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Patternbank love the abstract geometric panels that artist Revok creates from his studio in Los Angeles. Using vibrant colours Revok puts together striking patterns using found materials sourced from abandoned homes, schools, businesses and churches, sampling bits and pieces of people’s lives, hopes, dreams and aspirations, reinterpreted through rich decay and age-worn patina. Born in 1977 in Riverside, California, Revok (Jason Williams) is respected for decades of influential and pioneering work as a graffiti writer. Check out more of his work at revok1.com

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent London Graduate Fashion week, which took part over four days at East London’s Truman Brewery. Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the finest BA degree Fashion students from 40 Universities across the UK and overseas, Graduate Fashion Week is the ultimate event for spotting the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

Liverpool John Moores University

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www.ljmu.ac.uk – Photos via Vogue


 

Arts University Bournemouth

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www.aub.ac.uk – Photos via Vogue


 

UCA Epsom

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www.ucreative.ac.uk – Photos via Vogue


 

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Franklin Evans was born in Reno, Nevada in 1967. He studied art and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1989 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1993. Much of his work is a build up of paint and collage, a layering of colour and imagery reminiscent of a studio wall where the paintings are created. His current exhibition Headandhandinhand is currently showing at FL Gallery Milan until 4th September ’15, to see more of Franklin’s work visit his website here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Patternbank love the freshness of hand crafted techniques that mix with graphic subject matter. Here Australian studio Maricor/Maricar create awe inspiring visual statements through the use of embroidered thread. Colourful pattern work, quirky typographical statements and beautiful mark marking visuals are studied then recreated through embroidered techniques. These guys have been around for a while now but are pushing the boundaries between illustrated materials and true stand alone art pieces – amazing stuff! They have recently worked with the likes of Vogue Japan, Wired magazine and Saatchi & Saatchi. Check out more of their incredible work on their site maricormaricar.com.

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Joyce Kozloff has engaged in a love of pattern and art throughout her long career. A founder member of the Heresies publishing collective and an originating figure of the Pattern and Decoration movement Kozloff’s patterned paintings comprise of hand painted glazed ceramic tiles and pieced silk wall hangings. From 2013-2015 inspired by recent travels along the silk route she returned to the Islamic star patterns that influenced her early work using these to create new reimagined patterns, expanding the scale and infusing elements from previous projects. The result is a hypnotic mix of patterns that tessellate and merge to create stunning compositions of vibrant colour.

 

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Patternbank were honoured to be invited to pin to Tate Modern’s Pinterest board – Pattern Power, a celebration of pattern in art coinciding with a major exhibition of Sonia Delaunay’s work. You can check out Patternbank on Pinterest here. This first UK retrospective of Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern brings to light a life and work often overshadowed by her husband but none the less just as important. The exhibition features a wide range of her work from vibrant abstract paintings to decorative textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career.

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Born Sarah Stern in Ukraine she later changed her name to Sonia Terk when she was sent to live with her uncle and aunt in St Petersburg. Delaunay studied art in Germany before moving to Paris in 1906 where she fell in love and married Robert Delaunay. One of the pieces in the exhibition, a small blanket she stitched for her son is a patchwork of abstract shapes demonstrating how she mixed Russian folk-craft with a more dynamic modern style that became her signature. Experimenting with colour and shape Delaunay covered the walls of their apartment with hues of contrasting colours and together she and Robert created the concept of simultanéisme. This didn’t end there and Delaunay continued with cushions, lampshades, furniture and then finally clothes where with her friends they dressed up in fantastically patterned clothes. Sonia Delaunay is at The Tate Modern, London from 15th April to 9th August. See The Tate Modern’s Pinterest page for pins inspired by Delaunay where Patternbank will be pinning alongside The Tate and other guest pinners.

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Patternbank featured the creative genius of We Make Carpets back in 2012, but after five years of carpet building and with fifty different designs under their belts, MU opened its doors on 24th Oct 2014 to welcome visitors to We Make Carpet’s 5th anniversary exhibition. The space was filled with designs by the creative trio behind We Make Carpets, Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg. Constructed from everyday items such as cocktail umbrellas and drinks bottles the artists lay their designs from the middle spreading their carpet patterns outwards with painstaking precision. Their patience and skill are taken to the extreme with an impressive collection of micro carpets made from seeds, sugar strands and pins. See more of their creations here.

