Bold Brush-marks / Horizontal Stripes / Inky Black / Saturated Colour / Watercolour Washes / Mono-prints / Nature Inspired / Drippy Textures / Styles Mixed

Sean Scully Othne Titel,  Jose Parla R.I.P Khali Al Hazawi,  Fred Friedrich Chalayan S/S 2013 photo via Junyi Wu Seán Cotter Monochrome View, Ritsuko Ozeki Long Skirt,  Klaus Merkel

With the first day of INDIGO New York today, Patternbank thought we’d share the shows five surface design directions for Autumn Winter 2013/14. INDIGO New York has steadily become a must visit show for the textile design industry. Running for just 2 days: July 31 & 1st August, INDIGO is a great show for obtaining an insight into new print trends coming through for Autumn/Winter 2013. Indigo New York is also a great pre show before September’s Première Vision & Indigo in Paris. Find out more info about the current show at indigo-salon.

Indigo Salon A/W 2013

Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 West, 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues),
New York, NY 10011

July 31st – August 1st, 2012
9am – 6pm

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Colour Story – Vibrant Glow for Spring Summer 2013 – Day Glow Brights – Acid Yellow – Fluorescent Touches – Dark Undertones – Indigo Blue – Microscopic Colour – Underwater Tropics

BCBG Resort 2013,, Many Moons by Christopher David Ryan, Microscopy photograph of insects by Igor Siwanwics, Geodes by Elyse Graham, Andy Gilmore, Starfish, Moonstone, BCBG Resort 2013 image via

Patternbank brings you it’s second ‘Catwalk Print Trends’ round-up for A/W 2012. Covering all the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, we bring you the key looks that are sure to influence the season. These reports aim to give you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from the recent catwalk season.

Collage of Art

Art statements – Collage expression – Abstract art forms – Patchwork forms – Texture plays – Exaggerated knits and appliqués – Spliced and overprinted form – Overlaid pattern – Varied art references

Antoni and Alison, Ferna Yamamoto, Bernhard Willhelm, Antonio Marras, Bernhard Willhelm, Luke Brooks, Michael Van Der Ham, Dries Van Noten, Antoni and Alison. Photos Via


Oversize Jewels – Gold ornament – Bejewelled Tweed – Mirrored Holographic’s – Sequin Charmed – Costume crystals – Photographic prints – Visual opulence

Antoni and Alison, Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Matthew WilliamsonLouise GrayChristian Dior,  Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs. Photos Via

Eastern Tribe

Brocaded silks – Oriental motifs – Modern Eastern plays – Pattern and motif blends – Jacquard and embroidered details – Gold and metallic threads and print effects – Ornate dragon and bird motif use

Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Vivienne Tam, Jason WuDries Van NotenBarbara BuiDries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler. Photos Via


Golden ecclesiastical –  Glistening brocades – Metallic and burnished gold looks – Elaborately embellished – Cross stitch and Tapestry work – Pearl studded looks – Pearlescent shades – Opulent gold

Dolce and Gabbana, Collette Dinnigan, Barbara Bui, Valentino, Balmain, Temperly, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Kinder Aggugini. Photos Via

Graphic impact

Street Art beauty – Graphic symbol & icon use – Sprayed visual marks – Large scale art – Airbrushed visuals – Graphic havoc – Cut and paste looks – Typography pattern  – Vivid colour use

Antoni and Alison, Ashish, Gaultier, Bernard Willheim, Luke Brooks, Manish Arora, Louise Gray,  Manish Arora, Balenciaga. Photos Via

Patternbank breaks down the key print trends seen on the recent A/W 2012 catwalks. Covering all the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, we bring you the key looks that are sure to influence the season. These reports aim to give you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from the recent catwalk season. This is the first instalment featuring five key print trend stories spotted, Part 2 will follow shortly.

60s Geo

Upholstery prints – Mod geometric looks – Wallpaper inspired prints – Bold geometric repeats – Stripe and pattern mixes – 60s inspired graphic repeats

Prada, Louis Vuitton, Carven, Miu-Miu, Anna Sui, Marc-Jacobs, Fernanda, Carven.  Photos Via

Black and White

Monochrome statements – Optic contrast – Mixed scale – Pattern clashes – Scarf and border detail use – Graphic visual expression – Faded greys – Contrasting stripes

Jonathan Saunders, Angelo Marani, Fendi, Marni, John Richmond, Louise Gray, Marni, Lamb, Talbot Runhof. Photos Via

Stripes, Checks & Houndstooth

Ombre striped effects – Houndstooth abstraction – Diagonal and horizontal mixes – Overprint effects – Pattern clashes – Digital dissection – Stripe and check integration

Nicole Miller, Antonio & Alison, Basso and Brooke, Ferna Yamamoto, Junko Shimada, Tommy Hilfieger, Tory Burch, Akris, Anna Sui. Photos Via

Dark Blooms

Dark ground use – Spatial repeat prints – Stark contrasts – Tropical midnight scenes – Romantic floral blooms – Purples, lilacs and dark mint colour hues

 Elisa Palomino, Gucci, Emporio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino,  Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Comme Des Garcon, Suno. Photos via &

Tapestry Canvas

Traditional tapestry patterns and textures – Decorative floral motifs – Crafted stitch looks – Woven structured prints – Striped and pattern effects – Folk art inspired

Carven, Valentino, Vivienne Tam, Nicole Miller, Dolce and Gabbana, Antonio Maras, Christian Cota, Vivienne Tam, Clements Ribeiro. Photo via

Check out Patternbank’s Catwalk print trend report part 2 – here.


