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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 some key print trend highlights from Resort 2015. The team have put together groups of the most inspirational and current prints appearing throughout the collections this Pre Season. Watch out for Part 2 next week.

Bold Floral Statements


Christian Siriano / Thom Browne / Carolina Herrera/ Veronica Beard / Diane von Furstenberg / Suno – photos via


Christian Dior / Louis Vuitton / Clover Canyon – photos via

High Contrast Pattern – Silhouetted Motifs – Clashing Colour Schemes – Busy Floral Arrangements – Creative Print Mixes – Bold Outlined Florals – Over-scaled Photographic Blooms – Strong Drawing Styles – Fierce Florals

Architectural Geo


Cut25 Yigal Azourel / Chanel / Cut25 Yigal Azourel / Fausto Puglisi / Maiyet / Temperely – photos via

Geometric Repeat – Optical Pattern Plays – 3D Graphic Line – Mathematical Tessellation’s – Dog Tooth – Tonal & Monochromatic – Optical Illusions – Repetitive Patterns – Angled Lines

Deckchair Stripe


Chloé / Christian Siriano / Christian Dior / Tia Cibani / Nicole Miller / Just Cavalli – photos via

Stripe & Floral Mixes – Bold Regular Stripe – Engineered Stripes – Painted Irregular Stripes – Vertical and Horizontal

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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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Patternbank brings you Part 3 of key print highlights from the Pre Fall 2014 collections. Even though these pre season collections are not as print heavy as other seasons, there are still some interesting developments that caught the teams eye.

House of Holland – Pre Fall 2014

 College Conversational – Slogan Graphics – Painted Illustrative Style – Typographical Build ups – Manipulated Collage Imagery – Repeated Prefect Badge Prints – Quirky Colour Combos

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Hervé Léger By Max Azria – Pre Fall 2014

Lace Prints – High Contrast Pattern – Linear Pattern Plays – Optical and Sculptured Constructions – Ombré Stripe – Gradient Patterning – Symmetrical Abstract Nature

Hervé Léger by Max Azria photos via

M Missoni – Pre Fall 2014

Sophisticated Repeat Prints – Kaleidoscopic Forms – Modernised Signature Prints – Twisted Art Deco Looks – Inverted Colour Use

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BCBG Max Azria – Pre Fall 2014

Sophisticated Camouflage – Minimalism with a folkloric Edge – Embroidered Motifs – Floral Camo Looks

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Sass & Bide – Pre Fall 2014


Optical Repeats – Gold & Metallic Colour Plays – Opulent Geometric Prints – The Great Gatsby References – Modernised Art Deco Edge

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Honor – Pre Fall 2014

Dragonfly Wing Detail – Overlaid Pattern Plays – Decorative Hand Drawn Studies – Lace Work Detail – Embroidered Insect Wing Structure

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Bottega Veneta – Pre Fall 2014

Painterly Form – Scribbled and Sketched – Intense Pattern Mixes – Metallic Exposed Print Areas – OverLaid Paint Strokes – Black Intarsia Pattern – Textured Petals

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Nonoo – Pre Fall 2014

Abstract Digital Pattern  – Textured Prints – Mineral and Digitalised Florals – Ombré Effects – Mottled Pattern Plays

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Preen By Thornton Bregazzi – Pre Fall 2014

Nature & Bird Print References – Dark Muted Tones – High Contrast Prints – Colourful Florals – Animal Patterns

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Dennis Basso – Pre Fall 2014

Beautiful Illustrative Designs – Re-Engineered Houndstooth Prints – Sixties Edge – Over Scaled Prints

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly.

Manish Arora S/S 2014

Creative Placement Layouts – Kitch Motifs – Kaleidoscope Pattern build ups – Symmetrical arrangements – Art Deco Jewelled Prints – Geometric and Optical Plays

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Dries Van Noten S/S 2014

Floral Overprints – Masked and Silhouetted Flowers – Botanical Engravings – Decorative Details – 3D Embroidery – Gold Baroque – Ethnic Melting Pot – Eclectic Mixes

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Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2014

Intricate Pattern Prints – Wisteria Blossoms – Bold and Regular Stripes – Decorative Flocking – Art Deco Inspired Flora – Monochromatic Colour  – Vertical Borders

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Carven S/S 2014

Chintz Floral Sprays – Bouquet Arrangements – Clever Appliqué Placements – Pastel Camouflage – Lace as Camouflage – Creative Gingham Cut-Outs

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Nina Ricci S/S 2014

Crammed and Clustered Florals – Graduation and Merging of Blooms – Areas of Detail – Outline and Drawn Qualities – Border Pattern Changes – Romantic Lace Appliqué

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Christian Wijnants S/S 2014

Bold Brush-mark Checks – Textured Mark Making – Painted Camouflage Shapes – Blurring and Distortion – Ethnic Influences and Sportswear Mix – Textured Animal Skin – Colour Pops

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Cédric Charlier S/S 2014

Painterly Stripes – Hand Painted Texture – Deep Border Layouts – Horizontal and Vertical Mixing – Imperfect Lines and Bold Contrasts – Vibrant Burn Orange – Tidy Stripes – Monochrome Uniformity

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Barbara Bui S/S 2014

Engraved Flora Prints – Applique Cut-outs – Frayed and Distressed Areas – Large Scale Placement – 3D Texture – Faded Denim – Sculptured fabric and Beadwork – Worn-out Softness

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Julien David S/S 2014

Conversational Prints – Pixelated Sparkling Fruits – Coral Leave Prints – Playful Nautical Motifs – Desert Island and Palm Leaf References – Allover Print Layouts

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In this report Patternbank brings you our print and pattern highlights from the recent London S/S 2014 Fashion shows (London Fashion Week). Here we have selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for the S/S 2014 Season. Check back soon for Milan & Paris print highlight reports, which we are currently working on! These highlight reports will be followed by a Print Trend round up report, that will focus in on the key print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2014.

