Patternbank bring you our new quick response catwalk print analysis, we aim to highlight the key and most directional print & pattern focused collections. In the first of our New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 print and pattern designer highlights, we look to Red Valentino’s collection of bold red and blue Bandana prints.

Red Valentino photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2018 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks.

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Patternbank recently teamed up with ‘Make It In Design‘ and supplied our Spring/Summer 18 print trend forecast intelligence to inspire and guide their Summer School pattern course. We’ve selected our key pattern highlights from the recently published galleries.

SS18 – PALE GARDEN

Check out the full gallery for the Pale Garden Summer trend brief here. View and purchase the Patternbank studio’s designs for the Pale Garden Summer trend collection.

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Patternbank love Frida Wannerberger. The illustrator has an innate fascination for beautiful things, the world and the un-everydaily. There is a subtle narrative to her work, expressing an intense love for clothes. An analytical relationship with what we wear along with an attraction to details, ultimately led her onto the path of illustration for fashion. Trained at Central Saint Martins, Frida graduated 2013 with a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Frida currently lives in London, where she is an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion Illustration Course at London College of Fashion. See more here.

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Mixing pop culture icons with stylised artworks, designer BFGF caught our eye recently. These fresh homewares are the work of Lilian Martinez who calls her creative endeavor BFGF an “Art Brand”. Patternbank were drawn to the compelling randomness of the content. Simpson’s characters, sports brand logos, historic female sculptures, and basketballs all feature within her work. Mixing history, pop culture elements, and tropical plant life to create amazing art pieces. Based in California BFGF sells through her website and Society6.

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Patternbank were fortunate enough to visit The World of Anna Sui exhibition, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, a few weeks back. If you haven’t managed to visit yet, we would urge you to go and loose yourself in this fabulous collection of work. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Anna Sui has become known for creating fabulous original clothing, inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage fashion and popular culture. The exhibition is arranged in Anna Sui’s ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers, these motifs feature in all her work. From fairy tales and fables to Victoriana, Sui researches her current cultural obsessions in minute detail to create a different story with each collection.

Sui is especially known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. This is a must see for any textile designer starting out, or in fact, those working now in the industry. It reminds us of the richness all around us and that inspiration can be found from many cultures and fashion movements, to evolve in to something new and exciting! Don’t wait too long as the exhibition only runs until October 1st.

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This is our essential Vision 1–5: Collection Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Print and Pattern Trend Report Bundle containing all 5 of our popular Vision Print Reports.

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Across all 5 reports you get:

  • 15 print trend stories containing 15 mood pages

  • 30 print direction and 30 colour usage pages

  • Over 100 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

  • Incredible value 5 x PDF bundle


Vision 1: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Faded Wash / Flat Abstract / American Prairie

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Rowan Mersh is a multi-media sculptor who explores form through intuitive application of a material’s inherent qualities. His diverse and experimental approach to creation is epitomised by his ability to take very ordinary materials and transform them into the extraordinary. From textile sculpture to kinetic and interactive installation, Mersh’s pieces are inventive and multipurpose, bridging the realms of art, design and fashion. Mersh, a graduate of the Royal College of Art in 2005, continues to live and work in London. Check out more of his incredible works on his website here.

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The Patternbank team have been researching the latest print and pattern trends for Interiors Spring/Summer 2019. This market is awash with different looks to choose from right now, but dark midnight blue to black seems to be a hot favourite, with a new twist on the ongoing tropical theme. To add some glamour accessories like flamingoes, cacti and pineapple lamps, with rich golds and copper tones are key to this look. Keep an eye out for more interior trend reports on Patternbank.

