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If you are looking for a slightly Mediterranean flavour to the festive Holiday experience, check out the Smeg, Dolce & Gabbana takeover at Harrods (November 2nd to December 28th 2017). The most famous British department store is showcasing a traditional Italian marketplace amidst puppets, lights and well-groomed trees that all give off an Italian & Sicilian style.

Patternbank are loving the new additions to the Smeg Dolce & Gabbana small appliance collection, which include Juicers, kettles & toasters. All decorated with themes and iconic motifs from Sicilian Culture. Get one on your Christmas wish list!

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Patternbank were out at the London Illustration Fair launch last night. London’s contemporary illustration event has returned this weekend with a programme packed full of the most exciting illustration, printmaking, and design! Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play with interactive artworks and hands-on workshops. With over 65 exhibitors, from the hottest emerging talent to established names, The London Illustration Fair is the destination to discover the best in illustration today. The fair runs from 1st – 3rd December, more info here. Check out our favorite artists/studios seen at the fair.

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Patternbank were fortunate enough to visit The World of Anna Sui exhibition, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, a few weeks back. If you haven’t managed to visit yet, we would urge you to go and loose yourself in this fabulous collection of work. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Anna Sui has become known for creating fabulous original clothing, inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage fashion and popular culture. The exhibition is arranged in Anna Sui’s ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers, these motifs feature in all her work. From fairy tales and fables to Victoriana, Sui researches her current cultural obsessions in minute detail to create a different story with each collection.

Sui is especially known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. This is a must see for any textile designer starting out, or in fact, those working now in the industry. It reminds us of the richness all around us and that inspiration can be found from many cultures and fashion movements, to evolve in to something new and exciting! Don’t wait too long as the exhibition only runs until October 1st.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of our favourite print designers seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show in London.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show.  New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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The Patternbank team recently attended Graduate Fashion Week in London’s East End. GFW is the world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion. We’ve highlighted the strongest print & pattern focused collections from the four day event.

Irene D’Antonio – Edinburgh College of Art


Frankie Dean – Edinburgh College of Art


Abisola Akanni – De Montfort University

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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.
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Patternbank have been feeling the Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street for christmas this year. We have put together some key looks spotted in the shops and of course online from simple modern geo patterns, bright neon pops of colour, fun imagery, we love the space theme very current with our own astronaut up in space right now and beautiful crafted looks, the choice is yours. Happy Christmas dressing!

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Different Tree Wrap – John Lewis, Eldan Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Geo Reindeer – Cox and Cox, Borba Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Boutique Iron Gem Geo Drop – John Lewis, Fir Tree Card – Luna & Curious, DIY Washy Tape Gift Wrap – almostmakesperfect.com, Hanging Paper Fan – Selfridges, Noel Placemats – Habitat


 

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Dinara Mirtalipova, Christmas Napkin Set – Coral & Tusk, Kraft Lace Tree Charity Christmas Cards – Habitat, Wooden Reindeer Tags – Meri Meri, Rico Christmas Cross Stitch Stamp – John Lewis, Paper Christmas Tree, Heaven Sends – Selfridges, Reindeer Gift Bag – Meri Meri


 

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Beaded UFO – Conran Shop, Man on the Moon Gift Wrap – John Lewis, Glittery Blue and Silver Bauble – Conran Shop, Robot Snowman – Conran Shop, Starbust LED Window Light – John Lewis, Paper Planet Decoration – Conran Shop

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Patternbank will be showing their latest collection at The London Print Design Fair, the most prestigious design show in London on the 27th and 28th October 2015. The London Print Design Fair showcases a unique offer of print design, embroidery, knit and vintage design to London. With all of the top International studios, presenting their latest collections under one roof, TLPDF is the quintessential place to get inspired. The venue this year is the inspiring Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW. See you there!

