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Bloodlines, an exhibition currently running at The Andy Warhol Museum until May 21st 2017, presents a new body of work by New York-based artist Firelei Báez. The exhibition showcases paintings and drawings depicting textiles, hair designs and body ornaments, linking symbols of power with human gestures. Báez’s work is instantly beautiful with her gifted ease at using different mediums from abstract washes of paint to intricate drawings of botanical flora and fauna and mixing patterns along the way. Inspired by lineages of black resistance and making connections that further our understanding of dispersed groups, Báez is interested in the craft and art forms traditionally thought of as “women’s work” where textiles, jewellery and ceramics is constant in her work and this in turn can be seen in her own intensive artistic labour, understanding their struggles and illustrating this within her own work.

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Patternbank are loving Zak Ové’s celebration of African and Trinidadian culture, where he pays tribute to both spiritual and artistic African identity. Born in London he now lives and works in both London and Trinidad. Zak works in sculpture, film, painting and photography, often collaging antique and found materials, where he is interested in reinterpreting lost culture and mythology. We particular love these wonderful collaged works, a carnival of decoration and pattern! Check out his Instagram page here for more inspiring work.

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African Fabric House is based in Uganda, East Africa and is passionate in its love both of fabric and Africa which is reflected in their carefully curated fabric selections. African Print Fabric or Kitenge (or Chitenge or Ankara or Real Wax) is a traditional waxed cotton fabric worn across Africa that comes in a vast range of vibrant colours and designs. They source all their fabrics from the textile markets in Kampala and are re-stocking all the time – for much more amazing African fabric check out the African Fabric House website.

 

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We’ve taken all 3 of our extremely popular Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Reports and bundled them up into an indispensable PDF Download. The Collection contains Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 (a saving of $60 if you were to buy all 3 separately).

  • 28 print trends for Spring/Summer 2015

  • Over 120 pages of print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 inspirational hand-picked images

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Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this bundle of extensive reports will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2015. These trend reports will become your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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In this extensive new PDF report, Patternbank brings you the essential Spring/Summer 2015 print trend information seen at February’s Première Vision and Indigo shows in Paris. Our trend team were on hand to capture all the seasonal key points. This report brings you the key print trend insights from the show, making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments.

  • 12 Première Vision print trends for Spring/Summer 2015

  • 48 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 on trend hand-picked images

  • Indigo Salon Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Themes

  • Première Vision Colour trends for S/S 15 with TCX Pantone references

This 48 page report includes 12 inspirational print trends :-

African Lux / Bloomsbury / Botanical Plates / Distorted Check / Experimental Accident / Fantasy Floral / Linear Scribble / Micro Geometric / Simple Flowers / Skins & Scales / Tampered Stripe / Tropical Bold

Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2015. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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Patternbank brings you our final print highlight report from Milan A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. In this final instalment  we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Marni A/W 2014/15

Stylised Blooms – Linear Outlines – Volume and Depth – Monoprint Styles – Painted Brushwork – Artistic Paintings – Exuberant Mark Making – Bold Painted Colour Blocks – Artisanship and Couture Details – Multicoloured Fur – Felted Stripe Colour Bands

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Heohwan Simulation A/W 2014/15

Poppy Prints – Layered Details – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Hand Painted Florals – Linear Details – Collaged Newspaper Prints – Intarsia Knitwear – Optical Effects – Checkerboard and Check Mixing

Heohwan Simulation photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Antonio Marras A/W 2014/15

Botanical Florals – Bouquet Arrangements – Hidden Surreal Imagery – Collaged Illustrations – Photographic Wolf Placements – Dark Studies – Pen and Ink Drawing – Full Bloom Photographic Florals – Animal Skin Texture – Graphic Knitwear Pictorials

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

MSGM A/W 2014/15

Blown Up Photographic Portraits – Gerhard Richter Inspired Paint Texture – Blurred and Distorted Florals – Dark Backgrounds Revealing Print – Broken and Fragmented Roses – Monochromatic Arrangements – Soft Focus – Dripped and Dragged Effects

