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If you can’t make it to Premiere Vision in Paris this year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enter discount code PV0916 at our Online Textile Design Studio to receive a 10% discount. Valid September 13–15 2016.

The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive collection online. Come on over to our virtual stand to browse more than 25,000 designs and buy the finest on-trend, exclusive hand picked designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. Our designs are painstakingly categorised, tagged and sorted into seasonal trend themes to save you time and money.

Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at Premiere Vision in Paris on 13–15 September 2016, but our trend team will be there taking in what’s hot and new in preparation for our popular Premiere Vision Trend Report which will be available to buy shortly after the show.

Featured design – Vk179 by Victoria Krupp

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In this New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 print and pattern designer highlights we look to Warm’s latest RTW collection. A stunning print mix of tropical florals, fresh graphic blooms and vibrant brushed checks.

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Warm photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through-out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks.

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In our new quick response catwalk print analysis posts, we aim to highlight the key and most directional print & pattern focused collections. In the first of our New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 print and pattern designer highlights, we look to Gary Graham’s beautiful Indian ethnic collection.

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Gary Graham photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks.

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Rachel Newling works with linocut to produce stunning artworks depicting some of Australia’s unique bird species and tropical flora and fauna. The Linocuts are hand printed on to handmade Japanese Washi paper and then hand coloured once the print has dried. Newling uses lightfast acrylic gouache paint and an artist’s proof print as her guide for the colours and tones applied to the print in the same edition, “there are always slight variations as my colouring is “painterly’ therefore each print in an edition is an individual.” Patternbank love her depiction of some wonderful looking Cockatoo’s alongside the native species of Australia. Newling grew up nr Padstow, Cornwall and attended an art school in London, before she made the big move to Australia.

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Nigerian born painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby uses a variety of techniques to create her multi layered artworks. Her paintings depict collaged still life scenes and situations based on memories from her adopted home in the US and her birth home in Nigeria. Patternbank are loving her mix of collage and African print. Her use of layers with painted details, create flat plains with a three dimensional depth. See more of her painted collages on her website.

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Katy Smail paints florals from the world of fashion in such a whimsical way, you can even watch her paintings as they take shape at high speed on her Instagram page. Patternbank found themselves transfixed watching her create, lost in all those brush marks. Katy also designs beautiful bespoke stationery for weddings, where her hand-drawn designs capture the bride and groom in such a cheery and personal way. Originally from Scotland, Katy studied at Edinburgh College of Art with a First class (hons) degree in Illustration. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an illustrator, painter and art director, so if you have wedding plans, you know where to go for that personal touch. Check out the rest of her Instagram page here.

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Patternbank are the loving the simple but bold work of Tokyo based  Australian artist Karan Singh. While he studied interaction design, the self-taught artist has focused on visual arts and illustration for the past nine years, drawing inspiration from graphic design sensibilities and op-art minimalism. His bold and vibrant work is a playful interpretation of minimalism particularly focusing on depth and dimension through pattern and repetition.  His professional career has seen him based in a number of cities including New York, Malmö, Sydney, Melbourne and now Tokyo over a variety of disciplines ranging from art for IBM, animations for the band OK Go, textiles for Heineken and a typeface for The Designers Foundry. Check out more of Karan’s work at his debut solo exhibition Potluck or head over to his website.

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The Patternbank team recently discovered these beautiful sketches by Jessie LeBaron. Jessie heads up a boutique garden design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Their primary focus is plants, in all their glory, but Jessie was originally trained as a painter and has been the reciepant of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting as well as a Starr scholar at the Royal Academy of Art in London.  She has been an avid nature lover since childhood and has worked as a professional hands-on gardener and designer for over a decade.  She continues to paint, draw and make pottery in her free time. See more from Jessie LeBaron Gardens here.

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Patternbank are a big fan of Katie Scott’s work and with the release of her new book Botanicum next month we thought we’d share some of the illustrations with you, along with others from her book Animalium. Scott was also asked to create this animated “living wallpaper” for Publicis for their London office, taking her work to another level. “Together we created two seamlessly looping animations for display on an ultra-wide projector system and an LCD video wall. The animations evolve slowly over time, creating a subtle sense of movement with their fantastical botanical activity. This brings an intriguing feeling of change to the space in which they are displayed.” Truly beautiful and captivating work.

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These beautiful and serene photographs of Mária’s local swimming pool are utterly captivating. We love the calmness, the reflections in the water, the architecture and the overall painterly feel. She was born in 1988 in Slovakia. She finished her university studies of conservation – restoration and archeology. Check out more of her photographs on her website.

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If your looking for some great colour inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2017 then take a look at the work of Cristina Coral. Patternbank love the project “The Other Part of Me”, where Crisitina looks at the hidden part of ourselves, using the camera to reveal a sense of hidden beauty and how we allow or not allow ourselves to be revealed to the world. Cristina is a self taught photographer and has found photography to be her way of language to express the world around her. Check out more of her projects of discovery at cristinacoral.it

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Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is a graphic designer and illustrator born in Chile. After graduating from Universidad de Valparaiso, he went on to Escuela de Cine de Chile to specialize in Film Studies. Since 2000, Alvaro has worked as Art Director in design projects and as a Film Editor and Post-producer in audiovisual projects. Alvaro’s illustration work uses a combination of traditional techniques and digital image processing. He has collaborated with print media such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Wired, Rolling Stone, New Republic, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, etc. We’re loving Alvaro’s use of colour and the expressive line-work echoing the features and giving a vibrancy to his subjects. See more of the artist’s work here.

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These beautifully opulent illustrations are the work of Russian painter Slava Fokk. Patternbank are loving the elegant rich subject matter that has a slight art deco look to the mood and styling. Slava Fokk was born in 1976 in Krasnodar, Southern Russia and is representative of the fourth generation in his dynasty of artists that have been conveying its art views and professional skills through decades. At the present moment Slava Fokk lives in Los-Angeles and works on his new paintings.

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Ka Wa Key‘s work explores the identity of Asian men with the roots of their sensuous cultures and aesthetics. His personal design process involves the hybridities in; Eastern and Western clothing, masculine and feminine representations and the traditional textile crafts with the latest fashion technology. Key graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master’s degree in Fashion Menswear in 2015 with the scholarships he obtained by winning the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (YDTA) and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers’ Association Talent Award. He was nominated as one of the finalists at the H&M Design Award for his graduate collection, which was showcased in “DOUBLE JE” contemporary art exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in Paris. See more here.

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