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Patternbank came across the French painter George Valmier’s vibrant album of Collections Décors et Couleurs, Album No. 1 published in 1929 by Albert Levy. The album contains beautiful prints hand painted in gouache using a stenciling technique known as Pochoir. Décors et Couleurs became a recognised source of inspiration for many abstract painters. Valmier was one of the first painters to pursue the Cubist aesthetic where his colourful work forms a rich, significant and truly original part of the story of Cubism. Be inspired and view the full collection here.

 

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The Pakistan born artist Anila Quayyum Agha created this simple wooden cube as a solitary installation but with the addition of intricate laser cut Islamic pattern, and with the use of a single light bulb the surrounding space is bathed in shadow pattern. Each artwork has a different attitude,” she says. “Work on the wall will impact less people. It is not as large, it’s a more personal experience, solitary. You can control the viewing of the piece by how close or how far you stand to it. Installations and their hugeness have a different impact. It’s social and public. And we all see the work through our own experiences.  So when art is out there, it is no longer controlled by the artist, the viewer helps make the story complete. Think of it like the difference between how you experience a book and a movie.” Read more about the artist and see more from Anila here.

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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.

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

Balmain photos via Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

H&M A/W 15/16

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

H&M photos via Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank brings you our final instalment of Milan Fashion Week where key looks on the runway were bold geometrics, textured intarsia patterns and touches of romanticism in florals and decorative pattern. Look out for the Paris shows this week and our A/W 2015/16 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report with the key looks which will be available to buy on the site.

Antonio Marras A/W 15/16

Botanical Drawings – Bold Borders – Vertical Stripes – Decorative Outline – Pattern Symmetry – Applique Lace – Mono Florals – Art Deco References

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

Marni A/W 15/16

Bamboo Prints – Oversized Botanical Engravings – Spriggy Bouquets – Dark Textured Backgrounds – Abstract Textured Blocks and Stripes – Dark Forest Prints – Floral Cut-outs – Silhouette Applique Work

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

DSquared2 A/W 15/16

Ethnic Patterns and Symbols – Navajo Geometrics – Native American Indian References – Fur and Sheepskin Trims

DSquared2 photos via Vogue.co.uk

Philosophy A/W 15/16

Soft Delicate Borders – Neutral Colour Combinations -Ditsy Mixtures – Delicate Floral Sprigs – Elaborate Framework – Lace-like Prints – Interwoven Leaves and Flowers

Philosophy photos via Vogue.co.uk

Missoni A/W 15/16

Layered Earth Surfaces – Cracked and Marbled Texture – Chevron Stripes – Intarsia Veins – Diagonal Textured Stripes – Inky Bleeds – Fuzzy Mixtures – Graded Dyes – Cracks and Lines

Missoni photos via Vogue.co.uk

Jil Sander A/W 15/16

Geometric Diagonals – Solid Colour – Shapes and Symbols – Worn Textures – Diagonal Stripes

Jil Sander photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emilio Pucci A/W 15/16

Astrology Symbols – Swirling Monochromatics – Sold Vibrant Colour – Dark Dip-dyes – Doodle Drawings – Swirly Stripe Patterns

Emilio Pucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

MSGM A/W 15/16

Artistic Raffia and Embroidery – Complex Floral Lines – Vibrant Colours – Colour Blocking – Spirograph Pattern

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 15/16

Naive Crayola Drawings – Striped Edges and Borders – Romantic Red Roses  – Black and White Backgrounds – Guirpure Lace – Madonna and Child – Painted and Embroidered Lettering – Single Stem Roses – Painterly Collage

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

Salvatore Ferragamo A/W 15/16

Bold Geometry – Square and Rectangles Panels – Diagonal Shapes – Vertical Panels – Colour Blocks – Parquet Layouts

Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Vogue.co.uk

The Patternbank Team have concluded the print trends from the London catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2015 to bring you Part 2 of our print highlights. Print and pattern has been a strong feature with a huge helping of bold and creative individuality which London is renowned for. Sass & Bide’s ethnic and tribal looks contrast Preen’s pretty vintage florals and eclectic textile mixes from Vivienne Westwood, while a woodland fairytale theme from Giles adds a magical element of romanticism . Look out for our coverage of the Milan and Paris shows still to come this month on Patternbank.