 

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Patternbank are proud to announce our first VIP Trend event at Soho House, London. This free day will inspire and inform you on key print trends emerging for Spring/Summer 2017

TRENDS ROOM [10:30am(SOLD OUT) & 2:30pm(SOLD OUT) Trend sessions available]

SS17 – Print trend preview:  Neil Elliott, Trends Editor – Patternbank
SS17 – Colour & macro trends overview:  Jane Kellock – Unique Style Platform
SS16 – Catwalk print trend edit: Neil Elliott, Trends Editor – Patternbank

PRINT STUDIO ROOM [All day studio viewings]

We’ve partnered with some of London’s leading print studios who will be previewing a selection of their recent print collections. Purchase prints for your new collections and be informed of which print trends are hitting next season.Patternbank-SS17-Event-Studios

Whiston & Wright / Camila Frances Prints / Ink Design Studios / Cake Studios


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Patternbank are exhibiting at The London Textile Fair at The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH on 15/16 July 2015. The London Textile Fair is the UK’s premier platform for fashion fabrics and clothing accessories. TLTF provides manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers on the UK fashion scene. We also teamed up with TLTF and produced 4 directional Autumn/Winter 16/17 trend stories for the Trend Forum. Come over and say hello, we’re on Stand T8.

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Patternbank brings you the second snapshot of strongest graduates from the  New Designers Part 2  & D&AD’s New Blood Graduate shows. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the shows. Part 2 of the New Designers  show focuses on Illustration, Graphic Design and product design courses. D&AD’s New Blood which is situated in Shoreditch is a powerhouse of visual communication courses showcasing the next generation of graduates keen to impress. These events are the ultimate opportunity to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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India – Taylor Smith (Middlesex University), Andrew Tickner (University of Westminster) / Lauren White (Arts University Bournemouth), Sampada Gurung (Falmouth Illustration), Georgina Ridler (Plymouth College of Art)

 

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Kyle Jackson (University of Wolverhampton), Chelsea Smith (Nottingham Trent University) / Lana Cross (University of Derby), Sam Brown (Plymouth College of Art), Tom Exon (Buckinghamshire New University)

 

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Leah Trengove (Plymouth College of Art),  Gemma Taylor (University of Herfordshire) / Lauren McNab (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), Dom Tsoi (Plymouth College of Art)

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 1 New Designers Graduate show, which is celebrating it’s 30th year.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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All images copyright ©Harriet Mackie  2015, Leeds College of Art

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All images copyright ©Sophia Curran  2015, Norwich University of Art

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All images copyright ©Penny Jeffries  2015, Bath University

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Patternbank have just returned form the recent Pulse London event where designers and brands show their latest products to the industry. Held at it’s new home of Olympia the show is an irresistible source for stand-out homeware and design. In particular the Launchpad area showcases new and emerging talent offering their latest design collections. Here are our show highlights of the strongest and most directional designers beginning with some key trends that we spotted at the show.

Trade show info – Pulse,  Olympia, London 110-12th May 2015

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Charles of Lloyd / Disaster Designs / Jessica Russell Flint / Kris Tate for Bespo


 

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Disaster Designs/ Paige Cartledge / Jacqueline Colley / Jen Rowland


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Patternbank will be showing their latest collection at The London Print Design Fair, the most prestigious design show in London on the 23rd and 24th April 2015. The London Print Design Fair showcases a unique offer of print design, embroidery, knit and vintage design to London. With all of the top International studios, presenting their latest collections under one roof, the LPDF is the quintessential place to get inspired. The new venue this year is the inspiring Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW. See you there!

 

The Patternbank Team have concluded the print trends from the London catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2015 to bring you Part 2 of our print highlights. Print and pattern has been a strong feature with a huge helping of bold and creative individuality which London is renowned for. Sass & Bide’s ethnic and tribal looks contrast Preen’s pretty vintage florals and eclectic textile mixes from Vivienne Westwood, while a woodland fairytale theme from Giles adds a magical element of romanticism . Look out for our coverage of the Milan and Paris shows still to come this month on Patternbank.