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2014/15

Enchanted Forest Prints – Forest Blossom – Magical Woodland Imagery – Owls and Woodland Creatures – Escutcheon and Key Collections – Naive Appliqué Florals – Tree of Life Pattern – Medieval References – Border and Large Scale Placements

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella Jean A/W 2014/15

Mixed Cultural References – Bold African Wax Prints – Whimsical Animals – Peacock Feathers – Exuberant Cockerels – Rugby Stripes – Multilayered Pattern Mixes – Vibrant Colour Combinations – Smart Geometric Shapes

Stella Jean photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Marco De Vincenzo A/W 2014/15

Metallic Rainbows – Checks and Grids – Lurex Accents –  Ribbed Contours – Graduated Colour Changes – Textured Plaids – Circle and Spot Combinations – Diagonal Stripe Plays – Mottled Textured Backgrounds – Graded Metallic Stripes

Marco De Vincenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli A/W 2014/15

Decorative Art Deco Pattern – Beaded Art Deco Columns – Feather Prints – Blazing Flame Prints – Snake and Crocodile Skin – Blurred Texture – Colour Dipped Areas

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank bring you more highlights from the Pre Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collections. These collections give an insight into the up and coming Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collections and a taster of whats to come.

Alberta Ferretti – Pre A/W 2014/15

Marine Themed Prints – Textured Brushwork – Painterly Jacquard Waves – Watery Marks – Lithograph Map Drawings – Borders

Alberta Ferretti photos via Style.com

 

Talbot Runhof  – Pre A/W 2104/15

Geometric 3D Effects – Flat Graphic Colour – Abstract Shapes – Overprinted Pattern – Bias Stripe Layouts – Diagonal Stripes

Talbot Runhof photos via Style.com

 

Antonio Marras – Pre A/W 2104/15

Stylised Botanic Florals – Engineered Print Layouts – Detailed Illustration – Layered Collage Prints – Sprigs of Floral Bouquets

Antonio Marras photos via Style.com

 

Givenchy  – Pre A/W 2104/15

Sequin Photographic Prints – African Inspired – Mosaic Pattern – Geometric Colour Blocks – Bold Colour Flashes – Graphic Stripes

Givenchy photos via Style.com

 

Nina Ricci  – Pre A/W 2104/15

Single Stems – Blurred Florals – Inky Depths – Overexposed Flower heads – Shadowy Areas – Off-set Imagery – Spaced Repeats

Nina Ricci photos via Style.com

 

Philosophy – Pre A/W 2104/15

Japanese Chrysanthemums – Abstract Florals – Blurring Textures – Splattered Paint – Grainy Marks – Distressed Areas

Philosophy photos via Style.com

 

Christopher Kane – Pre A/W 2104/15

Molecule Shapes – Circular Forms – Reflective Surfaces – New Shapes –  Pattern Overlaps – Scientific Experiments – Flat Graphic Colour

Christopher Kane photos via Style.com

 

Thom Browne – Pre A/W 2104/15

Blazer and Tie Stripes – Jacquard Leaf Pattern – New Camo Foliage – Tailored Stripes and Checks – Contrasting Fabrics – Tartan Mix

Thom Browne photos via Style.com

 

Giles – Pre A/W 2014/15

Baroque Jacquard Prints – Over-scaled Imagery – Pen and Ink Fashion Drawings – Fluorescent Touches – Tonal Gradings – Chain Link Prints

Giles photos via Style.com

 

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from New York S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

BCBG Max Azria S/S 2014

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Hand Painted Florals – Pattern build ups – Flowing Florals – Distorted Beauty – Monochrome Expression – Ink Marked Pattern – Sectioned structure

BCBG Max Azria photos via Vogue.com

Josie Natori S/S 2014

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Abstract Forms – Blurred Pattern – Monochrome Patterns – Rainbow-Bright Checks – Creative Print Mixes – Abstract Geometrics – Ombre Blurred Checks

