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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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Patternbank brings you our biggest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team have gathered information from the designers collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for Spring/Summer 2017 together with an insight into colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2017
  • Over 84 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 500 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan Spring/Summer 2016 shows
  • The top 40 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for Spring/Summer 2017
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer and studios.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70





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The Spring/Summer 16 catwalk shows have begun in New York and Patternbank have compiled the strongest print looks from the designers so far. Our first instalment brought to you today includes a relaxed hippy vibe from BCBG Max Azria with tie dye and pretty tropical looking florals. Other key trends that caught are eye were Mara Hoffman’s Prairie inspired collection of swaying wheat prints and bright blue cloud filled skies, we’re already dreaming of next summer!

BCBG Max Azria S/S16


Painterly Floral Impressions – Relaxed Tropical – Ethnic Geo – Mixing Styles – Edged Details – Textured Stripes – Boho Traveller

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Diane Von Furstenberg S/S16


Patchwork Patterns – Ethnic Batiks – Foulard Prints – Scarf Borders and Placements – Stylised Florals – Pointillist Paintings

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Mara Hoffman S/S16


Cloud Prints – Colour Blocked Geos – Prarie Wheat Prints – Stylised Tropical Leaves – Bold Outlines – Giant Flower Heads – Rainbow Stripes – Holiday chic

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Patternbank are loving these awesome and mesmerising laser cut paper forms by Virginia-based artist Eric StandleyThe technique he follows for the “building” of his works does not differ from that of the ancient craftsman other than he uses lasers in the place of the chisel and hammer. Eric’s work consists of successive layers of intricately cut paper sheets utilizing a laser, thus creating a multifaceted, rich, colourful ensemble. See more of Eric’s amazing built up paper structures on his portfolio site



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The Patternbank team are loving Mark Wilson’s unique and colourful digital computer drawings. Wilson has been experimenting with contemporary digital art since the nineteen seventies and has been using computers to craft some truly amazing art pieces. In 1980, Wilson purchased a microcomputer and began to learn programming, with the goal of creating artworks. This work has continued, and his computer generated works have been widely exhibited, both in the U.S. and in Europe. The computer has, in his words, the power to become a ‘democratic art making machine’. See his full catalogue of stunning digital creations at



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The Patternbank team spotted these playful geometric pattern pieces and thought we’d share. Murmure is a creative agency that started in Caen in 2010 and specialises in strong visual identities in fields such as arts, culture, music and luxury. The agency is directed by two artistic directors (Julien Alirol and Paul Ressencourt) and aspires to produce and develop singular creative and aesthetic projects adapted to its clients’ desires. Patternbank love their use of bold optical pattern in everyday unexpected places. Enjoy more of their work here.



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The Patternbank team stumbled upon these intricate type and pattern formations created by Dutch artist Hansje Van Halem. Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and now works as an independent graphic designer. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter. We love Hansje’s pattern Sketchbook which is is a compilation of self generated, commissioned, applied, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, experiments, patterns and failures made between 2003 and 2013.




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Amanda Hughen creates these delicate paintings with a series of mark-making, screen printing, rulers and freehand drawings building layers of depth and movement. The shapes and forms accumulate until they amass in one area jostling for space and taking over the page. Hughen says, “I am interested in the “loaded gun” theory of illness: genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger.” Do the objects we use everyday pose danger to our long-term health and are our bodies effected by chemicals in these products? Hughen uses these questions to explore through her own work abstracting from biology, chemistry, architecture, engineering and mass-produced objects to create portraits of microscopic transformation. See more of her work at


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Patternbank were drawn to the work of Joan Saló, with delicate fine lines and subtle colour combinations Saló’s paintings are unusual in that he uses traditional pen and ink to create abstract yet orderly compositions. It’s nice to see the trend for a more simplistic hand drawn quality of work after so much digital and photographic imagery of the past. Saló lives and works between Barcelona and Berlin. You can see more of his work here.


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Fresh from London Fashion week, Christopher Kane’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection has a distinct minimalist feel. Simple relaxed suiting is complimented with strong graphic print placements. Kane’s 3D linear depictions of the human form are oversized creating a futuristic edge, and his use of pure monochrome against bold primary colours on black, give this look eye catching appeal. Check out the full collection at



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Polish born artist Natasza Niedziolka’s beautiful abstract compositions are made using thread and embroidery on canvas, in a perfect combination of color, shape and texture. Rejecting the traditional guidlines of craft-art, her influences come from Dada artists such as Jean Arp. Niedziolka embraces the Dada movements spontaneous and seemingly irrational methods of artistic creation, to produce her subtle abstract embroideries. See Horton Gallery’s website for a full profile.



