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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures

  • Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour

  • Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.


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Dries Van Noten’s Fall 2017 Collection at Paris Fashion Week was a dazzling retrospective of some of his favourite prints from Chintz to Japanese Kimonos and mezmerizing geometrics, all re-worked into a collection of fabulous dresses. This was Dries 100th show and featured models that walked the catwalk for him back in 1993, a strong and lasting image of powerful women in powerful prints.

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Patternbank are loving the collaboration between Luxury design house Hermès and American artist Sheila Hicks, creating this beautiful ‘Voyage en Ikat’ tableware collection. Inspired by ikat, an exceptional weaving and dyeing technique originating in Asia, Voyage en Ikat celebrates intermingled uses and an ongoing dialogue between East and West. More than twenty hues centered on sapphire, ruby and emerald, are enhanced by 24-carat matte gold and come to life in designs composed ‘thread by thread’. Check out the full range at Hermes.



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The Patternbank team spotted this stunning photo shoot from Russian publication Architectural Digest and had to share. These images are an intense and explosive mix of vibrant colour and eye catching pattern. Here showcasing some beautiful interior and upholstery fabrics to bring things to life. Russian Photographer Olga Volkova Tuponogova and stylist Natalia Obukhov have created a African pattern feast – enjoy.




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Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Thakoon A/W 2014/15

Vivid Technicolour Blooms – Super Scale Placement Prints – Ikat Applied Florals – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Brush-mark Stripes – Soft Plaids – High Contrast Pattern – Colour Blocked Panels – Pattern Mix-ups – Asymmetrical Layouts

Thakoon photos via


Calla A/W 2014/15

Memphis Print References – Exaggerated Scale Plays – Bold Pattern Mixing – Cute Motif Prints – Fine Line Pattern – Chevron and Striped Backgrounds – Bold Contrast – Distorted Florals – Dragged and Warped

Calla photos via 


Mara Hoffman A/W 2014/15

Graphic Checkerboard Prints – Moroccan Textile References – Engineered Star Prints – Bedouin Jewellery Patterns – Egyptian Camel Motifs – Complex  Ethnic Arrangements – Monochromatic and Optical

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A Détacher A/W 2014/15

Layered and Hatched Texture – Graphic Lightening Bolt Prints – Super Scale Basket Weave – Mono Print Texture – Exaggerated Mark Making – Bold Colour Accents – Primary Colour Accents

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Alexander Wang A/W 2014/15

Graphic Landscape Visuals – Acid Colour Combinations – Smart Paisley Foulards – Simple Paisley Cut-outs – Over Scaled Laser Cut Paisley Pattern – Spray Painted Shadows – Modern Sportswear References

Alexander Wang photos via


Suno A/W 2014/15

Bold Graphic Vertical Stripes – Varied Stripe Scales – Horizontal and Vertical Mixes – Oriental Paisleys – Deep Borders – Opulent Fabrics – Maze Swirls – Felt Tip Marked Pattern – Lurex Details – Raised Jacquard

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Prabal Gurung A/W 2014/15

Marbled Paint Texture – Discovering Surfaces – Faint Pattern Markings – Painterly Brush-marks – Mono-Print Styles – Ethnic Carpet Prints – Border Details – Tactile Print Plays – Indian Block Prints

Prabal Gurung photos via


Band of Outsiders A/W 2014/15

Painterly Brush-mark Florals – Cartoon Popcorn Prints – Offset Patterns – Floral Clusters – Background Colour Graduation – Ditzy Florals – Tromp L’oeil Tricks – Dark backgrounds – Artistic Floral Paintings

Band of Outsiders photos via


Lela Rose A/W 2014/15

Simple Flower Heads – Black and White Monos – Pen and Ink Drawing – Deep Borders – Painterly Rose Prints – Swirls and Contour Lines – Indigo Dip Dyes – Climbing Rose Layouts – Raffia Patterns

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Ostwald Helgason A/W 2014/15

Humorous Warhol Graphics – Metallic Abstract Prints – Lurex Sheen – Branch and Tree Texture – Drip and Paint Splatters – Sheer Dimensions – 3-D Tricks – Iridescent Sculptural Fabrics – Animal Skin Surfaces

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Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent New York S/S 2014 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Bibhu Mohapatra S/S 2014


Abstracted Form – Painterly Marks – Mapped Structure Overlays – Warped Photographic Florals – Pattern Patchwork – Optical and Sculptured Construction – Fluid Movement

