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Patternbank were excited to hear about a new exhibition exploring the work of designer and artist Josef Frank, due to take place at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum from 27th January – 7th May 2017. This will be the first ever UK exhibition showcasing the designers work, which will include furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design. Born in Austria Josef Frank moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on a number of interior design ideas, together redefining what is regarded as Swedish Modern. The exhibition in association with Millesgarden, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrant designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours. The museum is also holding a one day event before the exhibition opens to the public, where you will be able to meet the exhibition curator and team, a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what promises to be a wonderful insight into the work of Josef Frank.

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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.

Libertine F/W16


Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments –  Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks

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Anna Sui F/W16


Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays  – New Biba References  – Psychedelic Prints  – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints

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Vivienne Tam F/W16


Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References  – Eclectic Folkloric Plays  – Explored Patchwork & Ikat

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Patternbank brings you the Menswear catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2016/17, where the team have put together the strongest print trends together with a selection of designs from the Patternbank online print studio  complimenting each story. The Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

Paisley Plays


Alexander McQueen / Katie Eary / Etro / White Mountaineering / Gucci / Paul Smith photos via


Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


Floral Tribute


Alexander McQueen / Gucci / Alexander McQueen / Dolce & Gabbana / Casely Hayward / Comme des Garçons Homme Plus photos via


Floral Tribute inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Oya Gamze KgunerDunya AtaySandra DouseEduardo doreni


Sharp Geos


Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via


Sharp geo inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Yordanka PoleganovaUrban Rabaglio, Simonetta De SimoneAmy Mathews.


60’s Boho


Valentino / Casely Hayford / Roberto Cavalli / Topman Design / Dries Van Noten / Topman Design photos via


60’s Boho inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Ruth DuncanEllys BealeOslo PrintsHolly Cooper.


Modern Aztec


Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via


Modern Aztec inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Hanna ViktorssonHanna VictorssonHanna ViktorssonStudimisty.


Tartan Check-out


Vivienne Westwood / Comme des Garçons Shirt / Sacai / Valentino / Mihara Yasuhiro / Etro photos via


Tartan Check-out inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Shk DesignBurcu KorkmazyurekKrishna MuraleedharanCNR Design.


Simply Skin


Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Etro / 3.1 Phillip Lim / Costume National / Etro photos via


Simply Skin inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Susie FosterAhmet SenelAhmet SenelElmira Amirova.


Ornamental Opulence


Etro / Gucci / Umit Benan / James Long / Ralph Loren / Vivienne Westwood photos via


Ornamental Opulence inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by DFLC PrintsElizabeth RachaelVictoria ANatalia Kravchata.


Military Detail


Casely Hayford / Sibling / Balmain / Alexander McQueen / Dries Van Noten / Alexander McQueen photos via

In Character


Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via



Patternbank thought we’d share artist Danielle Clough’s fabulous embroidered vintage tennis and badminton rackets which have been doing the rounds on all the very best blogs this month. Vibrant and quirky with thick brightly textured yarns weaving their way across tough strings, Danielle’s flowers look completely at home. Not surprisingly all Danielle’s rackets have sold out after being featured on Colossal, Creative Boom, plus many other great sites so guess what she’s serving up some more and starting an online store.



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Pattern and print is everywhere at the moment and in particular the trainer market who are joining forces with some of the most talented designers and artists around. From Liberty teaming up with brands like Nike and Vans to adorn trainers with classic Liberty patterns to more new contemporary prints. Also designers Eley Kishimoto and artists Zio Ziegler and Takashi Murakami have added their distinctive style to the Vans classic slip-on, clothing and bags.

A fairly new company Inkkas has adopted a novel way of choosing which trainers to put into production by crowdfunding their product first. This way they can see which styles are more popular before they commit to production. Not only that they take an ethical approach to production too, crafted with respect for the environment and the people who make them and for every product purchased they plant a tree. Print and pattern is not going away anytime soon and with new advances in technology it looks like it’s here to stay. Patternbank would like to think this is the begins of a pattern take over!




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The Patternbank team have poured over Spring/Summer 2016’s runway shows at London Fashion Week, to bring you Part 2 of London’s key print trends. Preen’s catwalk collection for S/S16 focused heavily on the dramatic combination  of pretty florals overprinted with structured geometrics, whereas Katrantzou’s runway show was a rich and eclectic mix of clashing floral prints and decorative embellishments. Other shows were just as print heavy with sharp, structured geos, teeming meadow florals, and giant photographic prints all fighting for attention in this season’s London shows. Stay with us for Milan S/S16 coming soon!

