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At first glance the work of photographer Andreas Zimmermann appears to depict urban landscapes created out of children’s toy building blocks. The photographs are in fact high-resolution photos of individual Lego which are then digitally assembled on a computer to produce these clever landscape patterns. Patternbank love the playful colour and composition where order sometimes clashes, tricking the eye into seeing something that is not quite what it first appears.

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We recently went to Première Vision New York at Pier 94 on the 17 – 18 January 2017. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2018 season. Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas. Many thanks to our eyes and ears in New York and Patternbank Designer Alice Lam of Circlealine.

Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Spring/Summer 2018.

Distressed Textures / Bark / Crackled Surfaces / Soil Erosion / Subdued Spices / Muted Earthtones / Rustic Fibers / Unrefined

Image credits: Cristopher Cichocki, Christopher Kane SS17, Wood Abstractions V.2 by Harding Penney, Found on Enjoythekisss, Wood Texture Nature by Camila Coelho, Jean-Yves Noury, Driftwood Beach by rctfan2


Iridescent Effects / Scales / Tentacles / Dreamy / Watery Florals / Palest Aquas / Icy Pinks / Powdery Lilacs

Image credits: Blurred Peonies by Angela23, Isaac Lonetree – Abstract Water Like Marbled Paper, Giorgio Armani S17, Natalie Westling and Carly Moore by Sølve Sundsbø for V Spring 2015, Dominique Dieulot, Lionhead Goldfish, Watercolour Abstraction by Shara Mays


Irregular Polygons / Street Art / Tribal Insignia / Post-modern Heraldry / Snakeskin / Clashing Colours / Deep Bright Rainbow Palette

Image credits: Dabney Frake-Kinder Ground’s Modern Modular Carpet, Victoria Topping, Mario Gerth Hotspot Media, Seamless Circular Fashion Abstract Texture by Chenpei, Utopia Manufactory, Broc02 Batikish by Alice Lam, Chanel SS17

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Michele Tozzi in our ongoing series highlighting our great designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Michele has been a designer here at Patternbank for over a year, and his previous technical career is highlighted in his approach to design.  His extensive selection of graphic and textural designs are particularly ideal for activewear and swimwear. Michele’s work was selected to be featured at Munich Fabric Start in 2015 and his designs also caught the eye of Beyonce!  Check out more of Michele’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the shows. There were patterns in abundance on the Paris catwalk with bright billowy Indian floral prints and paisley pattern from Leonard to a more sombre dark mood of the 1920’s in dark devoré velvets and cheetah and leopard patterns at Dries Van Noten. Watch out for the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week tomorrow.

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Silk Scarf Printed Layouts – 60’s Paisley Prints – Indian Paisley References – Delicate Pen Florals – Large Scale Flower Heads – Saturated Colour on Black – Bohemian Essence – Delicate Neutrals

Leonard photos via Vogue.com

Chloé A/W 16/17

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Pretty Broken Ditsy Pattern – Ethnic Stitched Kaftans – Blurred Mark Making – Moroccan References – Stitched Looking Prints – Ethnic Intarsia Knits – Textured Colour Mixing – Fringing Details

Chloé photos via Vogue.com

Manish Arora A/W 16/17

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Wild Pattern Mixing – Abstract Geometric – Wild West and African Mix – Intricate Pattern Layers – Folksy borders – Photographic Fantasy Landscapes – Tribal References – African Wax Patterns

Manish Arora photos via Vogue.com

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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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The Patternbank team recently exhibited at the New York instalment of Première Vision at Pier 94 on the 19th/20th January. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufactures ready for the new Spring/Summer 2017 season. Whilst we were there we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas.

Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Spring/Summer 2017.

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Cactus plays / Dark grounds / Large ferns / Green lace effects / Coral looks / Overlaid Effects

Image credits:  Herthelabel, Deirdra Elizabeth Govan, Marijke Groeneveld, John Buck, Theo Westenberger


 

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Bright tropicals / Tight intense pattern / Yellow grounds / Lush saturation / Darker Grounds

Image credits: Etro, Oasis, PD Paradise by Charlotte Prinsen , Stella Jean, Foliage Exotic by Camila Coelho


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Large scale floral plays / Flat colour / Abstracted by stripes / Felt tip marks / Blues, Purple & Pale yellow

Image credits: Print & Pattern Blogspot, Floral Dreams by Michele Tozzi, Found on Pinterest, Stylized Lillies by Eleny V Eksterman


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The Patternbank team have poured over Spring/Summer 2016’s catwalk shows at London Fashion Week, to bring you Part 1 of London’s key print trends. Christopher Kane for Spring/Summer 2016 added a home spun edge to his crash and mend collection, with clashing brights and transparent layering. Vintage florals and heritage prints appeared on both Giles and Erdem’s runways with Emilia Wickstead adorning her models from head to toe in 50’s blooms and retro geos. Look out for part 2 of London fashion Week coming soon.

