Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ania Dergachev in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ania joined Patternbank as a designer last year, her designs range from beautifully drawn illustrative animal compositions to hand drawn florals and foliage. Her designs have been featured on clothing from brands such as The Kooples, H&M and Robert Graham.
Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.
5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures
Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour
Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 50 directional hand-picked images
Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references
This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.
Check out For Restless Sleepers latest collection at Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17. A luscious mix of over-scaled scenic paintings, giant insects and wondrous creatures.
See the full For Restless Sleepers collection on Vogue.com
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.
Patternbank have been feeling the festive Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street and online for Christmas this year. We have put together some key looks we’ve spotted. Happy Christmas dressing!
Tree Decorations – Anthropologie, Wrapping – John Lewis, Gems by Katya Rozz available on the Patternbank Studio, Bauble – Anthropologie, Wrapping – Selfridges, Vivid Helsinki Marble & Woodgrain Gift Wrap – John Lewis
Bunnie Reis is a “natural storyteller, time traveler and lover of all that is us, living in a world filled with magic and imagination.” From her Cosmic Animal Gloves, a Patternbank favourite, where she plays with the idea of old and new, transforming old leather gloves with visual symmetry and cosmic references to spirit animals. To her paintings, which are filled with magic and imagination, her work is constantly individual. Check out more of her work on her website and Instagram.
Patternbank are a big fan of Katie Scott’s work and with the release of her new book Botanicum next month we thought we’d share some of the illustrations with you, along with others from her book Animalium. Scott was also asked to create this animated “living wallpaper” for Publicis for their London office, taking her work to another level. “Together we created two seamlessly looping animations for display on an ultra-wide projector system and an LCD video wall. The animations evolve slowly over time, creating a subtle sense of movement with their fantastical botanical activity. This brings an intriguing feeling of change to the space in which they are displayed.” Truly beautiful and captivating work.
The Patternbank team are excited to launch the latest AW17/18 Print Trend Report focused towards Kidswear & Stationery . Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftwear experts have been scrutinising and researching the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend tool. This 57 page report is filled with inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, and aims to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments.
4 macro trends, 12 print stories and 24 print & graphic direction pages
Over 55 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 180 directional hand-picked images
Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references
We recently discovered the work of Berlin based artist Romy Blümel, her intricately detailed and beautifully stylised illustrations are captivating and intriguing. In the process of creating her artworks, Romy employs an unusual technique – a combination of emulating the look of a woodcut or linocut but in her preferred medium of painting. Working in paint allows Romy to communicate with a broad spectrum of colour and to utilise the texture of brush strokes, be they bold or subtle. She often draws directly on to an area of paint with a knife. Paintings are sometimes merged with ink drawings, layers being created in several stages. The combination creates a unique and luminescent image, with striking textures and vivid colours.
With Chelsea flower show in full swing this week, we thought a little floral inspiration with a twist was needed in the shape of Tokyo based artist Taiichiro Yoshida. The artist is renowned for his intricate floral wildlife sculptures rendered in hundreds of hammered metal blooms. Decorative metalworking in Japan has a long history that began sometime in the fourth to fifth centuries. These skills have been passed down through the generations and Taiichiro continues the tradition in these flower encrusted animals and birds. See more from Taiichiro on his website and for an in depth insight into the processes involved visit Highfructose here.
The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the London shows. The current trend for mixing different eras continued with the 1930’s and 40’s appearing heavily on the catwalk as well as the 70’s glam rock styles with a touch of Ziggy Stardust. Eccentric women in all their glory with beautiful florals and lace with a few wacky added touches like rain hats at Christopher Kane. Watch out for Milan Fashion Week live on the site later this week.
Christopher Kane A/W 16/17
Fused Lace and Felt – Dusty Rose Prints – Delicate Lace Drawings – Big Bouquets – Crafted Crochet – Felted Mixtures – Exccentric Add Ons – Over Scaled Embroidery Badges – Ribbons and Trailing Embroidery Stems
Christopher Kane photos via Vogue.com
Peter Pilotto A/W 16/17
Placement Embroidery Stories – Icy Texture – Nordic Leave Pattern – Abstract Frozen Landscapes – Frosted Snow Pattern – Lacey knits – Nordic Diamond Prints – Alpine Knit Designs
Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.com
Burberry A/W 16/17
70’s Swirly Pattern – Oversized 70’s Floral – Python Skin Prints – Glam Rock Style – Soft Plaid Tartans – Luxe and Lustre – Abstract Geometric Tiles – Stylised 70’s Lustred Florals
Burberry photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank are smitten with Helen Ahpornsiri’s beautifully delicate illustrations crafted from tiny dried and pressed ferns. Ahpornsiri has been making her pictures in the East Sussex countryside where she lives since being inspired one day to try and create a Fern Weevil she had been drawing in ink out of real pressed Fern’s. Since that day her beautiful patterns have evolved using the tiniest pieces of foliage to make butterflies, seahorses, beetles, dragonflies, moths, hares and owls. Follow her on Instagram to see her breathtakingly beautiful work unfold and to purchase your very own piece go to her shop on Etsy.
Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS17. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 70 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.
4 macro trends, 16 print stories and 32 print & graphic direction pages
Over 70 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 200 directional hand-picked images
Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references
Our inspiration is split into four overarching macro trends: Escape / Honest / Modern / Treasured. These four mood setting themes are then split into four smaller and more directional trends, all containing a mood board, print & graphic direction pages with credited images for your convenience. The print directions break down each of the moods to focus on inspirational print and graphic direction. This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with sixteen trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS17.
