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Patternbank love the vibrancy in Chloe Sells photography where her surroundings can be seen in her unique images. Chloe lives and works between London and Maun, Botswana. Photographing with large format cameras she then manipulates the image during the printing process. These experimental methods range from screens, overlays, open-weave fabrics and movements of the paper to create bold dramatic images. Patternbank love the tropical feel to her work highlighted in the African landscapes of her home. Her latest work titled Under The Sun will be exhibited at Julie Saul Gallery, New York 21 April – 21 June 2016.

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Patternbank are loving the latest collaboration between iconic Finnish brand Marimekko and US super store Target. Summer brights and bold prints collide to create a fun collection that spans over women’s and girls’ apparel, accessories, swimwear, outdoor decor, furniture, and entertaining essentials. Most pieces will be $50 and under so a prime opportunity to get hold of some design classics for the Summer.  The collaboration goes on sale from April 17th, find more info at Target & Marimekkio.

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Patternbank love these intricate leaf sculptures by Cornwall based artist Susanna Bauer – she explains “There is a fine balance in my work between fragility and strength; literally, when it comes to pulling a fine thread through a brittle leaf or thin dry piece of wood, but also in a wider context – the tenderness and tension in human connections, the transient yet enduring beauty of nature that can be found in the smallest detail, vulnerability and resilience that could be transferred to nature as a whole or the stories of individual beings.” Check out more of her beautiful work here.

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Patternbank are wishing English Victorian artist, William Morris a happy birthday today. Born 182 years ago, Morris has always been a main reference point for many new designs & catwalk collections. We raise our glass to the Arts & Crafts textile designer, poet, novelist and socialist activist. Find below a small selection of our favourite textiles designs that have inspired everyone from Gucci, Burberry and Valentino to name a few. Find more of Morris’s inspirational classics at TateWilliamMorris.com and The William Morris Society.

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Patternbank are loving Francesco Clement’s Models as Muse series for Harpers Bazaar. Celebrating super models past and present, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Anne Ewers, Liya Kebede and Iman. Captured on canvas adorned in gowns from Versace, Valentino, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo and snapped with their portraits by photographer Jason Schmidt. To see the full article visit Harpers Bazaar here.

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Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. The segmentation series is inspired by my fascination with science of cell, its division and the journey of growth that starts from a single cell and goes through a million divisions to become a life. Check out more on his website.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you the final instalment from all the Paris shows. There were wonderfully fresh print ideas from Givenchy inspired by Egyptian Iconography and dresses made of an array of scarf prints from Balenciaga. Watch out for our Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments.

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Soft Python skins – Egyptian Iconography – Bold Mandela Pattern – Engineered Prints  – Eye of Horus – Psychedelic Mysticism – Abstracted Pharaoh Pattern – Geometric Layers

Givenchy photos via Vogue.com

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Indian Paisley Pattern – Ornate Indian Silk Embroidery – Bold Furnishing Florals – Luxe Textured Flowers – Collaged Scarf Prints – 70’s Folk Pattern – Indian Paisley Print – Simple Folk Border

Balenciaga photos via Vogue.com

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Multiple Jacquard Pattern – Decadent Renaissance Florals – Flower Groupings – Metallic Jacquard – Dark Opulence – Distorted Background – Painterly Bouquets – Floral Richness – Sumptuous Roses

Comme des Garcons photos via Vogue.com

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the shows. There were patterns in abundance on the Paris catwalk with bright billowy Indian floral prints and paisley pattern from Leonard to a more sombre dark mood of the 1920’s in dark devoré velvets and cheetah and leopard patterns at Dries Van Noten. Watch out for the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week tomorrow.

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Silk Scarf Printed Layouts – 60’s Paisley Prints – Indian Paisley References – Delicate Pen Florals – Large Scale Flower Heads – Saturated Colour on Black – Bohemian Essence – Delicate Neutrals

Leonard photos via Vogue.com

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Pretty Broken Ditsy Pattern – Ethnic Stitched Kaftans – Blurred Mark Making – Moroccan References – Stitched Looking Prints – Ethnic Intarsia Knits – Textured Colour Mixing – Fringing Details

Chloé photos via Vogue.com

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Wild Pattern Mixing – Abstract Geometric – Wild West and African Mix – Intricate Pattern Layers – Folksy borders – Photographic Fantasy Landscapes – Tribal References – African Wax Patterns

Manish Arora photos via Vogue.com

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Milan Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the Milan shows. Here we saw more of the eclectic combinations of pattern and texture from Prada and Dsquared2 with bold geo collage dominating on the Marni runway and Gucci’s customary riot of tantalising styles. With the current trend towards seasonally confused collections, the message seems to be anything goes! Don’t forget to check out Paris coming soon.

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Skin Landscapes – Arty Florals – Bold Optical Prints – Fur Trims – Allover Sequin Embellishments – Traditional Rose Patterns – 70’s Florals – Oriental & Fornasetti  Combinations

Gucci photos via Vogue.com

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Tiger Stripe Velvet – Baroque Curlicued Embroidery – Gold Tissue Lace – Patterned Fur – Lave Patterned Velvet – Folk Embroidery – Gold Print – Fringes and Embellishments – Louche 70’s

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.com

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Still Life Prints – Abstract Scenes – Luxe Weaves – Metallic Jacquard – Giant Hibiscus Prints – Egyptian Imagery – Fur Trims – Crafty Embroidered Velvet – Pastel Embroidered Florals – Animal Prints

Prada photos via Vogue.com

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The Patternbank Team have analysed the collections showing on the Milan catwalks to bring you Part 1 of the print and pattern highlights from the Italian shows. Eccentricity and mad combinations are a key trend with pattern clash and layering featuring heavily throughout the shows. Colourful and patched furs are a staple from graphic zig-zagging from Salvatore Ferragamo to eccentrically patched fur gillets from Antonio Marras.  Watch out for Part 2 of Milan’s best to follow.

