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.
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.
Patternbank are excited to collaborate with trends consultant Geraldine Wharry. In this inspirational guest editor post, we look forward to Spring/Summer 2018.
– In an imaginary world inspired by Augmented Reality, designers and artists celebrate nature’s wonders in a sensual and exotically dark direction.
– Innovation comes through mixing natural elements such as palm trees, saturated brights and Ikat prints with glitch effect, pixilation, blurring and distorting.
Created by curious minds and colour-lovers, Guäva Print Studio specializes in prints and graphics for fashion brands. The studio focuses on urban, high end clients, with a vast selection of highly artistic prints, without losing sight of the commercial factor. Our line caters mostly but not exclusively to contemporary womenswear, menswear, swimwear, activewear and leisurewear. Check out their new Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio Profile Page.
Our Summer Sale is live with a 15% saving on everything on our site which includes all Designs and Trend Reports. This includes all Stock Designs and Premium Designs so if you’ve been thinking of purchasing prints for your up and coming collection or buying a report for inspiration then now is the time to buy. The offer runs all week from Monday 8th August to Sunday 14th August 2016 – just enter the code SUMMER16 at checkout to receive 15% OFF.
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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Dunya Atay in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Dunya has been a designer here at Patternbank from the start, her designs range from hand drawn florals and foliage to textures and photo based patterns and she has designed for companies such as ASOS, River Island and Jack & Jones. Check out more of Dunya’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.
Hiroyuki Izutsu paints wonderful floral studies in vibrant contrasting colours. Patternbank love the way he composes them on the page almost like a placement print, using a matt painterly technique that really suits the flowers of his choice, tulips, roses and tropical foliage. Izutsu grew up in Tokyo and also likes to paint landscapes, check out the rest of his artwork on Behance and Instagram.
Fly Chen was born in China in 1989, he now works and lives in London and is a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art. We love the bright and bold colours he uses that are influenced by pop art – we’re sure that Fly has an equally bright future ahead of him – check out his website for more exceptional work.
A hugely 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. ‘Rose Garden’ is a strong late Summer/early Autumn floral print story trending for both Mens & Womenswear.
Boring old office furniture is given a new lease of life by Rotterdam based design duo Ward Van Gembert and Adriaan Van Der Ploeg. Their website Night Shop was launched in 2010 offering a huge collection of items ranging from hand decorated furniture to their P.O.V. bespoke rainbow light walls. Ward and Adriaan are mainly interested in mixing elements of high culture and popular culture into their designs, and investigating the boundaries between good and bad taste. See more here.
Brighton based sculptor Frances Doherty had originally expressed her creativity in a more culinary manner as the owner of a restaurant, but after experimenting with ceramics at an evening class, Frances was inspired to study in Ceramics, Plastics and Photography. The artist graduated in 2001 and set up her workshop in Hove, renting out space to other artists and designers. With an interest in nature the artist says, “My inspiration comes from flowers and plants that we see all around us, in gardens, fields even cracks in the pavement. I particularly love the secret worlds inside these flowers, in the patterns and textures hidden away that give a continuing sense of promise and renewal. I like to play with scale and will often imagine the size that a plant must appear to an insect…what is it about the flower that attracts or repels? Often I will scale my sculpture up so that we can have an ‘insects eye view’ of it.” See more of Frances’s ceramic sculptures on her website.
Patternbank are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Make It In Design. Our Spring/Summer 2017 trends are being used to fuel the Make It In Design’s creative briefs within the Summer pattern course. The Summer School is a great online course to build and elevate your print & pattern skills if you are new to the industry or just need a creative lift over the Summer season.
This is Patternbank’s definitive Spring/Summer 2017 Print Trend Report Collection which contains our 5 in-depth SS17 reports covering Activewear, Kidswear, Interiors, Premiere Vision and our indispensable Print & Pattern report in one excellent value bundle – SAVE £$€!
Born in Sweden in 1972, Daniel Egnéus has spent 20 years living in cities across Europe Prague, London, Berlin, Bologna, Rome, Milano and has now made Athens, Greece his base. His work is a reflection of his colourful life in Milan, Rome and Athens, with days filled with friends and time spent daydreaming all helping to shape Daniel’s work, and inspiring us with it’s beauty and depth. With no formal education Daniel’s work is purely from the heart providing a view into the subconscious creative mind. See more here. More →
A hugely 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. ‘Ethnic Geo’ is one of our current favourites, go check it out here.
The Patternbank team are excited to launch the latest AW17/18 Print Trend Report focused towards Kidswear & Stationery . Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftwear experts have been scrutinising and researching the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend tool. This 57 page report is filled with inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, and aims to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments.
4 macro trends, 12 print stories and 24 print & graphic direction pages
Over 55 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 180 directional hand-picked images
Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references
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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent New Designers Graduate show, which is celebrating it’s 31st year.
The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry. More →
Patternbank are loving the expressive use of watercolour found in these fashion illustrations by Fahren Feingold. Feingold studied illustration at New Yorks Parsons School of Design and has worked as a fashion designer for Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, DKNY, Splendid and L’Agence. Her work is available to buy on the award winning online fashion website showstudio.com, founded and directed by Nick Knight. Check out more of her illustrations on Feingold’s instagram and tumblr.
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