Patternbank recently visited Première Vision and Indigo to discover the key print trends emerging for Spring/Summer 2013. This three day event is an essential industry trade show that gives a powerful insight into the future seasonal trends. Our team walked the show and gathered print trend information from the inspirational Trend Forums.

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African Graphics

African graphic impact ~ Tribal abstracts & geometric elements ~ Linear build ups ~ clashing repeats ~ Border and placed pattern ~ Painterly effects ~ Outline graphic art ~ Two tone effects ~ Batik and block print textures ~ Bold colour usage, “Water Dreaming,” 1972, by Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri, Marni S/S 2012Carven S/S 2012 Via, Seraphine Louis


Vivid Jungle

Tropical vegetation focus ~ Photo-real jungle scenes ~ Micro and large-scale tropical flower studies ~ Watercolour textural effects ~ Symmetrical prints ~ Fern leaf overlap pattern forms ~ Engineered tropical placements ~ Distorted jungle prints

Emilio-Pucci-Spring-2009 via Vogue.comLucie de Moyencourt, Illustration by Haeckl, Le Douanier Rousseau, Alberta Ferretti S/S 2012The Mystic Corner,


Garden Crop

Fresh colour use ~ Garden life illustrations ~ Flowers and vegetable mixes ~ Botanical spring floral blooms ~ Traditional country garden flowers ~ White ground patterns ~ Stylised linear looks ~ Playful pattern

Christopher Kane S/S 2012, Dimtry Ligay, Matt Wisniewski, Alice & Olivia S/S 2012


Geometric Signs

Abstracted geometric patterns ~ Stripe, Dot and zigzag pattern interaction ~ New Geometric variations ~ Bold clean looks ~ Overlapped geo pattern ~ New fractured pattern effects

Kate Kosek, Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard, Matt W MooreHenri JacobsMungo GurneyRob Nadeau,



Digital blurs ~ techno tie-dye effects ~ Strong and vivid saturated colour mixes ~ Soft and subtle colour blends ~ Sunset colour banding ~ Fluid movement ~ Blurred and translucent layered effects

Shane McAdamsJennis Li Cheng TienEskayelEtro S/S 2012Eric Cahan


Circle State

New form polka dot expression ~ Painterly textures ~ Pencil and delicate line work ~ Large and micro scale use of dots ~ Abstract compositions ~ Inverted circle formations ~ Shadowed and ghostly techniques ~ Muted colour hues

Alex Dipple, Hein KohSerena Mitnik-MillerHenri JacobsFendi A/W 2012Karen Margolis

Patternbanks in-depth trend report continues in Part 2 which covers Premiére Vision’s sister show Indigo Salon.

Première Vision + Indigo – Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 2 now available