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Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
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  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
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The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the  Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out our Summer 2018 collection of prints at The Patternbank Studio.

ORIENT » Dolce & Gabbana  / Pb17 by mrdgk / Hand Drawn Koi Fish in Orchideas by Magdalena Maczewska / Band of Outsiders / Carpe Diem by Morselli MattiaCarpe Diem by Morselli Mattia / Emporio Armani

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

BLOOMING » Antonio Marras / Flowers Together by Riverside Bonfire Studio (Premium Studio) / MSGM / Flowers in Black & White by MKDesigns / Frost Rose by Kathleen Ney (Premium Studio) / No.21

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

HAWAIIAN VACATION » Dsquared / Blue Hawaiian by Shock Rider Creative Studio / Dries Van Noten / Ami / Palm Angels / Lush Jungle by Katya Rozz / Black Outlines Hibiscus With Leaves and Flowers by Christine Lara

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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The Patternbank Team bring you Part 1 of the key Print Trends from the Fall 2017 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Fall 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.

DECORATIVE INDIA » Etro / Etro / Ja-21 by Margarita Allard (Premium Studio) / Etro / Ja-19 by Margarita Allard (Premium Studio) / Abstract Paisley Pattern by Tatyana Anisimova / Dolce & Gabbana

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

RUG ROBES » Les Benjamins / Craig Green / Craig Green / Carpet Illusion by Angela23 / Tp-1395 by Soufiane Lafkih / Alexander McQueen / Ethnic Design by MK Designs

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

CALL OF THE WILD » Etro / The Eagle in the Mountains Scene by Jo Mitchell (Premium Design) / Les Benjamins / Etro / Dream Mountains by Dunya Atay / Fierce Animal by Studio Lebra / Balmain

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Jack Vanzet is a creative director and multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne, Australia who works in the fields of graphic design, art direction, typography, illustration and branding. He has worked with a variety of different agencies and clients including Sony, Tumblr, EMI, Warner Music, Vice Magazine and Universal Music Group and many more. For more incredible work check out his website and to stay up to date with Jack’s abstract series and other new work follow him on Instagram.

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Katy Smail paints florals from the world of fashion in such a whimsical way, you can even watch her paintings as they take shape at high speed on her Instagram page. Patternbank found themselves transfixed watching her create, lost in all those brush marks. Katy also designs beautiful bespoke stationery for weddings, where her hand-drawn designs capture the bride and groom in such a cheery and personal way. Originally from Scotland, Katy studied at Edinburgh College of Art with a First class (hons) degree in Illustration. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an illustrator, painter and art director, so if you have wedding plans, you know where to go for that personal touch. Check out the rest of her Instagram page here.

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Hiroyuki Izutsu paints wonderful floral studies in vibrant contrasting colours. Patternbank love the way he composes them on the page almost like a placement print, using a matt painterly technique that really suits the flowers of his choice, tulips, roses and tropical foliage. Izutsu grew up in Tokyo and also likes to paint landscapes, check out the rest of his artwork on Behance and Instagram.

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James Denmark was born in Winter Haven, Florida in 1936 where he found inspiration from his grandmother, a wire sculptor and quilt artist and his grandfather, a bricklayer noted for his unique custom design moulds. From a young age he was exposed to colour and form which later gave him the strengths found in his work. Experimenting with collage using brightly hand coloured papers, fabrics and objects his compositions are free, capturing the spirit found in everyday life. At seventy-plus his work is still sort after by galleries and collectors worldwide most notably the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Stockholm’s Absolute collection. Patternbank are smitten with his style for using patterned papers in an eclectic mix of shapes and textures.

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Patternbank returned again this year to sample the latest injection of Uk based Printmakers and Graphic artists, and a growing selection of global talent, exhibiting at last weeks Pick Me Up . This years festival was held at Somerset House, London and ran for 11 days between 24th April and 4th May. Pick Me Up has become the UK’s best contemporary graphic art fair and now in it’s sixth year the show has become a great place to spot new and upcoming talent. Seminars with guest speakers and printmaking workshops make this an unmissable event with original artworks and prints available to purchase. If you missed out this year we’ve put together a selection of exhibitors for you to peruse at your convenience.

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French graphic designer Laura Jouan is now based in London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014. For Pick Me Up, Laura was exhibiting her project Layering Layers, Layering Content, which investigates poster formats. See more work from the artist here.

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Moth are a London based animation collective comprising of David Prosser, Daniel Chester and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, the designers began to collaborate on projects and explored a shared love for all things drawn. Moth have produced work for clients such as WWF and  Global Canopy Programme. See more of their captivating animation here.

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Growing up in Little Rock, AR, Lisa Krannichfeld experienced an eclectic mix of both South American and Chinese cultures. This has influenced her style where she combines traditional Chinese ink and watercolours but applies them in a contemporary, less controlled way. Her subjects being primarily women, Lisa’s soft and watery use of ink gives her portraits movement and expression. With the added dimension of bold oriental patterns in each of her paintings, this contrast of styles highlights their etherial femininity. See more here.

