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Image credits: Jil Sander Resort 2018, White Flowers by Sabs, Memories by Bouke de Vries, Japanese Vintage Silk Kimono Fabric by Orientalvintage88, Delicate White Orchids by Maite Tiscar, Taira Kuroki, Thomas Rentmeister
Patternbank recently teamed up with ‘Make It In Design‘ and supplied our Spring/Summer 18 print trend forecast intelligence to inspire and guide their Summer School pattern course. We’ve selected our key pattern highlights from the recently published galleries.
SS18 – PALE GARDEN
Patternbank thought we’d share again the work of talented illustrator and print designer Sarah Arnett who produced some exciting work shown here, collaborating with Kim Hunt a creative director in the fashion industry. The British design studio Modern Love, define themselves as “digital settlers”, as applied to a person born and instructed in a non digital world, but who integrates the use of technologies in their work.
The duo ran a year long exhibition throughout 2015, Adventures Numeriques aimed to experiment the possible relations between traditional craft work and digital technologies in the fields of textiles and fashion. If you didn’t get a chance to visit you can still view their work on the website and photos from the exhibition here. Patternbank love their concept of embracing the digital technology available to us but still remembering the importance of craft and how it can enhance what we produce. We look forward to seeing future collaborations from this talented duo.
The Patternbank team have been busy extracting all the key print looks for you in the final instalment of New York Fashion Week. Coach for Spring/Summer 2016 tempted us with pretty prairie floral combinations, a recurring theme seen on the catwalk this week. Tommy Hilfiger and Anna Sui showed bright beach tropicals from the Caribbean and Hawaii for a laid back summer vibe. Other important trends came from more far flung destinations of the orient where kimono style prints caught our eye. Look out for our forthcoming report on London Fashion Week.
Wild Flower Mixes – Pretty Patchworks – Minute Texture Marks – Varied Colour Backgrounds – Tree Blossom Prints
Coach Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Tommy Hilfiger S/S16
Josef Frank Inspired Tropicals – Colourful Stripes – Beach Vibe – Patch-worked Fabrics– Conversational Tropicals – Crochet Details – Ragga Style
Tommy Hilfiger Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Anna Sui S/S16
Tropical Pineapple Prints – Bold Stripes – Simplistic Flower Shapes – Black and White Tribal – Ethnic Pattern Mixes – Outlined Florals – Hawaiian Florals
Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.co.uk
Last week New York’s Metropolitan Museum launched its latest exhibition ‘China Through The Looking glass’ . Organised by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, the exhibition explores the influence of Chinese arts and aesthetics on western fashion, and its historical references throughout film, art and design. Chinese costume and vintage ceramics sit alongside modern creations from designers such as John Galliano, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli, with excerpts of Chinese cinema playing throughout the exhibition revealing its powerful influence on our understanding of Chinese culture. The exhibition is on until August 16th if you’re fortunate enough to be stateside, if not check out the museum website here.
Mary Katrantzou F/W11/12 Fashion Shoot
Film still from Daughter of the Dragon,1931 – Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 11/12
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
If you weren’t fortunate enough to go or you went and would like a recap on Premiére Vision and Indigo Paris in September then this extensive PDF report is exactly what you need to get a concise overview of the event. This report brings you the key print and pattern trend insights making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments. Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16.
12 Première Vision print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16
42 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 150 on trend hand-picked images
Indigo Salon Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Themes
Première Vision Colour trends for A/W 2015/16 with Pantone TCX references
12 inspirational Première Vision & Indigo print trends
Micro Texts / Bauhaus Collections / Oiled Surfaces / Rich Textiles / Animal Mix / Framework Textures / Folklore & Fairytales / The Impressionists / New Skin / Expressive Floral / Painted Geos / Obscured Florals
Patternbank are in love with these stunning carpets by designer Jan Kath. As one of the most in-demand designers of hand knotted carpets Kath purposely breaks with conventional styles and throws strict design rules overboard. The carpets featured here are from two collections, Erased Heritage where designs pay homage to the traditional oriental carpets finding inspiration from old patterns and techniques and Sari Deluxe, a collection of vivid and rich carpets following the intensity of colour and design in traditional Indian clothing. Check out the rest of his collections at jan-kath.de for more mind-blowing interpretations of traditional textiles to contemporary art.
The Brazilian textile designer, Adriana Barra, famous for her vibrant prints which feature predominantly tropical flowers, exotic birds, animals and elaborate ornaments has a homeware collection called tea, see do! Barra’s wild style continues with bold patterns on a floral theme with a slight oriental feel. The collection is on sale in Adriana Barra’s Garden Store in San Palo. Check out her fashion on her website adrianabarra.com for more wild prints.