Tropical Palms / Dark Palm Forests / Vintage Hawaiian Bark Prints / Green on Green / Dark Navy and Black Colour Palettes / Fern Leaf Prints / Banana Leaves / Tropical Beach Landscapes

Image credits: Palm Tree plate – Plumo, Primark, Fan Palm Pattern by Hum Estúdio, House of Hackney, Wild Tropical by Mini Bettina, Tropical Embroidery by Hum Estúdio, Paul Smith Spring 2018


Classical Flamingo Mural Paintings / Faux Taxidermy / Bold and Bright Palm Leaves / Soft Pinks / Emerald Greens / Flamingo Pink / Illustrative Drawing Styles / Mural Borders

Image credits: Salon Residence, Faux Flamingo Bird, Graphic Jungle by Katya Rozz, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little, Burcu-221 by Burcu Korkmazyürek, Dreamy Wall


Slick Leaf Photography / Luxe Tropicals / Gold and Copper Touches / Rich Tones / Shiny Surfaces / Varied Texture / Pattern Cover-Ups / Rich Velvets

Image credits: PrintsProject, muralswallpaper.com, Maboun Unlimited Ideas, Tropic Banana Leaf by Susi Jianyi, Found on Pinterest, Tropical Lucid by Hum Estúdio, Abigail Ahern, Limerence Wallpaper Ink by House of Hackney

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Patternbank are loving the vibrant and colourful work of Alaskan born artist Kim Sielbeck. When not creating colorful, bright art, Kim is traveling, playing surf guitar in her band Puppies, reading, hiking, or sailing around the islands. She shows her work in several self-publishing art and comics shows every year. Kim’s client list is impressive, with Nylon Magazine, Time Out New York, and Buzzfeed included in previous collaborations. See more of Kim’s bright and uplifting work on her site kimsielbeck.com

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The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the  Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out our Summer 2018 collection of prints at The Patternbank Studio.

ORIENT » Dolce & Gabbana  / Pb17 by mrdgk / Hand Drawn Koi Fish in Orchideas by Magdalena Maczewska / Band of Outsiders / Carpe Diem by Morselli MattiaCarpe Diem by Morselli Mattia / Emporio Armani

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

BLOOMING » Antonio Marras / Flowers Together by Riverside Bonfire Studio (Premium Studio) / MSGM / Flowers in Black & White by MKDesigns / Frost Rose by Kathleen Ney (Premium Studio) / No.21

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

HAWAIIAN VACATION » Dsquared / Blue Hawaiian by Shock Rider Creative Studio / Dries Van Noten / Ami / Palm Angels / Lush Jungle by Katya Rozz / Black Outlines Hibiscus With Leaves and Flowers by Christine Lara

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

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Justyna Wołodkiewicz creates wonderful abstract and beautifully unique embroideries, adding polymer clay to produce 3-Dimensional surfaces, that appear to grow from their traditional wooden hoops. Each piece is unique in colour, texture and shape, evolving in a spontaneous and organic way. The finished pieces look a little bit like living organisms or curious plant life from the deep, you can see more on her Instagram and purchase her works from her Etsy shop.

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We recently went to Première Vision New York at Pier 94 on the 18 – 19 July 2017. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufacturers ready for the new Autumn/Winter 2018 /19 season. Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas. Many thanks to our eyes and ears in New York and Patternbank Designer Alice Lam of Circlealine.

Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

Rough Textures / Marble Paintings / Raw Soft / Shadowy Depth / Metallicized Mineral Surfaces / Tonal Darks / Cloudy Uneven / Tone on Tone

Image credits: Marble Texture Blue Black White Patterns by Oana Soare, Fluorite – Minerva Mine, Hardin Co, Illinois, Found on Pinterest, Elie Saab Resort 2018, Fingal’s Cave Scotland, Underwater Sea Cave Found on Pinterest, Crystal Cave Rock, Oil by Ray Collins, Psyche Marbled Swim by Alice Lam


1920’s Gothic / Inverted Florals / Large Scale Blossoms / Elaborate Placements / Rich Borders / Enigmatic Opulence / Rich Tones / Dyed Shearling

Image credits: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries ABC, Victorian Gothic Found on Pinterest, Dark Garden by Susi JianyiAutumn Plants and Leaves Gradient Background by Oana Soare, Zardozi Embroidery, Lithograph Dark Floral Pattern by Omerta, Fendi Couture Fall 2017


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Shop our latest Print & Pattern Trend Report for Fall/Winter 2018/19 – Vision 5:

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 5: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Historical Life / Belle / Paisley Obsessions

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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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