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These effortlessly beautiful watercolour florals are the work of Polish artist Marta Spendowska. Her loose and expressive hand barely hints at detail but she achieves a skilful simplicity with her application of paint. Her website verymarta.com is a feast for the eyes with her collection of original art, illustration and print design and take a peek in her online shop for some great gifts and prints.

 

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Cheshire lass Colleen Parker has been a creative for as long as she can remember. Taking inspiration from the beautiful Crew countryside where she lives, Colleen uses her skill with watercolours and inks to sensitively illustrate her surroundings. Graduating with a Triple Grade Distinction from South Cheshire College the artist also won ‘Student of the Year – 2006’ before going on to study a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art. Check out more of her extensive collection of wildlife paintings here.

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Patternbank brings you our final instalment of Milan Fashion Week where key looks on the runway were bold geometrics, textured intarsia patterns and touches of romanticism in florals and decorative pattern. Look out for the Paris shows this week and our A/W 2015/16 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report with the key looks which will be available to buy on the site.

Antonio Marras A/W 15/16

Botanical Drawings – Bold Borders – Vertical Stripes – Decorative Outline – Pattern Symmetry – Applique Lace – Mono Florals – Art Deco References

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

Marni A/W 15/16

Bamboo Prints – Oversized Botanical Engravings – Spriggy Bouquets – Dark Textured Backgrounds – Abstract Textured Blocks and Stripes – Dark Forest Prints – Floral Cut-outs – Silhouette Applique Work

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

DSquared2 A/W 15/16

Ethnic Patterns and Symbols – Navajo Geometrics – Native American Indian References – Fur and Sheepskin Trims

DSquared2 photos via Vogue.co.uk

Philosophy A/W 15/16

Soft Delicate Borders – Neutral Colour Combinations -Ditsy Mixtures – Delicate Floral Sprigs – Elaborate Framework – Lace-like Prints – Interwoven Leaves and Flowers

Philosophy photos via Vogue.co.uk

Missoni A/W 15/16

Layered Earth Surfaces – Cracked and Marbled Texture – Chevron Stripes – Intarsia Veins – Diagonal Textured Stripes – Inky Bleeds – Fuzzy Mixtures – Graded Dyes – Cracks and Lines

Missoni photos via Vogue.co.uk

Jil Sander A/W 15/16

Geometric Diagonals – Solid Colour – Shapes and Symbols – Worn Textures – Diagonal Stripes

Jil Sander photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emilio Pucci A/W 15/16

Astrology Symbols – Swirling Monochromatics – Sold Vibrant Colour – Dark Dip-dyes – Doodle Drawings – Swirly Stripe Patterns

Emilio Pucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

MSGM A/W 15/16

Artistic Raffia and Embroidery – Complex Floral Lines – Vibrant Colours – Colour Blocking – Spirograph Pattern

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 15/16

Naive Crayola Drawings – Striped Edges and Borders – Romantic Red Roses  – Black and White Backgrounds – Guirpure Lace – Madonna and Child – Painted and Embroidered Lettering – Single Stem Roses – Painterly Collage

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

Salvatore Ferragamo A/W 15/16

Bold Geometry – Square and Rectangles Panels – Diagonal Shapes – Vertical Panels – Colour Blocks – Parquet Layouts

Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Vogue.co.uk

Rich layers of colour painted onto wood are carved and drawn to create these bold floral statements by artist Barbara Gilhooly. The work evolves with areas reworked or revealed giving depth to the finished piece. Patternbank particularly love Gilhooly’s bold use of colour and line which make these florals stand out from the crowd. Check out more of Gilhooly’s style on her flickr page here.

 

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Graduate of the RISD as a textile stylist designing prints for children clothing, Jennifer Orkin Lewis now spends her time working as a freelance illustrator, living in a small village outside New York City. Her list of clients include Abrams books and Harper Collins to name but two but Patternbank particularly love the expressive fluidity in her painting style which relates to the painterly print trends coming off the catwalk. See more here.

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These amazing ink textured images are popping up on numerous art blogs so we thought we’d share. The beautifully hypnotic forms are the creations of Texas based artist Mark Lovejoy. Here Lovejoy manipulates resins, oils, waxes and printing inks in both deliberate and random formations to create these psychedelic statements. Once Lovejoy is happy with the pattern forms created in the inks he photographs them close up to get full impact and capture these random textures forever. Check out his Tumblr site and printed scarf collections on Esty.

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Melbourne based artist and illustrator Sandra Eterovic likes to involve a touch of wry humour in her quirky, retro illustrations and just a dash of cheek in her graphic slogans. The artist spent some time developing her talent whilst working as a designer drawing cartoon characters for boxer shorts. Swiftly moving on to a career as a freelance illustrator the artist now has a bunch of exhibitions under her belt and her career has steadily evolved. Check out Sandra’s blog for a candid insight into the life of a working artist.

