The studio strive to create mind tickling and unexpected experiences through materiality and technology. With a background in architecture and spatial design Wang & Söderström combines, collects and explores physical elements in a digital environment. Utilising new technologies to shape tomorrow’s visual and spatial experiences. The multidisciplinary studio operate within visual communication and digital/physical fabrication as an important part of developing and stretching the boundaries within other fields such as spatial design, art and crafts. Check more incredible work out on their website.

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The Patternbank team recently attended Graduate Fashion Week in London’s East End. GFW is the world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion. We’ve highlighted the strongest print & pattern focused collections from the four day event.

Irene D’Antonio – Edinburgh College of Art


Frankie Dean – Edinburgh College of Art


Abisola Akanni – De Montfort University

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The Activewear market is continuing to grow as people strive for a healthier and more active lifestyle. This has seen the performance sportswear industry reach a global value of over $78 billion in 2016. As brands develop new ranges, patterns are a key factor in new collections for the gym or yoga studio. Our trends team have been tracking what’s happening within the world of Activewear, looking at technology, nature, new activities and emerging Activewear brands. All this information has been reviewed to focus on the key print and pattern trends we see coming through for Autumn/Winter 2018. Enjoy the report and don’t forget that you can shop our dedicated Activewear category in the Patternbank studio.

  • 5 print trend stories broken down into mood, print direction and colour

  • 28 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Patternbank bring you part 2 of the strongest print and pattern trends seen at the recent Resort 2018 collections. A creative mix of patterns ranging  from vibrant circus inspired stripes and geometrics, to an eclectic collection of conversational prints, with floral patterns in a simple minimal colour palette, contrasting opulent trellis prints. Hot on the heels of resort, SS18 Menswear is already in full swing, so keep your eyes open for our coverage of the Menswear catwalk collections.

Blossom Tree

Monique Lhuillier / Seamless Flowers Pattern by Eduardo Doreni / Carolina Herrera / Soft Lillies & Plumeria Feminine Floral by Elena MalikSeamless Tropical Pattern by Eduardo Doreni / Cinq a Sept / Cherry Blossoms in Navy by Zoe Allen

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


Colourful Circus

Missoni / Geometric Ornate by Kostin Sergey / House of Holland / Lines Mix Colours by Camila Coelho / Mara Hoffman / Geometric Effect by Camila Coelho / Carolina Herrera / Stripe by Owl Prints

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


Two Colour

Preen Line / Blue Flowers by Motifsbis / Derek Lam / Meadow sprigs by Nia Martin / Fire Leaf by Sofia Alves / Diane von Furstenberg / Stargazer by Jemma Figgins / Edun

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Wow, we’re loving these playful silk screen art structures by Kate Banazi. London born Banazi studied at Central St Martins and now currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She celebrates the subtle variations of serigraph printing, exploring the layering of colour and graphic elements alongside linear grid structures and hand drawn forms. See more of her experimental work on her website www.katebanazi.com

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Patternbank bring you the strongest print and pattern trends seen at the recent Resort 2018 collections. A bold mixture of bright vintage inspired florals and continuation of  simple botanical prints, to ornate and decorative paisley border patterns. Watch out for part 2 of our print trend analysis next week.

Vintage Brights

Vintage Floral Background Gray by Rafael Barbosa de Oliveira / Pringle of Scotland / Vintage Outlines Retro Style 70s Spring Summer Poppy Floral by Laura Thompson / MSGM / Gucci / Rose and Flowers on Dark Green by Lauren Eberhardt / Warm / Retro Flowers by Estudio Bloom Prints

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


 

Border Beauty

Valentino / VK-38 Flower Stripes by Victoria Krupp / Etro / Flowered Paisleys by Aline Chacon / Ornamental Scarf Edge by Debra Scrivener / Chloe / PD Laced by Charlotte Prinsen / Altuzarra

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


 

Simple Botanical

No.21 / Flora by Slender Prints / Bottega Veneta / Branches with Chrysanthemums by Maite Tiscar / Phillip Lim / Painted Floral by Wren / Marcus Lupfer / Meadow Allover Floral by Nia Martin

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


 

Delicate Ditsy

Brock Collection / Ditsy Flower by Joseph Sengco / Joseph / Watercolour Ditsy Floral by Guava Print Studio / Brock Collection / Novis / Watercolour Ditsy Botanical by Guava Print Studio / Lela Rose

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


 

Monochrome Life

B&W Rose with Stripes by Ahmetsenel / ZAC Zac Posen / Chevron Stripe by Melanie Gow / Adam Lippes / Alice & Olivia / Blue Blossoms Stripe Gold by Camila Coelho / Tomas Maier / Black and White Diamond Geometric by Eleonora Yerolemou

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


 

