The Patternbank trends team featured Matt W. Moore’s captivating geometric artworks in our Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Raw Nature Materials Trends, for the recent London Textile Fair. Moore’s ‘Mosaic Mandala Series’ explored the beauty of Utah and the celebrate the native colour palette of the landscape. After traveling to Utah for an artist residency with SUMMIT on Powder Mountain, Moore skilfully arranged found river pebbles, dried wild grasses and bark to create these stunning nature inspired mandalas. Explore more of his work here.

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Wow, Patternbank is loving Gucci’s latest Campaign for Fall-Winter 2017. Rewind to the 50s/60s and Sci-fi B-movie aliens and fantastical worlds. Enhanced colour filters and retro future visuals beam you to a surreal universe. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele worked with Photographer Glen Luchford and art direction by Christopher Simmonds, to visit worlds straight from the back catalog of iconic TV classic ‘Star Trek’ – ‘Beam me up Scotty!’ See Gucci’s fantastical campaign in its entirety below.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of  Luiza Cazal Print Studio in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. The studio is based in Sydney, Australia and joined Patternbank last year. We asked about what inspires their designs and a little but about how the patterns are produced, “we are inspired by how digital and traditional techniques and methods together create beautiful designs. We are proficient in both the digital space ( photoshop and illustrator ) As well as traditional painting and drawing, which is something are proud to offer. We like to let the trends Inspire our design but we never design to a trend, which we think keeps our work fresh. To stay on top of trends we like to go window shopping weekly just to see what is current”.

Check out more of Luiza Cazal Print Studio’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank are loving this visually enhanced photographic series entitled ‘Constructed’, by artist, illustrator and designer Pawel Nolbert. Pawel blends graphic and photography elements and poses questions like: where does the “photo” end and “graphy” begin?  The use of what tools make it a photography, and distinct it from a graphic? Does it make sense to create that distinction anymore?
Pawel has a high calibre of companies that he has worked for, these include Nike, Google, Apple, Sony and Disney to name a few. See more of his jaw dropping work at nolbert.com

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Patternbank thought we’d share the brilliant collage work of Brazilian artist Rodrigo Torres, well known for his expertise in carefully cutting and assembling colourful bank notes. “Money is seductive. The minute drawings on them are beautifully made, all decorated, most of them are full of colors, full of pride and depict landscapes, animals, flowers, important characters, important buildings, people working, studying, dancing, playing, celebrating, there’s no sadness, no starving people, no inequality, only the bright side.”

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Marc Martin is an illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as Monocle, Wired, The Financial Review, GQ, Luxury Travel, Telstra, The Australian Open Tennis Championships, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and various publishers. You can check out much more of his awesome work on his website and Instagram.

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Buy our latest Print & Pattern Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 – Vision 4:

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 4: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Winter Gatherer / Fauna Cyanotype / Delicate History

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of our favourite print designers seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show in London.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show.  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.

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El Gato Chimney paints nature with extraordinary detail, the natural world is given a magical twist, birdlife and other fantastical creatures, dressed in adornments of patterned fabrics, carry their homes, sometimes on fire, wherever they go. El Gato lives and works in Milan, Italy and began his career as a self taught artist, with an interest in graffiti, street art, steampunk culture and surrealism. His research for his work includes subjects such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, spiritualism and tribal art. Check out his Instagram for more of his magical birdlife and the James Freeman Gallery where his paintings are currently on show.

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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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