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Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the most important print & pattern collections, from Fall 2018 RTW Paris Fashion Week. Look out for our A/W18/19 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report coming soon,  an overview of all the recent shows containing the strongest print and pattern trends.

Dries Van Noten

Images via Vogue

Stylised Florals – Detailed Biro Drawings – Art Brut Inspired – Psychedelic Swirly Pattern – Limited Colour – Frenzied Drawing Style – Pen Texture

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The Patternbank team bring you part 2 of our key Print & Pattern Trends from the Pre Fall 2018 Catwalk shows, alongside our curated collections of trend driven print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio.


VICTORIA BY VICTORIA BECKHAM / Simple Form Florals – Abstract – Line – Leaves by Sonja Sporrer Hornfeck / GIVENCHY / CHRISTIAN SIRIANO / RODEBJER / GIAMBATTISTA VALLI / Leafage – Foliage Vector Repeat Pattern by Barbie McGuire / ROCHAS

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via


Pure Zen – Yoshi Landscape View by Fran Elliott / VILSHENKO /Chinese Landscape Painting by Tim Lee / ANTONIO MARRAS / ERDEM / Dark Pastel Landscape Mountains Cloud Sky by Oana Soare / KAREN WALKER / GIAMBA

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via


JOSEPH / Check 1 by Amora Print Studio / FENDI / MSGM / TOMAS MAIER / PIAZZA SEMPIONE / Purple Check by KS Designs / SACAI

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via


PAIS29 Olivia Paisley by Alice Lam / EMILIO PUCCI / Yns-111 by Ynsalkn design studio / DUNDAS / GUCCI / PD Little Flower by Charlotte Prinsen / TIBI / MISSONI

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via


Hello Spring by Rositsa Karagiozova / ZAC POSEN / CO / ERDEM / ALTUZARRA / Oblivion by Kamil Kmie / CYNTHIA ROWLEY / Vk249 by Victoria Krupp

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via


All White / Graded Shades / Pure Simplicity / Modern Antique / China Whites / Oriental Mood / Shine Fabrics

Image credits: Jil Sander Resort 2018, White Flowers by Sabs, Memories by Bouke de Vries, Japanese Vintage Silk Kimono Fabric by Orientalvintage88, Delicate White Orchids by Maite Tiscar, Taira Kuroki, Thomas Rentmeister






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.

See the full Dries collection on

Patternbank fell in love with these sculptural jewellery pieces created by Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto. She explains on her website “My recent fabric pieces have developed with much experimentation and demonstrate an evolution from the properties of metal to something completely opposite. During the experimental process there is sometimes a breathtaking moment; I ‘catch’ those moments and develop ideas from that point. I like the softness, gentle texture, and atmospheric (e.g., translucent) quality of the fabrics I use. In all of my work there is always the insistence on skill and craftsmanship.” She also creates other beautiful creations out of metal and resin as well as fibre – go check it out on her website.

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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.

Libertine F/W16


Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments –  Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks

Libertine Photos via

Anna Sui F/W16


Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays  – New Biba References  – Psychedelic Prints  – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints

Anna Sui Photos via

Vivienne Tam F/W16


Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References  – Eclectic Folkloric Plays  – Explored Patchwork & Ikat

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Patternbank  brings you 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.



Brioni / Salvatore Ferragamo / Boglioli / Gucci / Carven / Salvatore Ferragamo photos via



Constructed inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Polina MorozeAurélien Vassal, Michele TozziMaria Isabel Rodriguez



James Long / Gucci / Desquared2 / Astrid Anderson /Burberry Prorsum / No.21 photos via



Lace inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Varpu Kronholm, Estúdio Cor, Holly Cooper, Nikki Starrett

Hot Tropics


Comme des Garçons / Richard James / Antonio Marras / Desquared2 / Casely Hayford / Dries van Noten /  photos via



Tropical inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Camila Coelho, Pandora, Texturisa, Eduardo Doreni

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A combination of Japanese Manga and the sophisticated fluidity of Art Nouveau are the inspiration behind the work of artist Audrey Kawasaki. The technical precision in Audrey’s technique creates sharp graphic imagery and combined with the use of wooden panels as a base, gives her work texture and depth. Patternbank loves her ability to capture emotion, with her adolescent subjects exuding innocence and eroticism, all set in a frame of typically Japanese imagery. See more on Audrey’s website.