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Romantic Florals – Tack lines – Floral Relief & Embellishment – Cat Conversational – Animal Prints – Underwear Lace – Military Details

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.com

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Pattern Mash-ups – Romantic Florals – Lacey Inlays – Metallic Weaves – Animal Prints – Fur Trims & Mixes – Palm Prints – Patched Brocade – Ornamental Scrolls

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.com

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Bold Zig-zags – Black & Candy Colour Mixes – Chunky Stripes – Sharp Geos – Multi Colour Furs – Bird Cage prints – Rickrack Trims – Giant Hounds Tooth – Monochrome Checkerboard Pattern

Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Vogue.com

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Visit the Patternbank online studio to browse our newest design collections. Our unique pattern studio is updated daily, so don’t miss our latest collection of royalty-free repeat patterns. We have the largest online collection of curated seamless bitmap & vector repeat patterns for download and instant use.

If you’re after something more exclusive head over to our Premium Studio, where we have an extensive collection of one-off license, trend focused pattern designs to browse through. 

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Click here to view the latest collection that have been uploaded by the largest global designer database. Everything from simple vector patterns, intricate hand painted floral repeats and catwalk trend reactive designs can be viewed 24/7 – anytime – anywhere.  

*For our Designers, we encourage you all to use the #newonpatternbank hashtag when promoting designs across Pinterest / Instagram / Linkedin Twitter Facebook and we’ll repost our favourites.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Elmira Amirova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Elmira has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her wide range of styles are perfect for womenswear and Activewear, with designs also suitable for kidswear and interiors. Her work has been featured in Vogue Espãna and Elmira designed a range of scarfs for Topshop, she was also excited to discover that Beyonce had been snapped, adorned in one of her creations. Check out more of Elmira’s diverse work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the London shows. The current trend for mixing different eras continued with the 1930’s and 40’s appearing heavily on the catwalk as well as the 70’s glam rock styles with a touch of Ziggy Stardust. Eccentric women in all their glory with beautiful florals and lace with a few wacky added touches like rain hats at Christopher Kane. Watch out for Milan Fashion Week live on the site later this week.

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Fused Lace and Felt – Dusty Rose Prints – Delicate Lace Drawings – Big Bouquets – Crafted Crochet – Felted Mixtures – Exccentric Add Ons – Over Scaled Embroidery Badges – Ribbons and Trailing Embroidery Stems

Christopher Kane photos via Vogue.com

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Placement Embroidery Stories – Icy Texture – Nordic Leave Pattern – Abstract Frozen Landscapes – Frosted Snow Pattern – Lacey knits – Nordic Diamond Prints  – Alpine Knit Designs

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.com

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70’s Swirly Pattern – Oversized 70’s Floral – Python Skin Prints – Glam Rock Style – Soft Plaid Tartans – Luxe and Lustre – Abstract Geometric Tiles – Stylised 70’s Lustred Florals

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Patternbank had the pleasure of discovering and talking to collector and artist Michaela McMillan, at the recent Top Drawer show at London’s Olympia. The artist comments on her work, “I create individual handmade sculptures depicting stories about characters in glass domes. My figures add a contemporary twist to vintage Matryoshkas, with each sculpture having its own personality and history”. Patternbank love her use of items and images collected and squirrelled away, which find their new home in these eclectic and unique pieces of art. Visit her website to see more. 

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the first of the shows. Here we saw an abundance of glamorous chintzy florals with a tinge of gothic romanticism. There were a riot of clashing prints too, where dressing up to excess seems to be this seasons hot trend. Watch out for Part 2 of London’s best to follow.

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Layered Photographic Florals – Chintzy Glamour – Floral and Check Mixes – Tonal Camouflage Florals – Romantic Scrolls – Gothic Velvet Devore – Delicate Laced Layers – Distressed Texture – Mixed Pattern Overlays

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Vogue.com

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Fifties Americana – Rodeo Stars and Stripes – Appliquéd Cowboy Detailing – Glittered Scrolls and Swirls – Fairground Decoration – Psychedelic Abstract Shapes – Dressing Up Box – Abstract Butterfly Prints – Bold Outlines

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The Patternbank team once again travelled to Paris this February to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Spring/Summer 2017 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 for Spring/Summer 2017.

Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students ocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts for Spring/Summer 2017. Collated into 15 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.

This season, 55,025 visitors attended the show to discover the collections and new product developments proposed by 1,725 selected exhibiting companies. Once again the smaller trend forum areas were inspirational spaces with plenty of direction print stories for Spring/Summer 2017. In this report we have analysed 15 of the most important print trends coming through for next season.

  • 15 Première Vision print trends for Spring/Summer 2017

  • 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 120 on trend hand-picked images

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Writer and artist Christopher Russell works in mixed-media to create these mysterious and sometimes dark artworks. Working from his studio, a converted garage just outside Los Angeles Russell begins by capturing photographs of ruined and abandoned spaces or wild landscapes and then manipulates them digitally before scratching patterns and images into their surfaces with a razor. Check out more of his work at russellarchive.com

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