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Midnight Garden by GUKUUKI

Patternbank were excited to see our Première Vision + Indigo – Autumn/Winter 2013/14 Print Trend Report being used as inspiration for the Find New Designers Print and Pattern Pin Hop June 2013 on Pinterest. A Pin Hop is a variation on the Blog Hop idea, but instead of having to trawl through lots of different Blogs you can see everything on one Pinterest board. Brilliant! Over 50 hand picked super talented surface pattern designers submitted original designs to the Pin Hop which started on Saturday June 15th. Check it out here.

The 4 chosen stories were Midnight Garden, Optical Day, Historical Adornment and Urban Metropolis. Each designer picked one theme and created a pattern and 2 – 6 coordinates.

We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on many of these designers for our forthcoming ‘Patternbank Studio’ where we’ll be selling print and pattern designs online. If you would like to be one of the first to appear & sell designs sign up now for the pre-launch application. Please email with 4 – 6 sample designs.

I’m sure you’ll agree that there are some incredible designs by some very talented designers, we’ve picked a few of our favourites here, just click on the images to visit their Blog. We’re looking forward to the next Pin Hop. Thanks to Tina Olsson / FYLLAYTA for oganising the event.

Midnight Garden by Ella Tjader


Midnight Garden by Catriona Robyn – CR Designs

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Patternbank brings you our second print trend highlight report on London’s recent Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear Fashion show. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Fall / Winter 2013. Keep an eye out for our reports on the Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2013


Artistic Motifs – Painterly Scene – Photos Reengineered Nature – Shadowy Landscapes & Scenes – Monochrome Looks – Soft Looks and Smoky Prints – Full Panelled prints

Mary Katrantzou photos via

Preen A/W 2013


Border Print Patterns – Flowing Spacial Prints – Pixelated Animal Skins -High Contrast Effects – Blurred Tarten – Whimsical Winter Borders

Preen photos via

Issa A/W 2013


Geometric Structures – Tapestry Prints – Bohemia Pattern – 60s and 70s Print references – Painted and Abstract All-over Prints – Bold Graphic Repeats

Issa photos via

Tom Ford A/W 2013


Abstract Floral Designs – Tapestry Reworks – Graphic Impact with Sequin Statements – Optical Plays – Tribal Folk Pattern Twists

Tom Ford photos via

Louise Gray A/W 2013


Clashing Pattern Layouts –  Oversized 80s Inspired Prints  – Glamorous Graphic Impact – Free Spirited Geometrics – Over Sized Bold Pattern

Louise Gray photos via

Matthew Williamson A/W 2013


Opulent Eclectic Prints  – Chevrons and Border Prints – Intense Autumn Vintage Blooms – Lux Tapestry References  – Rich Bohemian Print Looks

Matthew Williamson photos via

Peter Pilotto A/W 2013


Bold Kaleidoscopic Prints – 3-D Printed Form – Structural Pattern Plays – Mirrored Pattern – Lattice Effects

Peter Pilotto photos via

In this report Patternbank brings you our print and pattern highlights from the recent London A/W 2013 Fashion Week. Here we have selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for the Fall / Winter 2013 Season. Check back soon for Part 2 of the London Fashion Week print report, which we are currently working on!

Holly Fulton A/W 2013


Geometric Pattern & Patchwork  – Regimented Lipstick prints – 3D Structure Pattern – Tiger & Bear Face Graphic Motifs – Collaged Workings – M.C. Escher Inspired Geometric Cube Prints – Twisted Art Deco Plays

Holly Fulton photos via

Clements Ribeiro A/W 2013


Folk Borders – Geometric Impact – Folkloric influences – Tapestry Patterns – Brazilian ‘Chita’ Floral Placements – Grid and Colourblock Layouts – Tartan – Animal Print References

Clements Ribeiro photos via

KTZ A/W 2013


Deconstructed Tarot & Playing Card Elements – High Contrast Pattern Combos – Pop Tribalism – Leather Patchwork Pattern – Intense Pattern Mixes – Kaleidoscope Print Build-Ups

KTZ photos via

Giles A/W 2013


Gold Foil Print Highlights – Neon Folk Looks – Photographic Fractured Prints – Abstracted Photo Prints – Oversized Ikat Prints

Giles photos via

Christopher Kane A/W 2013


Re-energised Camouflage Prints – Sculptural Geometric Structures – Brain Motifs – Charles Rennie Mackintosh References – 60s Visual Plays

Christopher Kane photos via

Erdem A/W 2013


Oversized Sequins  – Dark Grounds – Abstracted Prints – Mixing of Blurred and In Focus Forals – Damask References – Lace and Rose Layered Looks – Scattered Pattern Structures

Erdem photos via

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013


Panoramic Landscape Print  – Mathematical Ratio References  –  Dystopian Visuals – Infinity Sci-Fi Borders – Digital Experimentation – Print Structures Inspired by The Golden Ratio – Smoky Looks

Jean Pierre Braganza photos via

Part 2 of Patternbank’s London’s Print & Pattern Highlight report will be live shortly.

Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2013 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Fall / Winter 2013. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Clover Canyon A/W 2013


Graphic Constructivism – Mirrored Pattern – High Contrast Baroque Styling – Fractured Forms – Monochrome Looks – Russian Folk References

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Libertine A/W 2013


Oversized Wallpaper Pints – Art House Brush Marks – Gold Embroidery Highlights -Structured Polka Dot Prints – Rich Pattern Effects – Accidental Marks

Libertine photos via

Helmut Lang A/W 2013


Monochromic Geometric Motifs – Sliced Patterns – Artistic Brush Marks – Visual Texture Within Pattern – Structure Within Print

Helmut Lang photos via

Marc By Marc Jacobs A/W 2013


Pattern Within Florals – Large Scale Scattered Floral Layout – Colour Intensified Looks – Optical Plays – 60’s Pattern Plays

Marc By Marc Jacobs photos via

Carolina Herrera A/W 2013


Spacial Pattern Layouts – Flowing Silk Prints – Glamorous Blooms – Stylised Chrysanthemum – Large Midsize Florals

Carolina Herrera photos via

Christian Siriano A/W 2013


Opulent Decoration  – Abstracted Prints – Warped Photo Prints – Lux Interior References  – Gold Highlights

Christian Siriano photos via

J Crew A/W 2013


Bold Prints – Mix and Match Print Plays – Romantic Allover Florals – Reinterpreted Traditional Pattern – Mixed Moroccan Prints

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Patternbank brings you it’s second Menswear Print Trends report for Autumn/Winter 2013. Here we bring you a concise overview of the key looks sure to influence the season from the recent Menswear catwalk shows held in London, Milan and Paris. View Patternbank’s Menswear Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1 here.

Tile Patterns

Tile Inspired Design – Block Repeats – Geometric Patterns – Mosaic Mix-ups – Decorative and Ornate Art Deco – Damask References – Intricate Repeat Pattern Work

MAN – Agi & Sam, Dries Van Noten, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Etro, Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus. Photos via and


Collage Graphics

Photographic Overlays – Cut-up Magazine Style – Placement Prints – Art Inspired – Abstract Layouts – Graphic Mix – Chaotic Collage plays – Digitally Manipulated Pattern

James Long, John Galliano, John Galliano, Givenchy, Moschino, Etro. Photos via


Floral Bloomed

Plays on Floral Tradition – Botanical Blooms – Intense Floral Prints – Tonal Colour Use – Vibrant Richness – Realistic photo prints – Large Scale Blooms – Brocade Styling – High Saturation Colour Use

Louis Vuitton, McQ Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, MSGM, MSGM, KATY EARY. Photos via


Camouflage/Animal Skin Distorted

Distressed Textures – Painterly Brush Strokes – Camouflage Re-invented – Ikat Styles – Natural Elements – Splattered Effects – Monochrome Effects – Allover Impact

MSGM, McQ Alexander McQueen, MSGM, Walter Van Beirendonck, John Galliano, Richard Nicoll. Photos via


Paisley Pattern Mix

Paisley Scarf Prints – Over-scaled Paisley Print – Decorative Pattern Mix – Bohemian Style – Rich Texture and Layered Looks – Highly decorative details – Re-worked & Twisted Paisley Pattern – Abstract Motifs

Etro, Diesel Black Gold, Sacai, Dries Van Noten, Etro, Dries Van Noten. Photos via and




Patternbank breaks down the key print trends from the Menswear Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalk shows held in London, Milan and Paris. Here we bring you a concise overview of the key looks sure to influence the season. This is the first instalment featuring four key print trend stories, Part 2 will follow shortly [Update – Part 2 live]. Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter to be kept right up to date with all the latest stories.

