A/W 2016/17 – DECORATIVE BORDERS / BLACK BACKGROUNDS / SCROLLS AND SWIRLS
Patternbank brings you the Menswear catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2016/17, where the team have put together the strongest print trends together with a selection of designs from the Patternbank online print studio complimenting each story. The Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.
The Patternbank team recently exhibited at the New York instalment of Première Vision at Pier 94 on the 19th/20th January. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2017 season. Whilst we were there we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas.
Image credits: Herthelabel, Deirdra Elizabeth Govan, Marijke Groeneveld, John Buck, Theo Westenberger
Featured design: Triangular Gym by Dunya Atay
Patternbank thought we’d share artist Danielle Clough’s fabulous embroidered vintage tennis and badminton rackets which have been doing the rounds on all the very best blogs this month. Vibrant and quirky with thick brightly textured yarns weaving their way across tough strings, Danielle’s flowers look completely at home. Not surprisingly all Danielle’s rackets have sold out after being featured on Colossal, Creative Boom, plus many other great sites so guess what she’s serving up some more and starting an online store.
Patternbank bring you the final Pre-Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collections where we have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank online print studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. The Pre-Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for the season ahead.
Alexis Mabille / Red Valentino / Alice + Olivia / Valentino / Antonio Marras / Rachel Zoe – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Kate Spade / Tory Burch / Orla Kiely / Rebecca Taylor / Etro / Dsquared2 – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Vionnet / Edun / Maiyet / Mary Katranzou / Missoni / Kenzo – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Bottega Veneta / Red Valentino / Diane Von Furstenberg – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Adam Lippes / Clover Canyon / Creatures of the Wind / Carolina Herrera / Antonio Berardi / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Monique L’hullier / Elie Tahari / Elie Saab – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Clover Canyon / Antonio Marras / Acne / No21 / Carven / Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Christopher Kane / Fendi / Zero Maria Cornejo / Issey Miyake / Valentino / Public School – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Spanish artist Maria Torroba is inspired by the great portraits of the 15th,16th and 17th century and produces these magnificent regal artworks in oil and collage, incorporating Spanish and Belgian linens, antique lace embroidered by her grandmother, ribbons, hessian and even shells collected on her travels. Torroba currently lives and works between Madrid and her farm in Extremadura, where she works as a painter and breeds Spanish horses. Her work has been shown in several exhibitions and is now held in private collections in Mexico, Argentina, London and Shanghai. The Stephanie Hoppen Gallery holds a permanent collection of her work.
Patternbank are smitten with Helen Ahpornsiri’s beautifully delicate illustrations crafted from tiny dried and pressed ferns. Ahpornsiri has been making her pictures in the East Sussex countryside where she lives since being inspired one day to try and create a Fern Weevil she had been drawing in ink out of real pressed Fern’s. Since that day her beautiful patterns have evolved using the tiniest pieces of foliage to make butterflies, seahorses, beetles, dragonflies, moths, hares and owls. Follow her on Instagram to see her breathtakingly beautiful work unfold and to purchase your very own piece go to her shop on Etsy.
Patternbank have been painstakingly scouring the current Pre-Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from our Patternbank Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. ThePre-Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for this season. Watch out for Part 2 next week.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi / Dennis Basso / Vionnet / Tibi / Gucci / Tadashi Shoji – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Sea / Valentino / Stella McCartney / Veronique Branquinho / Victoria, Victoria Beckham / Vionnet – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Rebecca Taylor / Topshop Unique / Rochas / Kate Spade / Carolina Herrera / Sachin + Babi – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Carven / Diane Von Furstenberg / Altuzurra – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Fendi / Creatures of the Wind / Jason Wu / Burberry Prorsum / Calvin Klein / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Bottega Veneta / Clover Canyon / Lanvin / Clover Canyon / Temperley London / Versace – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Naem Khan / Marcus Lupfer / Antonio Marras – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Pascal Jaouen is a master of embroidery and first made his name in high-end ready to wear where he invited the public to view his work during the collections. Now working as a tutor Jaouen shares his knowledge with other keen embroiderers wanting to learn traditional and more modern techniques at The Art Embroidery School where he works. If you fancy your hand at one of the courses you can sign up here.
Artist, innovator, designer, musician and visionary, just a few of the titles attributed to the late David Bowie. The rock chameleon and pioneer of metrosexuality was a trail blazer in his field and has inspired generations of music lovers and artists alike with his avant garde creativity. The Patternbank team pay tribute to this truly influential man with a collection of Bowie inspired art and photography which capture the essence of this great style icon. His presence will be sadly missed but his work, and creative influence will live on.
To round off the year the Patternbank team revisited our inspiring posts and have selected our favourites from 2015. We wish all our readers, designers and customers a very happy & inspiring 2016. We have loads of new innovative features and developments lined up for 2016 so stay tuned over the upcoming months.
Susan O’Byrne was born in Cork, Ireland. She began her artistic studies at Grennan Mill Craft School where she received a certificate with merit in 1991. In 1994 she moved to Scotland to take up a place at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1999 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Design and Applied Art. In 2002 she was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in ceramics, also from Edinburgh College of Art. These beautiful sculptures of animal and birdlife are created using a wire frame onto which Susan applies fine layers of patterned paperclay in a mosaic layout over the surface of each creature. Instead of creating exact replicas of particular species the artist has focused on producing human emotion in each of her sculptures. See her website here.
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