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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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

Burberry photos via Vogue.com

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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

Mary Katrantzou A/W 16/17

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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

Mary Katrantzou photos via Vogue.com

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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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The Patternbank team have been busy extracting all the key print looks for you in the final instalment of New York Fashion Week. Once again we saw designers take a trip to the 60’s and 70’s, with Glam rock and bohemian styling being the key print trends coming through from New York this Fall season. Look out for our forthcoming reports on London Fashion Week.

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Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments –  Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks

Libertine Photos via Vogue.com

Anna Sui F/W16

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Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays  – New Biba References  – Psychedelic Prints  – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints

Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.com

Vivienne Tam F/W16

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Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References  – Eclectic Folkloric Plays  – Explored Patchwork & Ikat

Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are loving these amazing paper cut artworks from Brooklyn based artist Xin Song. Her recent work borrows images from old and discarded magazines. She explains ‘Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through and then throw away.  For me, I have found importance and value in these materials as in many ways they are mirrored the world around us. Through paper cutting, I try to take what is ordinarily a folk, vernacular form, not very highly regarded in terms of artistic hierarchy, and turn it into a serious high art form.’ Enjoy more of her powerful and delicate work on her website www.xinsong.com.

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The Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2016-17 catwalk shows began last week in New York and Patternbank have compiled the strongest print looks from the designers in two inspiring and informative posts. In this first selection we see designers taking a trip to the Seventies, revisiting historic exotic wallpaper and exploring elegant stylised floral pattern use. Watch out for our Part 2 New York Print round up which will be live later this week.

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Optical 70s Geometrics – Modern Mosaic Pattern  – Patchwork Geo’s  – New Tribal Motifs  – Decorative Graphic Pattern

Custo Barcelona Photos via Vogue.com

Zimmerman F/W16

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Reworked Wallpaper Prints – Indian Inspired Pattern – Exotic Motifs & Scenes – Stylised Woodblocks – Historic Archive Prints

Zimmerman Photos via Vogue.com

Mara Hoffman F/W16

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70s Glam Pattern – Ethnic Edge – Persian Rug References – Exotic Botanical Prints – Fantastical Florals

Mara Hoffman Photos via Vogue.com

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Activewear, Sportswear, Athleisure – call it what you will, this sector has seen massive growth over the past few years. It’s moved out of the gyms and yoga studios into main high street fashion. Our team (who all love yoga!) have been out and about around the globe to bring you this Spring/Summer 2017 print and pattern trend report. We hope you enjoy this report as much as we enjoyed creating it and don’t forget you can shop our Activewear category on the Patternbank studio.

Our team have researched the global Activewear market to offer a snapshot of what trends are happening today. Keeping up with the fast moving pace of the retail environment is a daunting task, so for your convenience the Patternbank team have put together this concise retail overview delivering the strongest Activewear print trends happening in-store this season.

  • 8 print trend stories broken down into mood, print direction & colour

  • 8 retail print stories with activewear from Nike, Reebok, Sweaty Betty, Lululemon, Free People & more

  • Over 60 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 180 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Patternbank thought we’d share again the work of talented illustrator and print designer Sarah Arnett who produced some exciting work shown here, collaborating with Kim Hunt a creative director in the fashion industry. The British design studio Modern Love, define themselves as “digital settlers”, as applied to a person born and instructed in a non digital world, but who integrates the use of technologies in their work.

The duo ran a year long exhibition throughout 2015, Adventures Numeriques aimed to experiment the possible relations between traditional craft work and digital technologies in the fields of textiles and fashion. If you didn’t get a chance to visit you can still view their work on the website and photos from the exhibition here. Patternbank love their concept of embracing the digital technology available to us but still remembering the importance of craft and how it can enhance what we produce. We look forward to seeing future collaborations from this talented duo.

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The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive Spring/Summer 2017 collection online.

Come on over to our virtual stand to browse 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.

We’ve created 4 unique trend stories from our recent trip to Premiere Vision New York where we exhibited last month:

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From our popular Spring/Summer 2017 trend report:

 

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Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at Premiere Vision in Paris on 16–18 February 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.

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Its not hard spot the artistic origins which have influenced the work of Miami born artist Alex Yanes . During his teenage years in the 80’s and 90’s, Yeans was immersed in the hip-hop, skateboard and tattoo cultures. This artistic and experimental environment fuelled Yeans’ creativity and helped him produce this collection of vibrant graphic art. Where his work was once confined to canvas, recently his pieces have evolved to include wood, acrylic, resin and enamel in colourful, 3 dimensional installations. See more by visiting his website here.

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These exquisite drawings and illustrations are the work of German artist Kaethe Butcher. Not surprisingly Kaethe has sought inspiration from artists such as Carson Ellis, Takato Yamamoto, Riikka Sormunen and Egon Schiele, whose influences are evident in her own work. Her subject matter hinges on femininity and the purity of female relationships, with many of her pieces involving erotically intertwined limbs, and evocative poses. As the artist says “who doesn’t like naughty stuff?”. To see more of her portfolio visit her website here.

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The Patternbank team returned to Kensington Olympia once again for Top Drawer & Home‘s Spring 2016 show. The team have selected a handful of top picks from the show with added spark of creativity from innovative designers and artists exhibiting in the Spotted at Top Drawer area. 

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Hannah Rampley

Hannah Rampley graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design. Since graduation she has worked both in-house and freelance for design companies internationally, creating a body of work that is both varied and highly unique. Hannah designs and prints fabrics, paints wall murals for companies, and can provide custom illustration for a variety of needs including advertising and editorial. Hannah’s clients include Mollie Makes, Anthropologie, Zizzi Ristorante, Petit Bateau, The British Museum, Tigerprint, Rachel’s Yoghurts (under Dutch Uncle) and many more.

 

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Velvet Olive

Velvet Olive is an inspiring design company that was 10 years in the making and today sells beautifully creative cards to homes and major retailers all around the world. The originator and director Kathryn Fletcher is a designer who creates a product both lovely to have and to hold, with the quality of the recycled board both rich in texture and weight harmonising with her warm and elegant approach to print. Her company statement “Endeavouring never to offend your eyes”, means the designs are considered with people’s reactions to them in mind and the homes they will live in. Velvet Olive is a company that cares about the products, how they are made and the team that produces them and is a firm supporter of Made in Britain!!!

 

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Hole in my Pocket

Hole in my Pocket have been involved in a number of diverse projects within the realm of art and the architecture since early 2002.The broad interests of HIMP are reflected in the diversity of their work which includes exhibition design, painting, video, writing, performance art and conceptual work as well as traveling around the coastline of Scotland with an old air hostess trolley full of wine.The following pages will provide a catalogue of some of their work as well as a brief insight into those behind the projects.

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The team at Patternbank are excited to bring you our latest Print & Graphics report round up from the internationally renowned Berlin trade shows – Seek, Bright and Premium.

Hot off the trade show floor, print and graphic trends from the recent Berlin Trade show instalment. After Bread & Butter was finally laid to rest it was the turn of its fellow trade show companions to pull in the fashion crowds. All eager to get a glimpse of the latest emerging brands and key trends happening for the Autumn/Winter 2016/17 season.

In this handy condensed report the Patternbank team deliver the hottest print & graphic trends that were seen. Our team walked the three most directional streetwear and casual wear shows happening in Europe at the moment – Seek, Bright and Premium.

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  • Berlin trade show round up which focuses on the key print & graphic trends coming through for A/W 2016.

  • 16 Print & Graphics Trends covering 20 pages of inspirational and directional content.

  • Covering Berlin’s January 2016 trade shows: Seek, Bright & Premium.

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