The Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2016-17 catwalk shows began last week in New York and Patternbank have compiled the strongest print looks from the designers in two inspiring and informative posts. In this first selection we see designers taking a trip to the Seventies, revisiting historic exotic wallpaper and exploring elegant stylised floral pattern use. Watch out for our Part 2 New York Print round up which will be live later this week.
Custo Barcelona F/W16
Optical 70s Geometrics – Modern Mosaic Pattern – Patchwork Geo’s – New Tribal Motifs – Decorative Graphic Pattern
Custo Barcelona Photos via Vogue.com
Reworked Wallpaper Prints – Indian Inspired Pattern – Exotic Motifs & Scenes – Stylised Woodblocks – Historic Archive Prints
Zimmerman Photos via Vogue.com
Mara Hoffman F/W16
70s Glam Pattern – Ethnic Edge – Persian Rug References – Exotic Botanical Prints – Fantastical Florals
Mara Hoffman Photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank breaks down the key print trends from the Cruise/Resort Pre Spring 2013 catwalk Shows. These shows are a great insight into the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk shows (which we’ll also be covering). Here we bring you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from these recent Resort shows. This is the first instalment featuring six key print trend stories, Part 2 will follow shortly. Sign up to our Newsletter to find out when part 2 is live on the site.
Oil Paint Expression – Loosely Rendered Pattern – Marbling and Mineral pattern references – Freshly Painted form – Movement Lines – Unexpected Brights
Dissected Border Prints – Stripes in Border format – Intense Border use – Deconstructed Paisley Print Elements – Enlarged Border detail – New Forms of Engineered Prints – Repositioned pattern structures – Baroque Border prints
Subtle Art Brush Strokes – Paint Dabs – Oil Paint Textures – Bold & Bright Colour Hues – Fun Paint statements – Gradient Colour effects – Single Stroke Brush Marks – Brush Movement Marks – Textured Brush Patterns – Mixed scale brush work
Native American References – Twisted Cultures – Tribal Reworks with Folkloric inspirations – Energetic visuals – Vibrant Brights – Summer Ikat looks
Mid Scale Florals – Powerful, Bold Colour Plays – Vivid Color mixes – Saturated Prints & Botanical Studies – Tropical References – Overgrown Country Gardens Studies – 60s Vibe Florals
Stark Contrasting Patterns – Optical Plays – Floral mixed with Geometric Prints – Structure and linear form visuals – High contrast statements – Chevron and Stripe Abstract Prints
Check back soon or sign up to the Patternbank’s newsletter for info on Part 2 of this essential print trend report to aid you in your new collection developments.
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