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Patternbank bring you the final highlights from Paris fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015/16.  We will be looking back at all the collections and compiling our findings looking in detail at the key print and pattern trends for the season ahead, this inspirational report which will be available to buy on the site.

Valentino A/W 15/16

Realistic feather Prints – Enchanted Forests – Mythical Creatures – Decorative Lace Ensembles – Quilted Patchworks – Simple Flower Shapes – Clustered Florals – Embroidered Butterflys – Chinese Ornament

Valentino photos via

Andrew Gn A/W 15/16

Decorative and Stylised – Bold Borders – Geometric Tiles – Abstract Ikats – Stylised Floral Silhouettes – Tapestry and Carpet Patterns – Embroidered Silks – Rocco Swirls – Decorative Placement Embroideries – Mono Floral Exotics

Andrew Gn photos via

Kenzo A/W 15/16

Ribbon Stripes – Bold Line Variation – Vertical Stripes – Paint Marks – Textured Dabs – 3-Dimensional Geos – Camo Texture – Zig-Zag Stripes – Stylised Florals – Oriental Chinoiserie

Kenzo photos via

Isabel Marant A/W 15/16

Ethnic Borders – Rug Texture and Pattern – Ikat Mixtures – Breton Stripes – Black and White Simplicity – Micro Floral Texture – Bold Ethnics

Isabel Marant photos via

Chloe A/W 15/16

Patchwork Knitwear Mix-up – Vintage Eclectic – Delicate Botanical Studies – Dark Nature – Bohemian Pattern Mixes

Chloe photos via

Leonard A/W 15/16

Distressed Fabrications – Jacquard Pattern Texture – Delicate Distress Print – Worn Areas – Merging Pattern Marks – Geometric Allovers – Oriental Style Florals – Detailed and Unfinished Areas

Leonard photos via

Vivienne Westwood A/W 15/16

Large Scale Rose Prints – Painterly Applications – Slogan Graphics – Chintz Style tapestries – Small Floral Clusters – Eclectic Fabric Mixing

Vivienne Westwood photos via

Givenchy A/W 15/16

Peacock Feather Prints – Victoriana Styles – Detailed Border Patterns – Subtle Colour Changes – Rocco and Baroque – Rich Velvets

Givenchy photos via

John Galliano A/W 15/16

Stylised Leaf Prints – Outline Details – Metallic Surfaces – Fish Scale Texture – Characterful Goldfish Placements – Abstract Stiched Work – Geometric Pattern Mixes – Playful Fish Embellishments – Sequin Decoration

John Galliano photos via

Sacai A/W 15/16

Abstract Stripes – Bold Chevron Prints – Mismatched Placements – Constructed Stripe Ideas – Reinvented Traditionals – Check Mixtures – Reworked Knitwear – Fairisle Patterns

Sacai photos via

Christian Dior A/W 15/16

Organic Shapes – Bold Abstracts – Futuristic Camo – Amorphous Imagery – Abstract Animal Prints – Unusual Colour Combos

Christian Dior photos via

Tsumori Chisato A/W 15/16

Comic Book Layouts  – Super Hero Imagery – Abstract Placements – Illustrative Styles – Humour Graphics – Naive Drawing Style – Bold Graphic Prints – Textured Areas

Tsumori Chisato photos via

In the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week S/S15 we feature some of the key designers on the catwalk, from the stunning underwater gardens and folk floral motifs as scarf prints at Valentino, to Tsumori Chisato’s whimsical take on fashion where summer is a fantasy of flowers and nature. Look out for Patternbanks up and coming S/S15 Catwalk Print & Pattern report which will bring together all the key print trends for the season ahead.