Peter Pilotto A/W 15/16

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Board Game Layouts – Neon Highlights – Bold Graphic Motifs – Calf Skin Appliqué – Pinball Patterns – Alpaca Knit – Embellishments and Fur Panels

Peter Pilotto photos via Style.com

Giles A/W 15/16

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Mystical References – Hallucinogenic Prints – Gothic Jacquard – Distorted Portraiture – Intertwined Branches – Whimsical Magic Mushroom Prints

Giles photos via Style.com

Mother of Pearl A/W 15/16

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Granny Chic – Grunge Floral Prints – Wallpaper Patterns – Thrift Shop Finds – Traditional Floral Repeats – Mix and Match Fabrics – Sporty Edge

Mother of Pearl photos via Style.com

Minnan Hui A/W 15/16

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80’s Bold Pattern – Rope Print – Colour Blocked Pattern – Black & White Geometry – Over-scaled Prints – Brights & Contrasting Monochrome – Snaking Embellishments

Minnan Hui photos via Vogue

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 15/16

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Dark Romance – Urban Hippie – Folkloric Florals – Textured Checks – Floral Embroideries – 3D Floral Embellishments – Dark Grounds – Abstract Lumberjack

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Style.com

Sass & Bide A/W 15/16

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Urban Gladiator – Samurai Inspired Elements – Silver & Gold Embroidery – Metallic Embellishments – Mosaic Embroidery – Monochrome Ethnic Patterns – Mirrored Geometrics

Sass & Bide photos via Style.com

Michael van der Ham A/W 15/16

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Pollen & Botanical Influences – Loose threading and Bonding – Naive Checks – Black Scroll & Floral Borders – Marks and Marbling – Layered Chiffon – Draped Appliqué

Michael van der Ham photos via Style.com

Vivienne Westwood Red Label A/W 15/16

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Political Hand Drawn Graphics – Tartan Checks – Romantic Florals – Stripes & Tiger Paterns -Artistic Pattern Mixes – Cute Animal Placements

Vivienne Westwood Red Label photos via Style.com

Matthew Williamson A/W 15/16

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Lush Floral Pattern Plays – Zodiac Sign Inspired – Bohemian Prints – Subtle Arts & Craft References – Large Scale Illustrated Pattern

Matthew Williamson photos via Style.com

Antonio Berradi A/W 15/16

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Patchwork Details – Diagonal Print Effects – Vivid Autumnal Leaf Prints –  Flowery Cerise Jacquards – Architect Frank Gehry Inspired Looks

Antonio Berradi photos via Style.com

Jonathan Saunders A/W 15/16

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Optical Geometrics – Waved Stripes – Future 70s Vibe –  Multi-coloured Pattern – Schematic Prints – New Wave Pop Art Looks – Upholstery References – Bridget Riley References – 60s Op Art Pattern

Jonathan Saunders photos via Style.com

 

This week the Patternbank Team have been finding inspiration on the London catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2015. Print and pattern has been a strong feature with a huge helping bold and creative individuality which London is renowned for. Expressive florals and painterly marks feature strongly and a growing trend towards vintage and eclectic fabric mixes has been a recurring feature. Look out for part 2 from the London catwalk collections following early next week. With the Milan and Paris shows still to come keep an eye out for our coverage of more exciting print and pattern highlights on Patternbank.

Burberry Prorsum A/W 15/16

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Patchwork Patterns – Paisley Prints – Bohemian Vibe – Printed Camouflage Lace – Whimsical Folk – Leopard Prints – Mirrored Embelishments

Burberry Prorsum photos via Vogue

Apu Jan A/W 15/16

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Intricate Ornate Pattern – Monochromatic Prints – Illustrated Ocean Plant life – Over Scaled Looks –  Allover Prints

Apu Jan photos via Vogue

Erdem A/W 15/16

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Vintage Print Vibe – Leopard prints – Floral Plays – Damask Motif Pattern – Art Collector Inspired Prints –  Wallpaper Pattern References

