Patternbank are excited to release the first of our new bitesize Print Trend installments for Spring/Summer 2018.

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.  Patternbank will be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports – renamed Vision.

Our Vision trend alert publications will contain 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme will include a over arching directional mood page, 2 Print direction pages and 2 colour usages pages.

Vision 1: SS18 Print Trend Themes – Living Garden / Abstract Thread / Bloom in Detail


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Paul Smith showed sophisticated style in this SS17 collection at London Fashion Week. Patternbank loved his use of bold abstract flowers and a sweet daisy that looked like a polka dot from afar. Another highlight was the sophisticated linear florals with unusual colour combinations inspired by Gustav Klimt.


Paul Smith photos via

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 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


Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the talented duo behind Peter Pilotto have travelled to Peru and Columbia to find the inspiration for this SS17 collection. Exploring museums, looking at folk textiles, their clothes are brought to life with abstract flower prints and bejewelled flower patches, a collaboration with the contemporary New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard.


Peter Pilotto photos via


Patternbank found themselves spellbound at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s SS17 London show, a collection entwined with mythical spells, nature and astrology including some beautiful flower printed dresses. The models were adorned with floral creations, leaves and ferns, a collaboration with make up artist Val Garland and florist Flora Starkey.


Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via


Patternbank is the world’s leading online design studio with the largest collection of textiles designers all under one roof. With our new site upgrade we are reacting, innovating and evolving to the ever changing design industry. We are looking to the future. Patternbank is changing the way the design industry shops for textiles designs and surface patterns.


Check out all the new features that we’ve rolled out today…


We’ve created an all new design preview engine that automatically puts designs in repeat.


We have introduced a larger selection of new products that you can visualise the patterns on. Our new templates include: a new dress, leggings, wallpaper, a trainer, kids t-shirt, backpack, book, iPhone cover & a men’s shirt. These new product templates enable you to see the design realistically on certain products helping you get a true feel for how the design will look. Our designers are able to choose 5 masks from a selection of 12 brand new ones so they are able to show off their design like never before.


You can now position and scale the designs giving you the ability to view a design in large scale or small ditsy. We also have a unique zoom feature that enables buyers to see designs up close to view the detail of the design.


Our designers are now able to upload optional design files including colourways, Pantone colours, original drawing, photographs – anything goes. Again, giving you more value from your purchases.


We have added new license features so you to get more from the Patternbank design collection. Our ‘Stock Non-Exclusive License’ has been renamed ‘Standard Non-Exclusive License’, our ‘Premium Exclusive License’ remains unchanged. Newly uploaded Standard License designs can now be purchased with a layered PSD (for bitmap designs) or vector AI/EPS (for vector designs) via Extended License Options. Allowing buyers to use the design for commercial product for resale. Our basic Standard license allows noncommercial use of designs. We’ve also improved our licensing page so if you have any queries please take a look here. If you have any feedback or questions please email


Patternbank are loving the latest SS17 NYFW collection from Red Valentino. A mix of American Kitsch references that include Flamingo allovers and LA beach prints.


Red Valentino photos via

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 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


Patternbank are loving the latest SS17 collection from Thom Browne. Fifties luxury tropical cruise style, with checkerboard patterns, striking appliquéd graphic ferns and bold hibiscus florals.


Thom Browne photos via

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 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.


If you can’t make it to Premiere Vision in Paris this year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enter discount code PV0916 at our Online Textile Design Studio to receive a 10% discount. Valid September 13–15 2016.

The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive collection online. Come on over to our virtual stand to browse more than 25,000 designs and buy the finest on-trend, exclusive hand picked designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. Our designs are painstakingly categorised, tagged and sorted into seasonal trend themes to save you time and money.

Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at Premiere Vision in Paris on 13–15 September 2016, but our trend team will be there taking in what’s hot and new in preparation for our popular Premiere Vision Trend Report which will be available to buy shortly after the show.

Featured design – Vk179 by Victoria Krupp