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Board Game Layouts – Neon Highlights – Bold Graphic Motifs – Calf Skin Appliqué – Pinball Patterns – Alpaca Knit – Embellishments and Fur Panels

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Giles A/W 15/16

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Mystical References – Hallucinogenic Prints – Gothic Jacquard – Distorted Portraiture – Intertwined Branches – Whimsical Magic Mushroom Prints

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Mother of Pearl A/W 15/16

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Granny Chic – Grunge Floral Prints – Wallpaper Patterns – Thrift Shop Finds – Traditional Floral Repeats – Mix and Match Fabrics – Sporty Edge

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Minnan Hui A/W 15/16

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80’s Bold Pattern – Rope Print – Colour Blocked Pattern – Black & White Geometry – Over-scaled Prints – Brights & Contrasting Monochrome – Snaking Embellishments

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 15/16

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Dark Romance – Urban Hippie – Folkloric Florals – Textured Checks – Floral Embroideries – 3D Floral Embellishments – Dark Grounds – Abstract Lumberjack

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Sass & Bide A/W 15/16

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Urban Gladiator – Samurai Inspired Elements – Silver & Gold Embroidery – Metallic Embellishments – Mosaic Embroidery – Monochrome Ethnic Patterns – Mirrored Geometrics

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Michael van der Ham A/W 15/16

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Pollen & Botanical Influences – Loose threading and Bonding – Naive Checks – Black Scroll & Floral Borders – Marks and Marbling – Layered Chiffon – Draped Appliqué

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Vivienne Westwood Red Label A/W 15/16

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Political Hand Drawn Graphics – Tartan Checks – Romantic Florals – Stripes & Tiger Paterns -Artistic Pattern Mixes – Cute Animal Placements

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Matthew Williamson A/W 15/16

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Lush Floral Pattern Plays – Zodiac Sign Inspired – Bohemian Prints – Subtle Arts & Craft References – Large Scale Illustrated Pattern

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Antonio Berradi A/W 15/16

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Patchwork Details – Diagonal Print Effects – Vivid Autumnal Leaf Prints –  Flowery Cerise Jacquards – Architect Frank Gehry Inspired Looks

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Jonathan Saunders A/W 15/16

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Optical Geometrics – Waved Stripes – Future 70s Vibe –  Multi-coloured Pattern – Schematic Prints – New Wave Pop Art Looks – Upholstery References – Bridget Riley References – 60s Op Art Pattern

Jonathan Saunders photos via Style.com

 

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This week Patternbank couldn’t resist sharing Time Out London’s Festive photos. For any of you who’ve yet to be bitten by the Christmas bug, allow yourself a moment to indulge, with this collection of magical scenes from the Capital. From the truly spectacular illuminations transforming the Churchill Arms, Kensington into an inviting festive retreat, to the beautifully lit Enchanted Woodland in Syon Park. With no end to the city’s magical vistas and festive finds, these images are sure to warm the hardest of hearts and even inspire old Scrooge to join in the celebrations. See more of whats on offer around the Capital this Christmas, here.

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The Patternbank team visited London’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park again to sample whats new and accessible in art. The Affordable Art Fair offers the best in traditional and contemporary art delivered to the public in a relaxed and inspiring environment with a glass of bubbly in hand. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst taking in the show. Check the website for dates and info on the next global cities to host the Fair.

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Patternbank are exhibiting at The London Print Design Fair on 29-30th October 2014 and we’re super excited, our talented designers over on The Patternbank Studio have been working on Autumn/Winter 15/16 trends from our reports and have created some truly incredible designs in our exclusive Premium Section.

The London Print Design Fair showcases a unique offer of print design, embroidery, knit and vintage design to London with all of the top International studios, presenting their latest collections under one roof, the LPDF is the quintessential place to get inspired. We got some nifty eco Tote Bags printed up especially for the occasion by BIDBI Bags (Bag It Don’t Bin It) who produce eco-friendly, fairly traded cloth bags.

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