Patternbank love these beautiful botanical illustrations found on sdoshimizutumblr.com. We couldn’t find much information about them except their title SH404 illustration so would love to hear more about the artist. The simplicity in their arrangement, subtle colours with faded shadow backgrounds and other hand drawn and printed details, give them a feeling of oriental botanical plates which show great beauty.
Patternbank brings you the highlights from London Fall 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn / Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.
Fyodor Golan A/W 2014/15
Spliced Pattern – Holographic Typography – Full Panel Prints – East Meets West – Digital & Technology Driven Prints – Burmese Temple Imagery – Images Broken and Fractured by Stripes
Fyodor Golan photos via Fashionising.com
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 2014/15
Tessellation Plays – Oversized Star Wars Placements – Abstracted Cubic & Mosaics Repeats – Geometric Statements – Darth Vader Graphics – Mashed-up Prints – Contrasting Scale – Tesseract Pattern
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Style.com
Holly Fulton A/W 2014/15
Minimalistic Motifs – Stylised Floral Repeats – Everyday Object Graphic Print Elements – Hand Drawn Looks – Deco Construction – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis References
Holly Fulton photos via Style.com
Nazir Mazhar A/W 2014/15
Graphic Branding – Logo Enhanced Looks – Cut & Paste Pattern Play – Photographic Pocket Prints – Taped and Patched Statements – Mashed-up Graphics
Nasir Mazhar photos via Vogue.co.uk
Jean Piere Breganza A/W 2014/15
Classical Paintings as Prints – Marbleised Textures – Tesseract Pattern Mixed with Classical Paintings – Painter Artemisia Gentileschi References – Italian Baroque
Jean-Pierre Braganza photos via Style.com
House of Holland A/W 2014/15
Polka Dots – Conversational Pattern Plays – Graphic Message Statements – High Contrast Pattern – Brush Stroke Pattern – Tabloid Front Page Usage – Damask Wallpaper
House of Holland photos via Style.com
Felder Felder A/W 2014/15
Blurred Images – Flowing Texture – Abstract Watercolour Effects – Cut Out Pattern – Hyper Saturated Colour Hues – Symmetrical Laser Cut Pattern Statements – Watercolour Gerhard Richter Inspired Prints
Felder Felder photos via Style.com
Emilia Wickstead A/W 2014/15
Wallpaper Graphic Floral Prints – Python Skin Patterning – Flat Graphic Florals – High Contrast Pattern – Upholstery Fabric References
Emilia Wickstead photos via Style.com
Central Saint Martins A/W 2014/15
Large Scale Photo Montage Prints – Symbolic Graphic Element Use – Polka Dot Mash Ups – Intense Colour Fabric Texture – Exploding Petals Prints
Central Saint Martins MA photos via Vogue.co.uk
Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.
Clover Canyon A/W 2014/15
Engineered Fabric Placements – Digital Photographic Backgrounds – Heavy Folk Embroidery – Constructed Pattern Mixes – Fluorescent Rainbow Prints – Rich Painterly Florals – Stained Glass Window Prints – Garish Plaid and Tartan – Vivid Lime Landscapes
Clover Canyon photos via Vogue.co.uk
Libertine A/W 2014/15
Seventies Floral Mixing – Floral Silhouettes – Clashing Eclectic Pattern – Embellished Graphic Motifs – Screen Printed Types – Distressed Mono-print Texture – Grid-like Checks – Graffiti and Skate References – Badges and Emblems
Libertine photos via Vogue.co.uk
Anna Sui A/W 2014/15
Chinoiserie Florals – Scarf Print Layouts – 1920’s and Art Deco References – Stylised Florals – Simple Outline Pattern – Book Illustration Prints – Decorative Pattern Details – Border and Panel Prints – Graphic Flat Colour – Paisley and Navaho Elements
Anna Sui photos via Vogue.co.uk
Tracey Reese A/W 2014/15
Textured Abstract Florals – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Heavy Embroidered Print Styles – Silhouette Leaf Prints – Pattern Overlays – Shadow and Offset Imagery – Detailed Paisley Borders – Winter Landscapes – Herringbone and Monoprint Texture
Tracy Reese photos via Vogue.co.uk
Vivienne Tam A/W 2014/15
Psychedelic Marble Surfaces – Abstracted Cave Prints – Minute Pattern Detail – Seventies References – Mandela Patterns – Chinese Cave Frescos – Crocheted Lace Appliques – Full Pattern Cover Ups – Wavy Expressive Line
Vivienne Tam photos via Vogue.co.uk
Carolina Herrera A/W 2014/15
Geometric and Tessellated Pattern – Depth and Dimension – Appliquéd Details – Bold Abstract Shapes – Red and Blue Colour palettes – Hand Painted Pattern – Graphic and Simple Repeated Prints – Modern Simplicity – Geometry
Carolina Herrera photos via Vogue.co.uk
Proenza Schouler A/W 2014/15
Psychedelic Wood Grains – Speckled Highlighted Texture – Graphic Giraffe Skin – Vivid Monochrome Safari Prints – Rich and Multilayered Pattern – Sculptural and Volume – Geometric and Colour Blocked Layouts
