Patternbank brings you Part 2 of 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. You can view Part 1 here.

World Traveller

Oriental Origins / Hand-painted Florals / Vivid Colour / Indian Jewelled Prints / Magpie Mixes / Stylish Tie-Dye / Folk Inspired / Pictorial Prints

Etro, Manish Arora, Anna Sui, Tory Burch, Tsumori Chisato, Dolce & Gabbana.  All photos via


Snakeskin Mix

One Colour Mono-Print Snakeskin / Over scaled Snakeskin / Blurring Effects / Shiny Surfaces / Space Dyed Snakeskin / Pattern Mixes / Ornate Imagery Mix

Zadig & Voltaire, Erdem, Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Preen, Roberto Cavalli.  All photos via


Single Blooms

Painted Studies / Single Stem Flower heads / Limited Colour Use / Spaced Repeats / Graphic Sketches / Tonal Colours / Large petal Shapes

Raleigh, Anna Sui, Tsumori Chisato, Naeem Khan, Suno, Dries Van Noten.  All photos via


Graphic Illustrated

Baroque Embellished Print / Animal and Jewellery Motifs / Intricate Drawn Patterns / Fresh White Backgrounds / Metallic Iridescent Pastels / Novelty Prints

Manish Arora, Mara Hoffman, Mary Katrantzou, Suno, Jean Charles de Castelbajac.  All photos via


Circus Fun

Grid-like Checks / Checkerboard Mixes / Harlequin Use / Retro Pop-art References / Horizontal Painterly Stripes / Bold Stripes / Picasso Inspired

Louis Vuitton, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Aquilano Rimondi.  All photos via

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