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Welcome to Patternbank’s second print and pattern trend report for Autumn/Winter 2019/20

We aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for new developments. We’re delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over-arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages, and 2 colour usage pages.

Vision 2: AW19–20 Print Trend Themes
Trompe L’Oeil / New Botanic / Distorted


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Patternbank recently discovered the work of Martyn Thompson, a photographer who began his career in Fashion, designing clothes. We asked him a few questions to discover more about his work process and what inspires him as a designer.

A brief introduction

I am a photographer and designer and run my design practice, Martyn Thompson Studio, in Soho NYC. My career began hand painting fabrics and designing clothes. Many of my friends also designed and I started to photograph eveyones work which led to me becoming a fashion photographer. Beginning in Sydney, I moved to Paris and later London, where my work broadened into a lifestyle context, working with interiors, travel and food. I love to experiment and over the last decade I founded Martyn Thompson Studio, a design practice where we use my photos as the base to create textiles and wallpaper, homewares and limited edition art.


Tell us about your work & process – any upcoming exhibitions?

Through playing with different ways of reproducing my photographs I discovered the digitalized jacquard loom and the possibitliy to making a photo into a tapestry. This led to creating large scale patterns and weaving them into yardage – now used in both a home and fashion context. When making new patterns we always begin with a photo, or a series of photos – experimenting with these images, printing them in different ways, flipping, reversing and reorienting them, joining different bits together – until eventually a collection emerges. We’ve done a number of installations of this work in the last few years – at the London Design Festival and at the Future Perfect in NYC … and later this year we are exhibiting in Australia.

What creatively inspires you?

In my photos I work mainly with daylight … Light is great source of inspriation to me. It informs the color and creates shape and patterns that are always changing. I am attracted to natural forms … curvaceous shapes… especially flowers. Thank you Martyn we look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. To see more of Martyn’s collection go to Martyn Thompson Studio and Instagram @martynthompsonstudio. Mural in last image by Dove Drury Hornbuckle

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Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the most important print & pattern collections, from Fall 2018 RTW Paris Fashion Week. Look out for our A/W18/19 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report coming soon,  an overview of all the recent shows containing the strongest print and pattern trends.


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Images via Vogue

Stylised Florals – Detailed Biro Drawings – Art Brut Inspired – Psychedelic Swirly Pattern – Limited Colour – Frenzied Drawing Style – Pen Texture

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Leonard A/W 16/17

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


 

Floral Tribute

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

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


 

Sharp Geos

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

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


 

60’s Boho

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

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


 

Modern Aztec

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

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


 

Tartan Check-out

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

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


 

Simply Skin

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

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


 

Ornamental Opulence

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

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


 

Military Detail

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

In Character

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

 

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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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