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi S/S16


Structured Geometric Prints – Pretty Florals – Geometric Panelled Lace – Simmering Surfaces – Navy & White Over Prints

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Photos via

Mary Katrantzou S/S16


Vintage Florals – Embellished Necklines – Lace & Braid Panelled Stripes – Layered Floral Prints – Jewelled Tones

Mary Katrantzou Photos via

Paul Smith S/S16


Bold Stripes – Textured Pattern & Bold Cut-outs – Inked Brushwork – Asymmetric Shirting Stripes

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Jean-Pierre Braganza S/S16


Spliced Geometrics – Monochrome and Primary Palette – Marbled Paintily Prints – Giant Graphic Prints

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Roksanda S/S16


Wide and Narrow Stripes – Graphic Goes – Fringed Stripes – Pale Brights and Monochrome Mix – Sheer Striped Fabrics

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Mother of Pearl S/S16


Nostalgic Florals – Art Nouveau References – Modern Victoriana – Opaque Prints & Sheer Overlays – Romantic Meadow Prints

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Sibling S/S16


Hand Crafted & Transparent Vinyl – Frills & Crochet – Tile patterns – Riviera Inspired – Pastels & Black Palette

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Jonathan Saunders S/S 16


Textile Mixes – Paisley – Clashing Brights – Batik Patterns – Stripes – Tropical Florals

Jonathan Saunders Photos via

Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent London Graduate Fashion week, which took part over four days at East London’s Truman Brewery. Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the finest BA degree Fashion students from 40 Universities across the UK and overseas, Graduate Fashion Week is the ultimate event for spotting the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool_John_Moores_Graduate_fashion_week_print_trends_2015 – Photos via Vogue


Arts University Bournemouth

Arts_University_Bournemouth_Graduate_fashion_week_print_trends – Photos via Vogue


UCA Epsom

UCA_Epsom_Graduate_fashion_week_print_trends – Photos via Vogue


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The Patternbank team returned to Bovey Tracey in Devon for The Contemporary Craft Festival 5-7 June 2015. This year the festival picked up 2 Gold Best Event awards in Devon and Silver for South West Tourism Event of the Year. The Contemporary Craft Festival is one of the UK’s largest craft events with over 200 diverse and talented makers of ceramics, textiles, mixed media, jewellery, glass and furniture. Here are some of our favourites from the day.

Katrin Moye


Working with ceramics and paper Katrin Moye focuses on surface decoration, with patterns referencing personal memories, literature, family history and folk art. In particular her childhood memories of Germany in 1970’s with references to her German family roots and Scandinavian style influences from her Danish godmother.

Bryony Rose


Bryony Rose creates whimsical animals sculpted from beautiful vintage fabrics adding details in lace and decorative buttons. We particularly love her playful mice balanced on old cotton reels, so pretty.

Ella Robinson


Unique, vibrant and decorative would best describe Ella Robinson’s one of pieces of driftwood and washed-up artefacts collected from the south coast of England. Driftwood is made interesting with stitched patterns, cacti imagery and wrapped in brilliant striped threads.

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Oregon based illustrator and designer Katie Daisy understands The Language of Flowers and appreciates nature, it’s in her soul as are many of her other favourite pastimes which she lists as professional daydreamer, lover of all things rural, songbirds, stargazing, love poems, hiking, mornings and wandering the country. Daisy works in watercolour and acrylic selling high quality prints through her etsy shop and licensing a wide range of products where she captures the spirit of her surroundings in word and picture. See her world at


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The Patternbank team were at the recent Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Devon where a fantastic array of designer/makers in mediums from ceramics, furniture, glass, metal, mixed media, jewellery and textiles, show and sell their work to the public. The Contemporary Craft Festival was founded in 2003 as a non-profit making company. One of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed craft events in the UK, visitor attendance has grown from 4,000 to 8,000 in the last decade, not surprising when you see the quality of work on show. The festival also provides a fantastic day out with creative workshops and a much loved children’s craft tent not forgetting Punch and Judy. Here we give you a taster of the show and some of our favourites with a distinct pattern feel.


Cleo Mussi

Cleo Mussi is an established Mosaic Artist with a background in Textiles where she trained at Goldsmiths in the late 80’s. Mussi has a particular interest in recycled fabrics, knowledge of pattern, print, weave and stitch which translates easily into reclaimed ceramic. Particularly known for her humorous twists and great attention to detail her work stands out from the crowd.


Zoe Hillyard

Zoe Hillyard works with textiles to create these seemingly exquisite ceramic vessels. Discarded and broken ceramics are disguised to perfection with an array of beautiful vintage textile pieces, each segment carefully stitched together, seeing is believing.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent London Graduate Fashion week, which took part over four days at East London’s Truman Brewery. Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the finest BA degree Fashion students from 40 Universities across the UK and overseas, Graduate Fashion Week is the ultimate event for spotting the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

 Arts University Bournemouth



Arts University Bournemouth – Photos via Vogue

Westminster University



Westminster University – Photos via Vogue

University of East London



University of East London – Photos via Vogue

Central Saint Martins


Central Saint Martins – Photos via Vogue

The Royal College of Art


Royal Collage of Art – Photos via Vogue

Manchester School of Art



Manchester School of Art – Photos via Vogue

University of Northampton


University of Northampton – Photos via Vogue

UCA  Rochester



UCA Rochester – Photos via Vogue

UCA Epsom


UCA Epsom – Photos via Vogue

University of Central Lancashire


University of Central Lancashire – Photos via Vogue

Birmingham City University



Birmingham City University – Photos via Vogue

De Montfort University



De Montfort University – Photos via Vogue





Spring has sprung in NYC with the 2014 edition of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. This year the event is showcasing some of NYC’s most renowned street artists and Tattooists together with their global counterparts within ‘The Street Art Collection’ and Artists such as Jeff Koons and Tracy Emin exhibit their creations alongside fashion designers, photographers, and other inspirational creatives. Check out more of the eggy exhibits, and ponder the possibility of owning one of these unique masterpieces here.