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Patternbank aims to aid and inspire you for new seasons print developments. We are now offering our key trend analysis reports in free downloadable PDF format. Click the link below for Patternbank’s recent Première Vision + Indigo – Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Reports (Part 1 & Part 2), which are now packaged in one handy PDF document.

Featuring: African Graphics – Vivid Jungle – Garden Crop – Geometric Signs – Ombre – Circle State – Patch Up – Ocean Distortion – Brushmark Statements – Digitally Enhanced – Exotic Profusion – Summer Tribe

Patternbank bring you their second in-depth trend report highlighting the key print trends emerging from the recent Premiére Vision and Indigo Salon shows.

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Patch Up

Clashing Prints – Overlaid And Collaged Looks – Brush And Digital Mixes – Dramatic Pattern Layouts – Overlaid Pattern Clashes –  Scenic And Geometric Combinations – Photographic, Digital And Hand Painted Collage Experimentation

Clark GoolsbyDaily Poetics, Weird FriendsBeatriz MilhazesDries Van Noten SS12Steven Riddle,

Ocean Distortion

Rippled Textures – Painterly Wave Forms – Aquas, Strong Turquoises And Bottle Greens – Reflected Sunlight Through The Sea – Abstract Wave And Ripple Statements – Unrecognisable Detail – Ocean Movement In Pattern – Smooth Flowing Patterns

Vince Cavatalo, Eduard Tomek, Peter Pilotto S/S 2012Alexander McQueen S/S 2010David Maisel

Brushmark Statements

Art hand paint forms – Brush dab pattern – Pattern build up through abstract paint textures – Pointillist painter inspired looks – Mixed scale brush work – Delicate brushed pattern

Serena Mitnik-Miller, Jenny Vorwaller, Dior, George Seurat, Rodarte Fall 2012 

Digitally Enhanced

Pop Art inspired half-tone dots – Futuristic florals hidden amongst complex geometry – Textural and photographic overlays – painterly abstract multicolor imagery – Photoshop blurred zig zags – Photoshop filters create complex fading in and out of colour

Andy GilmoreKristin Reger, Erdem, Freja BehaMaisie Cousins,

Exotic Profusion

Colour explosion – Exotic flauna mixes – Rainforest blooms – Digital and watercolour effect mixes – High contrast prints – Neon brights – Bird of paradise and orchid floral studies – Pattern overlays

Richard Mosse, Lily & Lionel, Cecilia Paredes, Leitmotiv

Summer Tribe

Abstracted Ikat Designs – Simplified Ikat – Optical Patterns – Vibrant Colour Enhanced Ethnic Compositions – Mixed Stripes And Pattern Forms – Blurred Felt-tip Pen Visuals – Multi-coloured Traditional Ikat Motifs

Barbara Bui, Thakoon S/S 2012,

Don’t miss Première Vision + Indigo – Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1



Patternbank recently visited Première Vision and Indigo to discover the key print trends emerging for Spring/Summer 2013. This three day event is an essential industry trade show that gives a powerful insight into the future seasonal trends. Our team walked the show and gathered print trend information from the inspirational Trend Forums.

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African Graphics

African graphic impact ~ Tribal abstracts & geometric elements ~ Linear build ups ~ clashing repeats ~ Border and placed pattern ~ Painterly effects ~ Outline graphic art ~ Two tone effects ~ Batik and block print textures ~ Bold colour usage, “Water Dreaming,” 1972, by Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri, Marni S/S 2012Carven S/S 2012 Via, Seraphine Louis


Vivid Jungle

Tropical vegetation focus ~ Photo-real jungle scenes ~ Micro and large-scale tropical flower studies ~ Watercolour textural effects ~ Symmetrical prints ~ Fern leaf overlap pattern forms ~ Engineered tropical placements ~ Distorted jungle prints

Emilio-Pucci-Spring-2009 via Vogue.comLucie de Moyencourt, Illustration by Haeckl, Le Douanier Rousseau, Alberta Ferretti S/S 2012The Mystic Corner,


Garden Crop

Fresh colour use ~ Garden life illustrations ~ Flowers and vegetable mixes ~ Botanical spring floral blooms ~ Traditional country garden flowers ~ White ground patterns ~ Stylised linear looks ~ Playful pattern

Christopher Kane S/S 2012, Dimtry Ligay, Matt Wisniewski, Alice & Olivia S/S 2012


Geometric Signs

Abstracted geometric patterns ~ Stripe, Dot and zigzag pattern interaction ~ New Geometric variations ~ Bold clean looks ~ Overlapped geo pattern ~ New fractured pattern effects

Kate Kosek, Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard, Matt W MooreHenri JacobsMungo GurneyRob Nadeau,



Digital blurs ~ techno tie-dye effects ~ Strong and vivid saturated colour mixes ~ Soft and subtle colour blends ~ Sunset colour banding ~ Fluid movement ~ Blurred and translucent layered effects

Shane McAdamsJennis Li Cheng TienEskayelEtro S/S 2012Eric Cahan


Circle State

New form polka dot expression ~ Painterly textures ~ Pencil and delicate line work ~ Large and micro scale use of dots ~ Abstract compositions ~ Inverted circle formations ~ Shadowed and ghostly techniques ~ Muted colour hues

Alex Dipple, Hein KohSerena Mitnik-MillerHenri JacobsFendi A/W 2012Karen Margolis

Patternbanks in-depth trend report continues in Part 2 which covers Premiére Vision’s sister show Indigo Salon.

Première Vision + Indigo – Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 2 now available