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In the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week S/S15 we feature some of the key designers on the catwalk, from the stunning underwater gardens and folk floral motifs as scarf prints at Valentino, to Tsumori Chisato’s whimsical take on fashion where summer is a fantasy of flowers and nature. Look out for Patternbanks up and coming S/S15 Catwalk Print & Pattern report which will bring together all the key print trends for the season ahead.

Valentino S/S 15

Underwater Sea Creatures – Psychedelic Floral Motifs – Graphic Scarf Prints – Elaborate Borders and Placement Prints – Floral Outlines – Oversize Prints

Valentino photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Leonard S/S 15

Delicate Indigo Sketches – Floral Scatterings – Pastel and Crayon Texture – Expressive Linear – Beautiful Painted Chrysanthemums – Equisite Embroidery

Leonard photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Hermes S/S 15

African Looks – Perspective Geometrics – Tonal Colour – Blow Up Scarf Prints – Graphic Shapes – Solid and Linear Lines

Hermes photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Maison Martin Margiela S/S 15

Feminine Florals – Soft Botanical Handpaintings – Asymmetric Shapes – Japanese Prints – Daisy Chains – Simple Motifs

Maison Martin Margiela photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tsumori Chisato S/S 15

Whimsical Painted Illustrations – Handsome Peacocks – Fantasy Florals – Naive Drawings – Unsteady Hand Qualities

Tsumori Chisato photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Sacai S/S 15

Bandana Paisley Prints – Micro Florals – Borders and Placement Prints – Spliced Florals – Breton Stripes – Lace Panels

Sacai photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Junya Watanabe S/S 15

Abstract Geometrics – Origami Folds – Graphic Geometry – Giacomo Balla Futurism – Bold Colour – Intersecting Circles

Junya Watanabe photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Kenzo S/S 15

Cut-out Mesh and Broderie Anglaise – Futuristic Abstracts – Subtle Graphic Shadings – Torn Shapes – Pin Stripes

Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Viktor & Rolf S/S 15

Retro Flower Prints – Photographic  – Bold Outline – Subdued Colour – Ombre – Trompe L’oeil Pinched Plastic Prints

Viktor & Rolf photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella McCartney S/S 15

Flower Appliqué as Leopard Spots – Jigsaw Puzzle Animal Prints – Block Printed Pattern – Floral and Koi Carp Formations – Cut Out See-throughs

Stella McCartney photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Chanel S/S 15

Paint Splatters – Saturated Colour – Overscaled Watercolour Florals – Emile Nolde Style – Overpainted Tweed – Soft Focus

Chanel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Andrew Gn S/S 15

Wave Movement – Bold Contrast – Simple Kimono Floral – Woven Checks – Painterly Texture – Solid Lines and Shapes

Andrew Gn photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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The Patternbank team are loving the colourful glitch artworks of Spanish born artist Manuel Fernández. Fernández uses a wide range of techniques to create his art which include painting, animated gifs, photography, video and print. These beautiful statements are created with UV paint on canvas. Fernández is founder and curator of Domain Gallery a web based gallery focused on digital and internet based works.

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Patternbank love the colour popping cut-outs of artist Maud Vantours. Vantours trained in design at the parisian school Duperré, specialising in textiles and material research. Using simple materials like paper and card Vantours sculpts in layer after layer using colour combinations that enhance her work and create wonderful patterns and graphics. Vandours has worked on some fabulous projects including Adidas’s ZX Flux trainer and Arjowiggins creative papers. Check out her website for more works of art.

 

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Jen Garrido developed her alter persona Jenny Pennywood in early 2008. The fine artist decided in order to keep her fine art separate from her graphic design business she would require another name. Working in her San Francisco studio Garrido focuses on the rhythms of nature for inspiration and her brush marks and paint splatters evolve to become pattern repeats after being scanned in and digitally compiled. See more from both creative personas here & here

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Patternbank recent stumbled upon this Osaka based graphic artist and illustrator Swich Spice. We love Swich Spice’s use of mixed media pattern and graphic subject matter. Here Swich Spice mixes photo real drawings and geometric pattern backdrops to create some amazing visual statements. Check out more of his work on his Behance & portfolio sites.