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Marc Jacobs S/S 2014


Optical Black & White Florals – Dramatic Graphic Woodblock – Natural Elements – Large Scale Single Foliage – Graphic Form – Contrasting Colour usage

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Clover Canyon S/S 2014


Translucent Prints – Overlaid Pattern Forms – Pastel Tribal – Print Mesh Effects – Gradient Plays – Modern Bauhaus – Soft Mirrored Pattern

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Anna Sui S/S 2014


Eclectic Pattern Mix – Folk References – Boho Style – Romanian Print References – Floral Thread work – Romantic Visions

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Milly by Michelle Smith S/S 2014


Abstract Brush Work – Painterly Illustrative Style – Photo Collage Bordered – Bold Painted Stripes – Japanese & Hawaiian Influences – Illustrated Parrots and Tropical Birds

Milly by Michelle Smith photos via

Parsons The New School for Design S/S 2014


Digital Mosaic Prints – Mesh & Halftone Effects – Translucent Overlaid Prints – Multiple Prints – Abstract Check and Plaid formations – Over-scaled Pattern – Bold Statements – Dark on Dark

Parsons The New School for Design photos via

Patternbank brings you it’s second Menswear Print Trends report for Autumn/Winter 2013. Here we bring you a concise overview of the key looks sure to influence the season from the recent Menswear catwalk shows held in London, Milan and Paris. View Patternbank’s Menswear Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1 here.

Tile Patterns

Tile Inspired Design – Block Repeats – Geometric Patterns – Mosaic Mix-ups – Decorative and Ornate Art Deco – Damask References – Intricate Repeat Pattern Work

MAN – Agi & Sam, Dries Van Noten, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Etro, Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus. Photos via and


Collage Graphics

Photographic Overlays – Cut-up Magazine Style – Placement Prints – Art Inspired – Abstract Layouts – Graphic Mix – Chaotic Collage plays – Digitally Manipulated Pattern

James Long, John Galliano, John Galliano, Givenchy, Moschino, Etro. Photos via


Floral Bloomed

Plays on Floral Tradition – Botanical Blooms – Intense Floral Prints – Tonal Colour Use – Vibrant Richness – Realistic photo prints – Large Scale Blooms – Brocade Styling – High Saturation Colour Use

Louis Vuitton, McQ Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, MSGM, MSGM, KATY EARY. Photos via


Camouflage/Animal Skin Distorted

Distressed Textures – Painterly Brush Strokes – Camouflage Re-invented – Ikat Styles – Natural Elements – Splattered Effects – Monochrome Effects – Allover Impact

MSGM, McQ Alexander McQueen, MSGM, Walter Van Beirendonck, John Galliano, Richard Nicoll. Photos via


Paisley Pattern Mix

Paisley Scarf Prints – Over-scaled Paisley Print – Decorative Pattern Mix – Bohemian Style – Rich Texture and Layered Looks – Highly decorative details – Re-worked & Twisted Paisley Pattern – Abstract Motifs

Etro, Diesel Black Gold, Sacai, Dries Van Noten, Etro, Dries Van Noten. Photos via and




Patternbank love these paintings by Iowa artist Susan Chrysler White. Susan experiments with a variety of techniques, printing and pouring paint to create intense layers and depth in her paintings. Explorations in the bilateral Roscharch-like image and organic inspired figures can be found hidden within decorative elements of her work. The result is real vibrancy and powerful plays with pattern and form, mixing elements of sculpture and movement. Check out more of her work and incredible 3D-like chandeliers at


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Patternbank breaks down the key print trends from the Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk shows held in London, Milan and Paris. Here we bring you a concise overview of the key looks sure to influence the season. This is the first instalment featuring six key print trend stories, Part 2 will follow shortly. Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter to be kept right up to date with all the latest stories.

Art School

Painted Pictures – Large Scale Abstract – Paint Explosions – Bauhaus Expression – Creative Mixtures – Digital Pattern – Patchwork Mix

Givenchy, Poul Brouwer Ports 1961 Milharayasuhiro Raf Simons Jil Sander Vivienne Westwood Agi & Sam Bernhard Willhelm Photos Via

Ethnic Tribe

Bold Ethnic Imagery – Mixing Pattern – Ikat Expression – Classic Batik – Decorated Indonesia – Modern Tribe – Resist Dye Batik

Miharayasuhiro, Vivienne Westwood, John Richmond, Miharayasuhiro, Bernhard Willhelm, Yohji Yamamoto, Henrik Vibskov, Missoni, Phillip Lim Photos via

