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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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Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
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Patternbank brings you another Fall17 catwalk print spotlight. These posts deliver a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.

Print Trend Synopsis:  Overlaid Pattern  / Playful Geometrics   / Floral & Geo Mixes / Bold Vibrant Colour Plays / Revived Archive Patterns / Clashing Geometrics / Bold Colour Mixes / Dazzle Prints    

Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.

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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

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via

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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

Manish Arora photos via

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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


The Paris runway was no disappointment for pattern lovers, as Spring/Summer 2016 came alive with a vibrant and eclectic mix of colour and pattern. Dries Van Noten ticked all the boxes with his eccentric dress-up collection of clashing brights and rich patterns all fighting for attention and Giambattista Valli successfully combined an array of 70’s furnishing patterns in attractive shades to produce a wearable retro look. Catch Paris Part 2 later next week to complete Patternbank’s coverage of all the best bits from the SS16 shows.

Dries Van Noten S/S16


Movie Star Glamour – Clashing Pattern – Tangled Vines and Bramble Patterns – Gold Wings – Jewelled Embellishments – Tattooed Gloves – Lustre Jacquards

Dries Van Noten Photos via

Alexander McQueen S/S16


Layered Laces – Fringed Motifs – Vintage Floral Embroideries – French Florals – Romantic Flower Prints – Rich Brocade and Border Embroideries

Alexander McQueen Photos via

Elie Saab S/S16


Rich Candy Stripes – Soft Toned Florals – Macramé Lace – Floral Printed Broderie Anglaise – Drawn Flowers – Dark Outlines – Guipure

Elie Saab Photos via

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Patternbank bring the highlights of print and pattern from Paris Fashion week today. Geometrics and colour blocks were a recurring theme as were rich ethnic prints and oriental patterns. Look out for the final Paris shows and our in-depth report of all the key print and pattern trends of Autumn/Winter 15/16 from the latest New York, London, Milan and Paris catwalk shows.

Balmain A/W 15/16

Bold Colour Blocking – Jewel Colours – Vertical Stripes – Geometric Blocks – Abstract Camouflage – Tropical Leaf Camo – Overlapping Shapes

Balmain photos via

Carven A/W 15/16

Retro Floral Pattern – Simplified Daisy – Kimono Style Florals – Clustered Groups – Rounded Petals – Chinoiserie Bright Prints – Trailing Foliage

Carven photos via

Dries Van Noten A/W 15/16

Oriental Floral and Foliage – Rich Brocades and Trims – Japanese Motifs – Iridescent Texture – Oriental Cloud Patterns – Layered Pattern Styles – Eclectic Mixes – Sequined Fabrics – Floral and Feathered Corsages

Dries Van Noten photos via

Lanvin A/W 15/16

Ethnic Small Scale Florals – Geometric Ethnics – Moroccan Inspired – Rich Gold and Lustred Layers – Tassels and Sequin Fringing

Lanvin photos via

Manish Arora A/W 15/16

Exotic Iris Prints – Digital Placements – Engineered Fantasy Foliage – Other Worldly Landscapes – New Age Tribal – Futuristic Jewelled Icons – Highly Decorative  – Exotic Feather Plumes

Manish Arora photos via

H&M A/W 15/16

Textured Surface Prints – Space Age Layouts – Futuristic Space  – Metallic Surfaces – Bold Zig Zag Textures

H&M photos via

Vanessa Bruno A/W 15/16

Pattern Symmetry – Simple Ethnics – Elaborate Lace Patterns – Edged Details – Stylised Bird Drawings – Simplified Indian Chintz – Ethnic Carpet Pattern

Vanessa Bruno photos via

AF Vandevorst A/W 15/16

Damask Florals – Monochromatic Greys – Rich Botanical Drawn Styles – Pattern Cover-ups – Distressed and Worn Texture – Woven Ethnic Prints

AF Vandevorst photos via

Christian Wijnants A/W 15/16

Appliqué Fabric – Fabric Overlays – Check Mixing – Abstract Banana Leaf  – Two Colour Prints – Exaggerated Block Prints – Ethnic Textured Pattern

Christian Wijnants photos via

Issey Miyake A/W15/16

Bold Chevron Stripes – Stripe Graduations – Horizontal Stripe Variation – Sculptural Effects – Geometric Shapes – 3 Dimentional – Tessellated Geometry – Folded Origami Shapes – Colour Shading

Issey Miyake photos via

Patternbank brings you Part 2 of the key print trends coming through from the recent Menswear Catwalk collections for Fall /Winter 2015-16. Here we have analyised over a hundred of the strongest catwalk shows from London, Paris & Milan.

