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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

Undercover S/S16

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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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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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Patternbank bring you the final instalment of Milan Fashion Week where Milan continued to show a strong trend towards print and pattern from textiles around the world, tropicals with a hint of South America and Peru from Stella Jean were strong on the catwalk. As were Missoni’s vibrant array of stripes going in every direction with a free loose ethnic feel to them. Catch Paris Fashion Week here on Patternbank later this week.

Stella Jean S/S16

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Embroidered Floral Prints – South American Textiles – Exotic Birds – Colourful Textile Patchworks – Tropical Fruits – Striped Tablecloths – Raffia and Pom Poms – Traditional Costumes – African Patterns

Stella Jean Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Missoni S/S16

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Ombre Chevrons – Varied Stripes – Hand Painted Look – African Tribal Prints – Freehand Zig-Zag – Sporty Stripes – Brilliant Colour-ways – Mixed Layouts – Stripe Blocks – Bold Black Accents – Textured Line

Missoni Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Antonio Marras S/S16

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Romantic Rose Prints – English Garden – Elaborate Applique – Renaissance Decoration – Antique Lace Finishes – Distinguished Ribbons and Braids – Tonal Leaf Prints – Autumnal Colour

Antonio Marras Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Marni S/S16

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Abstract Tropical – Simple Silhouettes – Sophisticated Leaf Pattern – Colour Block Geos – Large Scale Abstract Leaf – Primary Colour – Graphic Shapings – Sporty Contrasts – Minimalist Line

Marni Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Dolce & Gabbana S/S16

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Summer Botanicals – Embroidered Lace – Opulent Framed Prints – Meadow Florals – Rose Garden Prints – Expressive Brush Marks – Romantic Florals – Painterly Styles – 50’s Riviera – Italian Traditions

Dolce & Gabbana Photos via Vogue.co.uk

MSGM S/S16

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Geometric Patterns – Abstract Layouts – Checks and Plaids – Geometric Fabric Applique – Colour Block Placements – Painted Marks – Woven Details – Ethnic Mark Making – Fringing Asscesories

MSGM Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Expressive Line – Bold Tropical Florals – Simple Leave Shapes – Statement Florals – Vibrant Colour – Placed Layouts – 70’s Loungewear – Vintage Geometrics – Contrasting Scales

Restless Sleepers Photos via Vogue.com

Versace S/S16

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Animal Skin Mix Ups – Bold Brush Marks – Vibrant Colour Clashes – Abstract Pattern – Skin on Skin – New Camouflage Combinations – Patched Animal Print – Overlaid Print Marking

Versace Photos via Vogue.co.uk

DSquared2 S/S16

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Tattoo Cover Ups – Tie Dye Denim – Colourful Embroideries – Tropical Surf Style – Neon Brights – Wetsuit Details – Parrots and Tropical Palms – Bejewelled Finishes – Placement Prints

DSquared2 Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Fay S/S16

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Ethnic Border Prints – Paisley Patterns – Borders and Striped Layouts – Decorative Edges – Embellished Detailing – Eastern Style – Romantic Boho – Braids and Trim Details

Fay Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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

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

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Mary Katrantzou S/S16

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

Mary Katrantzou Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Paul Smith S/S16

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

Paul Smith Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Jean-Pierre Braganza S/S16

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

Jean-Pierre Braganza Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Roksanda S/S16

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

Roksanda Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Mother of Pearl S/S16

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

Mother of Pearl Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Sibling S/S16

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

Sibling Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Jonathan Saunders S/S 16

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

Jonathan Saunders Photos via Vogue.co.uk

The Patternbank team have poured over Spring/Summer 2016’s catwalk shows at London Fashion Week, to bring you Part 1 of London’s key print trends. Christopher Kane for Spring/Summer 2016 added a home spun edge to his crash and mend collection, with clashing brights and transparent layering. Vintage florals and heritage prints appeared on both Giles and Erdem’s runways with Emilia Wickstead adorning her models from head to toe in 50’s blooms and retro geos. Look out for part 2 of London fashion Week coming soon.