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The Patternbank team love the digital environments that Mark Dorf creates seeking out unfamiliar landscapes and juxtaposing nature with art and digital photography. The subtle colour changes in background colour emphasise landscapes that sometimes seam unreal in themselves. Dorf is from a family based in science and the arts and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, you can see more of his art work at mdorf.com

 

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$3,000+ Stock Textile Designs for $400!

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  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • 64 hi-res ready to use stock prints from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded 53 page PDF with linked thumbnails of all 64 textile designs

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

Part 1 of our indispensable print trend report for Spring/Summer 2016 comes with 64 hand-picked exclusive hi-res stock print designs from the Patternbank Studio, our revolutionary Online Textile Design Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 8 strong directional print trend stories.

The PDF contains eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette-inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our mood boards set the scene with imagery chosen to create an atmosphere for the trend; our print direction pages break down the mood and focus on inspirational print direction visuals to offer you a concise reference. All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  Buy S/S 16 Print Trend Report Part 1 + 64 Stock Designs - $400

Below are a few of the 64 designs featured in the pack.

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COLORFUL BY ZULKARNEYN  |  TWINKLE BROOCHES BY STACEY CANNING LIDDALL  |  ORIENTAL SUNSHINE BY VELVETGOLDMINE  |   MOSAICA BY KERRIE CAUVIN 

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PAINTERLY FLORALS 2 BY GAYLEIGH CHESTER  |  VINTAGE FLORAL BY NIMINI  |  MATISSE FLORAL BY AINA MARTINEZ SNAPE  |  WILD GARDEN BY LEAH STRENGER 

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FLOWER GARDEN BY PYGMY CREATIVE  |  TROPICAL BY MELANIE GOW  |  CUT OUT FLORAL BY KERRIE CAUVIN  |  GARDEN OF PASTELS BY SUHITA MITRA 

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DIGI IKAT BY GAYLEIGH CHESTER  |  RAINBOW STRIPES BY TETIANA KARTASHEVA  |  FEATHERED BANDS BY GWYN MARATHAS  |  FLOWERS SPLASH BY JULIANA FERNANDES 

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BLUE ON MY MIND BY JULIANA FERNANDES  |  PRECIOUS DECORATIONS BY SIMONETTA DE SIMONE  |  BLUE PAISLEY BY ELIZABETH RACHAEL  |  HAND PAINTED PAISLEY BY LEONIE RICHARDS 

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IMPRESSIONS BY GAAHA  |  BROKEN CHINA BY LORRAINE PURCHASE  |  LITTLE PLANTS AT THE WINTER BY DAWID ROC  |  FLO_05 BY EUGENIA ZEISER 

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WATERCUT BY INDIGO BELL  |  BLUE ICE TEXTURE BY TETIANA KARTASHEVA  |  ZIGAG BY TALIA DONAG  |  ABSTRACT LIGHT IRIDESCENT BY SEEPRINTS 

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WILD FOLIAGE BY SUHITA MITRA  |  DREAMY GARDEN_1 BY MIA  |  PD WATERCOLOR 03B BY CHARLOTTE PRINSEN  |  BLACK LEAVES BY VIRGINIA HOLMES 

  Buy S/S 16 Print Trend Report Part 1 + 64 Stock Designs - $400

 

 

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Spring/Summer season is here again! Patternbank are excited to release Part 1 of our unmissable Spring/Summer 2016 print & pattern trend report. Our specialist forecasters have selected the most directional and progressive trend themes to help you plan your new print developments for Spring/Summer 2016.

Plan your prints with confidence with these eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette/inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our directional mood boards set the scene with imagery chosen to create an atmosphere for the trend; our print direction pages break down the mood and focus on inspirational print direction visuals to offer you a concise reference. Explore 16 commercially relevant print trend themes that can help you develop and plan your new seasonal collections.  All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 on trend hand-picked colour images

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

Buy Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report Part 1 - $80

 

 

 We also offer a version of this report bundled with 64 exclusive prints from the Patternbank Studio.

