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Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the most important print & pattern collections, from Fall 2018 RTW Paris Fashion Week. Look out for our A/W18/19 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report coming soon,  an overview of all the recent shows containing the strongest print and pattern trends.

Dries Van Noten

Images via Vogue

Stylised Florals – Detailed Biro Drawings – Art Brut Inspired – Psychedelic Swirly Pattern – Limited Colour – Frenzied Drawing Style – Pen Texture

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the shows. There were patterns in abundance on the Paris catwalk with bright billowy Indian floral prints and paisley pattern from Leonard to a more sombre dark mood of the 1920’s in dark devoré velvets and cheetah and leopard patterns at Dries Van Noten. Watch out for the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week tomorrow.

Leonard A/W 16/17


Silk Scarf Printed Layouts – 60’s Paisley Prints – Indian Paisley References – Delicate Pen Florals – Large Scale Flower Heads – Saturated Colour on Black – Bohemian Essence – Delicate Neutrals

Leonard photos via

Chloé A/W 16/17


Pretty Broken Ditsy Pattern – Ethnic Stitched Kaftans – Blurred Mark Making – Moroccan References – Stitched Looking Prints – Ethnic Intarsia Knits – Textured Colour Mixing – Fringing Details

Chloé photos via

Manish Arora A/W 16/17


Wild Pattern Mixing – Abstract Geometric – Wild West and African Mix – Intricate Pattern Layers – Folksy borders – Photographic Fantasy Landscapes – Tribal References – African Wax Patterns

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Patternbank brings you Part 1 of the stand out key print trends from the recent Menswear Catwalk collections for Fall 2015. Here the team have analysed over a hundred of the strongest catwalk shows from London, Paris & Milan.

Upholstery Style A/W 15/16


Worn Carpets – Paisleys and Eastern Patterns – Tapestries Inspired Designs – Striped Upholstery Styles – Large Scale Pattern – Rich Autumnal Colour Hues

Etro / Pringle of Scotland / Etro / Antonio Marras / Antonio Marras / Etro –  photos via

Fanzine Statements A/W 15/16


Doodles & Handwriting – Photo Collage – Graffiti – Cut & Sew Designs – Ad hoc Patch Use – Scrawled Typography – Photocopy Monochrome Prints – Thrown Together Graphics

Vivienne Westwood / Sandro / Sankuanz /Christopher Shannon / Raf Simons / KTZ – photos via and Vogue

Mathematical A/W 15/16


Mapping – Constellations Inspired Prints – Geometry – Digital Camouflage – Linear Pattern – Typographical Mapping

Maharishi / Valentino / MSGM – photos via and Vogue

Dark Florals A/W 15/16


Midnight Blooms – Dark Ground Florals – Tone on Tone Prints – Sombre Floral Photographic Prints – Spacial Pattern Layouts

Alexander McQueen / Salvatore Ferragamo / Alexander McQueen 2nd Row Ami / Dior Homme / Alexander McQueen – photos via

Numbers & Type A/W 15/16


Historical Script – Bold Numbers – Graphical – Intense Build ups – Type and Number Patchwork – Placement Numbers

Acne Studios / Comme des Garçons / Dior Homme – photos via

Geo Puzzles A/W 15/16


Bold Geometrics – Grids – Tiled Layout – Optical Effects – Multiple Pattern Plays – Minimal Colour Use – Modern 60s Twist – Colour Blocking

Valentino / Valentino / Christopher Kane / KTZ / Chalayan / Gucci – photos via

Historical Recollections A/W 15/16


Vintage photography – Religious Paintings – Gallery Walls – Gilt Frames – Family Crests – Rich Photocell Prints

Dolce & Gabbana / Undercover / Dolce & Gabbana – photos via

Patternbank bring you the final highlights from the Pre Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collections. These collections give an insight into the up and coming Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collections and a taster of whats to come.

Stella McCartney – Pre A/W 2014/15

Oversize Polka Dots – Strong Graphic Prints – Bold Abstract Florals – Black and White Plays – Figurative Abstracts – Linear Drawings

Stella McCartney photos via


Marni – Pre A/W 2014/15

Graphic Leaf Prints – Outlined Edges – Highlighted Areas – Stylised Abstract Florals – Painterly Marks – Offset Imagery – Super-scale

Marni photos via


Valentino – Pre A/W 2014/15

Intaglio and Relief Techniques – Large Scale Placements – Scattered Imagery – Winged Creatures – Butterfly Studies – Bold Geometrics