Christopher Kane S/S16

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Neon Colour Clash – Paint Splatters – Spray Can Graffiti – Home Spun Embellishments – Layered Lace – Chaotic Embroidery – Mended Knitwear

Christopher Kane Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Giles S/S16

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Ghostly Foxgloves – Trailing Florals – Placement Appliqué – Heritage Patterns – Stylised Elizabethan Prints – Broderie Anglaise

Giles Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Holly Fulton S/S16

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Stylised Floral Embroidery – Circus Patterning – Layered Embroideries – Swirls & Stripes – Heavily Embellished Bodices

Holly Fulton Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emilia Wickstead S/S16

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Vintage Florals – Retro Geo’s – Clustered Blooms – Jewelled Embellishments

– 50’s Prints

 Emilia Wickstead Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Erdem S/S16

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Rustic Appliqué – Pretty Florals – Prarie Vintage – Laces – Silvery Jacquards – Spliced Pinstripe

Erdem Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Fydor Golan S/S16

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Minimal Graphic Prints – Sci-Fi Illustration – Foil Embellishments – Surreal Photo Florals – Glittery Blossom Repeats – Transformer Placements

Fydor Golan Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Edeline Lee S/S16

 

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Candy Shades – Bold Graphic Placements – 80’s Mod Pop – Spacial Geometrics – Pastel Stripes – Yoko Honda Inspired

Edeline Lee Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Burberry Prorsum S/S16

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Lace Mixes – Structured Braiding – 3D Floral Lace – Giant Floral Printed Lace – Bleached Out Florals – Beaded Flower Placements

Burberry Prorsum Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Antonio Berardi S/S16

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Asymmetric Embellished Paisleys – Psychedelic Jacobean Patterns – Foil Over-Prints – Decorative Necklines – B&W/ Pastel Palette

Antonio Berardi Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Daks S/S16

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30’s Micro Patterns – Marbled Textures – Art Deco Prints – Soft Photo Florals – Smokey Hues – Monochrome Geo’s

Daks Photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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The Patternbank team returned to Kensington Olympia once again for Top Drawer & Home‘s Autumn 2015 show. With a wealth of new and innovative designers on show in the Spotted at Top Drawer area, curated by the freelance writer and author Charlotte Abrahams, the show was as vibrant as ever. Top Draw’s Academy Masterclass showcased an impressive crowd of top entrepreneurs and business experts, from Wayne Hemingway, MBE to Patricia van der Akker from The Design Trust, not to mention Patternbank’s very own Trend Editor, Neil Elliott, all taking centre stage to inspire and innovate. Here’s a little taste of Patternbank’s Top picks from the show.

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French illustrator and printmaker Hellomarine, now Uk based spends her time working on various projects balancing her time between commissioned work and personal projects. Her bold and colourful work has appealed to an impressive list of clients from Lacoste to The NY Times. See more on her website here

 

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Super LdN was created by Steven after a 10 year stint as a retailer on portobello Road. These unique cards challenge the generic greeting card market with quirky elements and punky themes, each card is like a small work of art. See the full collection here.

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Design and printmaking duo Orwell and Goode are based in the Scottish borders creating their individual collections of printed homewares from their studio in a converted stable block. Read more about their story and see their full range of products here

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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. Coach for Spring/Summer 2016 tempted us with pretty prairie floral combinations, a recurring theme seen on the catwalk this week. Tommy Hilfiger and Anna Sui showed bright beach tropicals from the Caribbean and Hawaii for a laid back summer vibe. Other important trends came from more far flung destinations of the orient where kimono style prints caught our eye. Look out for our forthcoming report on London Fashion Week.

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Wild Flower Mixes – Pretty Patchworks – Minute Texture Marks – Varied Colour Backgrounds – Tree Blossom Prints

Coach Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Josef Frank Inspired Tropicals – Colourful Stripes – Beach Vibe –  Patch-worked Fabrics– Conversational Tropicals – Crochet Details – Ragga Style

Tommy Hilfiger Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Tropical Pineapple Prints – Bold Stripes – Simplistic Flower Shapes  – Black and White Tribal – Ethnic Pattern Mixes – Outlined Florals – Hawaiian Florals

Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Berlin illustrator and photographer Sarah Illenberger turned a recent six-week trip to Porto, Portugal into an extended work vacation using the tropical inspiration around her to create these vibrant images in a new series called Wonderplants. Armed with the basics of stickers and tape from local stationery and hardware stores Illenberger set to work to transform leaves from local botanical gardens. The results are beyond tropical, vivid colours contrast with more muted backgrounds, where beautiful shadows form in contrast to the foreground. Check out her online store for prints and unusual objects.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key trends happening on the high street for A/W 15/16. This powerful  Black & White statement continues to be strong within print trends pushing through this Autumn, after the colourful hues of late Summer.

