If you are looking for a slightly Mediterranean flavour to the festive Holiday experience, check out the Smeg, Dolce & Gabbana takeover at Harrods (November 2nd to December 28th 2017). The most famous British department store is showcasing a traditional Italian marketplace amidst puppets, lights and well-groomed trees that all give off an Italian & Sicilian style.

Patternbank are loving the new additions to the Smeg Dolce & Gabbana small appliance collection, which include Juicers, kettles & toasters. All decorated with themes and iconic motifs from Sicilian Culture. Get one on your Christmas wish list!

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Welcome to Patternbank’s third Vision instalment for Spring/Summer 2019.

Through the season we aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for new developments. 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: SS19 Print Trend Themes
Abstract Landscape / Surreal Floral / Urban Scrawl


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Patternbank were out at the London Illustration Fair launch last night. London’s contemporary illustration event has returned this weekend with a programme packed full of the most exciting illustration, printmaking, and design! Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play with interactive artworks and hands-on workshops. With over 65 exhibitors, from the hottest emerging talent to established names, The London Illustration Fair is the destination to discover the best in illustration today. The fair runs from 1st – 3rd December, more info here. Check out our favorite artists/studios seen at the fair.

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Wow, these beautifully chaotic artworks caught our eye recently. Jim Gaylord another Brooklyn based artist who uses gouache on cutout paper to create these stunning visual statements. We love the technique Gaylord uses within his work. Here rearranging abstract cut out shapes into distorted vibrant compositions. Check out more of his artworks here.

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Welcome to Patternbank’s second Vision instalment for Spring/Summer 2019.

Through the season we aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for new developments. 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 2: SS19 Print Trend Themes
Pale Folk / Delicate / Simple Form Florals


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The Patternbank Team were blown away by the stunning detail of these mandala works by Asmahan A. Mosleh. Infused with gold leaf accents, Yemeni artist Asmahan, shares her work on her Instagram @murderandrose, where each piece takes upward of 80 hours to complete. Using acrylic paints and drawing the thinnest of line in pen, she then fils with bright pops of colour and completes with pearls of paint, for the final texture and detail.

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Welcome to Patternbank’s first Vision instalment for Spring/Summer 2019.

We 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: SS19 Print Trend Themes
White Meadow / Classical Ornament / Unfinished Nature


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Working with predominantly raw clay, Phoebe Cummings creates temporary sculptures and installations, made on site and only lasting the duration of the exhibition. Responding to the natural world around her, her work interprets art and design sources, including porcelain sculpture, botanical illustration, prints and architectural ornament. Patternbank love the natural poetic and delicate fragility of her work, that is only with us for it’s allotted time. Phoebe Cummings has also just been awarded BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, in partnership with the V&A and the Crafts Council, this prize aims to find and celebrate the most innovative and exciting craft practitioner or designer-maker resident in the UK today. To see more of her beautiful work check out her Instagram.

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Patternbank love Basso & Brooke’s new venture into the world of interiors. The fashion duo are known for being one of the first to show a fully digitally printed collection of clothing at London Fashion Week in 2003. Their move into interiors seems fitting and perfectly displays their bold use of colour and graphic elements, so constant in their designs. Jupiter 10 will be launching a collection of fabrics to coordinate with the wallpapers, rugs and tiles in the same designs. Check out more on their Instagram @jupiterten.

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Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana, creates colourful embroidered patterns, over vintage photographs of artists, musicians and icons of present and past. Highlighting garment details and facial features, Villasana brings the images to life, with a modern twist and somewhat surreal quality. For more of her colourful transformations, check out her Instagram feed and victoriavillasana.com.

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The Patternbank team are loving the Autumnal look & feel of Jill Bliss’s vibrant fungi finds. Amazing textures, pattern structures and colour combinations within this project have a stunning visual effect. Bliss lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest and whilst out walking has collected an assortment of wild fungi. These have been arranged and photographed to create a project she entitled ‘Natures Medleys’. Explore more of her beautiful work here.

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Soft Neutrals / Pastel Shades / Pale on Pale / Natural Colour / Muted Texture / Faded Softness / Delicate

Image credits: Colourblock Watercolour Leaves by Melissa Rodgers, Saul Leiter, Marina Hoermanseder, Textured Landscpae by Sophie Wade, Free People, Graphic Floral with Coloured Cubes by Renata Seixas Correa, The Timber and Stone Retreat, Myself Magazine July 2017 Taylor Bagley and Laura Mayerhofer by Daniella Midenge

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Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70

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The Patternbank team are excited to share our latest Autumn/Winter 18/19 print & pattern trends focused towards the Kidswear & Stationery markets. Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftware experts have been scrutinizing and researching the world of design, art, and pattern to create this essential print trend information. This print trend intelligence is aimed to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments. Don’t forget you can shop our vast print collection dedicated Kidswear category on the Patternbank studio.

Tribal & Folk Crossover Style / Patchwork Pattern Plays / New Tribe Looks / Ethnic & Tribal Florals / Playful Motif Use

Credits: Velvet Embroidered Kimono / Johnny Was / Candy Lane Kidz / Folk Traditional Thai Tiger Pattern by Efva Broberg / Ethnic Botanical by Prisma Studio / Busy Patchwork Quilt by Leanne Friedberg / Country Threads / Leaders of the Pack – Hooligans Magazine / Erika Pochybova / Bunnie Reiss


Woodland Finds / Leaf Studies / Mushroom & Fungi Diagrams / Labeled Nature / Dried Plant Pattern / Linear Studies

Credits: Instagram @rivuletpaper / Bobo Choses / Ellen Hoverkamp / Woodland Watercolour by Matthew Ponting / Watercolor Pattern Acherontia Atropos by Tatyana Komarova / Insect Vintage by Camila Coelho / Keiko Minami / Jill Bliss / Hooligans Magazine


Weird Creatures / Microscopic Findings / Creative Lifeforms / Otherworldly Animals / Stylised Illustrations / Alien Bugs / Imaginative Drawings

Credits: Lepidoptera Obscura / Keyana Franklin Photography / Spring Ocean by Jackie Lee Conroy / Ernst Haeckel / Cosmic Nuggets / Bjorn Lie / Katie Scott / Bjorn Lie / Phil Wheeler

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Wow, these bold vibrant and textural delights are from the incredibly talented Liz Payne. Liz Payne is an artist living and working in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. Exploring the combination of what is ‘art’ and ‘craft’ in her work whilst creating a style that is uniquely distinctive, her work breaks free from the mold. Combining paint with a variety of thread and a multitude of beads and sequins, vibrant works of art are created that are both explosions of colour and meticulously intricate in their detail. See more of her crafted embroidery artworks here.

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