Christopher Kane S/S16

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Neon Colour Clash – Paint Splatters – Spray Can Graffiti – Home Spun Embellishments – Layered Lace – Chaotic Embroidery – Mended Knitwear

Christopher Kane Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Giles S/S16

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Ghostly Foxgloves – Trailing Florals – Placement Appliqué – Heritage Patterns – Stylised Elizabethan Prints – Broderie Anglaise

Giles Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Holly Fulton S/S16

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Stylised Floral Embroidery – Circus Patterning – Layered Embroideries – Swirls & Stripes – Heavily Embellished Bodices

Holly Fulton Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emilia Wickstead S/S16

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Vintage Florals – Retro Geo’s – Clustered Blooms – Jewelled Embellishments

– 50’s Prints

 Emilia Wickstead Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Erdem S/S16

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Rustic Appliqué – Pretty Florals – Prarie Vintage – Laces – Silvery Jacquards – Spliced Pinstripe

Erdem Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Fydor Golan S/S16

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Minimal Graphic Prints – Sci-Fi Illustration – Foil Embellishments – Surreal Photo Florals – Glittery Blossom Repeats – Transformer Placements

Fydor Golan Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Edeline Lee S/S16

 

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Candy Shades – Bold Graphic Placements – 80’s Mod Pop – Spacial Geometrics – Pastel Stripes – Yoko Honda Inspired

Edeline Lee Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Burberry Prorsum S/S16

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Lace Mixes – Structured Braiding – 3D Floral Lace – Giant Floral Printed Lace – Bleached Out Florals – Beaded Flower Placements

Burberry Prorsum Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Antonio Berardi S/S16

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Asymmetric Embellished Paisleys – Psychedelic Jacobean Patterns – Foil Over-Prints – Decorative Necklines – B&W/ Pastel Palette

Antonio Berardi Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Daks S/S16

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30’s Micro Patterns – Marbled Textures – Art Deco Prints – Soft Photo Florals – Smokey Hues – Monochrome Geo’s

Daks Photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key trends happening on the high street for A/W 15/16. This powerful  Black & White statement continues to be strong within print trends pushing through this Autumn, after the colourful hues of late Summer.

 

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Silhouetted Blooms / Flowing Floral Placement / Linear Effects / Dense Coverage

Anthropologie / Givenchy / Issa / ReissMonsoon / Chloe / Marks & Spencer


 

Folk Inspired / Stylised Florals / Embroidery & Appliqué / Decorative Borders

French Connection / Marks & Spencer / Temperley London / Valentino / Monsoon / Urban Outfitters


 

Painted Effects / Drips and Dabbed / Mottled Brush Marks / Random Pattern

Anthropologie / A.L.C / French Connection / Whistles/ MCQ Alexander McQueen / Anthropologie


 

Niave Geometrics / Navaho Prints / Ethnic Borders / Bold Stripes

Chloe / Karen Millen / Monsoon / Sea / Monsoon  / Valentino

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Patternbank loves the work of Michigan born artist and sculptor Jason Middlebrook. His captivating geometric paintings on slices of tree trunk give the surreal effect of a contemporary, abstract grain. The artist says,”No matter what I paint on those planks, I have to take into account that the tree did so much more work than what I did. The tree lived for a hundred years, and it compressed all that time into the grain. Every time I do a plank painting, I’m trying to respect nature, but also create my own parking lot, my own highway. I think that’s what the planks are about, trying to draw attention to the tree, draw attention to the form, and then delicately make a statement with my hand. Because the tree is the narrative.” See Jason’s website here. 

