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Patternbank brings you our in-depth catwalk report highlighting the key Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan Catwalk and Runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for AW1819 together with an insight into the key colours for the season. This is the  essential Print Catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer and studio.

  • 10 print trend stories for Autumn/Winter 2018/19
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan AW1819 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for AW1819
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Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70

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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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The Patternbank team are loving Irish street artist Maser work. Since 1995 Maser has been using the world as his canvas. Masers incredible 3D installation paintings are a combination of optical art and colourful geometric pattern plays. Masers most recent installation was part of the Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Festival, where he converted a deserted motel into a geometric world of colour – amazing stuff!

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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.

 Arts University Bournemouth

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Arts University Bournemouth – Photos via Vogue

Westminster University

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Westminster University – Photos via Vogue

University of East London

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University of East London – Photos via Vogue

Central Saint Martins

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Central Saint Martins – Photos via Vogue

The Royal College of Art

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Royal Collage of Art – Photos via Vogue

Manchester School of Art

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Manchester School of Art – Photos via Vogue

University of Northampton

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University of Northampton – Photos via Vogue

UCA  Rochester

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UCA Rochester – Photos via Vogue

UCA Epsom

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UCA Epsom – Photos via Vogue

University of Central Lancashire

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University of Central Lancashire – Photos via Vogue

Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University – Photos via Vogue

De Montfort University

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De Montfort University – Photos via Vogue

 

 

 

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The Patternbank team stumbled upon these amazing images from the aptly named Rainbow Village in Taiwan. These colourful graffiti covered houses are a collection of small houses that were given to war veterans as gratitude of their services. One veteran named Grandpa Huang has used his free time and pension to buy paint. Through the years this small collection of house have been transformed into a array of colour, pattern and graphic doodles. The sad news is that even though a people led petition has been set up but the days are numbered for this refreshingly colourful village.

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Undercover A/W 2014/15

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Ethnic Lace Pattern – Modern Toile De Jouy Borders – Full Cover Prints – Super Scale Wallpaper Style – Indigo Blues – Heraldry References – Colourful Tartans – Bold Striped Sashes – Decorative Details

Undercover photos via Style.com

 

John Galliano A/W 2014/15

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Abstract Paint Splatters – Animal Print Texture – Raised and 3 Dimensional Prints – Blown Up Distortion – Metallic Accents – Experimental Paint – Speckled Areas – Scaley Textures – Crocodile Skin

John Galliano photos via Style.com

 

Givenchy A/W 2014/15

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Statement Butterfly Placements – Bold Butterfly Abstracts – Painterly Watercolours – Blown Up Butterfly Wings – Inky Leopard Skin – Soft and Blurred Butterfly Prints – Abstract Pattern Shapes – Snakeskin

Givenchy photos via Style.com

 

Leonard A/W 2014/15

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Chinese and Chinoiserie Prints – Subtle Mark Making – Isolated Flower Blooms – Dark Backgrounds – Micro Geometric Pattern – Feather Prints – Highly Embroidered Craft – Weird and Wonderful Florals

Leonard photos via Style.com

 

Vivienne Westwood A/W 2014/15

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Chain Link Prints – Historical Costume References – Fish Scale Surfaces – Bold Stripes – Vintage Hawaiian Prints – Slogan Graphics – Bold Plaid and Blanket Checks – Foulard Tie Prints – Pattern Swirls

Vivienne Westwood photos via Style.com

 

Sacai A/W 2014/15

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Brash Tartan – Layered Scarf Prints – Scale Variation – Micro Geometric Pattern – Border and Panel Prints – Navaho Blanket Pattern – Rich Dévoré Velvet – Ornamental and Decorative – Vivid Colour

Sacai photos via Style.com

 

Akris A/W 2014/15

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Planet Surfaces – Marbled and Blurred Pattern – Rippled Texture – Halo Effects – Night Vision Photography – Abstract Distortion – Flowing Lines – Spray Paint Effects – Soft Graduated Colour – Bold Sweeping Line

Akris photos via Style.com

 

Giambattista Valli A/W 2014/15

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Animal Prints Effects – Rorschach Inkblot Patterns – Symmetrical Pattern Plays – Soft Brushed Inks – Large Scale Botanicals – Blooming Rose Prints – Beautifully Painted – Placed Layouts – Strong Ink Marks – Bold Statements

Giambattista Vali photos via Style.com

 

Chloé A/W 2014/15

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Drawn Linear – Black and White Contrasts – Contour Lines – Graphic Abstract Shapes – Memphis Textile References – Black and White Spot Plays –  Super Simple Pattern – Star Appliqué Inserts – Creative Yarn Embroidery

Chloé photos via Style.com

 

Maiyet A/W 2014/15

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Optical Black and White – Micro Spot and Dots – Punch Card Patterns – Triangular and Linear – Ethnic Zig Zag Stripes – Smart Geometrics – Maze-like Drawings – Two Colour Prints

Maiyet photos via Style.com

 

Yohji Yamamoto A/W 2014/15

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Expressive Paint Marks – Graffiti Artworks – Super Scale Floral Blooms – Clashing Colour – Black Backgrounds – Surreal Imagery – Outer Space Illustrations – Crazy Cartoons – Expressive Drawn Quality

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

Zio Ziegler is a champion when it comes to the mesmerising patterns that feature so prominently in his work. Patternbank just love the naiveté and primitive aspect to Ziegler’s work where tribal references, symbols and graffiti are a big influence. Ziegler is very prolific too where; aside from the murals and the work he creates in his studio in San Francisco, he has a small clothing company; Arte Sempre producing T-shirts, sweatshirts, swimsuits and bags and Weekend Swop; a community marketplace for outdoor gear. It looks like there is no stopping him.