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The Patternbank team spotted these playful geometric pattern pieces and thought we’d share. Murmure is a creative agency that started in Caen in 2010 and specialises in strong visual identities in fields such as arts, culture, music and luxury. The agency is directed by two artistic directors (Julien Alirol and Paul Ressencourt) and aspires to produce and develop singular creative and aesthetic projects adapted to its clients’ desires. Patternbank love their use of bold optical pattern in everyday unexpected places. Enjoy more of their work here.



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Grady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer and hand-letterer, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A true traditionalist using the old classic materials like pencil, pen, brush, ink, paint and cut paper, McFerrin achieves a unique quality to his work which sets it apart from others. The intensity and brightness of colour keeps things fresh and his individual, fun and quirky style make his illustrations look new but with a nod to vintage book illustration. McFerrin has produced a range of gorgeous stationery for Chronicle Books and his work appears on wine bottles, magazines, book covers and countless ad campaigns. You can see more of his amazing talent at


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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Carven A/W 2014/15


Graphic Florals – Simple Stylised Pattern – Bold and Oversized – Silhouette Print Effects – Added Layers, Motifs & flowers – Abstract Hands – Graphic Placement

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Manish Arora A/W 2014/15


Indian artisans Prints – Candy Graphics & Stripes – Peruvian Pattern and Colour Blasts – Candy Crush themes – Acidic Brights and Optical Pattern Plays – Oversized Blooms

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Dries Van Noten A/W 2014/15


Painted Floral Motif Use – Colour Contrast Print Statements – Trippy Florals – Bridget Riley Inspired Geometric Forms – Undulating Pattern – Op Art Structure – Silhouetted Florals

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Devastee A/W 2014/15


Black and White Conversationals – Object Repeats – Tongue-in-Cheek Superstition References – Black-on-Black Texture – Naive Illustrations – Drawn Objects – Bold Pattern Plays

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Kenzo A/W 2014/15


David Lynch Inspired Themes – Surreal Print Forms – Foil Embellishments – Angular Print Motifs – Optical Explorations – Chevron Stripes over Optical Pattern – Dark Grounds

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Barbara Bui A/W 2014/15

New Wave Animal Skins -Mark Marking Pattern – Engineered Placement of Prints – Black and White Statements – Deconstructed Skins and Textures – Prehistoric Fossil Patterning – Turtle Prints

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Roland Mouret A/W 2014/15

Constructivist Print References – Deconstructed Plaids & Weaves – Over Scaled Houndstooth Pattern Plays – Colour Blocked Effects – Blurred and Watercolour Textures – Black, Red and White Statements

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Tsumori Chiasto A/W 2014/15

Playful Illustrations – Abstracted and Enlarged Houndstooth – Sketched Over Prints – Burred Prints – Bold Stripes – Painted Pattern –  Tropical Placements

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Issey Miyake A/W 2014/15

Rhythmatic Forest Theme – Abstracted leaf Prints – Digitally Woven Patterns – Graphic Linear Forms – Mesmerising Organic Shapes – Tree Ring Inspired Print Forms – Optical Interconnecting Pattern -Optical Stripe Mixes

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New wave pop art clashes with the urban landscape in these colourful artworks of Tristan Eaton. Based in Los Angeles Eaton career path includes graffiti artist, painter, illustrator, skater and toy designer. His work mixes many art techniques to create unique and bold modern day pop art statements. Easton’s early graffiti roots took him into toy design which lead him to be involved in the creation of KidRobot. Eaton quotes that his goal is to bring art to people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access. His company Thunderdog studios has already collaborated with an impressive selection of brands including Disney, Puma, Dell and Google.



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Patternbank love the mix of fabrics Masion Martin Margiela has brought together to create this Artisanal Couture Collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Artisanal includes textile collections from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raoul Dufy, 1920’s Bauhaus tapestries and Mariano Fortuny Fabrics bridging the gap between fashion, interiors and art. Embroidery was like the contents of your grandmothers button box where brooches, chains, ring pulls and keys made up garments that were the stuff dreams are made of. The result was a collection that will inspire us all to get creative and get that fabric box out of the cupboard!


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These colourful and inspiring pieces are the works of artist Kirra Jamison, a creative muse in the Aussie art scene.  Kirra grew up in Byron Bay and is currently based in Melbourne. Patternbank were drawn to her playful compositions and simple shape use within her artworks. Vinyl offcuts are used to create collage templates which are then sized for use as in large-scale paintings. We are sure you’ll agree pretty awesome stuff. See more at



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