Currently viewing the tag: "Patchwork"

Patternbank were intrigued by Rodrigo Torres new direction into ceramics. Torres has previously worked with cut-paper collage, using currency to create intricate and fantastical scenes, also featured on the Patternbank Blog here. This new medium sees him experiment with vessel-like sculptures in stark contrast to the familiar, pristine, decorative vases found throughout China. Instead we see what appears to be vases still in their packaging, with broken pieces of fragile tape, where clay forms are painted to resemble cardboard textures, looking amazingly realistic. Read more about his work via Yatzer.com

More →

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.

More →

Patternbank are loving Zak Ové’s celebration of African and Trinidadian culture, where he pays tribute to both spiritual and artistic African identity. Born in London he now lives and works in both London and Trinidad. Zak works in sculpture, film, painting and photography, often collaging antique and found materials, where he is interested in reinterpreting lost culture and mythology. We particular love these wonderful collaged works, a carnival of decoration and pattern! Check out his Instagram page here for more inspiring work.

More →

The Patternbank team bring you Part 2 of our key Print & Pattern Trends from the Autumn/Winter 2017/18 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated trend driven print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Fall 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.

ARTIST » Lou Dalton / Abstract Painting Mirrored Colourful marker by Oana Soare / Prada / Brush by Michele TozziJust Move by Jessica Halford / Commes Des Garcon

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

FLORAL COVERS » Moschino / Facetasm / Summer Floral Lavender by Meryl Pardoen (Premium Studio) / Facetasm / Blue Flowers by Tim Lee (Premium Studio) / White and Black 01 by Beccy Bland / Dolce & Gabbana

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

PATCHED UP » Commes Des Garcon / Vivienne Westwood / Topman / Commes Des Garcon / Vk36_Colored_Patchwork by Victoria Krupp / Gothic Generation by Michele Tozzi / Dolce & Gabbana

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

More →

Josh Blackwell transforms the humble carrier bag into these elaborate and colourful pieces of artwork, where he considers their previous life and easy throw away nature. Instead their degraded status is brought to life with beautiful, colourful stitching in geometric patterns where references to a past life can be made. Discover more of his art objects and installations that explore and challenge the purpose and use of everyday items at joshblackwell.com

More →

01-acne-studios-ss17-rtw-paris

Patternbank loved Acne Studios Nomadic Tribe of travellers floating down the catwalk in array of fabrics, fused together to create an oversized elegance of scarves, kaftans and rugs for SS17.

02-acne-studios-ss17-rtw-paris

Acne Studios’ photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through-out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks

Dunya_Atay_Patternbank_Featured_Designer_1

Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Dunya Atay in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Dunya has been a designer here at Patternbank from the start, her designs range from hand drawn florals and foliage to textures and photo based patterns and she has designed for companies such as ASOS, River Island and Jack & Jones.  Check out more of Dunya’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

More →

autumn-winter-2017-2018-print-trend-report-header

We’re very proud to announce our Autumn/Winter 2017/18 print and pattern trend report. Our trend team have researched a wide range of industries to enable us to deliver this directional and commercially relevant print trend forecast. Everything from art, film, catwalk, music, pop culture, emerging brands and upcoming art exhibitions have been analysed.

BUY REPORT NOW

More →

The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you the final instalment from all the Paris shows. There were wonderfully fresh print ideas from Givenchy inspired by Egyptian Iconography and dresses made of an array of scarf prints from Balenciaga. Watch out for our Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments.

Givenchy A/W 16/17

01-givenchy-aw1617-print-trends-london

Soft Python skins – Egyptian Iconography – Bold Mandela Pattern – Engineered Prints  – Eye of Horus – Psychedelic Mysticism – Abstracted Pharaoh Pattern – Geometric Layers

Givenchy photos via Vogue.com

Balenciaga A/W 16/17

02-balenciaga-aw1617-print-trends-london

Indian Paisley Pattern – Ornate Indian Silk Embroidery – Bold Furnishing Florals – Luxe Textured Flowers – Collaged Scarf Prints – 70’s Folk Pattern – Indian Paisley Print – Simple Folk Border

Balenciaga photos via Vogue.com

Comme des Garcons A/W 16/17

03-comme-des-garcons-aw1617-print-trends-london

Multiple Jacquard Pattern – Decadent Renaissance Florals – Flower Groupings – Metallic Jacquard – Dark Opulence – Distorted Background – Painterly Bouquets – Floral Richness – Sumptuous Roses

Comme des Garcons photos via Vogue.com

More →

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.