Valentino photos via


Kenzo – Pre A/W 2014/15

Modern Graphic Lines – Checks and Grids – Jumbo Plaids – Surreal Photography – Plaid Mix-ups – Chequered Pattern – New Dimensions

Kenzo photos via


Christian Dior – Pre A/W 2014/15

Artistic Photographic Placements – Modern Floral Illustrations – Shaded and Sketched – Hidden Imagery – Soft Plaids – Iridescent Colour

Christian Dior photos via


See by Chloé –  Pre A/W 2014/15

Stencilled and Cut-out Looks – Floral Pattern Patchwork – Flat Colour Simplicity – Print Error Plays – Shadowed Imagery – Stripe Over-prints

See by Chloé photos via


Tsumori Chisato – Pre A/W 2014/15

Drawn Sketchy Looks – Painterly Illustrative Style – Humorous Storytelling – Exuberant Mark-making – Over-scaled Paint Brush Marks

Tsumori Chisato photos via


MSGM – Pre A/W 2014/15

Expressive Illustrations – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Drag and Dripping Effects – Conversationals

MSGM photos via


Matthew Williamson – Pre A/W 2014/15

Botanical Tropics – Flora and Fauna Illustrations – Intense Colour Use – Trailing and Climbing Botanicals – Kaleidoscope Repeats

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 3 which will follow shortly.

Celine S/S 2014

Bold Painted Brushstrokes – Newsprint Type – Graphic Emblems – Brassaï Graffiti References – Doodle Styles – Primary Colour Palette – Giant Strokes and Squiggles – 80’s Vibe

Celine photos via


Givenchy S/S 2014

Japan and African Cultures Collide – Warrior Style – Heavy Embellishments – Asymmetric Draping – Samurai Silhouettes – Earthy Hues – Encrusted Rainbow Sequins – Tribal Mood

Givenchy photos via


Tsumori Chisato S/S 2014

Creative Hand-painted Check Prints – Sketchy Painted Style – Ombre and Tie Dye Mixing – Quirky Illustrations – Painted Brushwork – Bleed and Watercolour Markings

Tsumori Chitsato photos via


Kenzo S/S 2014

Slogan T-Shirt Graphics – Fish Motifs – Crosshatched and Scribbled – Watery Prints – Fine Coloured Pencil Lines – Illustrative Drawing Style – Resist Areas

Kenzo photos via


Vivienne Westwood S/S 2014

Painted Tropical Florals – Over-size Scale – Silhouette Floral Sprays – Cute T-shirt Graphics – Fashion Mash-ups – Floral and Fabric Mix – Pieced Together Patchwork

Vivienne Westwood photos via


Christian Dior S/S 2014

Hyper Real Florals – Slogan Graphic Badges – Wisteria Trailing Blooms – Techno Colour Blossoms – Horizontal Multicoloured Stripes – Metallic Jacquards – Floral Sprigs

Christian Dior photos via


Chalayan S/S 2014

Blurred and Out of Focus St Tropez Scenes – Multicoloured 3D Fabrications – Artful Paint Strokes – Beach Towel Stripes – Blurred Tropical Prints – Pastel Hues

Chalayan photos via


Giambattista Valli S/S 2014

Pansy Scattered Blooms – Pale Softness – Wheat Prints as Paisleys – Deep Border Layouts – Pen Drawn Vertical Lines – 3D Floral Applications – Painterly Palette Marks

Giambattista Valli photos via


Sonia Rykiel S/S 2014

Experimental Florals – Unusual Plant Forms – Vibrant Rich Colour – Hand Drawn Qualities – Art Nouveau Style – Botanical Looking Florals – Heavily Embellished Areas

Sonia Rykiel photos via



Fashion Photographer Ruven Afanador paired up with Town and Country Magazine to create these amazing floral wonders. Here some of the strongest designer’s showcase their Spring 2013 collections. Entwined in fierce pattern plays this dreamy photo shoot has a fairy tale air to things. Styled by fashion editor Hanna Teare these photos give a real insight into upcoming floral trends for the Summer.



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Originally from Devon, England, Hermione De Paula studied at Central Saint Martins where she gained work experience with the likes of Christian Dior Couture, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and then worked for Jennifer Nicholson in Los Angeles. Since returning to London and setting up her own label, she continues to freelance and consult for London-based companies such as Nicolas Kirkwood. Recent collaborations include Her Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 collection, ‘Marguerite’s Menagerie’ centres around the fictional character who is a dreamer that allows exotic animals and floral prints to swathe her body. De Paula’s signature Dark twisted florals are joined by monkeys, exotic birds, flying fish and bees as well as a 3D dimension of feather embellishments and bead embroideries to adorn her muse. via


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