Patternbank brings you its final round up of all the outstanding prints we’ve seen at the recent Spring Summer 2013 catwalk shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Here we have compiled the key print trends for the coming season. Sign up for our weekly newsletter to find out when Part 2 goes live.

Stylised Blooms

Fine Drawn Lines – Illustrated Prints – Botanical Studies – Silhouetted Looks – Matisse Inspiration – Stencilled Work – Creative Backgrounds

Hermes, Antonio Marras, Cacharel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marni, Prada. Photos via


Camouflage Abstraction

Unusual Colour Combos – Hidden Imagery – Bold Shapes – Contrasting Scales – Paint Overlays – Floral Disguises – Distorted Shapes

Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Lela Rose, Jean-Charles De Catelbajac, Felipe Olivera Baptista, Edun, DKNY. Photos via


Deconstructed Pattern

Kaleidoscopic Distortion – Fractured Effects – Spliced and Overprinted Styles – Contrasting Textures – Monochrome Stripes – Iridescent Looks – Futuristic Prints

Anne Valerie Hash, Fendi, Cacharel, Aminaka Wilmont, Custo Barcelona, Giles. Photos via


Check Floral Mix

Single Stem Silhouettes – Checkerboard Backgrounds – Transparent Overlays – Grand Scale Uses – Masai Ethnic Floral Mix – Cut Out Techniques – Simple Flowerheads – See-through Styles

Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten, Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten. Photos via


Optical Geometrics

Repeated Patterning – Optical Mosaic Effects – Modernist Style – Sharp Graphic Lines – Fractured Geometric Prints – Prism Shapes – Complicated Tile Effects

Iceberg, Hermes, Peter Pilotto, Derek Lam, Bibhu Mohapatra, Louise Gray. Photos via


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