Hexagon Order

Hexagons and Circles by Michele Tozzi / Bibhu Mohapatra / Patchwork with Butterflies by Sunpattern / Derek Lam / Diane Von Furstenberg / Youthful Kaleidoscope Hexagon by Brittany Zeller-Holland / Antonio Marras / Retro Geometric by Francesca Warren

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

 

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Check out this creative project by a group of Taiwanese art students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts. Hung I-chen, Geo Yi-hui and Cheng You-ti, produced a collection of tempting looking frozen lollypops in graphic, eye catching packaging, but with a sinister twist. Together they collected 100 samples of polluted water from locations throughout Taiwan, these were then frozen onto sticks and preserved in polyester resin and on close inspection the suspended pollutants and fragments of rubbish are clear to see. This project was designed to raise awareness about water pollution and its devastating impact the world over. Find out more about the project and how it was created on the group’s Facebook.

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Welcome to Patternbank’s third Vision instalment for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season. We’ll be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usage pages.

Vision 3: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Autumnal Chintz / Bright Blooms / Kabuki’s Kingdom

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Akira Ikezoe is a New York based artist, born in Kochi Japan, working with painting, drawing, performance and animation, his work explores the wandering relationships between humans and nature and shows a sense of humour as well as philosophical side. Patternbank love the zen-like quality to his work and simple primitive style, of curious potted plants, objects and intriguing imagery.

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It’s the doodle man himself… Mr Doodle! A crazy doodler from England. His work consumes walls, furniture and many surfaces and is often described as ‘Graffiti Spaghetti’. This is because his clusters of characters, objects and patterns group together in a formation that appears to continue to grow relentlessly. Check more non stop doodling over on his website here. You can also purchase some great items over on his shop here.

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Patternbank are loving the work of Tom Abbiss Smith. The recently graduated illustration artist from Norwich University Of The Arts, currently lives in Norwich, UK. Through both contemporary and traditional techniques such as digital collage, print making and painting, Tom explores shape and form to produce abstract works and illustrative outcomes. His work can be seen in various publications, including Creative Review, Wallpaper Magazine, Crack Magazine and Walnut Magazine. Tom’s most recent clients include Atelier Pichita, Whip Appeal Of Sweden, Unlimited Store and El Moderno Concept store. See more of Tom’s work and his recent collaborations here.

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Patternbank highlight some of the recent Resort 2018 Collections, in particular Valentino, who showed a strong palette of colours, from pink to green, yellow and red, alongside bold ethnic prints and placement embroidery, all mixed with a young, sporty vibe. Watch out for more on the Resort 2018 shows, which are a great insight into the next upcoming trends of the season.

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Judit Just is an artist originally from Barcelona and now living in Asheville, N.C. She has a very successful Etsy shop using the name Juju Just where you can purchase her amazing tapestries (if she has any left as they tend to sell out pretty quickly). She has an incredible eye for colour which can be seen clearly on her Instagram account here – go check it out!

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Patternbank love the intricacy in Australian artist Louise Saxton’s crafted reconstructions using found vintage embroidery. Working in Melbourne, Victoria, Louise uses past collections of discarded needlework, lace and other beautiful items, creating something new and wonderful, preserving the past and in her words “a silent collaboration with the anonymous original makers.” Follow her journal here, for an insight into the process of how she works and her recent exhibitions.

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This is the amazing work of the Rob Bailey Studio who’s impressive collection of work is characterised by a wonderful use of simple flat bold colours and shapes. They have worked for selected clients including Google, Samsung and Transport for London. You can check out a lot more work on their website here.

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Last chance to see a brilliant tribute to photography and painting, Sotheby’s presents a curated selection of works by Erik Madigan Heck in a stunning selling exhibition.  Approaching photography with the same eye as high art, Heck’s works capture the essence of painting through the lens of his camera.  His work is elegant and unashamedly beautiful, exploring the intersections of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture.  Working with natural light and combining in-camera effects with digital postproduction, he produces evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. The exhibition is on until 19th May 2017 but if you miss out, try to catch the photographer in conversation, ‘Picturing Balenciaga’ at the Victoria and Albert museum or check out his new anthology, Old Future. See more here.

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Patternbank are loving James Merry’s embroidered floral editions to vintage clothing on instantly recognisable sports logos. James Merry, a hand embroidery artist originally from Gloucestershire in the UK, now lives in Iceland where he has been living and working with Bjork since 2009. Some of his other projects include a capsule collection for Opening Ceremony and extravagant masks and costumes for Bjork’s stage and music videos. Check out more on his Instagram feed.

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Welcome to Patternbank’s second Vision instalment for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season. We’ll be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usage pages. All for £20/$28/€26

Vision 2: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Autumn Equinox / Crafted Folk / Neutral Art


PURCHASE THE REPORT NOW - £20 / $28 / €26

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