Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17 show was a riot of colour, texture and pattern when Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection hit the runway. The collection was all about real people, with 140 individuals from all ethnicities, walks of life and ages, kitted out in individually tailored looks, with Dolce & Gabbana’s signature overload of florals, animals and opulence.

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Check out Stella Jean’s eclectic new collection from Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17 show. The collection focuses on influences from the cold war and highlights todays ongoing political tensions. Stella’s signature mashup, showcases a Bohemian mix of illustrative winter scenes, ethnic patterns and folk influences with a hint of U.S. military dress.

See Stella’s full collection on Vogue.com

The Patternbank team once again travelled to Paris this February to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Spring/Summer 2018 show. Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts. Collated into 10 inspirational print trends with mood and print direction pages per story. This concise trend report will be an essential design tool to inspire and direct your new print and pattern developments.

Once again the smaller trend forum areas were inspiring spaces with plenty of directional print stories for Spring/Summer 18. In this report we have analysed 10 of the most important print trends coming through for next season.

  • 10 Première Vision print trends for S/S 18

  • 35 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 120 on trend hand-picked images

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Diane Itter was an American fibre artist working in the early 1970’s creating small-scale works from fine, vividly coloured threads. Inspired by historical textiles from Peru, Japan and Africa, her work took on a very different approach to other fibre artists of the time, who were producing large scale hangings and woven sculptures using natural, undyed fibres and unevenly tied knots. Studying at the University of Pittsburg, she was encouraged by the artist William Itter (her future husband) to experiment with hand-tied knots rather than loom-woven fabrics. A game changer of her time, Itter led to the next wave of experimental fibre artists such as Lia Cook and Helena Hernmarck. Sadly she died in 1989 at just age 43 but her beautiful work can still be seen in museum collections around the world.

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Peter Pilotto’s Fall 2017 collection at London Fashion Week took us on a trip to Peru where the designers explored quilting techniques and oversized pockets were decorated with Inca style designs in contrasting thread. Abstract bold leaf prints were other stand out pieces to this vibrant show.

See Peter Pilotto’s full collection on Vogue.com

This is our essential Vision 1–5: Collection Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern Trend Report Bundle containing all 5 of our popular bitesize SS18 Vision Print Reports.

BUY VISION 1–5: SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION

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

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Our friends at The Silk Bureau have a great discount offer available to all our Patternbank customers. With competitive rates it’s never been easier to turn your purchased Patternbank digital designs into printed fabric. Head over to ‘The Silk Bureau‘ website for more information on this great promotion – The Silk Bureau x Patternbank discount offer.

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Patternbank recently teamed up with ‘Make It In Design‘ and supplied our Autumn/Winter 2017/18 print trend forecast intelligence to inspire and guide their Winter course. We’ve selected our key pattern highlights from the recently published galleries.

AW1718 – OPULENT // DARK VEILS

Check out the full gallery for the Dark Veils Winter trend brief here.


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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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