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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


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

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Zimmerman F/W16


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

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Mara Hoffman F/W16


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

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The Patternbank team once again travelled to Paris this September to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Autumn/Winter 16/17 show. Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts for Autumn/Winter 16/17.

With the information collected from the various trend forums, we have analysed and condensed our findings to select 12 Print and Pattern trends for Autumn/Winter 16/17. Collated into twelve inspirational print trends with mood and print direction pages per story. This concise trend report will be an essential design tool to inspire and direct your print and pattern developments for Autumn/Winter 16/17.

  • 12 Première Vision print trends for Autumn/Winter 2016/17

  • 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 100 on trend hand-picked images

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Along with the 12 inspirational Première Vision print trends we’ve picked out a selection of stock print which perfectly compliment each story, these can be purchased separately from the Patternbank Studio.

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Kjell Varvin constructs installations from a variety of objects in the corner of his studio which you can see on his blog here. The simplicity of shapes and colours are transformed when he superimposes photos of the sculptures to create the Digital Prints shown here. Varvin likes to think we should view with an open mind and let our eyes wander through the elements without generating associations or ideas to those objects. “I am mostly using neutral elements based on geometry, resulting in images that do not contain much symbolism. Of course, a disc may give ideas of the sun or the moon, and a rectangle could refer to architecture, but that depends on where they are placed in the composition.” Varvin is based in Hoevik, Norway you can see more of his prints at


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Geometry Daily is a Tumblr started by German Interaction and Graphic Designer Tilman Zitzmann, he started the blog when he was taking a year out of “normal” agency design work to look after his two small daughters – he needed something to keep him on his designer’s toes. As Tilman explains, “I committed myself to two of my favorite fields, geometry and minimalism, and started creating graphics and publishing them on a Tumblr, one each and every day. It turned out that this was one of the best ideas I ever had.” Brilliant! Go check out the Tumblr.


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Patternbank brings you Part 1 of our essential Spring/Summer 2014 print trend direction for the new season. Our trends forecast team have been busily researching the globe for the strongest directional print trends. In this report we aim to supply and inspire you with the key print trends for Spring/Summer 2014, making these reports indispensable intelligence tools for your seasonal print developments.

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2014

  • 36 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 130 on trend hand-picked colour images

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each 8 print trends with TCX Pantone references

  • Clean and visually inspiring layout

This 36 page report includes 8 inspirational print trends :-

Ornate Linear / Blue & White / Graphic Pop / Ghoslty Florals / Tropical Utopia / Scientific Nature / Future Nouveau / Acid Stripe

Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2014. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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