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Originally from China, Jane Han Zhang has been living and studying in London since 2007. Her MA final collection at The Royal College of Art entitled ‘The Juxtaposition of Cultures’, takes inspiration from Chinese Calligraphy, the English forests and an Indian colour palette. Her spontaneous mark making together with deliberate illustration create a balanced and wearable collection of print designs. See more from Jane’s portfolio here.

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The Patternbank team are loving Anthropologie’s AW14-15 womenswear collections. We’ve picked out a handful of trends from a truly eclectic mix of inspirational prints ranging from the modern tribal looks to worn and faded oriental rug patterns, and an artistic mix of expressive florals and painterly brushed effects to Middle Eastern tiles and mosaics. Visit Anthropologie to see the full range of apparel and sneak a peak at Starla Michelle Halfmann’s range of painted plates and cushions in House & Home.

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Bagan Shift Dress  –   Second Female Garcia Jumpsuit  –   Patchprint Henley

Janie Swing Dress  –  Blank Patchwork Loop Scarf  –  Abelia Dress

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Faye Joggers    –  Medallion-Cut Dress   –  Soft Paisley Jacket

Arborea Dress –  Double-Take Cardiga  – Galina Print Dress

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Sea Breeze Maxi Dress –  Celestial Cashmere Scarf  –  Second Female Verdant Skies Dress

Brushed Plaid Dress  – Blank Hylda Tunic  – Fresno Ikat Dress

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With painted prints trending on the catwalk and emerging as a key look for Spring/Summer 2016, the Patternbank team spotted these beautifully studied artworks by Anna Valdez. California based artist Valdez background includes anthropology, animation and video which has helped her develop an eye for visual compositions. Her recent series of still-life paintings use various household items such as clothes, quilts, houseplants, books, rugs and records as vibrant subject matter. Mundane pot plants and rugs come to life with her amazing use of colour and brush strokes. See more of her stunning work on her portfolio site annavaldez.com

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In the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week S/S15 we feature some of the key designers on the catwalk, from the stunning underwater gardens and folk floral motifs as scarf prints at Valentino, to Tsumori Chisato’s whimsical take on fashion where summer is a fantasy of flowers and nature. Look out for Patternbanks up and coming S/S15 Catwalk Print & Pattern report which will bring together all the key print trends for the season ahead.

Valentino S/S 15

Underwater Sea Creatures – Psychedelic Floral Motifs – Graphic Scarf Prints – Elaborate Borders and Placement Prints – Floral Outlines – Oversize Prints

Valentino photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Leonard S/S 15

Delicate Indigo Sketches – Floral Scatterings – Pastel and Crayon Texture – Expressive Linear – Beautiful Painted Chrysanthemums – Equisite Embroidery

Leonard photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Hermes S/S 15

African Looks – Perspective Geometrics – Tonal Colour – Blow Up Scarf Prints – Graphic Shapes – Solid and Linear Lines

Hermes photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Maison Martin Margiela S/S 15

Feminine Florals – Soft Botanical Handpaintings – Asymmetric Shapes – Japanese Prints – Daisy Chains – Simple Motifs

Maison Martin Margiela photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tsumori Chisato S/S 15

Whimsical Painted Illustrations – Handsome Peacocks – Fantasy Florals – Naive Drawings – Unsteady Hand Qualities

Tsumori Chisato photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Sacai S/S 15

Bandana Paisley Prints – Micro Florals – Borders and Placement Prints – Spliced Florals – Breton Stripes – Lace Panels

Sacai photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Junya Watanabe S/S 15

Abstract Geometrics – Origami Folds – Graphic Geometry – Giacomo Balla Futurism – Bold Colour – Intersecting Circles

Junya Watanabe photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Kenzo S/S 15

Cut-out Mesh and Broderie Anglaise – Futuristic Abstracts – Subtle Graphic Shadings – Torn Shapes – Pin Stripes

Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Viktor & Rolf S/S 15

Retro Flower Prints – Photographic  – Bold Outline – Subdued Colour – Ombre – Trompe L’oeil Pinched Plastic Prints

Viktor & Rolf photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella McCartney S/S 15

Flower Appliqué as Leopard Spots – Jigsaw Puzzle Animal Prints – Block Printed Pattern – Floral and Koi Carp Formations – Cut Out See-throughs

Stella McCartney photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Chanel S/S 15

Paint Splatters – Saturated Colour – Overscaled Watercolour Florals – Emile Nolde Style – Overpainted Tweed – Soft Focus

Chanel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Andrew Gn S/S 15

Wave Movement – Bold Contrast – Simple Kimono Floral – Woven Checks – Painterly Texture – Solid Lines and Shapes

Andrew Gn photos via Vogue.co.uk