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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures

  • Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour

  • Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.

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Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2013 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Fall / Winter 2013. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Clover Canyon A/W 2013

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Graphic Constructivism – Mirrored Pattern – High Contrast Baroque Styling – Fractured Forms – Monochrome Looks – Russian Folk References

Clover Canyon photos via Fashionising.com

Libertine A/W 2013

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Oversized Wallpaper Pints – Art House Brush Marks – Gold Embroidery Highlights -Structured Polka Dot Prints – Rich Pattern Effects – Accidental Marks

Libertine photos via Fashionising.com

Helmut Lang A/W 2013

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Monochromic Geometric Motifs – Sliced Patterns – Artistic Brush Marks – Visual Texture Within Pattern – Structure Within Print

Helmut Lang photos via Fashionising.com

Marc By Marc Jacobs A/W 2013

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Pattern Within Florals – Large Scale Scattered Floral Layout – Colour Intensified Looks – Optical Plays – 60’s Pattern Plays

Marc By Marc Jacobs photos via Fashionising.com

Carolina Herrera A/W 2013

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Spacial Pattern Layouts – Flowing Silk Prints – Glamorous Blooms – Stylised Chrysanthemum – Large Midsize Florals

Carolina Herrera photos via fashionising.com

Christian Siriano A/W 2013

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Opulent Decoration  – Abstracted Prints – Warped Photo Prints – Lux Interior References  – Gold Highlights

Christian Siriano photos via Fashionising.com

J Crew A/W 2013

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Bold Prints – Mix and Match Print Plays – Romantic Allover Florals – Reinterpreted Traditional Pattern – Mixed Moroccan Prints

J Crew photos via Fashionising.com

 

 

Patternbank brings you the key print highlights from the recent Milan Fashion Week catwalk shows. In this second instalment we’ve edited down the strongest print trend highlights for Spring/Summer 2013. Keep an eye out for our print highlight report on Paris Fashion Week which we will also be covering here at Patternbank. See Part 1 here

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2013

Seaside Stripes – Hand Painted Pictorials – Richly Painted Florals – Holiday Postcard Imagery – Handcrafted Traditions – Ceramic Painted Imagery

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Bottega Veneta S/S 2013

Forties Inspired Florals – Spliced Panels – Sequin and Bead Embellishment – Appliqué and Cut-Out Work – Blurred Floral Sketchiness – Sepia Tones

Bottega Veneta photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Prada S/S 2013

Spray Painted Motifs – Stencilled Single Stems – Naive Daisy Prints – Japanese and Geisha Expression – Far Eastern Blooms – Handicraft Spirit

Prada photos via Vogue.com 

 

Fendi S/S 2013

Luxe Printed Fabrics – Cubist and Futuristic Looks – Bold Pastels – 3-D Effects – Colourful Striations – Decorative Marquetry Patterns

Fendi photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

MSGM S/S 2013

Exotic Animal Prints – Bold Playful Imagery – Digitalised Navajo Patterns – Massai Inspired Prints – Fun Ethnic Mixes

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Gucci S/S 2013

Snakeskin Ombre Effects – Block Colour – Large Scale Blooms – Feather Prints – Canary Brights and Neon Shades

Gucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Emilio Pucci S/S 2013

Decorated Dragons – Indochina Inspired – Hidden Camouflage Prints – Small Motif Print – Over-printed Abstract Shapes

Emilio Pucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Just Cavalli S/S 2013

Detailed Floral Prints – Leopard Print Mixes – Ornate Blue on White – Abstract Florals – Vibrant Colour Splashes

Just Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Aquilano. Rimondi S/S 2013

Harlequin Playful Patterns – Checkered Jewel Prints – Geometric Silhouettes – Strict Graphic Lines – Picasso and Venetian Inspired

Aquilano.Rimondi photos via Vogue.co.uk

Collage is always an inspiring and creative method of producing amazing art and textile statements. These beautiful and captivating pieces are the work of New Jersey artist Jill Ricci. Patternbank love her composition of layers and colours, that evoke a contradictory and simultaneous sense of realness and fantasy. Taking visual inspiration from all corners of the global, Jill’s work entwines elements of Morocco, Berlin and Vietnam. Check out more of Jill’s work at jillricci.com

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Patternbank have been noticing a lot of painted body art in various forms from Tattoo Styles, Eastern Influences, Wallpaper Camouflage and Henna Patterns. We thought we would share our favourites with you.  Artist Yasmina Alaoui and photographer Marco Guerra in their life-sized photographic series “one thousand and one dreams”, statuesque bodies appear frozen in time, covered from head to toe in meticulously detailed, contemporary Arabic Henna patterns. These are created with a black and white nude photograph by Guerra then layers of Alaoui’s complex ink drawings are then fused with the portrait, with breathtaking results.

Artist Kimiko Yoshida transforms herself into various representations of herself and others in several series of self portraits by painting herself and then photographing it. Here we show her writing series with Henna patterns.

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Henrik Simonsen’s paintings really capture a natural drawn beauty of organic forms that flow freely, just as they would in nature. This is achieved by drawing freehand and allowing elements to ‘grow’ onto the canvas. There is no set order to his paintings and quite often the first mark will suggest others. He uses techniques of washed off paint then graphite and oil paint in varying degrees and this can be repeated a number of times. He says of his work that it’s main influence has been the 18th century, particularly the Rococo period which also looked to nature for inspiration. If your feeling inspired take a look at more of his stunning pieces at henriksimonsen.com We think they’re really relevant at the moment with all the Eastern and Nature influences seen on the A/W 2012 Catwalk.

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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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