Blended Folkloric A/W 15/16


Middle Eastern Folk – Mexican Textiles – Gold Embellishments – Fair Isle Pattern Effects – Twisted Navajo-print Statements

Givenchy / Casely Hayford / Dries van Noten – photos via

Fall Camo A/W 15/16


Leafy Comouflage – New Modern Camo Looks – Mineral Patterning – Micro Camo – Pattern Made From Animal Prints – Angular and Fractal Camouflage Prints

Y-3 / Alexander McQueen / White Mountaineering / Off White / White Mountaineering / Kenzo – photos via

70’s Rewind A/W 15/16


70’s Style Motifs – Mid & Large Scale Florals – Glam Bouquets – Deep Greens and Brown Colour Use – Playful Retro Florals – Flat Colour Prints

Gucci / White Mountaineering / Burberry Prorsum – photos via

Crafted Tribe A/W 15/16


Modern Tribe – Naive Mark Making – Diamond Patterns – Bold and Over-scaled Shapes –  African Art Inspired – Scrawled Allover Mono Prints

Kenzo / London College of Fashion MA – Ysung Hwan Yang / Ysung Hwan Yang / Kenzo / Walter van Bierendonck / Topman Design – photos via and Vogue

Abstract Noise A/W 15/16


Textures – Sharp and Blurred Pattern Plays – Pixillated Texture – Torn and Worn – Pixellated Form – Stone Textured Prints

Cerruti / Chalayan / Balenciaga – photos via

Arts & Crafts A/W 15/16


Furnishing Style Florals – Paisley Explorations – William Morris References – Furnishing Patterns – Rich Autumnal Hues – Black and White Motifs

Dolce & Gabbana / London College of Fashion MA – Antonio Slusarz / Dolce & Gabbana –  photos via and Vogue

Baroque Frames A/W 15/16


Vintage photography – Religious Paintings – Gallery Walls – Gilt Frames – Framed Motif Layouts – Flowing Pattern – Repeated Formats

Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Dolce & Gabbana – photos via

Paris Fashion Week may have been the more subtle of shows but when it came to showing print it was sophisticated and highly wearable. Dries stole the show with his runway of forest moss where the models relaxed in their exotic travelled prints. Forests seem to be a recurring theme from Chalayan’s Orange Trees of North Africa to the more mystical folk and fairytale inspired at Lanvin and Undercover. Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week.

Dries Van Noten S/S 15


Pixelated Pattern – Contrasting Boarders – Rich Oriental Carpets – Bright Accents – Bias Stripes – Eclectic Embroidery

Dries Van Noten photos via


Carven S/S 15


60’s Retro Cuts – Pop Art Primary Colour – Simple Formular 1 Graphics – Japanese Landscape Paintings – Hokusai Inspired Prints

Carven photos via


Chalayan S/S 15


Lattice Pattern – Simple Silhouettes – Grid-like Geometrics – Ariel Land Drawings – Tree Illustrations – Moorish and Arab Culture

Chalayan photos via


Christian Wijnants S/S 15


Fine Linear Stripes – Abstract Shapes – Ink Washes – Bias Stripes – Foliage Ink Drawings – Reflective Copper – Simple Petal Textures

Christian Wijnants photos via


Gareth Pugh S/S 15


Folk and Pagan Inspired – Black an White Opticals – Bold Diamonds – Magic and Mystery – Bold Stripes Plays

Gareth Pugh photos via


Lanvin S/S 15


Delicately Painted – Woodland Scenes – Forest Deer – Autumnal Leaves – Opulent Brocades – Offset Imagery – Trailing Branches

Lanvin photos via


Manish Arora S/S 15


Candy Pastels – Kitsch Indian Portraits – Unreal Landscapes – Spacemen and Spaceships – Crafted Sequins and Embroidery

Manish Arora photos via


Undercover S/S 15


Delicate Feathers – Maleficent Headpieces – Fairytales and Folklore – Hieronymus Bosch Garden Prints – Swan Imagery

Undercover photos via


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

Carven photos via


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

Manish Arora photos via


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

Dries Van Noten photos via


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

Devastee photos via


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

Kenzo photos via


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

Barbara Bui photos via


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

Roland Mouret photos via


Tsumori Chiasto A/W 2014/15

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

Tsumori Chiasto photos via


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

Issey Miyake photos via




Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly.