Valentino S/S 15

Underwater Sea Creatures – Psychedelic Floral Motifs – Graphic Scarf Prints – Elaborate Borders and Placement Prints – Floral Outlines – Oversize Prints

Valentino photos via


Leonard S/S 15

Delicate Indigo Sketches – Floral Scatterings – Pastel and Crayon Texture – Expressive Linear – Beautiful Painted Chrysanthemums – Equisite Embroidery

Leonard photos via


Hermes S/S 15

African Looks – Perspective Geometrics – Tonal Colour – Blow Up Scarf Prints – Graphic Shapes – Solid and Linear Lines

Hermes photos via


Maison Martin Margiela S/S 15

Feminine Florals – Soft Botanical Handpaintings – Asymmetric Shapes – Japanese Prints – Daisy Chains – Simple Motifs

Maison Martin Margiela photos via


Tsumori Chisato S/S 15

Whimsical Painted Illustrations – Handsome Peacocks – Fantasy Florals – Naive Drawings – Unsteady Hand Qualities

Tsumori Chisato photos via


Sacai S/S 15

Bandana Paisley Prints – Micro Florals – Borders and Placement Prints – Spliced Florals – Breton Stripes – Lace Panels

Sacai photos via


Junya Watanabe S/S 15

Abstract Geometrics – Origami Folds – Graphic Geometry – Giacomo Balla Futurism – Bold Colour – Intersecting Circles

Junya Watanabe photos via


Kenzo S/S 15

Cut-out Mesh and Broderie Anglaise – Futuristic Abstracts – Subtle Graphic Shadings – Torn Shapes – Pin Stripes

Kenzo photos via


Viktor & Rolf S/S 15

Retro Flower Prints – Photographic  – Bold Outline – Subdued Colour – Ombre – Trompe L’oeil Pinched Plastic Prints

Viktor & Rolf photos via


Stella McCartney S/S 15

Flower Appliqué as Leopard Spots – Jigsaw Puzzle Animal Prints – Block Printed Pattern – Floral and Koi Carp Formations – Cut Out See-throughs

Stella McCartney photos via


Chanel S/S 15

Paint Splatters – Saturated Colour – Overscaled Watercolour Florals – Emile Nolde Style – Overpainted Tweed – Soft Focus

Chanel photos via


Andrew Gn S/S 15

Wave Movement – Bold Contrast – Simple Kimono Floral – Woven Checks – Painterly Texture – Solid Lines and Shapes

Andrew Gn photos via


Paris Fashion Week may have been the more subtle of shows but when it came to showing print it was sophisticated and highly wearable. Dries stole the show with his runway of forest moss where the models relaxed in their exotic travelled prints. Forests seem to be a recurring theme from Chalayan’s Orange Trees of North Africa to the more mystical folk and fairytale inspired at Lanvin and Undercover. Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week.

Dries Van Noten S/S 15


Pixelated Pattern – Contrasting Boarders – Rich Oriental Carpets – Bright Accents – Bias Stripes – Eclectic Embroidery

Dries Van Noten photos via


Carven S/S 15


60’s Retro Cuts – Pop Art Primary Colour – Simple Formular 1 Graphics – Japanese Landscape Paintings – Hokusai Inspired Prints

Carven photos via


Chalayan S/S 15


Lattice Pattern – Simple Silhouettes – Grid-like Geometrics – Ariel Land Drawings – Tree Illustrations – Moorish and Arab Culture

Chalayan photos via


Christian Wijnants S/S 15


Fine Linear Stripes – Abstract Shapes – Ink Washes – Bias Stripes – Foliage Ink Drawings – Reflective Copper – Simple Petal Textures

Christian Wijnants photos via


Gareth Pugh S/S 15


Folk and Pagan Inspired – Black an White Opticals – Bold Diamonds – Magic and Mystery – Bold Stripes Plays

Gareth Pugh photos via


Lanvin S/S 15


Delicately Painted – Woodland Scenes – Forest Deer – Autumnal Leaves – Opulent Brocades – Offset Imagery – Trailing Branches