Check Mate

Country Gent – Over scaled Plaids – Graph and Grid-Like Checks – Classic Tartans

Thom Browne, Daks, Junya Watanabe Man, Shaun Samson, John Galliano, Poul Brouwer, Pringle of Scotland, Moschino, Dries Van Noten Photos Via

Printed Outerwear

Foulard Motifs – Border Details – Pattern Layering – Printed Suiting – Small Scale Geometrics

Ann Demeulemeester, Burberry Prorsum, Roccobarocco, Burberry Prosum, Etro, Versace Photos via

Indigo Denim

Batik Patterning – Woven Indigo Ikats – Bleach Effects – Denim Mixes – Shades Blues – Collaged Pattern

Etro, Missoni, Phillip Lim, Roccobarrocco, Louis Vuitton, Phillip Lim, Richard Nicoll, Diesel Black Gold  Photos via

New Camouflage

Camouflage and Skins Mix – Garments Covered – Allover Camouflage – Floral Camouflage – Suited Camouflage

Dries Van Noten, Kenzo, Dries Van Noten, Kenzo, John Galliano, Dirk Birkkermbergs, Marc Jacobs, Pringle of Scotland, Qasimi Homme Photos via

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Cracked Ray Tube is a collaborative realtime project by glitch artists James Connolly and Kyle Evans that breaks and disrupts the interfaces of analog televisions and computer monitors to produce flashing, screeching, wobbulating, self-generated electronic noise and video. The images create beautiful blurring patterns that look like modern Ikats. We love the digital blurred vision effect they have created and can easily see the transition on to fabric! For more inspiring images check out Patternbanks Digital Blur board on Pinterest.


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Patternbank aims to aid and inspire you for new seasons print developments. We are now offering our key trend analysis reports in free downloadable PDF format. Click the link below for Patternbank’s recent Première Vision + Indigo – Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Reports (Part 1 & Part 2), which are now packaged in one handy PDF document.

Featuring: African Graphics – Vivid Jungle – Garden Crop – Geometric Signs – Ombre – Circle State – Patch Up – Ocean Distortion – Brushmark Statements – Digitally Enhanced – Exotic Profusion – Summer Tribe

Patternbank bring you their second in-depth trend report highlighting the key print trends emerging from the recent Premiére Vision and Indigo Salon shows.

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Patch Up

Clashing Prints – Overlaid And Collaged Looks – Brush And Digital Mixes – Dramatic Pattern Layouts – Overlaid Pattern Clashes –  Scenic And Geometric Combinations – Photographic, Digital And Hand Painted Collage Experimentation

Clark GoolsbyDaily Poetics, Weird FriendsBeatriz MilhazesDries Van Noten SS12Steven Riddle,

Ocean Distortion

Rippled Textures – Painterly Wave Forms – Aquas, Strong Turquoises And Bottle Greens – Reflected Sunlight Through The Sea – Abstract Wave And Ripple Statements – Unrecognisable Detail – Ocean Movement In Pattern – Smooth Flowing Patterns

Vince Cavatalo, Eduard Tomek, Peter Pilotto S/S 2012Alexander McQueen S/S 2010David Maisel

Brushmark Statements

Art hand paint forms – Brush dab pattern – Pattern build up through abstract paint textures – Pointillist painter inspired looks – Mixed scale brush work – Delicate brushed pattern

Serena Mitnik-Miller, Jenny Vorwaller, Dior, George Seurat, Rodarte Fall 2012 

Digitally Enhanced

Pop Art inspired half-tone dots – Futuristic florals hidden amongst complex geometry – Textural and photographic overlays – painterly abstract multicolor imagery – Photoshop blurred zig zags – Photoshop filters create complex fading in and out of colour

Andy GilmoreKristin Reger, Erdem, Freja BehaMaisie Cousins,

Exotic Profusion

Colour explosion – Exotic flauna mixes – Rainforest blooms – Digital and watercolour effect mixes – High contrast prints – Neon brights – Bird of paradise and orchid floral studies – Pattern overlays

Richard Mosse, Lily & Lionel, Cecilia Paredes, Leitmotiv

Summer Tribe

Abstracted Ikat Designs – Simplified Ikat – Optical Patterns – Vibrant Colour Enhanced Ethnic Compositions – Mixed Stripes And Pattern Forms – Blurred Felt-tip Pen Visuals – Multi-coloured Traditional Ikat Motifs

Barbara Bui, Thakoon S/S 2012,

Don’t miss Première Vision + Indigo – Print Trends Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1