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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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As part of their programme of inspirational evening events the Victoria & Albert Museum showcased fashion designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos in conversation with Kinvara Balfour. The Patternbank team were there to gain a little insight into the creative minds behind the successful fashion label Peter Pilotto.
After graduating together from the famous Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, considered one of the strongest and most creative fashions schools in the world, they decided to re-locate to London in order to launch their careers. Peter had already attracted attention with his final collection and with the help and support from the British Fashion Council and the fashion press, their business was already given the boost it needed for commercial success. As a collaborative business the designers experimented with various combinations of both the names, but with nothing working they decided it had to be Peter Pilotto, “It just sounded good”.

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Check out round two of the #GucciGram Project, celebrating Gucci’s Tian print. In this series, Asian artists have interpreted the Tian pattern, which literally translates as “sky” or “Heaven” which Gucci illustrated with a flower and bird. “#GucciGram is a starting point to tell different stories, which are all united by a great freedom. Today creativity is often born and finds its voice in digital media, vital source of visual culture.” Alessandro Michele. This campaign is running on all Gucci’s social channels and on Gucci’s website, see more here.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ruby Valderama in our ongoing series to highlight our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ruby has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her extensive collection includes a great selection of paisleys to retro florals, which have been key trends on the AW16./17 catwalk. Check out more of Ruby’s collection of designs here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you the final instalment from all the Paris shows. There were wonderfully fresh print ideas from Givenchy inspired by Egyptian Iconography and dresses made of an array of scarf prints from Balenciaga. Watch out for our Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments.

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Soft Python skins – Egyptian Iconography – Bold Mandela Pattern – Engineered Prints  – Eye of Horus – Psychedelic Mysticism – Abstracted Pharaoh Pattern – Geometric Layers

Givenchy photos via Vogue.com

Balenciaga A/W 16/17

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Indian Paisley Pattern – Ornate Indian Silk Embroidery – Bold Furnishing Florals – Luxe Textured Flowers – Collaged Scarf Prints – 70’s Folk Pattern – Indian Paisley Print – Simple Folk Border

Balenciaga photos via Vogue.com

Comme des Garcons A/W 16/17

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Multiple Jacquard Pattern – Decadent Renaissance Florals – Flower Groupings – Metallic Jacquard – Dark Opulence – Distorted Background – Painterly Bouquets – Floral Richness – Sumptuous Roses

Comme des Garcons photos via Vogue.com

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Milan Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the Milan shows. Here we saw more of the eclectic combinations of pattern and texture from Prada and Dsquared2 with bold geo collage dominating on the Marni runway and Gucci’s customary riot of tantalising styles. With the current trend towards seasonally confused collections, the message seems to be anything goes! Don’t forget to check out Paris coming soon.

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Skin Landscapes – Arty Florals – Bold Optical Prints – Fur Trims – Allover Sequin Embellishments – Traditional Rose Patterns – 70’s Florals – Oriental & Fornasetti  Combinations

Gucci photos via Vogue.com

Roberto Cavalli A/W 16/17

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Tiger Stripe Velvet – Baroque Curlicued Embroidery – Gold Tissue Lace – Patterned Fur – Lave Patterned Velvet – Folk Embroidery – Gold Print – Fringes and Embellishments – Louche 70’s

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.com

Prada A/W 16/17

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Still Life Prints – Abstract Scenes – Luxe Weaves – Metallic Jacquard – Giant Hibiscus Prints – Egyptian Imagery – Fur Trims – Crafty Embroidered Velvet – Pastel Embroidered Florals – Animal Prints

Prada photos via Vogue.com

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Elmira Amirova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Elmira has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her wide range of styles are perfect for womenswear and Activewear, with designs also suitable for kidswear and interiors. Her work has been featured in Vogue Espãna and Elmira designed a range of scarfs for Topshop, she was also excited to discover that Beyonce had been snapped, adorned in one of her creations. Check out more of Elmira’s diverse work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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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

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

Libertine Photos via Vogue.com

Anna Sui F/W16

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

Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.com

Vivienne Tam F/W16

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

Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com

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The Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2016-17 catwalk shows began last week in New York and Patternbank have compiled the strongest print looks from the designers in two inspiring and informative posts. In this first selection we see designers taking a trip to the Seventies, revisiting historic exotic wallpaper and exploring elegant stylised floral pattern use. Watch out for our Part 2 New York Print round up which will be live later this week.