Erdem photos via Style.co.uk

Issa A/W 15/16

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Striking Black and White Prints – Abstracted Animal Pattern – Mono Florals – Mixed Pattern – Crocodile Prints – Bold Ethnic Marks – Graphic Floral

Issa photos via Style.co.uk

Mary Katrantzou A/W 15/16

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Surface Decoration – Damasks Patterns – Brocades – Paisleys Plays – Contemporary Geometric References – Flocked Paisley – Patterned Fur – Rubberised Embellishments

Mary Katrantzou photos via Style.co.uk

Simone Rocha A/W 15/16

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Tapestry florals – William Morris References – Petal Usage – Over Scaled Pattern – Rich Decoration – Linear Damask Patterns – Checks

Simone Rocha photos via Style.co.uk

Temperly A/W 15/16

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Bold Tribal Motifs – Multicoloured Pattern – Nomadic Aesthetic – Bold Floral Embroidery Details – Two Colour Statements – New Tribal Mixes – Folk References

Temperley photos via Style.co.uk

Claire Barrow A/W 15/16

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Scribbled & Sketched Motifs – Painterly Marks – Linear Pattern – Painted Faces – Drawn Typography – Artistic References – Bold Monochromatic Prints

Claire Barrow photos via Vogue

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 15/16

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Symmetrical Print Effects – Aviation References – Engineered Prints – Fighter Jet Motifs – Origami Pattern

Jean-Pierre Braganza photos via Style.co.uk

 

Print and pattern inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2015/16 debuted on the New York Fashion Week catwalks last week. With shows still coming thick and fast over the next couple of weeks the Patternbank team will be selecting the key print looks for this season. Look out for more of the catwalk collection to follow over the coming weeks.

Mara Hoffman A/W 15/16

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Bold Geometrics – Kaleidoscope Effects – Gradient Stripes – Micro Texture – Engineered Placements –  Bohemian Edge

Mara Hoffman photos via Style.co.uk

Suno A/W 15/16

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Dark Grounds – Spacial Prints – Brushed Florals – Border Detail – Varied Floral Plays

Suno photos via Style.co.uk

Rodebjer A/W 15/16

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Dotted Prints – Swirling Pattern Forms – Abstract Stripes – Wave Textured Prints – Splatted Designs – Late 70s Vibe

Rodebjer photos via Style.co.uk

Kate Spade A/W 15/16

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70s Florals – Bold Geometrics – Flat Graphic Pattern – Storybook Illustrations – Blotched Floral Marks – Whimsical Playful Vibe

Kate Spade photos via Style.co.uk

Trina Turk A/W 15/16

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Retro Inspired Prints – Hand Brushed Florals – Kitsch Styling – Art Deco References – Large Scale Blooms

Trina Turk photos via Style.co.uk

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Large Scale Photo Prints – Graphic Texture – Brushed Pattern Mark Build-ups – Abstract Scrawled Pattern –  Full Panel Photographic Print Statements

A Détacher photos via Style.co.uk

Nicole Miller A/W 15/16

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Forest Illustrations and Scenes –  New Camouflage – Rainbow Prints – Patchwork Effects – Digitised  Prints – Dark Woodland Prints

Nicole Miller photos via Style.co.uk

Zimmerman A/W 15/16

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60s & 70s References  – Soft Hued Paisley – Bold Colour Blocking – Abstracted Geometrics – Contemporary Boho Print Styling

Zimmerman photos via Style.co.uk

Karen Walker A/W 15/16

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70s Vibe – Psychedelic Looks – Retro Geometrics – Optical Graphic Prints – Trippy Pattern Plays – Clock Face Elements – Floral & Swirl Patterns

Karen Walker photos via Style.co.uk

Alice & Olivia A/W 15/16

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70s Boho Print References – Floral Print Jacquard – Brocade Glamour – Bohemian Prints – Rich Pattern Mixes

Alice & Olivia photos via Style.co.uk

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We love the energy and vibrant colour plays of Jason Woodside’s visual art statements. Woodside is a New York based painter and attended the school of visual arts in NYC. Mixing bands of kaleidoscope pattern within geometric structures give Woodside’s work its unique edge. We recently saw his work at Paris store Colette, where you are able to buy his art. Woodside has an impressive list of brands he has already collaborated with, these include Michel Roux, Obey, Von Zipper, Adidas and Saturdays Surf to name a few. See more of Jason work on his portfolio site jasonwoodside.com

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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.

