Bloodlines, an exhibition currently running at The Andy Warhol Museum until May 21st 2017, presents a new body of work by New York-based artist Firelei Báez. The exhibition showcases paintings and drawings depicting textiles, hair designs and body ornaments, linking symbols of power with human gestures. Báez’s work is instantly beautiful with her gifted ease at using different mediums from abstract washes of paint to intricate drawings of botanical flora and fauna and mixing patterns along the way. Inspired by lineages of black resistance and making connections that further our understanding of dispersed groups, Báez is interested in the craft and art forms traditionally thought of as “women’s work” where textiles, jewellery and ceramics is constant in her work and this in turn can be seen in her own intensive artistic labour, understanding their struggles and illustrating this within her own work.
Patternbank are loving these abstract paintings by Toronto artist Kathryn Macnaughton. We are particularly drawn to the flat colour-blocked shapes and playful forms created by the composition. Mixing plant life, abstract shapes and silhouetted form, Macnaughton creative pieces portray movement through the use of dark and light colour. See more of her work on her website kathrynmacnaughton.com
Welcome to Patternbank’s first 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 1: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Faded Wash / Flat Abstract / American Prairie
Patternbank brings you another Fall17 catwalk print spotlight. These posts deliver a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.
Print Trend Synopsis: Outlined Florals / Vintage Rose Prints / Expressive Hand Painted Blooms / Dark Grounds / New Romantics Styling / Layered Florals / Feminine Looks / Layered Bouquets / Floral Garden Explosion
Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.
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A 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.
Jeweled Flowers by Renee Ciufo & Givenchy SS17 Vogue
At first glance the work of photographer Andreas Zimmermann appears to depict urban landscapes created out of children’s toy building blocks. The photographs are in fact high-resolution photos of individual Lego which are then digitally assembled on a computer to produce these clever landscape patterns. Patternbank love the playful colour and composition where order sometimes clashes, tricking the eye into seeing something that is not quite what it first appears.
You may not of heard of Tavar Zawacki but you would have definitely seen his work. After nearly two decades working anonymously as graffiti artist ‘ABOVE’, Zawacki has now broken free from the shadows of anonymity and is ready to start a new creative journey. His latest work includes deconstructed arrow elements and typographic experiments with CMYK overlays. Zawacki’s latest creative offering sees his famous arrow graphics in harmony as Yin Yang statements. Track Tavar’s new creative momentum here goabove.com
Patternbank are charmed by this series of vintage glass vessels by Peta Kruger, the one-off pieces have been masterfully hand painted with multicoloured enamel paint which cleverly exaggerates the dishes, giving a beautiful translucent feel. Peta works from Adelaide’s JamFactory and shows at Pieces of Eight Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
With such an array of print & pattern at the recent Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collections, Patternbank wanted to highlight in more detail some of the strongest and most directional shows. This post brings you a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.
Print Trend Synopsis: Dutch Old Master References / Rich Historic Eclectic Pattern Mixes / Stylised Nature / Butterfly & Moth Motifs / Oriental Pattern References / 70s, 80s & 90s Visual Aesthetics / Tulips, Roses & Rich Historic Bouquets
Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.
Enter the wonderful multicoloured magical world of Australian artist Tanya Schultz who works as Pip & Pop. She creates immersive installations and artworks from an eclectic range of materials including sugar, glitter, candy, plastic flowers, everyday craft materials and all sorts of objects she finds on her travels. For more magic, check out her website here.
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ania Dergachev in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ania joined Patternbank as a designer last year, her designs range from beautifully drawn illustrative animal compositions to hand drawn florals and foliage. Her designs have been featured on clothing from brands such as The Kooples, H&M and Robert Graham.
Patternbank are loving these modernist interior illustrations by Romanian artist Ana Popescu. With the holiday season not too far away these beautifully stylish illustrations focus on texture, interior layouts and muted colour plays. With the David Hockney exhibition happening at the Tate Britain until the 29th May, these artworks are a refreshing new look on holiday home illustrations. See more of her stunning work here popescuana.com
Trend Stories: Exotic Island
Each month or so we highlight our favourite designs from the many designs that get uploaded by our talented designers. You can now shop over 30k+ designs online, all painstakingly curated into Categories, Trend Stories and Tags which makes finding the designs you’re looking for super simple and quick. Here are 17 highlights from our Editors’ Picks. Patternbank – the world’s leading online textile design studio for print, pattern and trend forecasting.
Patternbank met Carina Sohl at the highly creative experimental zone of Maison D’Exceptions back in February 2017 at Premiere Vision and were in love with the delicate beauty of her craft, mixing nature and eco-friendly technology, Carina transforms her wild gatherings into unique botanical patterns. Carina developed her craft from combining a love of nature with the material leather, discovered on a course back in 2006. The result is beautifully detailed and intricate patterns, each unique in their fragile leaves that are captured only once, to create one-off designs. Carina has collaborated with brands like the luxury fashion house Loewe and Berluti where her designs have been used on dresses and wallets. Follow her journey here on her Instagram account and on her website here.
Patternbank brings you our biggest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Fall 2017 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team have gathered information from the designers collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for Autumn/Winter 2017 together with an insight into colours for the season.
- 10 print trend stories for Autumn/Winter 2017
- Over 84 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
- Over 500 on trend hand-picked images
- Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan Fall 2017 shows
- The top 40 print focused shows highlighted
- 6 colour trends for AW 17/18
- The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer and studios.
- Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70
We’re loving the beautiful pattern-centric work of Stefania Tejada who is an illustrator, designer, communication developer, content producer and stylist based in Bogotá, Colombia. She has worked for Savvy Studio and BBDO focusing on communication development and content production. Her clients include Lenny Letter, Tumblr, C37, Infashion, Why Wait, DNA Magazine and Meow Magazine among others. Check her website out here.
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