Custo Barcelona F/W16

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Optical 70s Geometrics – Modern Mosaic Pattern  – Patchwork Geo’s  – New Tribal Motifs  – Decorative Graphic Pattern

Custo Barcelona Photos via Vogue.com

Zimmerman F/W16

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Reworked Wallpaper Prints – Indian Inspired Pattern – Exotic Motifs & Scenes – Stylised Woodblocks – Historic Archive Prints

Zimmerman Photos via Vogue.com

Mara Hoffman F/W16

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70s Glam Pattern – Ethnic Edge – Persian Rug References – Exotic Botanical Prints – Fantastical Florals

Mara Hoffman Photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank thought we’d share again the work of talented illustrator and print designer Sarah Arnett who produced some exciting work shown here, collaborating with Kim Hunt a creative director in the fashion industry. The British design studio Modern Love, define themselves as “digital settlers”, as applied to a person born and instructed in a non digital world, but who integrates the use of technologies in their work.

The duo ran a year long exhibition throughout 2015, Adventures Numeriques aimed to experiment the possible relations between traditional craft work and digital technologies in the fields of textiles and fashion. If you didn’t get a chance to visit you can still view their work on the website and photos from the exhibition here. Patternbank love their concept of embracing the digital technology available to us but still remembering the importance of craft and how it can enhance what we produce. We look forward to seeing future collaborations from this talented duo.

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Its not hard spot the artistic origins which have influenced the work of Miami born artist Alex Yanes . During his teenage years in the 80’s and 90’s, Yeans was immersed in the hip-hop, skateboard and tattoo cultures. This artistic and experimental environment fuelled Yeans’ creativity and helped him produce this collection of vibrant graphic art. Where his work was once confined to canvas, recently his pieces have evolved to include wood, acrylic, resin and enamel in colourful, 3 dimensional installations. See more by visiting his website here.

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The Patternbank team returned to Kensington Olympia once again for Top Drawer & Home‘s Spring 2016 show. The team have selected a handful of top picks from the show with added spark of creativity from innovative designers and artists exhibiting in the Spotted at Top Drawer area. 

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Hannah Rampley

Hannah Rampley graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design. Since graduation she has worked both in-house and freelance for design companies internationally, creating a body of work that is both varied and highly unique. Hannah designs and prints fabrics, paints wall murals for companies, and can provide custom illustration for a variety of needs including advertising and editorial. Hannah’s clients include Mollie Makes, Anthropologie, Zizzi Ristorante, Petit Bateau, The British Museum, Tigerprint, Rachel’s Yoghurts (under Dutch Uncle) and many more.

 

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Velvet Olive

Velvet Olive is an inspiring design company that was 10 years in the making and today sells beautifully creative cards to homes and major retailers all around the world. The originator and director Kathryn Fletcher is a designer who creates a product both lovely to have and to hold, with the quality of the recycled board both rich in texture and weight harmonising with her warm and elegant approach to print. Her company statement “Endeavouring never to offend your eyes”, means the designs are considered with people’s reactions to them in mind and the homes they will live in. Velvet Olive is a company that cares about the products, how they are made and the team that produces them and is a firm supporter of Made in Britain!!!

 

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Hole in my Pocket

Hole in my Pocket have been involved in a number of diverse projects within the realm of art and the architecture since early 2002.The broad interests of HIMP are reflected in the diversity of their work which includes exhibition design, painting, video, writing, performance art and conceptual work as well as traveling around the coastline of Scotland with an old air hostess trolley full of wine.The following pages will provide a catalogue of some of their work as well as a brief insight into those behind the projects.

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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

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

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Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


 

Floral Tribute

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

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


 

Sharp Geos

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Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

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


 

60’s Boho

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

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


 

Modern Aztec

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Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via Vogue.com

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


 

Tartan Check-out

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

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


 

Simply Skin

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

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


 

Ornamental Opulence

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

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


 

Military Detail

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

In Character

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Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

 

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.