Lanvin photos via


Manish Arora S/S 15


Candy Pastels – Kitsch Indian Portraits – Unreal Landscapes – Spacemen and Spaceships – Crafted Sequins and Embroidery

Manish Arora photos via


Undercover S/S 15


Delicate Feathers – Maleficent Headpieces – Fairytales and Folklore – Hieronymus Bosch Garden Prints – Swan Imagery

Undercover photos via


We covered Jacob Hashimoto way back in February 2012 as we loved his use of traditional kite-making skills to create his multi-layered and geometrically complex works. He has now embarked on his most ambitious installations to date; Super-Elastic Collisions and Distant Derivations is an abstraction of interwoven trees which emerge from the room center and envelop the viewer under arcs of maple cubes. Check out the incredible exhibition at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery on his site.


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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Milan S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for our up coming Paris Show report which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2014


Ruined Amphitheater Photo Prints – Hand-painted florals – Sepia Colour Plays – Roman Reference Prints – Sicilian Inspiration – Scattered Floral Layouts

Dolce & Gabbana photos via

MSGM S/S 2014


Mix Match Print Plays – Tropical Flower Illustrations – Tiki Pattern References – Distorted Pattern – Supersize Prints – Clashing Pattern Layouts – Bold Placements

MSGM photos via

Moschino S/S 2014


Surreal Prints – Checks and Stripes – Newsprint Pattern – Mixed Scale Polka dots – All over Rose Prints  – Graphic Statement prints – Black & Red – Eclectic Graphic Plays

Moschino photos via

Missoni S/S 2014


Abstract Primal Prints – Pop Art Inspired – Mountain Landscape Prints – Pattern Clashes – Striped Borders – Geometric Impact – Bold Re-coloured Nature – New Camo – Muted Purples, Greens and Pinks

Missoni photos via

Marni S/S 2014


Flat Graphic Florals – All Over Petal Prints – Asian Inspired Blooms – Intense Pattern – Organic Placements – Sketched Floral Plays – Spacial Pattern Layouts – Playful Blossoms

Marni photos via

Jil Sander S/S 2014


Art House Prints – Painted Abstract Styling – Two Tone Feather Prints – Alighiero Boetti Art in Repeat Form – Monochrome Looks – Scattered Pattern

Jil Sander photos via

Gabriele Colangelo S/S 2014


Textured Prints – Luxurious Finishes – Mineral Inspiration – Abstract Surface Prints – Engineered Placement – Rock Surface Pattern – Beauty In Abstract

Gabriele Colangelo photos via

Gucci S/S 2014


Art Nouveau inspired motifs – Border Prints – Artist Erté Inspired Flowing Prints – Elaborate Pattern Structures – Central Prints – Rich Form – Large-scale scrolling Motifs

Gucci photos via

Fendi S/S 2014


Structural Beauty – Geometric Pattern – Cut-up and Placed Geo From – Laser-cut Pattern Work – Black & White – Bold Geometric Looks – Overlaid Geometric

Fendi photos via

Emilio Pucci S/S 2014


Abstract Tribal – Masai Embroideries and Print References – New Form Primal Prints – Spliced Pattern – Bold Graphic Statement Pieces –  Tribal Beauty – Exaggerated Lines and Form

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Japanese textile artist Junko Oki calls her work ‘Woky Shoten’ meaning ‘free movement of the line to make a simple repetition of work’. Her intricate embroideries have a worn vintage quality with layers of meticulous stitch work creating pathways and pattern. In her book ‘Poesy’ she describes how her work makes her feel,’When I have needles, threads, and other special materials in front of me, something stirs deep inside my unconscious mind in spite of myself, and I am filled with strong emotion.That is when I regain my true self’  See more here.



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Patternbank are loving Finnish born illustrator Kustaa Saksi. We’ve been tracking his creative explorations over the last couple of years and has already collaborated with the likes of Nike, Levi’s, Issey Miyake, Playstation and recently Montecore’s S/S 13 collection. Saksi’s fantastical worlds of playful, paradoxical and psychedelic atmospheres have a unique visual look through pattern,texture and graphic form. See more of his amazing work at



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