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Patternbank were fortunate enough to visit The World of Anna Sui exhibition, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, a few weeks back. If you haven’t managed to visit yet, we would urge you to go and loose yourself in this fabulous collection of work. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Anna Sui has become known for creating fabulous original clothing, inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage fashion and popular culture. The exhibition is arranged in Anna Sui’s ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers, these motifs feature in all her work. From fairy tales and fables to Victoriana, Sui researches her current cultural obsessions in minute detail to create a different story with each collection.

Sui is especially known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. This is a must see for any textile designer starting out, or in fact, those working now in the industry. It reminds us of the richness all around us and that inspiration can be found from many cultures and fashion movements, to evolve in to something new and exciting! Don’t wait too long as the exhibition only runs until October 1st.

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Patternbank thought we’d share the brilliant collage work of Brazilian artist Rodrigo Torres, well known for his expertise in carefully cutting and assembling colourful bank notes. “Money is seductive. The minute drawings on them are beautifully made, all decorated, most of them are full of colors, full of pride and depict landscapes, animals, flowers, important characters, important buildings, people working, studying, dancing, playing, celebrating, there’s no sadness, no starving people, no inequality, only the bright side.”

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of our favourite print designers seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show in London.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show.  New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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Patternbank love the intricacy in Australian artist Louise Saxton’s crafted reconstructions using found vintage embroidery. Working in Melbourne, Victoria, Louise uses past collections of discarded needlework, lace and other beautiful items, creating something new and wonderful, preserving the past and in her words “a silent collaboration with the anonymous original makers.” Follow her journal here, for an insight into the process of how she works and her recent exhibitions.

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Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17 show was a riot of colour, texture and pattern when Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection hit the runway. The collection was all about real people, with 140 individuals from all ethnicities, walks of life and ages, kitted out in individually tailored looks, with Dolce & Gabbana’s signature overload of florals, animals and opulence.

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Check out Stella Jean’s eclectic new collection from Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17 show. The collection focuses on influences from the cold war and highlights todays ongoing political tensions. Stella’s signature mashup, showcases a Bohemian mix of illustrative winter scenes, ethnic patterns and folk influences with a hint of U.S. military dress.

See Stella’s full collection on Vogue.com

Patternbank have been feeling the festive Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street and online for Christmas this year. We have put together some key looks we’ve spotted. Happy Christmas dressing!

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Tree Decorations – Anthropologie, Wrapping – John Lewis, Gems by Katya Rozz available on the Patternbank Studio, Bauble – Anthropologie, Wrapping – Selfridges, Vivid Helsinki Marble & Woodgrain Gift Wrap – John Lewis

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Bunnie Reis is a “natural storyteller, time traveler and lover of all that is us, living in a world filled with magic and imagination.” From her Cosmic Animal Gloves, a Patternbank favourite, where she plays with the idea of old and new, transforming old leather gloves with visual symmetry and cosmic references to spirit animals. To her paintings, which are filled with magic and imagination, her work is constantly individual. Check out more of her work on her website and Instagram.

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Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the talented duo behind Peter Pilotto have travelled to Peru and Columbia to find the inspiration for this SS17 collection. Exploring museums, looking at folk textiles, their clothes are brought to life with abstract flower prints and bejewelled flower patches, a collaboration with the contemporary New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard.

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Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.com

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If your looking for some great colour inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2017 then take a look at the work of Cristina Coral. Patternbank love the project “The Other Part of Me”, where Crisitina looks at the hidden part of ourselves, using the camera to reveal a sense of hidden beauty and how we allow or not allow ourselves to be revealed to the world. Cristina is a self taught photographer and has found photography to be her way of language to express the world around her. Check out more of her projects of discovery at cristinacoral.it

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Boring old office furniture is given a new lease of life by Rotterdam based design duo Ward Van Gembert and Adriaan Van Der Ploeg. Their website Night Shop was launched in 2010 offering a huge collection of items ranging from hand decorated furniture to their P.O.V. bespoke rainbow light walls. Ward and Adriaan are mainly interested in mixing elements of high culture and popular culture into their designs, and investigating the boundaries between good and bad taste. See more here.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show, which is celebrating it’s 31st year.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry. More →

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Tatyana Anisimova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Tatyana is one of our newest designers here at Patternbank, her intricately patterned vector designs range, from rich Indian paisleys to traditional folk prints.  Check out more of Tatyana’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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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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Browse and buy our newest design collections. Our unique pattern studio is updated daily, so don’t miss our latest collection of royalty-free repeat patterns. We have the largest online collection of curated seamless bitmap and vector repeat patterns for download and instant use. #newonpatternbank

If you’re after something more exclusive head over to our Premium Studio, where we have an extensive collection of exclusive one-off license, trend focused pattern designs to browse and buy. Check out our newest category collections of Florals, Tropicals, Active and Ethnic patterns below or visit the site to see the full range.

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Patternbank caught up with Claire Foster, vintage collector and owner of Sourced Vintage Studio, to hear her thoughts on the catwalk’s influence, on current print and pattern trends.

What key vintage prints or historic eras are you feeling will be influences next season?

I’m really feeling the romanticism of the renaissance period being a big influencer on florals for the more feminine for womenswear that has been gaining pace – especially for dresses and occasion wear. Also I think that historic interior prints, opulent Baroque in particular, look interesting for winter – in heavier fabrics and particularly for outerwear. I also love the gothic black-out florals that have been evolving over the past couple of seasons and think they will be really important for A/W 16/17.

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Patternbank are entranced by the beautiful and incredibly detailed work of dutch artist Marlies Niemeijer. Niemeijer graduated from the Amsterdam Artemis Academy and began her illustrative career at Piet Boon where she worked on various international projects. Noted for her finely detailed drawings Niemeijer works on commissions under the name Angels-Trumpet.

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