Folk Borders

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Alexis Mabille / Red Valentino / Alice + Olivia / Valentino / Antonio Marras / Rachel Zoe – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Folk Border inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Victoria Krupp, Holly Cooper, Burcu Korkmazyürek, Victoria Krupp


 

Graphic Simplicity

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Kate Spade / Tory Burch / Orla Kiely / Rebecca Taylor / Etro / Dsquared2 – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Graphic Simplicity inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Melanie Gow, Hannah Reuter, Aina Martinez Snape, Elmira Amirova


 

Contoured

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Vionnet / Edun / Maiyet / Mary Katranzou / Missoni / Kenzo – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Contoured inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Alexandra KhrobostovaRoberto GuidolinCamila CoelhoVictoria Krupp


 

Diagonal

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Bottega Veneta / Red Valentino / Diane Von Furstenberg – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Diagonal inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

David RocVictoria AYordanka PoleganovaArvanitaki Florentina


 

Camouflaged

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Adam Lippes / Clover Canyon / Creatures of the Wind / Carolina Herrera / Antonio Berardi / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Camouflaged inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Aina Martinez Snape, Michele Tozzi, Talip Memis, Oslo Prints


 

Laced

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Monique L’hullier / Elie Tahari / Elie Saab – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Laced inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Bozhidar SvilenovSeePrintsHolly CooperSusannah Weiland


 

Sophisticated Check

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Clover Canyon / Antonio Marras / Acne / No21 / Carven / Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Sophisticated Check inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Jessica GillRoberto GuidolinEduardo DoreniFrancesca Alberti


 

Print Room Experiments

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Christopher Kane / Fendi / Zero Maria Cornejo / Issey Miyake / Valentino / Public School – photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Print Room Experiments inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by

Danilo GalipóRoberto GuidolinAhmet SenelLeticia Tescaro

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Patternbank have been feeling the Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street for christmas this year. We have put together some key looks spotted in the shops and of course online from simple modern geo patterns, bright neon pops of colour, fun imagery, we love the space theme very current with our own astronaut up in space right now and beautiful crafted looks, the choice is yours. Happy Christmas dressing!

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Different Tree Wrap – John Lewis, Eldan Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Geo Reindeer – Cox and Cox, Borba Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Boutique Iron Gem Geo Drop – John Lewis, Fir Tree Card – Luna & Curious, DIY Washy Tape Gift Wrap – almostmakesperfect.com, Hanging Paper Fan – Selfridges, Noel Placemats – Habitat


 

Crafted Delights

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Dinara Mirtalipova, Christmas Napkin Set – Coral & Tusk, Kraft Lace Tree Charity Christmas Cards – Habitat, Wooden Reindeer Tags – Meri Meri, Rico Christmas Cross Stitch Stamp – John Lewis, Paper Christmas Tree, Heaven Sends – Selfridges, Reindeer Gift Bag – Meri Meri


 

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Beaded UFO – Conran Shop, Man on the Moon Gift Wrap – John Lewis, Glittery Blue and Silver Bauble – Conran Shop, Robot Snowman – Conran Shop, Starbust LED Window Light – John Lewis, Paper Planet Decoration – Conran Shop

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Patternbank are loving the creative work of Chilean artist Sebastian Vargas. After studying art at the Finis Terrae University of Chile and graduating with a degree in printing and sculpture in 2002 Vargas has flourished as a experimental artist. Vargas explains “ I experiment with a wide range of styles, subjects, materials, and mediums, producing a vast body of work that is consistently experimental and artistically diverse. This is also evident in each of my paintings through the accumulation of an array of different technics within one canvas. My paintings hold a constant dialogue between graphics, painting, and photograph.”  See more of Vargas amazing creative explorations on his site tanvargas.com

