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The Patternbank team are once again loving Lisa Krannichfeld’s mixed media artworks that incorporate watercolour and intense pattern plays. We featured Lisa back in 2015 but spotted some of her powerful new work recently.
Lisa was born and raised in Little Rock, AR in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Her expressive portraits refute the traditional portrayal of women being passive subjects to gaze upon, evident in their disinterested, and at times defiant expressions. Breaking traditions further, Lisa often uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolour materials in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials. See more of her stunning work on her website or check out her work at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles March 15-18.

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Patternbank are loving the work of Tom Abbiss Smith. The recently graduated illustration artist from Norwich University Of The Arts, currently lives in Norwich, UK. Through both contemporary and traditional techniques such as digital collage, print making and painting, Tom explores shape and form to produce abstract works and illustrative outcomes. His work can be seen in various publications, including Creative Review, Wallpaper Magazine, Crack Magazine and Walnut Magazine. Tom’s most recent clients include Atelier Pichita, Whip Appeal Of Sweden, Unlimited Store and El Moderno Concept store. See more of Tom’s work and his recent collaborations here.

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This week the Patternbank Team have been finding inspiration on the London catwalks Spring/Summer 15 where print and pattern has been strong with bold individuality in expressive florals and painterly marks to more delicate and intricate pattern. Spring fresh colours were accompanied with solid black and navy for a new summer vibe. Look out for more of the catwalk collection to follow later this week.

Jena. Theo S/S 15

Fresh Botanical Drawings – Expressive Hand Drawn Florals – Watercolour Washes – Overpainted Brushstrokes – Bold Black Paint Strokes – Photographic Floral Cut-outs – Dahlia and Sunflower Heads – Ink Outlines

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Preen By Thornton Bregazzi S/S 15

Romantic Florals – Pattern Layers – Sportswear Stripes – Dashes and Dots – Masai Warrior – Lace Cut-outs – Devore Silks – Sporty Trims – Fluorescent Beaded Accents – Asymmetric Stripe and Pattern Layouts – Monotone Florals

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Fyodor Golan S/S 15

High Tech Fabrics – Laser Cut Embellishment – Photographic Leaf Print – Collaged Stripes – Reflective Surfaces – Neon Floral Motifs – American Football Prints – Digital Romance – Lucio Fonatana Slashed Canvas – Neon Plastics and Silicon

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Jasper Conran S/S 15

Drawn Line – Clean Crisp Linework – Painted Brushmarks – Expressive Scribbles – Geometric Cut-outs – Paint Splatters – Neutral Colour Pallette – Collaged Assembles – Artistic Creations

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Temperley London S/S 15

Japanese Kimono Inspired – Intricate Foulard Patterns – Geometric Mixed Pattern – Fishnet and Ropework – Simple Check Mixes – Diamond Patterns – Underwater Sea creatures – Shells and Coral

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Bora Aksu S/S 15

Overscaled Lace Placements – Applique and Cut-work – Delicate Geometric and Floral Pattern – Crochet and Hand-Made Embroideries  – Soft Blue Colour pallettes – Folk Embroidered References – Hearts and Scrolls

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Holly Fulton S/S 15

60’s Floral Motifs – Folk Inspired – Monochrome Pattern – Floral and Geometric Pattern – Engineered Placements – Morris Dancer Decoration – Checker and Diamond Pattern – Pretty Embellishments – Sunburst Motif

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Matthew Williamson S/S 15

Stylised Seventies Florals – Ombre Backgrounds – Offset Leaf Prints – Indonesian Ikats – Ethnic and Tropical Florals – Exotic Feathers – Trailing Foliage – Hibiscus Prints

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House of Holland S/S 15

Seventies Kaleidoscopic Florals – Fun and Whimsical – Ombre Hippy – Applique Daisies – Paisley Ombre – Childlike Simplicity – Vibrant Colour Plays- Clustered Groupings – Floral Foulard Pattern

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Patternbank brings you our selection of the key print highlights from London’s Menswear Catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2014. With bold shapes, super-sized futuristic images, and photographic monochrome allover prints, these collections deliver a vibrant and eye-catching pattern mix.

Alan Taylor – Fall 2014


Cut Up Graphic Shapes – Flat Painted Brushwork – Oversized Imagery – Minimal Colour Use – Abstract Pattern – Screen Printed Garments

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Kay Kwok – Fall 2014


Ombré Backgrounds – Glitch and Distortion – All-over Print Layouts – Futuristic Pattern Mixes – Regimented Pinstripes – Digital Pattern

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Jonathan Saunders – Fall 2014

College Preppy Looks – Polka Dots – Blazer Stripes – Arts and Craft style print – Bleached Out – Harlequin Diamonds – Vivid Knits

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Christopher Kane – Fall 2014

Conversational Scientific Imagery – Quirky Colour Combos – Optical and Sculptural Constructions – Digital Print – Molecular Design

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Alexander McQueen – Fall 2014


Photographic Prints of Lucien Freud – Super sized Imagery – Tonal and Monochromatic – Traditional Plaids – Embroidered Poetry Extracts

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Casely-Hayford – Fall 2014

 All-over Wood Effect Prints – Blurred Tartan – Large Scale Florals – Inverted Colour Plays – Pixillated Animal Placements – Monochrome Stripes

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James Long – Fall 2014


Bold Colour Blocking – Cut Out Placements – Modernist Print Styles – Spliced Graphics – Perforated Texture – Matisse Collage – Quilted and Ruched

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J.W.Anderson – Fall 2014


Bold Stripes – Mondrian Arrangements – Simplistic Floral Jacquard – Floral Camo Looks – Oversized Rib Knits – Neutral Colour Combos

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Susanna Starr uses a range of material to create delicate sculptures that play with scale and pattern. Starr’s practice employs a talent for translating materials in unexpected ways with the use of painted, cut and layered mylar, to delicate wall works of wood veneer with designs meticulously cut out. Starr’s exhibition earlier this year at the Marcia Wood Gallery, “Psychedelicate”, was an explosion of pattern and colour in the neon coloured works suspended ceiling to floor as well as hanging in multiple layers on the wall. With Crafted lace looks being an important trend for next season, we here at Patternbank love Starr’s way of contradicting materials with imagery.


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