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Buy Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report Part 1 + 64 Stock Designs - $400

*We’ll refund the cost of the standard report if you’ve already purchased it

 

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Patternbank are loving the bold photographic work by Los Angeles based photo studio JUCO. Juco is the collaborative work of Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud who both met at The San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. JUCO’s have already worked with the likes of Apple, Marie Clarie, Nike, Tokion, Target and Sony. Check out more of their pattern enhanced work on JUCO’s portfolio site jucophoto.com

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The Patternbank Team thought we would share the work of Mark Whalen, Australian born artist who is currently showing at the Melbourne Art Fair with blackartprojects. Based in Los Angeles, Whalen’s work depicts outer-space environments using geometric perspective, illustrating rituals and ancient cultures with strange characters that dance, contort and interact in unusual ways. Check out more of his work including beautiful ceramics at markwhaleart.com

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The Patternbank team are loving these vibrant crafted mandalas by South Carolina based artist Jay Mohler. Ojos de Dios also know as God’s Eyes which originates from Mexico and inspired by Huichol natives to protect people from evil. These colourful yarn mandalas make a impressive crafted statements and Mohler has mastered this art form. See more of his ojos and learn how to create them on his website here.

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The patternbank Team thought we would share the installation work of Cameron Gray which exhibited back in 2013 at the Miami Art Fair, presented by the Mike Wiess Gallery, Gray exhibited “Birth of a Legend”, an explosive riot of neon colour, state-of-the-art digital technology and hypnotic kitsch. The installation featured 27 stacked monitors looping a digital animation amongst other sculptures made of unrelated bric-a-brac and bursting with colour. Make of it what you will but we just love the sense of humour and chaos that collide to make these mind blowing images.

 

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Cotton picking in Hubbard Texas were the humble beginnings for painter Mark English. His inspiration to become an artist came from watching painters decorate the windows of local shops to advertise Rodeos and this seemed a much more enjoyable career choice than days spent in the fields. After teaching himself the basics Mark went on to the University of Texas and The Arts Centre Los Angeles and was finally awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Academy of Art, San Francisco. The Patternbank team love his collection of faceless portraits, where collages of fabric remnants are concealed within his painting to inject flashes of detail and pattern. See more here.

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Matt Lyon also known as C86 is a London-based artist and illustrator who loves to draw and doodle, creating wild shapes and patterns in vivid tropical colour. Lyon is a master of typography directly working with pen on paper where he captures the shapes and letterforms and then adds tonal colour from dark to light. The inspiration for many of his magical and playful fantasy lands where patterns and shapes emerge from allover, range from an interest in art and culture, including Folk Art, Paul Klee, Jean Dubuffet and illustrators, Jim Flora, Heinz Edelmann and David Klein. Lyon has worked for Nike, AOL, AT&T and Microsoft and his designs have been widely seen in books, magazines and wall spaces. See more at mattlyon.tumblr.com

 

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Its hard to believe that a super successful business woman such as Lulu deKwaitkowski has time in her busy life running her textiles, interiors and lifestyle shops, to fit in her painting. But this vibrant collection of works are the product of her travels around the world. Studying fine art and interior design in her home city of New York, Lulu relocated to Paris to study tromp l’oeil which later she transferred to fabrics. Lulu says “Whether I am traveling or at home in my backyard, my eyes are constantly seeking the colour, uniqueness, and originality of my surroundings. I paint to capture moments where life has jumped out at me, bringing inspiration to my sight and soul. Through these prints, I hope to be able to pass along the spirit of this inspiration to you” To see Lulu’s portfolio of original artworks and products, visit her website here.

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This is for all the creative minds in and around London this Summer. The Southbank Centre has launched ‘The Summer of Love Festival’ bringing together hundreds of artists, communities and partners. The festival, which celebrates the Same Sex Couple Act, features an exciting programme of free events, differently-themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. The Thames-side site is also being transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations and artworks. Time to get all loved up and go! For more details and how to find it visit the website here.

 

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Patternbank are loving these quirky little teapots drawn by Na Kim, a New York based artist and designer. Na Kim says about her work, “my own drawings and paintings based on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness, everything”. See more of her drawing and graphics on her website.

 

 

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Patternbank love the vibrantly colourful paintings and prints by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Milhazes is well known for her work which draws on both Latin American and European Traditions. A first major retrospective of her large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival is on show from Sept 19th 2014 – Jan 18th 2015 at Pérez Art Museum Miami.

 

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The Patternbank team are loving the expressive illustrations of Spanish artist Diego Marmolejo. Barcelona based illustrator Marmolejo describes himself as ‘a normal person who draws weird stuff, I talk with my fingers’. We love his beautiful illustrations which combine strong colour, floral pattern and strange goings on – amazing stuff. Check out more of his playful artworks on his site DiegoMarmolejo.com

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