Alexander McQueen S/S 2014


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KTZ  S/S 2014


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Craig Green  S/S 2014


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Street art takes many forms, Patternbank stumbled across these unique and dynamic murals and thought we’d share. These hand cut, hand painted creations are the work of Rome based Italian street art duo Sten & Lex. Using a technique they call ‘Hole school’ Sten Lex create huge murals that consist of cut out stencils and blown up photocopied imagery. The duo are best known in the history of stencil making for introducing the halftone stencil technique where the main part of their stencil portraits are composed by thousands of lines. Graphic subject matter is a mix of historical and religious figures as well as Lex herself. They are currently showing at Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai until the April 30th so definitely worth a look if you are visiting.



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Patternbank brings you our final report from Paris A/W 2013/14 Fashion Week. In this second instalment we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. Now that the dust has settled and all the shows have finished we are busy working on our ‘Catwalk Print & Pattern Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2013/14’. Our resident trend experts are scouring the thousands of incredible images we’ve seen and breaking down the key trends from the Catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Sign up to our Weekly Digest to be among the first to hear about this indispensable report.

Comme Des Garcons A/W 2013/14

Exuberant Floral Blooms – Regimented Pinstripes – Optical and Sculptured Constructions – Geometric Pattern Mixes – Houndstooth and Prince of Wales Checks – Psychedelic Pattern Plays

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Valentino A/W 2013/14

Delftware Inspired – Bouquet Arrangements – Tonal Blue Palettes – Opulent Border Schemes – Tapestry and Wallpaper Looks

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Moncler Gamme Rouge A/W 2013/14

Arctic Landscapes – Printed Fur Effects – Ice and Cloud Prints – Textured and Marbled Skins – Snowflake and Crystal Glitterings – Ethereal Beauty

Moncler Gamme Rouge photos via

Tsumori Chisato A/W 2013/14

Space and Dip-dying – Painterly Illustrative Style – Coral and Sea Creatures – Undersea Gardens – Quirky Mix-ups – Conversational Prints

Tsumori Chisato photos via

John Galliano A/W 2013/14

Shadowed Foliage – Natural Elements – Graduation in Texture – Blurring and Distortion – Discovering Surfaces

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Givenchy A/W 2013/14

Creative Print Mixes – Cut-up Graphics – Romany and Gypsy Re-worked – Spice Coloured Paisleys – Patchwork Mismatched

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Maxime Simoens A/W 2013/14

Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Abstract Graphics – Bold Lines – Over Exposure and Soft Focus – Watery and Aquatic Movement

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Kenzo A/W 2013/14

Decorative Pattern Details – Indian Motifs – Ribbons and Braids – Embellished and Textured Reliefs – Intricate Jacquard Prints

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Patternbank brings you its final round up of all the outstanding prints we’ve seen at the recent Spring Summer 2013 catwalk shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Here we have compiled the key print trends for the coming season. Sign up for our weekly newsletter to find out when Part 2 goes live.

Stylised Blooms

Fine Drawn Lines – Illustrated Prints – Botanical Studies – Silhouetted Looks – Matisse Inspiration – Stencilled Work – Creative Backgrounds

Hermes, Antonio Marras, Cacharel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marni, Prada. Photos via


Camouflage Abstraction

Unusual Colour Combos – Hidden Imagery – Bold Shapes – Contrasting Scales – Paint Overlays – Floral Disguises – Distorted Shapes

Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Lela Rose, Jean-Charles De Catelbajac, Felipe Olivera Baptista, Edun, DKNY. Photos via


Deconstructed Pattern

Kaleidoscopic Distortion – Fractured Effects – Spliced and Overprinted Styles – Contrasting Textures – Monochrome Stripes – Iridescent Looks – Futuristic Prints

Anne Valerie Hash, Fendi, Cacharel, Aminaka Wilmont, Custo Barcelona, Giles. Photos via


Check Floral Mix

Single Stem Silhouettes – Checkerboard Backgrounds – Transparent Overlays – Grand Scale Uses – Masai Ethnic Floral Mix – Cut Out Techniques – Simple Flowerheads – See-through Styles

Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten, Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten. Photos via


Optical Geometrics

Repeated Patterning – Optical Mosaic Effects – Modernist Style – Sharp Graphic Lines – Fractured Geometric Prints – Prism Shapes – Complicated Tile Effects

Iceberg, Hermes, Peter Pilotto, Derek Lam, Bibhu Mohapatra, Louise Gray. Photos via