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The Patternbank team spotted these interesting three dimensional illustrations by Polish designer Bozka Rydlewska. We were drawn in by the amazing ornamental detail and sheer beauty of these sculptured paper statements. Bozka’s 3D pop up paper works are a incredible mix of structured depth and botanical illustrations that grab your attention. Her works have appeared in books “Atlas of Illustration” (Maomao, Barcelona), “Semi-permanent 2011″ and Taschen’s “Illustration Now! 5″. See more on her portfolio site bozka.com

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The Patternbank team are loving the creative and unique style of Los Angeles based artist Amir H. Fallah. We admire how Amir intermixes modern technology — digital cameras, and Photoshop in his creative process when building his large scale paintings. Through playing and adjusting colours on his computer, Amir injects new fresh interpretations to his pattern rich artworks. Check out more of his recent work on his site or check out his art and design blog beautifuldecay.com. (one of our favourites)

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The Patternbank team are loving the colourful glitch artworks of Spanish born artist Manuel Fernández. Fernández uses a wide range of techniques to create his art which include painting, animated gifs, photography, video and print. These beautiful statements are created with UV paint on canvas. Fernández is founder and curator of Domain Gallery a web based gallery focused on digital and internet based works.

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Patternbank recent stumbled upon this Osaka based graphic artist and illustrator Swich Spice. We love Swich Spice’s use of mixed media pattern and graphic subject matter. Here Swich Spice mixes photo real drawings and geometric pattern backdrops to create some amazing visual statements. Check out more of his work on his Behance & portfolio sites.

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Patternbank are loving the bold photographic work by Los Angeles based photo studio JUCO. Juco is the collaborative work of Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud who both met at The San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. JUCO’s have already worked with the likes of Apple, Marie Clarie, Nike, Tokion, Target and Sony. Check out more of their pattern enhanced work on JUCO’s portfolio site jucophoto.com

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The Patternbank team are loving the expressive illustrations of Spanish artist Diego Marmolejo. Barcelona based illustrator Marmolejo describes himself as ‘a normal person who draws weird stuff, I talk with my fingers’. We love his beautiful illustrations which combine strong colour, floral pattern and strange goings on – amazing stuff. Check out more of his playful artworks on his site DiegoMarmolejo.com

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If you’ve had enough of the beautiful game and wanted more of a creative spin on things, check out these fictional national jerseys we spotted recently. Canadian illustrator Dead Dilly teamed up with High Snobiety to create these World cup designer Jerseys. From Raf Simons and Givenchy to BABE and Supreme, the prints on each piece of apparel are lifted with a mix of camouflage and snakeskin patterns.

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Patternbank brings you Part 2 of the 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.

Mono Floral

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Antonio Marras / Alexander Wang / Alicia Olivia / Issa / Adam Lippes / Bibhu Mohapatra – photos via Style.com

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Carolina Herrera / Issa / Diane von Furstenberg – photos via Style.com

High Contrast Pattern – Silhouetted Motifs – Clashing Colour Schemes – Bold Outlined Florals – Over-scaled Blooms – Strong Drawing Styles – Reversible Flower Pattern – Stylised Imagery – Layered Stencils 

 

Amorphous Shapes

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Clover Canyon / Escada / Issa / Issa / Proenza Schouler / Hervé Léger – photos via Style.com

Matisse Inspired Shapes – Cut out Imagery – Pattern with Movement – Oil on Water – Morphing Shapes – Continuous Pattern – Bold Contrasting Colour

Mosaic

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Chanel / Wes Gordon / Tia Cibani /Temperely / Tina Turk / Chanel – photos via Style.com

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Chanel / Veronica / Beard – Photos via Style.com

Tiled Pattern – Moroccan Inspired – Tessellating Geometrics – Irregular Layouts – Angular Shapes – Mosaic Floor Patterns – Broken Tiled Pattern – Border Layouts

Vibrant Animal

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House of Holland / Missoni / Just Cavalli / Clover Canyon / House of Holland / Just Cavalli – photos via Style.com

Bold Colour Use – Skin Mixes – Creative Collages – Optical Skin Effects – Digital Feather Prints – Simplified Multicolour Patterning – Dissected Animal Skins – Animal and Floral Mixes

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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

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

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Christian Dior / Louis Vuitton / Clover Canyon – photos via Style.com

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

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

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

Deckchair Stripe

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

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

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We’ve taken all 3 of our extremely popular Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Reports and bundled them up into an indispensable PDF Download. The Collection contains Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 (a saving of $60 if you were to buy all 3 separately).

  • 28 print trends for Spring/Summer 2015

  • Over 120 pages of print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 inspirational hand-picked images

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Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this bundle of extensive reports will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2015. These trend reports will become your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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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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