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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.

See the full Dries collection on Vogue.com

The Patternbank team are excited to launch the latest AW17/18 Print Trend Report focused towards Kidswear & Stationery . Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftwear experts have been scrutinising and researching the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend tool. This 57 page report is filled with inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, and aims to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments.

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  • 4 macro trends, 12 print stories and 24 print & graphic direction pages

  • Over 55 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 180 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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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.

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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

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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

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

Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS17. 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 70 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.

  • 4 macro trends, 16 print stories and 32 print & graphic direction pages

  • Over 70 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 200 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Our inspiration is split into four overarching macro trends: Escape / Honest / Modern / Treasured. These four mood setting themes are then split into four smaller and more directional trends, all containing a mood board, print & graphic direction pages with credited images for your convenience. The print directions break down each of the moods to focus on inspirational print and graphic direction. This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with sixteen trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS17.

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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.

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Brioni / Salvatore Ferragamo / Boglioli / Gucci / Carven / Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Style.com

 

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


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

 

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


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

 

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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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

Chloe A/W 15/16

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

Chloe photos via Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

Givenchy A/W 15/16

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

Givenchy photos via Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

Christian Dior A/W 15/16

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

Christian Dior photos via Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

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 Vogue.co.uk

 

Leonard S/S 15

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

Leonard photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Hermes S/S 15

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

Hermes photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Maison Martin Margiela S/S 15

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

Maison Martin Margiela photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tsumori Chisato S/S 15

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

Tsumori Chisato photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Sacai S/S 15

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

Sacai photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Junya Watanabe S/S 15

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

Junya Watanabe photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Kenzo S/S 15

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

Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Viktor & Rolf S/S 15

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

Viktor & Rolf photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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 Vogue.co.uk

 

Chanel S/S 15

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

Chanel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Andrew Gn S/S 15

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

Andrew Gn photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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

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

Dries Van Noten photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Carven S/S 15

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

Carven photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Chalayan S/S 15

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

Chalayan photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Christian Wijnants S/S 15

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

Christian Wijnants photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Gareth Pugh S/S 15

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

Gareth Pugh photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Lanvin S/S 15

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

Lanvin photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Manish Arora S/S 15

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

Manish Arora photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Undercover S/S 15

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

Undercover photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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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We are loving these paintings by Japanese painter Kentaro Minoura. He has a beautiful way with the texture of his brush strokes on the canvas and is clearly influenced by Japanese culture and it’s love of cute characters and anime; but his paintings take this to another multi-dimensional level. To see more of his awesome work visit his website or Tumblr.

 

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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

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

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Style.com

MSGM S/S 2014

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

MSGM photos via Style.com

Moschino S/S 2014

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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 Style.com

Missoni S/S 2014

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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 Style.com

Marni S/S 2014

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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 Style.com

Jil Sander S/S 2014

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

Jil Sander photos via Style.com

Gabriele Colangelo S/S 2014

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

Gabriele Colangelo photos via Style.com

Gucci S/S 2014

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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 Style.com

Fendi S/S 2014

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

Fendi photos via Style.com

Emilio Pucci S/S 2014

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

Emilio Pucci photos via Style.com

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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 kustaasaksi.com

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