As it’s Valentine’s Day we thought we’d highlight some of our rose and heart designs that sum up the day. Head over to our online design studio to check out more of our rose and romantic referenced florals – Patternbank online studio – Roses. Featured designs:- Digital Rose by SHK Design, Liquified Rose Repeat by Suzanne Newman,  Red Roses in Green by Jaqueline Laux, Rose Garden by Susi Jianya Catwalk: Dolce & Gabbana, House of Holland & Tory Burch via Vogue & Imaxtree.

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David McLeod’s work experiments with colour, form and texture in a truly modern way, pushing the boundaries to produce surreal, organic animations and compositions of curious, abstract shapes. His series “Colourflow” can be viewed on Vimeo as hypnotic displays of moving particles, not unlike a Starling Murmuration: where they form a fantastic acrobatic mass before roosting. Another playful side to his work are his typography explorations into different hair characteristics through a bad pun. Originally from Australia, he now lives and works in New York City, go check out more of his recent work on Instagram where you can find visual inspiration interspersed by wonderful natural images.

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If you couldn’t make it to PV this year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enter discount code ‘PREMIUM15’ at our Online Textile Design Studio to receive a 15% discount. Valid until 28 February 2017.

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 33,000 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 PV, 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 – Blue Tropical Foliage With Flowers by Katerina Gri

Gary Graham eclectic layered collection took references from old historic textiles. Patternbank loved the exquisite detail of the dramatic embroideries and dark gothic autumnal prints.

See Gary Graham’s full collection on Vogue.com

Watch out for our Fall 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments – live in March. Check out our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk report here.

Fall 2017 fashion week has just kicked off in New York. The Patternbank trend team are here to edit through each show as it happens. Our aim is to bring you up to date with the strongest and most directional print & pattern collections hitting the runway this season.

Patternbank are loving Red Valentino’s Amish inspired collection. Beautifully intricate micro florals, homespun embroidered statements were crafted with a traditional folk look of the Amish community.

Red Valentino’s photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Fall 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments – live in March. Check out our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk report here.

The Patternbank team bring you Part 2 of our key Print & Pattern Trends from the Autumn/Winter 2017/18 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated trend driven print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Fall 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.

ARTIST » Lou Dalton / Abstract Painting Mirrored Colourful marker by Oana Soare / Prada / Brush by Michele TozziJust Move by Jessica Halford / Commes Des Garcon

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

FLORAL COVERS » Moschino / Facetasm / Summer Floral Lavender by Meryl Pardoen (Premium Studio) / Facetasm / Blue Flowers by Tim Lee (Premium Studio) / White and Black 01 by Beccy Bland / Dolce & Gabbana

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

PATCHED UP » Commes Des Garcon / Vivienne Westwood / Topman / Commes Des Garcon / Vk36_Colored_Patchwork by Victoria Krupp / Gothic Generation by Michele Tozzi / Dolce & Gabbana

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

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Josh Blackwell transforms the humble carrier bag into these elaborate and colourful pieces of artwork, where he considers their previous life and easy throw away nature. Instead their degraded status is brought to life with beautiful, colourful stitching in geometric patterns where references to a past life can be made. Discover more of his art objects and installations that explore and challenge the purpose and use of everyday items at joshblackwell.com

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The Patternbank Team bring you Part 1 of the key Print Trends from the Fall 2017 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Fall 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.

DECORATIVE INDIA » Etro / Etro / Ja-21 by Margarita Allard (Premium Studio) / Etro / Ja-19 by Margarita Allard (Premium Studio) / Abstract Paisley Pattern by Tatyana Anisimova / Dolce & Gabbana

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

RUG ROBES » Les Benjamins / Craig Green / Craig Green / Carpet Illusion by Angela23 / Tp-1395 by Soufiane Lafkih / Alexander McQueen / Ethnic Design by MK Designs

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

CALL OF THE WILD » Etro / The Eagle in the Mountains Scene by Jo Mitchell (Premium Design) / Les Benjamins / Etro / Dream Mountains by Dunya Atay / Fierce Animal by Studio Lebra / Balmain

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

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Igor is a neurobiologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and uses a confocal laser-scanning microscope to capture the incredible beauty and complexity of mantises, chameleons, butterflies, moths, stag beetles, geckos, frogs, caterpillars, snakes and any other form of creepy crawlie. Check out more of Igor’s incredible microscopy photography here.

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Patternbank are excited to release Vision 5: our fifth bitesize print and pattern trend report, focused on Swimwear for 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 an overarching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usage pages.

Vision 5: SS18 Print Trend Themes
Dark Jungle / Neon Tropics / Swim Marble


PURCHASE THE REPORT NOW - £20 / $28 / €26

 

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We recently went to Première Vision New York at Pier 94 on the 17 – 18 January 2017. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2018 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 Spring/Summer 2018.

Distressed Textures / Bark / Crackled Surfaces / Soil Erosion / Subdued Spices / Muted Earthtones / Rustic Fibers / Unrefined

Image credits: Cristopher Cichocki, Christopher Kane SS17, Wood Abstractions V.2 by Harding Penney, Found on Enjoythekisss, Wood Texture Nature by Camila Coelho, Jean-Yves Noury, Driftwood Beach by rctfan2


Iridescent Effects / Scales / Tentacles / Dreamy / Watery Florals / Palest Aquas / Icy Pinks / Powdery Lilacs

Image credits: Blurred Peonies by Angela23, Isaac Lonetree – Abstract Water Like Marbled Paper, Giorgio Armani S17, Natalie Westling and Carly Moore by Sølve Sundsbø for V Spring 2015, Dominique Dieulot, Lionhead Goldfish, Watercolour Abstraction by Shara Mays


Irregular Polygons / Street Art / Tribal Insignia / Post-modern Heraldry / Snakeskin / Clashing Colours / Deep Bright Rainbow Palette

Image credits: Dabney Frake-Kinder Ground’s Modern Modular Carpet, Victoria Topping, Mario Gerth Hotspot Media, Seamless Circular Fashion Abstract Texture by Chenpei, Utopia Manufactory, Broc02 Batikish by Alice Lam, Chanel SS17

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With such a mix of creative expression and exploration happening at the moment, we love stumbling across new forms that twist old or found elements together. These amazing pattern enhanced paper cut art statements are the work of American artist Elise Wehle. Elise Wehle studied art at Brigham Young University in Utah, but it wasn’t until she took a break from school and lived in Spain for a year that she understood what type of art she wanted to create. Surrounded by the patterns that cover Andalucía, Wehle began using similar patterns within her own work. Yet, it was the Alhambra, a Moorish palace covered in intricate, hand carved patterns, that influenced Wehle the most. She states, “My mind can hardly comprehend how men achieved such intricacy with a simple chisel. Although paper is very different from stone, that’s what paper cutting is like for me. It’s tedious, time-intensive, and at times both mind-numbing as well as finger-numbing, but the evidence of my commitment and passion for my art imbues itself into each cut out shape.” See more of Elise Wehle’s stunning paper cut  artworks here.

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This is the awesome work of Matt Mills. A multi-disciplined digital artist and designer from Austin, Texas. His creative journey has been long and strange taking him from 3D modeling to graphic design to motion graphics to web design to abstract art. Stock & Render is a project Matt created as a place to explore his artistic ideas. You can buy prints and t-shirts from his store or follow him on Instagram.

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