Manish Arora S/S 2014

Creative Placement Layouts – Kitch Motifs – Kaleidoscope Pattern build ups – Symmetrical arrangements – Art Deco Jewelled Prints – Geometric and Optical Plays

Manish Arora photos via


Dries Van Noten S/S 2014

Floral Overprints – Masked and Silhouetted Flowers – Botanical Engravings – Decorative Details – 3D Embroidery – Gold Baroque – Ethnic Melting Pot – Eclectic Mixes

Dries Van Noten photos via 


Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2014

Intricate Pattern Prints – Wisteria Blossoms – Bold and Regular Stripes – Decorative Flocking – Art Deco Inspired Flora – Monochromatic Colour  – Vertical Borders

Ann Demeulemeester photos via


Carven S/S 2014

Chintz Floral Sprays – Bouquet Arrangements – Clever Appliqué Placements – Pastel Camouflage – Lace as Camouflage – Creative Gingham Cut-Outs

Carven photos via


Nina Ricci S/S 2014

Crammed and Clustered Florals – Graduation and Merging of Blooms – Areas of Detail – Outline and Drawn Qualities – Border Pattern Changes – Romantic Lace Appliqué

Nina Ricci photos via


Christian Wijnants S/S 2014

Bold Brush-mark Checks – Textured Mark Making – Painted Camouflage Shapes – Blurring and Distortion – Ethnic Influences and Sportswear Mix – Textured Animal Skin – Colour Pops

Christian Wijnants photos via


Cédric Charlier S/S 2014

Painterly Stripes – Hand Painted Texture – Deep Border Layouts – Horizontal and Vertical Mixing – Imperfect Lines and Bold Contrasts – Vibrant Burn Orange – Tidy Stripes – Monochrome Uniformity

Cédric Charlier photos via


Barbara Bui S/S 2014

Engraved Flora Prints – Applique Cut-outs – Frayed and Distressed Areas – Large Scale Placement – 3D Texture – Faded Denim – Sculptured fabric and Beadwork – Worn-out Softness

Barbara Bui photos via


Julien David S/S 2014

Conversational Prints – Pixelated Sparkling Fruits – Coral Leave Prints – Playful Nautical Motifs – Desert Island and Palm Leaf References – Allover Print Layouts

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Patternbank brings you our final print and pattern highlight recap from the recent Paris Menswear S/S 2014 Fashion shows(PFW). Again we have selected key designers showing off their strongest prints for the S/S 2014 Season. Patternbank’s Menswear Print Trend round up report for Spring/Summer 2014 will be live later this week.

Dries Van Noten S/S 2014


Dries Van Noten photos via

Issey Miyake S/S 2014


Issey Miyake photos via

Givenchy S/S 2014


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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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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2013/14 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly.

Chalayan A/W 2013/14

Painted Brushwork – Decaying Textures – Cracked Effects – Torn and Distressed Surfaces – Igneous Rock Prints – Peeling and Worn Paint

Chalayan photos via

Dries Van Noten A/W 2013/14

William Morris Inspired Prints – Distressed Textured Surfaces – Opulent Paisley Motifs – Old Fashioned Cricket Blazer Stripes – Fringes and Feathers – Delicate Floral Engravings

Dries Van Noten photos via

Lanvin A/W 2013/14

Shadowed Insect Prints – Silhouetted Simplicity – Botanical Engravings – Large Scale Single Blooms

Lanvin photos via

Balenciaga A/W 2013/14

Shiny and Cracked Surfaces – Tonal and Monochromatic – Fractured and Earthquake Markings – Mottled and Marbled – Black and White Palettes

Balenciaga photos via

Maison Martin Margiela A/W 2013/14

Over-scaled Paint Brush Marks – Fractured Slogan Graphics – Pieced Together Patchwork – Heavy Yarn Creations – Macrame and knitted

Maison Martin Margiela photos via

Issey Miyake A/W 2013/14

Tartan Variations – Colour-blocked Plaids – Pixellated Palettes – Technicolor Stripes – Chequered Patterns

Issey Miyake photos via

Sonia Rykiel A/W 2013/14

Creative Motifs – Shadowed Imagery – Subtle Over-lays – Variations in Scale Play – Simplified Pattern – Minimal Colour use

Sonia Rykiel photos via

Manish Arora A/W 2013/14

Tribal Psychedelic – Fused Photographic Landscapes and Skys – New Age Tribal Prints  – Engineered Layouts – Fading and Merging Imagery

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Dries Van Notens’ womenswear  A/W 2012 collection was not only a Textile Designers dream but one that showed pieces for everyday wear.
There was structured tailoring in the form of engineered ethnic prints inspired by visits to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In particular the decorative arts and costumes of the world. Textiles from China, Japan and Korea were photographed then assembled into beautiful collages. Embellishment took form as embroidered birds in flight or dragons on elegant jackets for evening wear or, for those of us who dare, day or night! For some Textile inspiration the Victoria and Albert Museum is certainly somewhere to while away a day or much longer! If London is not on your doorstep then order yourself a copy of ” Dress in Detail From Around The World” by Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson here. Images

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Typographical trends and styling are an ever-changing creative language. Patternbank loved Dries Van Noten’s recent colourful collaboration with artists Letman and Gijs Freiling.

Dries Van Noten’s F/W men’s 2012 runway show was turned into a working mural art piece. Letman and Gijs Freiling interpreting Van Noten’s “psychedelic elegance” collection with a mix of eye-catching typography, surreal illustrations and acid-bright colourful patterns.

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