Susan O’Byrne was born in Cork, Ireland. She began her artistic studies at Grennan Mill Craft School where she received a certificate with merit in 1991. In 1994 she moved to Scotland to take up a place at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1999 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Design and Applied Art. In 2002 she was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in ceramics, also from Edinburgh College of Art. These beautiful sculptures of animal and birdlife are created using a wire frame onto which Susan applies fine layers of patterned paperclay in a mosaic layout over the surface of each creature. Instead of creating exact replicas of particular species the artist has focused on producing human emotion in each of her sculptures. See her website here.
Patternbank have been feeling the Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street for christmas this year. We have put together some key looks spotted in the shops and of course online from simple modern geo patterns, bright neon pops of colour, fun imagery, we love the space theme very current with our own astronaut up in space right now and beautiful crafted looks, the choice is yours. Happy Christmas dressing!
Different Tree Wrap – John Lewis, Eldan Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Geo Reindeer – Cox and Cox, Borba Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Boutique Iron Gem Geo Drop – John Lewis, Fir Tree Card – Luna & Curious, DIY Washy Tape Gift Wrap – almostmakesperfect.com, Hanging Paper Fan – Selfridges, Noel Placemats – Habitat
Dinara Mirtalipova, Christmas Napkin Set – Coral & Tusk, Kraft Lace Tree Charity Christmas Cards – Habitat, Wooden Reindeer Tags – Meri Meri, Rico Christmas Cross Stitch Stamp – John Lewis, Paper Christmas Tree, Heaven Sends – Selfridges, Reindeer Gift Bag – Meri Meri
Beaded UFO – Conran Shop, Man on the Moon Gift Wrap – John Lewis, Glittery Blue and Silver Bauble – Conran Shop, Robot Snowman – Conran Shop, Starbust LED Window Light – John Lewis, Paper Planet Decoration – Conran Shop
These highly decorative and unmistakably unique ceramic tiles and patterned pots are the work of Brazilian artist and architect Calu Fontes. These pattern rich pieces are influenced by her family’s roots in the heart in the Bahia region of Brazil. With references to gods from the Afro-Brazilian region of Candomble, combined with flowers, fruits and stylised nature, Calu crams an elaborate collage of pattern and colour into each of her creations. See more of her work here.
Patternbank bring you the final instalment of Milan Fashion Week where Milan continued to show a strong trend towards print and pattern from textiles around the world, tropicals with a hint of South America and Peru from Stella Jean were strong on the catwalk. As were Missoni’s vibrant array of stripes going in every direction with a free loose ethnic feel to them. Catch Paris Fashion Week here on Patternbank later this week.
Stella Jean S/S16
Embroidered Floral Prints – South American Textiles – Exotic Birds – Colourful Textile Patchworks – Tropical Fruits – Striped Tablecloths – Raffia and Pom Poms – Traditional Costumes – African Patterns
Stella Jean Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Ombre Chevrons – Varied Stripes – Hand Painted Look – African Tribal Prints – Freehand Zig-Zag – Sporty Stripes – Brilliant Colour-ways – Mixed Layouts – Stripe Blocks – Bold Black Accents – Textured Line
Missoni Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Antonio Marras S/S16
Romantic Rose Prints – English Garden – Elaborate Applique – Renaissance Decoration – Antique Lace Finishes – Distinguished Ribbons and Braids – Tonal Leaf Prints – Autumnal Colour
Antonio Marras Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Abstract Tropical – Simple Silhouettes – Sophisticated Leaf Pattern – Colour Block Geos – Large Scale Abstract Leaf – Primary Colour – Graphic Shapings – Sporty Contrasts – Minimalist Line
Marni Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Dolce & Gabbana S/S16
Summer Botanicals – Embroidered Lace – Opulent Framed Prints – Meadow Florals – Rose Garden Prints – Expressive Brush Marks – Romantic Florals – Painterly Styles – 50’s Riviera – Italian Traditions
Dolce & Gabbana Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Geometric Patterns – Abstract Layouts – Checks and Plaids – Geometric Fabric Applique – Colour Block Placements – Painted Marks – Woven Details – Ethnic Mark Making – Fringing Asscesories
MSGM Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Restless Sleepers S/S16
Expressive Line – Bold Tropical Florals – Simple Leave Shapes – Statement Florals – Vibrant Colour – Placed Layouts – 70’s Loungewear – Vintage Geometrics – Contrasting Scales
Restless Sleepers Photos via Vogue.com
Animal Skin Mix Ups – Bold Brush Marks – Vibrant Colour Clashes – Abstract Pattern – Skin on Skin – New Camouflage Combinations – Patched Animal Print – Overlaid Print Marking
Versace Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Tattoo Cover Ups – Tie Dye Denim – Colourful Embroideries – Tropical Surf Style – Neon Brights – Wetsuit Details – Parrots and Tropical Palms – Bejewelled Finishes – Placement Prints
DSquared2 Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Ethnic Border Prints – Paisley Patterns – Borders and Striped Layouts – Decorative Edges – Embellished Detailing – Eastern Style – Romantic Boho – Braids and Trim Details
Fay Photos via Vogue.co.uk
This captivating mix of illustration and embroidery are the work of artist Aii Doknommeaw. Based in Thailand Aii originally worked in advertising, but decided to opt for the quiet life running embroidery workshops and inspiring others to grab a needle and get creative with thread. To see other projects Aii has been involved in and to have a peek at her students creations, visit her blog here.
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