Josie Natori photos via Style.com

Diane Von Furstenburg S/S 2014

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Tribal References – Linear Pattern – Gradient In-fill Pattern – African Animals – Light Distortion – Graphic Pattern

Diane Von Frustenberg photos via Style.com

Prabal Gurung S/S 2014

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Floral Collage – Pattern Patchwork – Bright Colour Use – Black & White Floral Painted – Cut-Up Pattern use – Abstracted Structure

Prabal Gurung photos via Style.com

Nicole Miller S/S 2014

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Floral and Print mix – Blurred and double exposed Prints – Shared & Fractured Looks – Intense Micro Kaleidoscope Effects  – Painted Floral -Abstract Texture Combinations

Nicole Miller photos via Style.com

Whit S/S 2014

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Delicate Summer Floral – Contrast Prints – Simplified Painted Blooms – Intense Colour Contrast – Fern and Flower References

Whit photos via Fashionising.com

Tanya Taylor S/S 2014

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Striped Form – Colour Plays through Striped Pattern – Stipple Brush Techniques – Flowing Pattern – Contrasting Colour use through Stripes – Hand Painted

Tanya Taylor photos via Style.com

Jeremy Laing S/S 2014

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Squeegee’d Pattern – Large Scale Photographic Florals – New York Artist Julia Dault’s Art – Fluid Studies – Movement Through Print – Ethereal Foliage

Jeremy Laing photos via Style.com

Red Valentino S/S 2014

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Painted Floral Studies – Full-on Blooms – 60’s Gardening Illustrations – Intense Looks – Summer Blooms – Hand Rendered Studies

Red Valentino photos via Style.com

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We’ve taken all 3 of our popular Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Reports and bundled them up into a handy PDF Download. The Collection contains Spring/Summer 2014 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Spring/Summer 2014 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $120.

  • 28 print trends for Spring/Summer 2014

  • Over 100 pages of print forecast intelligence

  • Over 380 inspirational hand-picked images

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Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this bundle of extensive reports will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2014. These trend reports will become your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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El Anatsui’s amazing installations and wall sculptures need to be seen to be believed. Using thousands of aluminium bottle tops and other found materials such as wood and clay he moulds and shapes these magnificent pieces. Like vast folded, sculpted and pieced together fabrics that shimmer and sparkle, they tell cultural and economic stories of their past use. Gravity and Grace : Monumental Works by El Anatsui is his first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, showing Until August 4th, 2013. Definitely a must see!

 

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In this new extensive PDF report, Patternbank brings you the essential Spring/Summer 2014 print trend information seen at February’s Première Vision and Indigo shows in Paris. Our trend team were on hand to capture all the seasonal key points from the show. This report brings you the key print trend insights from the show, making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments.

  • 12 Première Vision print trends for Spring/Summer 2014

  • 47 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 130 on trend hand-picked images

  • Indigo Salon Spring/Summer 2014 Print Trend Themes

  • Première Vision Colour trends for S/S 2014 with TCX Pantone references

  • Clean and visually inspiring layout

This 47 page report includes 12 inspirational print trends :-

Contemporary Ikats / Tribal Geometries / Earth & Cracks / Ready for Flight / Fantastic Aqua Life / Fantastic Safari / Horizon Lines/ Stripy Flowers / Exotic Aviary / Folkloric Mix / Strong Shadows / Teeming Vegetation

Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2014. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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Patternbank love the surrealist work of Swedish painter, illustrator and designer Max Walter Svanberg. His inspirations are mostly unknown but his work mainly features a woman’s body merged with elements of animals and fauna. They show a wonderful use of pattern, line, shape and texture with some touches of african and tribal art. He co-founded the artist group Imaginisterna in 1948 in Malmo, Sweden and it is here that a retrospective with 160 works will be shown to celebrate the 100 year jubilee of his birth. For details malmo.se

 

 

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