 

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Silhouetted Blooms / Flowing Floral Placement / Linear Effects / Dense Coverage

Anthropologie / Givenchy / Issa / ReissMonsoon / Chloe / Marks & Spencer


 

Folk Inspired / Stylised Florals / Embroidery & Appliqué / Decorative Borders

French Connection / Marks & Spencer / Temperley London / Valentino / Monsoon / Urban Outfitters


 

Painted Effects / Drips and Dabbed / Mottled Brush Marks / Random Pattern

Anthropologie / A.L.C / French Connection / Whistles/ MCQ Alexander McQueen / Anthropologie


 

Niave Geometrics / Navaho Prints / Ethnic Borders / Bold Stripes

Chloe / Karen Millen / Monsoon / Sea / Monsoon  / Valentino

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Michele Tozzi in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Michelle Tozzi loves to draw and create something new each day and designing is a passion where he explores varied styles and techniques. We love his designs which would suit both sportswear and swimwear as well as the younger market. Tozzi creates designs using geometrics giving them a fun twist, ethnic textures, skins and tropical. Check out more of his diverse work here on his Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank loves the work of Michigan born artist and sculptor Jason Middlebrook. His captivating geometric paintings on slices of tree trunk give the surreal effect of a contemporary, abstract grain. The artist says,”No matter what I paint on those planks, I have to take into account that the tree did so much more work than what I did. The tree lived for a hundred years, and it compressed all that time into the grain. Every time I do a plank painting, I’m trying to respect nature, but also create my own parking lot, my own highway. I think that’s what the planks are about, trying to draw attention to the tree, draw attention to the form, and then delicately make a statement with my hand. Because the tree is the narrative.” See Jason’s website here. 

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Patternbank brings you part 2 of the Menswear catwalk collections for Spring/Summer 2016, 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 Spring/Summer collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

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Joseph / Acne / Man / Yohji Yamamoto / James Long / Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

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Artist’s Studio inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Anna-Maria IvstedtBozhidar Svilenov, Violet & OliviaBettina Gackstatter


Birdlife

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Thom Browne / Gucci / Issey Miyaki / Valentino / Louis Vuitton /Dolce & Gabbana photos via Style.com

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Bird Life inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by EJ Designer, Printmuse, StamppaLubica Hlubenova


Flower Power

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Saint Laurent / Julien David / Basso & Brooke / Kit Neale / Berberry /Gucci photos via Style.com & Vogue

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Flower Power inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Aina Martinez Snape, Green Paz, DFLC PrintsMichelle Kistima-Menser


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Patternbank  brings you the Menswear catwalk collections for Spring/Summer 2016, 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 Spring/Summer collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

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Brioni / Salvatore Ferragamo / Boglioli / Gucci / Carven / Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Style.com

 

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Constructed inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Polina MorozeAurélien Vassal, Michele TozziMaria Isabel Rodriguez


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James Long / Gucci / Desquared2 / Astrid Anderson /Burberry Prorsum / No.21 photos via Style.com

 

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Lace inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Varpu Kronholm, Estúdio Cor, Holly Cooper, Nikki Starrett


Hot Tropics

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Comme des Garçons / Richard James / Antonio Marras / Desquared2 / Casely Hayford / Dries van Noten /  photos via Style.com

 

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Tropical inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Camila Coelho, Pandora, Texturisa, Eduardo Doreni

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Melanie Gow in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Melanie is a versatile designer with 13 years experience in developing her skills in both photoshop and illustrator using photography alongside hand painting to create some beautiful designs.

Inspired by nature her work is varied in style with florals alongside geometric patterns and some lovely conversational prints that would suit both the fashion and homeware market. Based in the UK Melanie has sold her designs to a variety of fashion houses and well known high street brands such as Miss Sixty, Victoria Secret and Calvin Klein. We have chosen a varied selection of designs to showcase her work including florals, geometrics, tropicals and conversational’s you can view more of her work here on the Patternbank studio.

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Melanie also designs for Patternbank Premium our collection of one-off designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area aimed at key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry where access is granted on application.

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Ethnic Tiles available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

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A heatwave has come just in time for the first week of Wimbledon, (29th June – 12th July) and with temperatures up in the 30’s and getting hotter this week you’ll need to look cool on the court. This collaboration with Mary Katrantzou and Adidas Originals is right on queue. A range of crazy prints on tennis inspired skirts and dresses plus cute bomber jackets, track pants and cool pool slides will certainly make you stand out from the crowd from the usual tennis set. Check out the rest of the collection here and enjoy the sun!

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