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Patternbank are loving the playful geometric work of German designer Ruben Fischer. Bold colour and striking graphic layouts appear throughout Fischer’s fresh modern artworks. Stripes, simple shapes, scribbles, graphic key lines and graph paper are taken through an abstract process to create some captivating visual statements. Fischer recently graduated from  HfG Offenbach University of Art & Design and is currently working at Hort creative studios in Berlin. See more of his work on his tumblr – rubenfischer.tumblr.com

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Patternbank brings you Part 2 of the Paris catwalk shows focusing on the show’s hottest print inspiration. Vivienne Westwood brought her unique style of eccentricity to the catwalk again with a heady mix of dreamy florals, blown up ornamentals and the usual pop of political graphics, with Junya Watanabe’s African adventure of monochromatic tribal references and voluminous african textiles creating visual impact, in this final instalment concluding the SS16 Catwalk coverage.

 

Junya Watanabe S/S16

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African Prints – Tribal Monochromatic – Zebra Stripes – Colour Blocking – Geometric Patches – Camo Pattern Effects – African Wax Resist

Junya Watanabe photos via Vogue.com

Vivienne Westwood S/S16

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Dreamy Florals – Blown up Ornamental – Metallic Prints – Crystal Embellishments – Diamond Checks – Spliced Patterns – Wallpaper Designs – Baroque References

Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.com

Leonard S/S16

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Abstract Checks – Rainbow Scribbles – Text Prints and Graphics – Collaged Pattern – Crosshatching – Technicolour Allover Patterns – Fractured Geometrics

Leonard photos via Vogue.com

Sacai S/S16

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Bandana Prints – Lazer Cut-aways – Printed Broderie Anglaise – Holiday Referenced Conversationals – Pattern Printed Stripes – Blown Up Ornamental Braiding – Stripe & Lacey Mixes

Sacai photos via Vogue.com

Miu Miu S/S16

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Art Nouveau Patterns – Art Deco Check – Mini Geos – Diamond Apliqué – Surprising Colour Mixes – 20’s Stylised Faces – Fan patterns – Gingham

Miu Miu photos via Vogue.com

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Blurred Florals – Blown Up Flowers – Blurred & Distorted Blooms – Kings & Queens – Chunky Fringing – Military Embellishments – Camo Inlays – Playing Card Symbols

Undercover photos via Vogue.com

Olympia Le-Tan S/S16

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Geometric Japanese Patterns – Hexagon Origami Papers –  Postcard Conversational – Cute Embroidery Appliques – Bold Brush Textures – Hokusai Polaroids – Traditional Japanese Illustrations

Olympia Le-Tan photos via Vogue.com

Rochas S/S16

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Metallic Lustres – Over-scaled Florals – Layered Background Prints – Stencilled Florals – Print Over Jacquard

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Valentino

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Embroidered Lace Bodies – Cross Culture References – Intricate Ethnic Pattern – Pictorial Wax Prints – Batik Leave Impression – Beaded Tribal Borders – Manipulated Tye Dye – Camouflage Texture

Valentino photos via Vogue.com

Kenzo S/S16

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Bold Graphic Line – Optical 3 Dimentions – Ikat Texture – Engineered Layouts – Chain Link Prints – Varied Scale Plays – Shadowed Abstracts – Primary Colour Use – Vertical Striped Patterns – Biased Geometrics

Kenzo photos via Vogue.com

Louis Vuitton

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Abstract Graffiti Art – Sprayed Texture –  Ethnic Accents – Architectural Views – Blurring Edges – Distressed Mesh Prints – Metallic Ethnic Pattern Mixing – Marked Scatterings – Embossed Prints

 Louis Vuitton photos via Vogue.com

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Jess Johnson’s drawing and installation practice is inspired by the speculative intersections between language, science fiction, culture and technology. In her drawings she depicts complex worlds that combine densely layered patterns, objects and figures within architectural settings.  Johnson’s drawings are often displayed within constructed environments that act as physical portals into her speculative worlds. Her recent experiments of translating her drawings into animated video have enabled her audiences the simulated experience of entering the hypnotic spaces depicted in her drawings. See more from Jess here.

 

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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

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

Dries Van Noten Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Alexander McQueen S/S16

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

Alexander McQueen Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Elie Saab S/S16

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

Elie Saab Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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