 

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Patternbank love New York based artist Phil Frost’s work where he combines found objects and multi-layered combinations of colourful graphic symbols and intricate typography. Among all the layers of pattern, mask-like forms appear like totem pole decoration and shapes dance with sprays of neon colour. Frost grew up in Western Massachusetts and enjoyed summer visits to Northwestern Ohio where, with an older cousin they would go on expeditions hunting for antique glass bottles. These unearthed treasures would later influence him in his own work of collected and found objects. Frost’s exhibition, The “Solace of the Sword”, recently showed at Ace Gallery, LA.

 

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Alex Brewer or Hense as he is known in the graffiti world has caught Patternbank’s eye this week with his talent for wrapping buildings in his distinctive manic marks, scribbles, drips and splashes. Hense began his career painting and writing in and around Atlanta where he skilfully combines the language and techniques of graffiti art with the formal language of abstract painting. Immediately thoughts of the great abstract expressionists spring to mind like Jackson Pollock, Franze Kline and Willem de Kooning. This seems apt as designers such as Celine, Chanel and Prada have more than their fair share of art inspired pieces on the catwalk for SS14. Check out more of Hense’s fine art offerings on the street at hensethename.com

 

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Magda Sayeg’s been knitting since she was small and in 2005 she founded Knitta, a collective of Yarn Bombers who took to transforming urban spaces with wooly grafitti. Since her first knitted door knob, Sayeg has gone on to gain commissions with companies such as Absolute vodka, Smart car and Mini Cooper and has even covered the air con ductwork of Etse’s head office with her multicoloured masterpieces. Patternbank loves the way mundane urban spaces and objects are given a surprising splash of colour, with handmade simplicity transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. See more knitwear adorned objects on her website.

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Patternbank love Barry McGee’s unique personal style of fusing together found and invented imagery along with tags and assorted objects. Influenced by Mexican muralists, tramp art, the graffiti artists of the 70’s and 80’s and the San Francisco Beat poets, he creates a unique visual language. McGee, also known by his street name, Twist, is acclaimed for his work in the street and for his painted installations in galleries, museums and art festivals around the world. You can see more of his work at the Prism Gallery in California where he exhibited earlier this year.

 

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José Parla’s paintings are a visual narrative of his experiences in different cities, drawing inspiration from urban landscapes and the energy and memories that inform him. Through layering of paint, abstract painterly dabs, collaged materials, filling and often obscuring it’s contents in successive layers he creates these wonderful “memory documents” as he calls them. Parlá was born in Miami, Florida, he began painting in 1983 in the style of subway art. Mostly known by the street artist name Ease, Parlá moved to New York in 1997. To see more of his engaging works visit joseparla.com

 

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Patternbank brings you the key print highlights from the recent London Fashion Week catwalk shows. In this first instalment we’ve edited down the strongest print trend highlights for Spring/Summer 2013. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly. Also keep an eye out for our print highlight report on the Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Antoni and Alison S/S 2013

Freehand Brush Strokes  – Enlarged lace cut-outs – Floral and Art mash ups – Playful Expression – Photoreal print Combinations

Antoni and Alison photos via Fashionising.com

 

Matthew Williamson S/S 2013

Experimental photoprints – Surreal Landscapes – Bleeds and Water Damaged prints – Destroyed Polaroid prints  – Ombre effects – Future Ethnic patterns

Matthew Williamson photos via Fashionising.com

 

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2013

Vintage European Postage stamps references – Bold Graphic prints – Bird & Butterfly visuals  – Currency Pattern & Motif use – Decorative linear structures

Mary Katrantzou photos via Fashionising.com

 

Preen S/S 2013

Crocodile & Snakeskin combinations – Skin, Stripe & Floral plays – Ombre and blocked overprints – Unexpected Floral Expression – Banded Visual effects

Preen photos via Style.com

 

Temperley S/S 2013

Structured Mosaic Expression – Modern Folk prints -Ikat and Tapestry Experimentation – Ethnic Crafts – Engineered Digital prints – Elegant Femininity

Antoni and Alison photos via Fashionising.com

 

Aminaka Wilmont S/S 2013

Digital Fractured prints – Mirrored and Repeated visuals – Subtle Floral statements – Monochrome Digital Kaleidoscopes – Layered Florals

Aminaka Wilmont photos via Fashionising.com

 

Giles S/S 2013

Destructed Beauty – Gem Stone and Shattered glass plays – Banded patterns – Monochrome statements – Silk Photoprints

Giles photos via Fashionising.com

Imagine staying the night at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. Not the normal decor you would expect to wake up to, this aptly named Panic Room was created by internationally recognised graffiti artist Tilt. The hotel has 5 unique rooms, each of them designed by talented artists in different styles. Maybe Jean Paul Gautier will be booking a room by the look of his A/W 2012 collection. Graffiti photos by The Big Addict. Gaultier photos Vogue.com

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