Patternbank bring you our new quick response catwalk print analysis, we aim to highlight the key and most directional print & pattern focused collections. In the first of our New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 print and pattern designer highlights, we look to Red Valentino’s collection of bold red and blue Bandana prints.
Red Valentino photos via Vogue.com
Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2018 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks.
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.
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
We recently went to Première Vision New York at Pier 94 on the 17 – 18 January 2017. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2018 season. Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas. Many thanks to our eyes and ears in New York and Patternbank Designer Alice Lam of Circlealine.
Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Spring/Summer 2018.
Distressed Textures / Bark / Crackled Surfaces / Soil Erosion / Subdued Spices / Muted Earthtones / Rustic Fibers / Unrefined
Image credits: Cristopher Cichocki, Christopher Kane SS17, Wood Abstractions V.2 by Harding Penney, Found on Enjoythekisss, Wood Texture Nature by Camila Coelho, Jean-Yves Noury, Driftwood Beach by rctfan2
Iridescent Effects / Scales / Tentacles / Dreamy / Watery Florals / Palest Aquas / Icy Pinks / Powdery Lilacs
Image credits: Blurred Peonies by Angela23, Isaac Lonetree – Abstract Water Like Marbled Paper, Giorgio Armani S17, Natalie Westling and Carly Moore by Sølve Sundsbø for V Spring 2015, Dominique Dieulot, Lionhead Goldfish, Watercolour Abstraction by Shara Mays
Irregular Polygons / Street Art / Tribal Insignia / Post-modern Heraldry / Snakeskin / Clashing Colours / Deep Bright Rainbow Palette
Image credits: Dabney Frake-Kinder Ground’s Modern Modular Carpet, Victoria Topping, Mario Gerth Hotspot Media, Seamless Circular Fashion Abstract Texture by Chenpei, Utopia Manufactory, Broc02 Batikish by Alice Lam, Chanel SS17
We fell in love with the magical fairytale illustrations by Chris Hagan. He is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton UK. He creates contemporary illustrations inspired by English folk tales, early American folk art and British art from the 1940s onwards, and contemporary Illustration. Check out more of his great work on his website or his Etsy shop.
The Patternbank Team bring you the final run down of the Resort 2017 Print Trends alongside some fabulous designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Spring/Summer 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.
Eclectic Folk » Roberto Cavalli / Vk80 3 by Victoria Krupp / Cynthia Rowley / Palampore by Priyanka Java / Woodland Folk Floral by Nikki Strange / Phillip Lim / Folk Fan by Duda van den Berg / Cynthia Rowley
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.
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 Vogue.com
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 Vogue.com
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 Vogue.com
A/W 2016/17 – DECORATIVE BORDERS / BLACK BACKGROUNDS / SCROLLS AND SWIRLS
A selection of Royalty Free Stock designs from our Folk Scene trend story on the Patternbank Studio
The Patternbank team recently exhibited at the New York instalment of Première Vision at Pier 94 on the 19th/20th January. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2017 season. Whilst we were there we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas.
Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Spring/Summer 2017.
Cactus plays / Dark grounds / Large ferns / Green lace effects / Coral looks / Overlaid Effects
Image credits: Herthelabel, Deirdra Elizabeth Govan, Marijke Groeneveld, John Buck, Theo Westenberger
Bright tropicals / Tight intense pattern / Yellow grounds / Lush saturation / Darker Grounds
Large scale floral plays / Flat colour / Abstracted by stripes / Felt tip marks / Blues, Purple & Pale yellow
Patternbank bring you the final Pre-Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collections where we have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank online print studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. The Pre-Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for the season ahead.
Alexis Mabille / Red Valentino / Alice + Olivia / Valentino / Antonio Marras / Rachel Zoe – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Folk Border inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Kate Spade / Tory Burch / Orla Kiely / Rebecca Taylor / Etro / Dsquared2 – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Graphic Simplicity inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Vionnet / Edun / Maiyet / Mary Katranzou / Missoni / Kenzo – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Contoured inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Bottega Veneta / Red Valentino / Diane Von Furstenberg – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Diagonal inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Adam Lippes / Clover Canyon / Creatures of the Wind / Carolina Herrera / Antonio Berardi / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Camouflaged inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Monique L’hullier / Elie Tahari / Elie Saab – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Laced inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Clover Canyon / Antonio Marras / Acne / No21 / Carven / Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Sophisticated Check inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Print Room Experiments
Christopher Kane / Fendi / Zero Maria Cornejo / Issey Miyake / Valentino / Public School – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Print Room Experiments inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Patternbank have been painstakingly scouring the current Pre-Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from our Patternbank Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. ThePre-Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for this season. Watch out for Part 2 next week.
