Patternbank breaks down the key print trends from the Menswear Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalk shows held in London, Milan and Paris. Here we bring you a concise overview of the key looks sure to influence the season. This is the first instalment featuring four key print trend stories, Part 2 will follow shortly [Update – Part 2 live]. Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter to be kept right up to date with all the latest stories.

Form, Colour and Line


Large Scale Colour-blocking – Geometric Arrangments – Bold Colour usage – Abstracted Pattern – Graphic Statements

MSGM, Dirk Bikkembergs, Iceberg, Umit Benan, Walter Van Beirendonck, Fashion East. Photos via and


Exaggerated Check

Over-scaled Checks – Tartan Mix – Printed Outerwear – Diagonal Checks – Plaid Overprints – Engineered Check Placements

E Tautz, James Long, Moncler Gamme Bleu, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Umit Benan. Photos via and


Cartoon and Slogan Graphics

Comic Characters – Statement Slogans – Humorous Illustrations – Typography with Pattern Infills – Full Panel Statements – Colour Block Graphic Visuals

Christopher Shannon, E Tautz, Fashion East, James Long, Sibling, Walter Van Beirendonck. Photos via and


Conversational Humour

Mono Repeats – Cartoon Imagery – Modern Toile du Joué – Obscure Graphic Illustrations – Minimal Placements – Simple Icon Repeats

Astrid Anderson, Fashion East, Martine Rose, MAN Agi & Sam, Dolce & Gabbana, Raf Simons. Photos via and

Go check part 2 of our essential Menswear Print Trends Autumn/Winter 2013.