Leonard A/W 16/17

01-leonard-aw1617-print-trends-london

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

02-chloe-aw1617-print-trends-london

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

03-manish-arora-aw1617-print-trends-london

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

More →

The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the first of the shows. Here we saw an abundance of glamorous chintzy florals with a tinge of gothic romanticism. There were a riot of clashing prints too, where dressing up to excess seems to be this seasons hot trend. Watch out for Part 2 of London’s best to follow.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 16/17

01-preen-by-thornton-bregazzi-aw1617-print-trends-london

Layered Photographic Florals – Chintzy Glamour – Floral and Check Mixes – Tonal Camouflage Florals – Romantic Scrolls – Gothic Velvet Devore – Delicate Laced Layers – Distressed Texture – Mixed Pattern Overlays

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Vogue.com

Mary Katrantzou A/W 16/17

03-mary-katrantzou-aw1617-print-trends-london

Fifties Americana – Rodeo Stars and Stripes – Appliquéd Cowboy Detailing – Glittered Scrolls and Swirls – Fairground Decoration – Psychedelic Abstract Shapes – Dressing Up Box – Abstract Butterfly Prints – Bold Outlines

Mary Katrantzou photos via Vogue.com

More →

Patternbank brings you the Menswear catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2016/17, where the team have put together the strongest print trends together with a selection of designs from the Patternbank online print studio  complimenting each story. The Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

Paisley Plays

Paisley_Plays_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Alexander McQueen / Katie Eary / Etro / White Mountaineering / Gucci / Paul Smith photos via Vogue.com

Paisley_Plays_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


 

Floral Tribute

Floral_Tribute_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Alexander McQueen / Gucci / Alexander McQueen / Dolce & Gabbana / Casely Hayward / Comme des Garçons Homme Plus photos via Vogue.com

Floral_Tribute_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Floral Tribute inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Oya Gamze KgunerDunya AtaySandra DouseEduardo doreni


 

Sharp Geos

Sharp_Geos_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Tends

Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

Sharp_Geo_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Sharp geo inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Yordanka PoleganovaUrban Rabaglio, Simonetta De SimoneAmy Mathews.


 

60’s Boho

60's_Boho_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Valentino / Casely Hayford / Roberto Cavalli / Topman Design / Dries Van Noten / Topman Design photos via Vogue.com

60s_Boho_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

60’s Boho inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Ruth DuncanEllys BealeOslo PrintsHolly Cooper.


 

Modern Aztec

Modern_Aztec_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via Vogue.com

Modern_Aztec_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Modern Aztec inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Hanna ViktorssonHanna VictorssonHanna ViktorssonStudimisty.


 

Tartan Check-out

Tartan_Check-out_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Vivienne Westwood / Comme des Garçons Shirt / Sacai / Valentino / Mihara Yasuhiro / Etro photos via Vogue.com

Tartan_Check-Out_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Tartan Check-out inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Shk DesignBurcu KorkmazyurekKrishna MuraleedharanCNR Design.


 

Simply Skin

Simply_Skin_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Etro / 3.1 Phillip Lim / Costume National / Etro photos via Vogue.com

Simply_Skin_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Simply Skin inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Susie FosterAhmet SenelAhmet SenelElmira Amirova.


 

Ornamental Opulence

Ornamental_Opulence_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Etro / Gucci / Umit Benan / James Long / Ralph Loren / Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.com

Ornamental_Opulance_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Designs

Ornamental Opulence inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by DFLC PrintsElizabeth RachaelVictoria ANatalia Kravchata.


 

Military Detail

Military_Detail_AW1617_Menswear_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Casely Hayford / Sibling / Balmain / Alexander McQueen / Dries Van Noten / Alexander McQueen photos via Vogue.com

In Character

In_Character_Menswear_AW1617_Catwalk_Print_Trends

Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

 

01-James-Denmark

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.

02-James-Denmark

M32613-2 001

More →

01-monica-rohan

Monica Rohan’s paintings so beautifully depict her love of nature and highly patterned textiles, she is particularly inspired by artist Edouard Vuillard and his use of pattern. Rohan grew up in South East Queensland where her rural upbringing has inspired and strengthened a love of natural surroundings often remote, that brings with it that same sense of isolation that can be found in her paintings. The subjects (herself) are always hidden, buried in a mass of textiles or overgrown nature wrapped in a playful yet slightly anxious way almost swallowing her up. Powerful and physical at the same time her paintings are certainly thought provoking and with two exhibitions selling out she has certainly captivated a growing audience. You can see more of her work at janmurphygallery.com and sophiegannongallery.com

02-monica-rohan

03-monica-rohan

More →

02-Choi-So-Young

The wonderful use of denim in these urban landscapes by Korean artist Choi So Young caught Patternbank’s eye this week. The way that Choi So Young puts to use second hand jeans using their pockets, seams, belt loops and buttons, which then become the windows, streets and buildings of her landscapes is like a painting in itself. Particularly clever is the different shades of blue, bleached denim and reverse of the fabric that feature in her pictures, usually of her hometown Busan. Some of her works have already fetched staggering prices at auction of over 2 million dollars and been sold by international auction house Christie’s. Patternbank love this idea of re-using items no longer needed and giving them a new and unexpected use. Already ideas similar to this are featuring in products for interiors where recycling something old and creating something new is a big trend. Check out more of her incredible artworks at artnet.com

04-Choi-So-Young

01-Choi-So-Young

03-Choi-So-Young

More →