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

Givenchy / Casely Hayford / Dries van Noten – photos via Style.com

Fall Camo A/W 15/16

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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 Style.com

70’s Rewind A/W 15/16

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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 Style.com

Crafted Tribe A/W 15/16

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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 Style.com and Vogue

Abstract Noise A/W 15/16

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

Cerruti / Chalayan / Balenciaga – photos via Style.com

Arts & Crafts A/W 15/16

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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 Style.com and Vogue

Baroque Frames A/W 15/16

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

Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Dolce & Gabbana – photos via Style.com

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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.

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The trend for printed sportswear, which now includes clothing for running, workout, yoga, dance, ballet barre, swimming, cycling and ski wear is more popular than ever. Collaborations with designers such as Stella McCartney, The Farm Company and Topshop for Adidas, Richard Nicoll for Sweaty Betty and Nike x Liberty, sportswear looks on the catwalk and new technology in fabrics it looks like the trend is here to stay. Patternbank have a Sportswear Category featuring exclusive prints from our innovative Online Textile Design Studio, go check it out.

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Adidas Originals by The Farm Company

 

Patternbank Studio Designs by Polina Moroz, Bruce, Luigi Riccardi, Kerrie Cauvin


 

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Patternbank brings you some of the key print trend highlights from Pre-Fall 2015. The team have put together groups of the most inspirational and current prints appearing throughout the collections this Pre Season

Botanical Studies

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Valentino / Akris / Valentino – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Rich Embroidered Botanicals – Ditzy Floral Heads – Black Backgrounds – Floral Studies – Long Stems – Leaf and Foliage – Deep Border Prints  

Fragmented Geometrics

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Clover Canyon / Givenchy / Derek Lam 10 Crosby / Kenzo / ICB / Burberry – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Geometric Overlays – Colour Blocked Checks – Deconstructing Blocks – Air Brushed Edges – Over-scaled Geometrics  

Boho

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Alice & Olivia / Nicole Miller / Giamba – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Oriental Motifs – Over Scaled – Faded and Worn Areas – Voysey Patterns  – Paisley Mixing – 70’s Styling  

Small Scale

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Sonia Rykiel / 10 Crosby / Sonia Rykiel / Valentino / Sonia Rykiel / Giamba – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Dotted Texture – Crammed Ditsy Florals – William Morris Pattern – Camouflage Colour – Laura Ashley Types – Dark Backgrounds – Multi Coloured Florals 

Skin & Scales

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Just Cavalli / Max Mara / Just Cavalli – photos via Style.com & Vogue

New Skin Patterns – Snake Scales – Faux Fur Pattern – Photographic Animal Prints – Geometric Pattern Skins

Abstract Camo

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Sonia by Sonia Rykiel / Diane Von Furstenberg / Gucci – photos via Style.com & Vogue

New Colour Combinations – Camouflage Clash – Over Scaled Animal Prints – Abstract Leave Shapes – Silhouettes and Shadowed Imagery 

Faded Textiles

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Nicole Miller / MM6 Maison Martin Margiela /Nicole Miller / Antonio Maras / Nicole Miller / Antonio Maras – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Worn Pattern Fade Outs – Darned and Repaired – Pattern Mixing – Merging Marks – Off Set – Soft Colour Backgrounds – Smudged and Blurred  

Mono Floral

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Lela Rose / Diane Von Furstenberg / Erdem – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Two Colour Prints – Relief Florals – Bold Simplicity – Large Stencilled Florals – Monochromatic – Over-scaled Blooms

Neo Classical

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Tory Burch / Dsquared2 / Alice & Olivia – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Large Scale Rocco Pattern – Symmetrical Repeats – Interior Furnishing Styles – Opulence – Bold Print – Structured Jacquard – Embroidered Embellishment

Ink Effects

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Emporio Armani / Elie Saab / Marissa Webb / Elie Saab / Milly / Lela Rose – photos via Style.com & Vogue

Blurred Distortion – Inky Marks – Dark Blacks and Blues –  Photographic Techniques – Bleached out Highlights – Paint Smudges – Large Scale Florals