A popular part of our site is the seasonal trend themes section – all our designers receive a monthly directional trend newsletter, they design into themes and then we collate them into seasonal trend stories. This saves our buyers valuable time when looking for those new prints. ‘Spotted’ is a strong story seen recently on the SS17 Catwalks.
Fashion photographer Nick Knight has a real passion for the English Tea Rose and takes time out of his day to pick the blooms straight from his own garden, recording with a smartphone and uploading straight to Instagram. Patternbank love his whole feed which is full of fashion and art inspiration and would love to have a view into this garden full of beautiful roses. Nick Knight is a pioneer in the digital age with his fashion website Showstudio.
Bunnie Reis is a “natural storyteller, time traveler and lover of all that is us, living in a world filled with magic and imagination.” From her Cosmic Animal Gloves, a Patternbank favourite, where she plays with the idea of old and new, transforming old leather gloves with visual symmetry and cosmic references to spirit animals. To her paintings, which are filled with magic and imagination, her work is constantly individual. Check out more of her work on her website and Instagram.
Check out the awesome work of ‘Inka Stencil Works’, a hugely talented artist based in Devon, UK. He’s been cutting stencils for over 10 years and is heavily influenced by hip-hop and graffiti scenes but loves a wide variety of art and media which is reflected in his eclectic output. Be sure to check out his Facebook and Flickr pages for more great work.
This incredible collaboration between Kenzo & H&M has been revealed with an amazing look book. The collection is a pattern explosion with multicolour animal prints, folk influences, bold patterns and much more. The final collection will be available in H&M stores at the start of November. We absolutely love it, go check out the full look book over at Vogue.
The London-based, Finnish, artisanal design and lifestyle brand Klaus Haapaniemi was founded by Klaus Haapaniemi and Mia Wallenius 2010. Their design approach is influenced by nature, Finnish folklore and traditional decorative arts with a modern twist. The inspiration for their prints comes from a rich selection of cultural references: the worlds of art, ballet, music and storytelling. Klaus Haapaniemi produces a luxurious home collection focusing on hand printed textiles, cushions, woven throws and hand made rugs. The expanding accessories collection carries permanent, timeless silk scarves, silk pajamas and dressing gowns. Check out their website or visit their Shoreditch store.
Our new upgraded online textile print design studio went live a few weeks ago and our buyers and designers are loving the new format, you can find more info on all the new features here. Our team assess each design that gets submitted to the Studio, the ones that really shine get put in our Editor’s Picks – here are 12 highlights for October.
The Patternbank team are loving the new SS17 Ready to Wear collection from Alexander McQueen in our final print highlight for Paris Fashion Week. The Shetland Isles in Scotland was the source of inspiration for dresses adorned in wild flowers and traditional lace from the crofters and Fair Isle patterns which made up cosy jumpers and delicate dresses.
Alexander McQueen 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.
Patternbank love the colour and movement created in these photographs by New York artist Kim Kleever. Reminiscent of historical landscape artists like Turner and the Hudson River School, Kleever assembles miniature scenes in a 200 gallon tank and then submerges them in water. Paint is dispersed through the water creating these random abstract images which he then photographs with stunning results. Check out his Instagram for some beautiful colour inspiration.
Givenchy looked to nature for a powerful collection of prints inspired by the fragility of the world around us, agate stones, earth’s texture and fiery photographic prints. Patternbank loved this fresh new look for SS17 which also included polka dots and stripe combinations.
Givenchy photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank loved Acne Studios Nomadic Tribe of travellers floating down the catwalk in array of fabrics, fused together to create an oversized elegance of scarves, kaftans and rugs for SS17.
Acne Studios’ 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
A strong colour palette of bold graphic flora and polka dots made up Christian Wijnants Ready to Wear collection for SS17. Patternbank loved the emphasis of black and varied scale used throughout this collection for a dramatic effect on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
Christian Wijnants’ photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank loved the eclectic look shown at Lowe’s Spring/Summer 2017 Ready to Wear collection for Paris Fashion Week. Included in the highlights were an Oriental styled Japanese bird print plus a beautiful textured patchwork creation and an ethnic geometric.
Lowe photos via Vogue.com
Carven presented a great selection of quirky outlined graphic florals at Paris Fashion Week. Other print highlights included a strong bold graphic stripe for their SS17 Ready to Wear collection.
Carven photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank are loving Paule Ka’s gradient hand dyed colour palette for Spring/Summer 2017 in this print highlight for Paris Fashion Week. Other strong print looks included striking stripe colourways and oriental styled florals.
Paule Ka photos via Vogue.com
The Patternbank team once again travelled to Paris this September to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Autumn/Winter 17/18 show. Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts. Collated into 10 inspirational print trends with mood and print direction pages per story. This concise trend report will be an essential design tool to inspire and direct your new print and pattern developments.
Once again the smaller trend forum areas were inspiring spaces with plenty of directional print stories for Autumn/Winter 17/18. In this report we have analysed 10 of the most important print trends coming through for next season.
10 Première Vision print trends for Autumn/Winter 17/18
35 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 120 on trend hand-picked images
Patternbank love these beautiful artworks by painter/illustrator Sophie Grandval. Grandval began her career as a textile designer working for such famous names as Givenchy, Dior, Balmain and Deusse. Since then she has concentrated on her extraordinary talent for painting where her work can be found in such prestigious collections as Mrs Mellon, Givenchy, President Mitterrand and Prince Charles.
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