Form, Colour and Line


Large Scale Colour-blocking – Geometric Arrangments – Bold Colour usage – Abstracted Pattern – Graphic Statements

MSGM, Dirk Bikkembergs, Iceberg, Umit Benan, Walter Van Beirendonck, Fashion East. Photos via and


Exaggerated Check

Over-scaled Checks – Tartan Mix – Printed Outerwear – Diagonal Checks – Plaid Overprints – Engineered Check Placements

E Tautz, James Long, Moncler Gamme Bleu, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Umit Benan. Photos via and


Cartoon and Slogan Graphics

Comic Characters – Statement Slogans – Humorous Illustrations – Typography with Pattern Infills – Full Panel Statements – Colour Block Graphic Visuals

Christopher Shannon, E Tautz, Fashion East, James Long, Sibling, Walter Van Beirendonck. Photos via and


Conversational Humour

Mono Repeats – Cartoon Imagery – Modern Toile du Joué – Obscure Graphic Illustrations – Minimal Placements – Simple Icon Repeats

Astrid Anderson, Fashion East, Martine Rose, MAN Agi & Sam, Dolce & Gabbana, Raf Simons. Photos via and

Go check part 2 of our essential Menswear Print Trends Autumn/Winter 2013.

With the first day of INDIGO New York today, Patternbank thought we’d share the shows five surface design directions for Autumn Winter 2013/14. INDIGO New York has steadily become a must visit show for the textile design industry. Running for just 2 days: July 31 & 1st August, INDIGO is a great show for obtaining an insight into new print trends coming through for Autumn/Winter 2013. Indigo New York is also a great pre show before September’s Première Vision & Indigo in Paris. Find out more info about the current show at indigo-salon.

Indigo Salon A/W 2013

Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 West, 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues),
New York, NY 10011

July 31st – August 1st, 2012
9am – 6pm

All images above © Première Vision SA

Inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2013 – Marbled Paint Effects – Molten Glass Patterns – Cracked Painterly Prints – Textured Landcapes – Drawn Lines – Layered Textures – Subtle Colour Washes – Bright Accents – Artisan Style

Norman Stuart Clarke, Luke Brooks A/W 2012 image via, Kurt Jackson, Eva Isaksen, Missoni A/W 2012 image via


Inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2013 – Prints inspired by Burnished Looks – Distressed Tapestry – Rich Oil Colours – Ornate Imagery – Historical and Decorative Pattern – Textured Marbled Effects

Flora Vagi, Giles Deacon A/W 2012, Alicia Tormey, Image found via Bittbox on Flickr, Garden; Cataluna by Rebecca Crowell, Hein Koh, Marbelling, Helmut Lang A/W 2012, catwalk images via

Patternbank brings you it’s second ‘Catwalk Print Trends’ round-up for A/W 2012. Covering all the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, we bring you the key looks that are sure to influence the season. These reports aim to give you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from the recent catwalk season.

Collage of Art

Art statements – Collage expression – Abstract art forms – Patchwork forms – Texture plays – Exaggerated knits and appliqués – Spliced and overprinted form – Overlaid pattern – Varied art references

Antoni and Alison, Ferna Yamamoto, Bernhard Willhelm, Antonio Marras, Bernhard Willhelm, Luke Brooks, Michael Van Der Ham, Dries Van Noten, Antoni and Alison. Photos Via


Oversize Jewels – Gold ornament – Bejewelled Tweed – Mirrored Holographic’s – Sequin Charmed – Costume crystals – Photographic prints – Visual opulence

Antoni and Alison, Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Matthew WilliamsonLouise GrayChristian Dior,  Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs. Photos Via

Eastern Tribe

Brocaded silks – Oriental motifs – Modern Eastern plays – Pattern and motif blends – Jacquard and embroidered details – Gold and metallic threads and print effects – Ornate dragon and bird motif use

Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Vivienne Tam, Jason WuDries Van NotenBarbara BuiDries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler. Photos Via


Golden ecclesiastical –  Glistening brocades – Metallic and burnished gold looks – Elaborately embellished – Cross stitch and Tapestry work – Pearl studded looks – Pearlescent shades – Opulent gold

Dolce and Gabbana, Collette Dinnigan, Barbara Bui, Valentino, Balmain, Temperly, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Kinder Aggugini. Photos Via

Graphic impact

Street Art beauty – Graphic symbol & icon use – Sprayed visual marks – Large scale art – Airbrushed visuals – Graphic havoc – Cut and paste looks – Typography pattern  – Vivid colour use

Antoni and Alison, Ashish, Gaultier, Bernard Willheim, Luke Brooks, Manish Arora, Louise Gray,  Manish Arora, Balenciaga. Photos Via