

Persian Carpet by Simonetta De SimoneWrap 1 by ZulkarneynButtercream Roses by Marianna ShomeroRose Daube by Janie MurphyTie Dye With Flowers by EJDesignerCrocodile Color Skin by ErceylanusMix Match by Rocolle ClémentineRumble in the Jungle by Adrianna ThomasFicus Camo Print by Aina Martinez SnapeMirrored Rainforest by Maria GiannakakisBirds Eye Diamond Stripe by Gwyn MarathasDigitalis Love by Elena Mileva-KrastevaHexagon Rosette by Garth SimmonsPixel Explosion Cityscape by Mindaugas PatapasTrace by Nina ZulianGeo Abstract by Kerrie CauvinBlue Green Pattern by Velvetgoldmine

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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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If you weren’t fortunate enough to go or you went and would like a recap on Premiére Vision and Indigo Paris in September then this extensive PDF report is exactly what you need to get a concise overview of the event. This report brings you the key print and pattern trend insights making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments. Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16.

  • 12 Première Vision print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

  • 42 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 on trend hand-picked images

  • Indigo Salon Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Themes

  • Première Vision Colour trends for A/W 2015/16 with Pantone TCX references

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Micro Texts / Bauhaus Collections / Oiled Surfaces / Rich Textiles / Animal Mix / Framework Textures / Folklore & Fairytales / The Impressionists / New Skin / Expressive Floral / Painted Geos / Obscured Florals

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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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  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • 64 hi-res ready to use stock prints from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded 53 page PDF with linked thumbnails of all 64 textile designs

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

Part 1 of our indispensable print trend report for Spring/Summer 2016 comes with 64 hand-picked exclusive hi-res stock print designs from the Patternbank Studio, our revolutionary Online Textile Design Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 8 strong directional print trend stories.

The PDF contains eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette-inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our 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. All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

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Below are a few of the 64 designs featured in the pack.

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COLORFUL BY ZULKARNEYN  |  TWINKLE BROOCHES BY STACEY CANNING LIDDALL  |  ORIENTAL SUNSHINE BY VELVETGOLDMINE  |   MOSAICA BY KERRIE CAUVIN 

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PAINTERLY FLORALS 2 BY GAYLEIGH CHESTER  |  VINTAGE FLORAL BY NIMINI  |  MATISSE FLORAL BY AINA MARTINEZ SNAPE  |  WILD GARDEN BY LEAH STRENGER 

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FLOWER GARDEN BY PYGMY CREATIVE  |  TROPICAL BY MELANIE GOW  |  CUT OUT FLORAL BY KERRIE CAUVIN  |  GARDEN OF PASTELS BY SUHITA MITRA 

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DIGI IKAT BY GAYLEIGH CHESTER  |  RAINBOW STRIPES BY TETIANA KARTASHEVA  |  FEATHERED BANDS BY GWYN MARATHAS  |  FLOWERS SPLASH BY JULIANA FERNANDES 

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BLUE ON MY MIND BY JULIANA FERNANDES  |  PRECIOUS DECORATIONS BY SIMONETTA DE SIMONE  |  BLUE PAISLEY BY ELIZABETH RACHAEL  |  HAND PAINTED PAISLEY BY LEONIE RICHARDS 

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IMPRESSIONS BY GAAHA  |  BROKEN CHINA BY LORRAINE PURCHASE  |  LITTLE PLANTS AT THE WINTER BY DAWID ROC  |  FLO_05 BY EUGENIA ZEISER 

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WATERCUT BY INDIGO BELL  |  BLUE ICE TEXTURE BY TETIANA KARTASHEVA  |  ZIGAG BY TALIA DONAG  |  ABSTRACT LIGHT IRIDESCENT BY SEEPRINTS 

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WILD FOLIAGE BY SUHITA MITRA  |  DREAMY GARDEN_1 BY MIA  |  PD WATERCOLOR 03B BY CHARLOTTE PRINSEN  |  BLACK LEAVES BY VIRGINIA HOLMES 

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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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