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Chinese illustrator Zhou Fan has a distinct Japanese quality in his art and visual explorations. Fan explains ‘ My paintings are based on dreams that I had as a child of many many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachures and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly.‘ Patternbank love Fan’s amazing dreamscape visions that use colour, texture and strange subject matter which create some mesmerizing imagery.



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Patternbank are loving Jason Thielke’s stylised linear interpretations of the human form. Jason Thielke’s beautiful imagery navigates the astoundingly complex dynamics of human nature, mixing a hard linear style with soft and fluid emotion. Thielke combines many different techniques which include acrylic paintings, block printing, pencil drawings and his signature laser-etching techniques, which have real visual impact. Jason Thielke earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University School of Art. His work has been featured internationally in galleries and art fairs, with solo exhibitions in Denver, Portland and Seattle.



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Patternbank are loving Elisa Mazzone’s delicate and beautiful fashion illustrations. Australian born and educated, Elisa works as a stylist, graphic designer, illustrator and avid fan of all things beautiful. Elisa is the creator of some stunningly detailed characters, which communicate through their colour, shape, flowing line and embellishment. Now based in Paris, Elisa’s work has enchanted audiences throughout the world, through various exhibitions and magazines such as Madison, Easy Living, Yen and Desktop, through clients such as Mambo and STYLE.COM.




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Finnish-born illustrator Riikka Sormunen employs her characteristic detailed painting style to create these beautiful, pattern-rich illustrations. Her artwork features a strong textile element which involves heavily layered collage-style images that draw the eye into this intriguing world. Find more of Sormunen’s illustrations on her website.



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It can take Sharon Hovarth years to complete a single large canvas and it’s not suprising when you look at all the labyrinth of lines and layers that unfold to reveal bits and pieces both recognisable and mysterious. This New York artist works from her ground floor studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard creating these complicated paintings suffused with brilliant, often startling hues. An electric night sky, glittering with stars, is anchored by a network of hatching. Linear lanes of infrastructure recall the rusted-out buildings and new scaffolding that stand shoulder to shoulder beyond her studio window. The overall effect is one of great beauty and vivid imagery that you want to get up close to. See more of her stunning work at


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Patternbank brings you the key print highlights from the recent Milan 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 Paris Fashion Week which we will also be featuring here at Patternbank.

Etro S/S 2013

Oriental Blossoms – Hand Painted Floral Nature Studies – Paisleys Deconstructed – Border and Scarf Placements – Folk and Oriental Mix

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Roberto Cavalli S/S 2013

Modern Art Deco Imagery – Animal Print Mixes – Delicate Line work – Solid Colour Fill-ins – Sophisticated Placements – Intricate Laser-cut Work – White On White – Pale Nude and Lingerie Looks

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Missoni S/S 2013

Faceted and 3-D Effects – Layered Sheers – Brush Stroke Marks – Printed Sequins – Optical Prisms and Visuals – Colour Graduation and Ombre Use

Missoni photos via Vogue


Antonio Maras S/S 2013

Patchwork Fabric Mixes – Illustrated Stylised Florals – Embroidered and Decorated Placements – Camouflage and Floral Workings – Hand Painted Floral Artworks

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Iceberg S/S 2013

Tiled Pattern Workings – Small and Large Scale Pattern Mixes – Block-Printed and Screen-Print Looks – Geometric Moroccan Style – Limited Colour

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Marni S/S 2013

Graphic Geometric Plays – Bauhaus Inspired – Sliced Dots and Plaid Use – Grid-Like Checks – Bold Checks and Grid Formations – Retro Inspired 60’s Florals

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These entrancing colourful symmetrical patterns are the work of Romanian graphic artist Ania Greog. Greog’s work was first inspired by mandalas, which she discovered through the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung. Ania started to experiment and develop her individual graphic style during her studies in psychology at university. Patternbank love the way she plays with intricate geometric forms to create a powerful mix of colour and pattern. See more of her work on her tumblr site.

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