Life on Earth
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi / Dennis Basso / Vionnet / Tibi / Gucci / Tadashi Shoji – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Life on Earth inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Sea / Valentino / Stella McCartney / Veronique Branquinho / Victoria, Victoria Beckham / Vionnet – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Cute Conversation inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Rebecca Taylor / Topshop Unique / Rochas / Kate Spade / Carolina Herrera / Sachin + Babi – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Sparse Florals inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Carven / Diane Von Furstenberg / Altuzurra – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Dotted inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Fendi / Creatures of the Wind / Jason Wu / Burberry Prorsum / Calvin Klein / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Animal Magic inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Bottega Veneta / Clover Canyon / Lanvin / Clover Canyon / Temperley London / Versace – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Foulard Precision inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Naem Khan / Marcus Lupfer / Antonio Marras – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Folk Placement inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Patternbank returned again this year to sample the latest injection of Uk based Printmakers and Graphic artists, and a growing selection of global talent, exhibiting at last weeks Pick Me Up . This years festival was held at Somerset House, London and ran for 11 days between 24th April and 4th May. Pick Me Up has become the UK’s best contemporary graphic art fair and now in it’s sixth year the show has become a great place to spot new and upcoming talent. Seminars with guest speakers and printmaking workshops make this an unmissable event with original artworks and prints available to purchase. If you missed out this year we’ve put together a selection of exhibitors for you to peruse at your convenience.
French graphic designer Laura Jouan is now based in London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014. For Pick Me Up, Laura was exhibiting her project Layering Layers, Layering Content, which investigates poster formats. See more work from the artist here.
Moth are a London based animation collective comprising of David Prosser, Daniel Chester and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, the designers began to collaborate on projects and explored a shared love for all things drawn. Moth have produced work for clients such as WWF and Global Canopy Programme. See more of their captivating animation here.
Soundweaving is the innovative use of traditional Eastern European embroidery patterns and laser cutting techniques in the creation of musical melodies. The Hungarian artist Zsanett Szirmay used laser cutters to create folk inspired designs along lengths of fabric. During a stint in a weaving workshop Zsanett was inspired by the punch cards used in weaving machines and recalled the barrel organs with their punched tapes from her childhood, and combined these two concepts in her soundweaving project. Each strip of punched fabric is fed through a music box translating every stitch of the embroidery pattern into a note, giving her work multiple dimensions. Not only do these digitally produced, delicate lacy patterns inspire the eye but the total experience stimulates all the senses. Hear the hypnotic melodies and tunes created by Zsanett & musician and composer Bálint Tárkány-Kovács here.
The Patternbank team are loving the expressive illustrations of Spanish artist Diego Marmolejo. Barcelona based illustrator Marmolejo describes himself as ‘a normal person who draws weird stuff, I talk with my fingers’. We love his beautiful illustrations which combine strong colour, floral pattern and strange goings on – amazing stuff. Check out more of his playful artworks on his site DiegoMarmolejo.com
Be inspired by our next round up of the Menswear Collections for Spring/Summer 15 at the Milan catwalk shows. Patternbank have edited the key print looks for this season which showed strong bold pattern mixing from traditional paisley and botanical allovers to way-out graphics and fragmented collage.
Etro S/S 2015
Allover Paisley Pattern – Botanical and Foulard Motifs – William Morris Pattern – Graphic Twists – Large Scale Bold Pattern Making – Traditional Mix-ups – Over Scaled Photographic Fun – Food and Plate Imagery
Etro photos via vogue.co.uk
Antonio Marras S/S 2015
Graphic Portraits – Floral Jacquard Prints – Newspaper Collage Type – Football Themes – Simple Clean Lines – Fresh Tropical Botanics – Surreal Collage Graphics
Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk
Roberto Cavalli S/S 2015
Exquisite Botanical Paintings – Ornithology Drawings – Delicate Snakeskin – Loosely Painted – Fresh Green Meadow and Tropical Mix – Sketchy Drawn and Watercolour Studies – Folk Floral Touches – Vibrant Leaf Tropics
Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk
MSGM S/S 2015
Fragmented Graphic Patterns – Matisse Inspired Cut-outs – Tropical Palm Prints – Bold Darks – Geometric Collage
MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk
Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Kerrie Cauvin in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Based in Sydney, Australia Kerrie has been designing for the apparel industry for over 10 years. Inspired by vintage textiles, nature, amazing colour and digital possibilities, Kerrie loves to explore all forms of media, mixing her distinctive hand drawn quality with digital techniques.
“I love to experiment using hand created artwork, sketches, photos, watercolour/painterly textures mixing them with Photoshop, iPad apps and Illustrator. This allows a very loose and playful approach, embracing “mistakes” and how they produce amazing and interesting shapes and design. On the other hand, I also love vintage florals and quirky conversationals which require a more structured design approach, so my work is really a varied mix of these 2 ways of working. Colour is a big inspiration and I find great examples through nature, catwalks, art and photography.”
Patternbank particularly love her use of colour and bold pattern-making which suits a varied marketplace from women’s fashion, swimwear, stationery and kidswear. See more of her profile page here. The featured design above is Dark Forest and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.
Kerrie also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.
Gypsy Floral available exclusively on our Online Textile Print Design Studio
Dark Floral available exclusively on our Online Textile Print Design Studio
Starla Michelle’s paintings are captivating with there intense splashes of colour, minute details of pattern and beautifully painted flowers and animals. Michelle’s larger oil paintings can take over a year to complete which is not surprising when you see the amount of work that goes into them. Anthropologie have featured her work in their store and her paintings and limited edition prints are available to buy on her website starlamichelle.com
The Patternbank team spotted this stunning photo shoot from Russian publication Architectural Digest and had to share. These images are an intense and explosive mix of vibrant colour and eye catching pattern. Here showcasing some beautiful interior and upholstery fabrics to bring things to life. Russian Photographer Olga Volkova Tuponogova and stylist Natalia Obukhov have created a African pattern feast – enjoy.
(Seen Via Honestlywtf)
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