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.
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
The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Pre-Fall 2017 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that perfectly complement each story. The Pre-Fall 2017 collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Autumn/Winter 2017 Catwalk shows. Slightly more commercially focused, but nevertheless important in their instant availability and timely showings.
Adam Lippes / Floral Love by Angela23 / Altuzarra / Lovely Flowers Vector by Marilia / Tropical 11 by Bauhaus / Gucci / Mystical Garden by Flavia Lozano / Gucci
Rachel Newling works with linocut to produce stunning artworks depicting some of Australia’s unique bird species and tropical flora and fauna. The Linocuts are hand printed on to handmade Japanese Washi paper and then hand coloured once the print has dried. Newling uses lightfast acrylic gouache paint and an artist’s proof print as her guide for the colours and tones applied to the print in the same edition, “there are always slight variations as my colouring is “painterly’ therefore each print in an edition is an individual.” Patternbank love her depiction of some wonderful looking Cockatoo’s alongside the native species of Australia. Newling grew up nr Padstow, Cornwall and attended an art school in London, before she made the big move to Australia.
The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the Spring and Summer 2017, Menswear Catwalk shows alongside some great designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Spring/Summer 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.
FLORAL OUTLINE » Antonio Marras / Boglioli / Emporio Armani / Marni / Paul & Joe / Emporio Armani / Papavre Field by Vivienne Kristof / Silhouette Floral by Camilla Coelho
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.
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Patternbank are a big fan of the beautiful draughtsmanship found in Kit Miles‘s work. Miles has recently been awarded the 2016 prize for best new designer at this years Homes and Gardens designer awards. Not surprisingly Miles is an advocate of the skills for drawing, enabling wonderful and often surrealist imagery to be incorporated into their designs. Miles formed his studio after completing his MA at the Royal College of Art and has since worked on projects for Duplex’s Colour Futures exhibition at Somerset House for the London Design Festival and a new line of fabrics for Liberty of London.
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
The Patternbank team have been busy extracting all the key print looks for you in the final instalment of New York Fashion Week. Once again we saw designers take a trip to the 60’s and 70’s, with Glam rock and bohemian styling being the key print trends coming through from New York this Fall season. Look out for our forthcoming reports on London Fashion Week.
Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments – Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks
Libertine Photos via Vogue.com
Anna Sui F/W16
Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays – New Biba References – Psychedelic Prints – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints
Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.com
Vivienne Tam F/W16
Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References – Eclectic Folkloric Plays – Explored Patchwork & Ikat
Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank thought we’d share again the work of talented illustrator and print designer Sarah Arnett who produced some exciting work shown here, collaborating with Kim Hunt a creative director in the fashion industry. The British design studio Modern Love, define themselves as “digital settlers”, as applied to a person born and instructed in a non digital world, but who integrates the use of technologies in their work.
The duo ran a year long exhibition throughout 2015, Adventures Numeriques aimed to experiment the possible relations between traditional craft work and digital technologies in the fields of textiles and fashion. If you didn’t get a chance to visit you can still view their work on the website and photos from the exhibition here. Patternbank love their concept of embracing the digital technology available to us but still remembering the importance of craft and how it can enhance what we produce. We look forward to seeing future collaborations from this talented duo.
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.
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.
A/W 2016/17 – MIXED ORIENTAL MOTIFS / INDIGO STENCILLED / BAMBOO LEAVES & SHOOTS / ORIENTAL BIRDS / ORIENTAL SCENES & BORDERS
ABSTRACT FLOWER BY BOZHIDAR SVILENOV / BAMBOO LEAVES BY SONAL KUMAR / BRUSH & FLOWER BY LUIZ LONDRES / JAPANESE BIRDS BY PRINTMUSE
ORNAMENTAL BIRDS BY MELANIE GOW / BAMBOO BLUE BY SONYA ROMEO / DRAGON & KOI BY ADRIANNA THOMAS / PRINT DESIGN 86 BY LATHA MATHEW
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ORIENTAL SHADES BY MISTRAL DISEGNI / DANDELIONS BY JANE STOLYAROVA / JASMINE BIRD BY ANGELO ARTIMUS / ORIENTAL BERRIES BY VARPU KRONHOLM / SOFT TROPICAL LEAVES BY STACEY LIDDALL / DATEBENDED FLOWER BY IOANNIS KOSELOGLOU
Image credits: Alexa Chung, Valentino Resort SS16 Vogue, Kawabata Gyokusho, Japanese Chiyogami Paper, Vivienne Tam A/W 15/16 Style.com, Kenzo SS15, Hyakka Ryoran, Florence Broadhurst
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Sofia Perina-Miller in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Sofia was born in St.Petersburg and studied fine art at the University of Technology and Design in Saint Petersburg where she gained her degree in Fine Art and Textiles.
Currently based in Scotland Sofia has developed a unique style of painting winning her numerous awards from institutions such as The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art and The Federation of British Artists. Not only is Sofia an expert with watercolour but her collection also includes digitally created patterns.
Sofia also designs for Patternbank Premium our collection of one-off designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area aimed at key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry where access is granted on application.
Last Roses available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio
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