The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Resort 2017 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly complement each story. The Resort collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk shows. Slightly more commercially focused, but nevertheless important in their instant availability and timely showings, even the men are getting in on the act showcasing men’s pre-collections alongside womenswear. Watch out for Part 2 later this week.
Floral Solos » Pink Flowers 02 by dancelstudio / Rachel Zoe / Dreamy Pansy Floral by Mercedes Quevedo / Christopher Kane / Alexis Mabille / Daisies and Anemones by Flavia Suguitani Cintra Esteves / Christian Sirano / Painted Tulip Floral by Jo Mitchell
Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest trend tool that focuses on Interiors and Home Print Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017/18. Our interiors team have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend report. With over 50 pages of inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, this print trend forecast aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments.
4 macro trends, 12 print stories and print direction pages
Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 150 directional hand-picked images for Autumn/Winter 2017/18
Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references
We’re very proud to announce our Autumn/Winter 2017/18 print and pattern trend report. Our trend team have researched a wide range of industries to enable us to deliver this directional and commercially relevant print trend forecast. Everything from art, film, catwalk, music, pop culture, emerging brands and upcoming art exhibitions have been analysed.
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.
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
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
Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References – Eclectic Folkloric Plays – Explored Patchwork & Ikat
Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank are loving these amazing paper cut artworks from Brooklyn based artist Xin Song. Her recent work borrows images from old and discarded magazines. She explains ‘Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through and then throw away. For me, I have found importance and value in these materials as in many ways they are mirrored the world around us. Through paper cutting, I try to take what is ordinarily a folk, vernacular form, not very highly regarded in terms of artistic hierarchy, and turn it into a serious high art form.’ Enjoy more of her powerful and delicate work on her website www.xinsong.com.
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.
Alexander McQueen / Katie Eary / Etro / White Mountaineering / Gucci / Paul Smith photos via Vogue.com
Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Akwaflorell, Sikdesign, Eduardo Doreni, Akwaflorell.
Alexander McQueen / Gucci / Alexander McQueen / Dolce & Gabbana / Casely Hayward / Comme des Garçons Homme Plus photos via Vogue.com
Floral Tribute inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Oya Gamze Kguner, Dunya Atay, Sandra Douse, Eduardo doreni
Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com
Sharp geo inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Yordanka Poleganova, Urban Rabaglio, Simonetta De Simone, Amy Mathews.
Valentino / Casely Hayford / Roberto Cavalli / Topman Design / Dries Van Noten / Topman Design photos via Vogue.com
60’s Boho inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Ruth Duncan, Ellys Beale, Oslo Prints, Holly Cooper.
Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via Vogue.com
Modern Aztec inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Hanna Viktorsson, Hanna Victorsson, Hanna Viktorsson, Studimisty.
Vivienne Westwood / Comme des Garçons Shirt / Sacai / Valentino / Mihara Yasuhiro / Etro photos via Vogue.com
Tartan Check-out inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Shk Design, Burcu Korkmazyurek, Krishna Muraleedharan, CNR Design.
Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Etro / 3.1 Phillip Lim / Costume National / Etro photos via Vogue.com
Simply Skin inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Susie Foster, Ahmet Senel, Ahmet Senel, Elmira Amirova.
Etro / Gucci / Umit Benan / James Long / Ralph Loren / Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.com
Ornamental Opulence inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by DFLC Prints, Elizabeth Rachael, Victoria A, Natalia Kravchata.
Casely Hayford / Sibling / Balmain / Alexander McQueen / Dries Van Noten / Alexander McQueen photos via Vogue.com
Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank love the bold illustrations by Edinburgh artist Dominic Kesterton, born and raised in York, Kesterton is a natural storyteller putting pen to paper with some wild imagination. Instantly recognisable Kesterton’s illustrations are bold and bright where line moves freely making plant filled worlds with amusing shapes. Kesterton’s projects include work for clients: Converse, Lazy Oaf, Nowbrow, Peckam Print Studio, Creative Edinburgh, Novation, Illustrated Mind, Harvest Skate Co and Outside Apparel. He also runs a risograph printing service and sell T-shirts independently through his online shop Half Joyed. Check out more of his work on his tumblr and instagram account.
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.
Joseph / Acne / Man / Yohji Yamamoto / James Long / Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com
Artist’s Studio inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Anna-Maria Ivstedt, Bozhidar Svilenov, Violet & Olivia, Bettina Gackstatter
Thom Browne / Gucci / Issey Miyaki / Valentino / Louis Vuitton /Dolce & Gabbana photos via Style.com
Bird Life inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by EJ Designer, Printmuse, Stamppa, Lubica Hlubenova
Saint Laurent / Julien David / Basso & Brooke / Kit Neale / Berberry /Gucci photos via Style.com & Vogue
Flower Power inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Aina Martinez Snape, Green Paz, DFLC Prints, Michelle Kistima-Menser
Vans have teamed up with the amazing Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami on a limited edition range of their Vault collection for fall 2015. Murakami, known for his contemporary, colourful, graphic, cartoon style has brought to life the Vans classic slip-on, using his “superflat” form with two recurring motifs, the smiling flower and skull patterns. Other items including graphic tees, skate decks and cute toddler slip-ons which have simple single image prints of Murakami’s flower, skull and his famed dog “Pom”, who also features on the inside of the shoes. The collection is available from June 27th at select stores.
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!
Maxim started drawing after school in Moscow while waiting for his grandmother to finish work in the hairdressers, he created small intricate artworks on the magazine covers. This developed into a daily ritual and a serious passion. The No Man’s Art Gallery in Amsterdam picked up on Maxim’s work and organised for him to come over to Amsterdam and work in their gallery for a month. You can find more of Santalov’s amazing work over on the No Man’s Art Gallery site.
We have 2 versions of our complete Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle. The PDF only version contains our Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report at a great value price of £100, a saving of £50 if you were to buy all 3 separately.
Then we have a version that contains all of the above plus 128 exclusive royalty-free Stock designs expertly curated from the Patternbank Studio. This is priced at £300 which is a massive saving of over £3,000 compared to buying 128 Stock designs from the Studio. So if you are looking for lots of on-trend, directional prints at a great price for the Spring/Summer 2016 season then this is for you.
24 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016
Over 120 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 300 on trend hand-picked colour images
Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend
Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references
Patternbank Textile Design Studio Version with 128 Stock Designs
In addition to the PDF Only version you get 128 hand-picked textile designs from some of the amazingly talented designers on the Patternbank Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 16 strong directional print trend stories.
Included in the Patternbank Studio version:
All of the above from the PDF only version plus
128 hi-res hand picked ready to use images (8 prints per trend story) from the Patternbank Studio
Expanded PDF with linked thumbnails of all 128 textile designs
Painter and road tripper Mae Chevrette is a self taught artist who loves to explore the world around her using her photography and found objects to inspire her work. Patternbank particularly love her use of the written word and layering of collage to create these wonderful prints that would look fantastic as printed T-shirts. Mae lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts, you can purchase prints of her work on Etsy and follow her travels on her blog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
With the huge trend of hand crafted pattern work and illustrations currently being preferred over digital looks, these artworks caught our eye recently. These striking permanent marker illustrations are the creative work of South Carolina based artist Hollis Brown Thornton. We love her take on modern retro, using colourful composition mixes to create these amazing depictions of old cassette tapes, Video tapes and forgotten video game case graphics.(with some cool wallpaper backgrounds to finish things off!) See more of her visual blasts from the past on her portfolio site hollisbrownthornton.com
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