Proenza Schouler photos via Vogue.co.uk
Diane Von Furstenberg A/W 2014/15
Stylised 70’s Psychedelia – Border Framed Prints – Love Not Patterns – Bold Mix and Match Combinations – Abstract Shapes – Repeated Moon and Stars – Swirls and Wave Pattern – Monochromatic Colour – Black and Gold
Diane Von Furstenberg photos via Vogue.co.uk
Tommy Hilfiger A/W 2014/15
Workwear and Alpine References – Technicolour Plaids – Tartan and Stripe mixed – Varied Layouts – Diagonal Stripe and Plaid Pattern – Contrasting Pocket Details – Pieced and Patched Combinations
Tommy Hilfiger photos via Vogue.co.uk
Honor A/W 2014/15
Hand Painted Rose Prints – Stand Out Colour – Photographic Floral Collage – Dark black Backgrounds – Simplistic Bias Checks – Subtle Colour Washes – Spliced and Cut Florals – Subtle Tonal Shading
Honor photos via Vogue.co.uk
Custo Barcelona A/W 2014/15
Geometric Snakeskin Panels – Abstract Pattern Mixing – Digital Cityscapes – Lurex and Lame Fabric Reflections – Weird and Wonderful Optics – Disco Inspired – Kaleidoskope Pattern – Digital Photographic Pattern Plays – Fluorescent Textile Touches
Custo Barcelona photos via Vogue.co.uk
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
The Patternbank team visited Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair at Brunel’s Old Station last weekend. The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple, yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and lots of good quality contemporary art. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst walking the show. Check the website for more information on exhibiting artists and galleries and dates for other cites the fair is visiting.
Harlequin Gallery and The Marle Gallery
Fourwalls Contemporary Art
Patternbank just love the recent limited edition of Harper’s Bazaar May 2013 issue. A collaboration with the V&A museum, with an exclusive cover featuring the model Sophie ‘Hirschy” Hirschfelder, the Meadow Sweet fashion story was shot by photographer Elena Rendina and styled by Bazaar’s senior fashion editor Cathy Kasterine. The fantastic flower-themed issue takes lush English gardens as its inspiration, just what we need right now!
Patternbank discovered these incredible Temari on Pinterest via Roger Yorke, a dealer of antique ethnic textiles, specialising in Japanese Kimonos and textiles. Check out his other inspiring boards while your there, he has a feast of inspiration. The Temari here are by Nana Akua’s Grandma who is in her 90’s! You can see more stunning examples of her work on Akua’s dedicated flickr page. Patternbank are in total admiration of the time and skill that must of gone into making these beautiful works of art. We are sure you’ll be inspired by the hundreds of patterns found in these embroidered wonders.
The exquisite paintings of illustrator David Sala have the personality to speak for themselves. A hypnotic combination of colour, pattern and character are skillfully combined to produce images which are compelling and an irresistible feast for the eyes. Sala has produced numerous illustrations for book covers and children’s publishing and currently works as a comic book writer. See more at his website.
Using the simplicity of indian ink and linen canvas Ikenaga Yasunari has captured a simple serenity in the the faces of his female portraits.This calm sensuality is highlighted by the richness of their surroundings. Yasunari’s Japanese heritage has inspired a style of painting which is characteristic in his work. This ancient technique of Nihonga is a traditional Japanese artform using a Menso brush and ink. With this Yasunari has successfully captured an essence of the past with a pallet of muted tones , but has injecting a modern twist to each piece with his use of pattern and cloth.
Patternbank brings you Part 2 of 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. You can view Part 1 here.
Oriental Origins / Hand-painted Florals / Vivid Colour / Indian Jewelled Prints / Magpie Mixes / Stylish Tie-Dye / Folk Inspired / Pictorial Prints
One Colour Mono-Print Snakeskin / Over scaled Snakeskin / Blurring Effects / Shiny Surfaces / Space Dyed Snakeskin / Pattern Mixes / Ornate Imagery Mix
Painted Studies / Single Stem Flower heads / Limited Colour Use / Spaced Repeats / Graphic Sketches / Tonal Colours / Large petal Shapes
Baroque Embellished Print / Animal and Jewellery Motifs / Intricate Drawn Patterns / Fresh White Backgrounds / Metallic Iridescent Pastels / Novelty Prints
Grid-like Checks / Checkerboard Mixes / Harlequin Use / Retro Pop-art References / Horizontal Painterly Stripes / Bold Stripes / Picasso Inspired
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