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Patternbank caught up with Claire Foster, vintage collector and owner of Sourced Vintage Studio, to hear her thoughts on the catwalk’s influence, on current print and pattern trends.

What key vintage prints or historic eras are you feeling will be influences next season?

I’m really feeling the romanticism of the renaissance period being a big influencer on florals for the more feminine for womenswear that has been gaining pace – especially for dresses and occasion wear. Also I think that historic interior prints, opulent Baroque in particular, look interesting for winter – in heavier fabrics and particularly for outerwear. I also love the gothic black-out florals that have been evolving over the past couple of seasons and think they will be really important for A/W 16/17.

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Pawel Nolbert, a graphic artist from Poland has a vision of the world that is one of bright popping colours and distorting reality, sometimes juxtaposing images to unusual effect, in his words, “We construct our reality in our own way. We do that everyday on our instagrams, blogs and other carefully curated outlets. Knowing that the world around us doesn’t look like this, we somehow want to believe that all those often extremely filtered and post-processed images in our IG stream are actually the real thing.” Check out Nolbert’s Instagram hello colour for a peak into his colourful world.

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As part of their programme of inspirational evening events the Victoria & Albert Museum showcased fashion designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos in conversation with Kinvara Balfour. The Patternbank team were there to gain a little insight into the creative minds behind the successful fashion label Peter Pilotto.
After graduating together from the famous Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, considered one of the strongest and most creative fashions schools in the world, they decided to re-locate to London in order to launch their careers. Peter had already attracted attention with his final collection and with the help and support from the British Fashion Council and the fashion press, their business was already given the boost it needed for commercial success. As a collaborative business the designers experimented with various combinations of both the names, but with nothing working they decided it had to be Peter Pilotto, “It just sounded good”.

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Check out round two of the #GucciGram Project, celebrating Gucci’s Tian print. In this series, Asian artists have interpreted the Tian pattern, which literally translates as “sky” or “Heaven” which Gucci illustrated with a flower and bird. “#GucciGram is a starting point to tell different stories, which are all united by a great freedom. Today creativity is often born and finds its voice in digital media, vital source of visual culture.” Alessandro Michele. This campaign is running on all Gucci’s social channels and on Gucci’s website, see more here.

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Patternbank are loving the pattern rich and philosophical work of Japanese artist Naomi Okubo, in her Bio she says, “I’ve always cared about appearances. The ideas for my work come from an inferiority complex and my experiences in adolescence. As an adolescent, everyone starts to care about how other people think of their appearances. In my personal experiences, when I changed my own image, people changed their attitude toward me. they started to concern me, and our relationship became better. I also realized the power of fashion and the fear of other’s watchful eyes. I have been interested in appearances ever since”. See more of her work here.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ruby Valderama in our ongoing series to highlight our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ruby has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her extensive collection includes a great selection of paisleys to retro florals, which have been key trends on the AW16./17 catwalk. Check out more of Ruby’s collection of designs here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank are loving Francesco Clement’s Models as Muse series for Harpers Bazaar. Celebrating super models past and present, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Anne Ewers, Liya Kebede and Iman. Captured on canvas adorned in gowns from Versace, Valentino, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo and snapped with their portraits by photographer Jason Schmidt. To see the full article visit Harpers Bazaar here.

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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.

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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 Milan Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the Milan shows. Here we saw more of the eclectic combinations of pattern and texture from Prada and Dsquared2 with bold geo collage dominating on the Marni runway and Gucci’s customary riot of tantalising styles. With the current trend towards seasonally confused collections, the message seems to be anything goes! Don’t forget to check out Paris coming soon.

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Skin Landscapes – Arty Florals – Bold Optical Prints – Fur Trims – Allover Sequin Embellishments – Traditional Rose Patterns – 70’s Florals – Oriental & Fornasetti  Combinations

Gucci photos via Vogue.com

Roberto Cavalli A/W 16/17

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Tiger Stripe Velvet – Baroque Curlicued Embroidery – Gold Tissue Lace – Patterned Fur – Lave Patterned Velvet – Folk Embroidery – Gold Print – Fringes and Embellishments – Louche 70’s

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.com

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Still Life Prints – Abstract Scenes – Luxe Weaves – Metallic Jacquard – Giant Hibiscus Prints – Egyptian Imagery – Fur Trims – Crafty Embroidered Velvet – Pastel Embroidered Florals – Animal Prints

Prada photos via Vogue.com

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The Patternbank Team have analysed the collections showing on the Milan catwalks to bring you Part 1 of the print and pattern highlights from the Italian shows. Eccentricity and mad combinations are a key trend with pattern clash and layering featuring heavily throughout the shows. Colourful and patched furs are a staple from graphic zig-zagging from Salvatore Ferragamo to eccentrically patched fur gillets from Antonio Marras.  Watch out for Part 2 of Milan’s best to follow.

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 16/17

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Romantic Florals – Tack lines – Floral Relief & Embellishment – Cat Conversational – Animal Prints – Underwear Lace – Military Details

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.com

Antonio Marras A/W 16/17

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Pattern Mash-ups – Romantic Florals – Lacey Inlays – Metallic Weaves – Animal Prints – Fur Trims & Mixes – Palm Prints – Patched Brocade – Ornamental Scrolls

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.com

Salvatore Ferragamo A/W 16/17

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Bold Zig-zags – Black & Candy Colour Mixes – Chunky Stripes – Sharp Geos – Multi Colour Furs – Bird Cage prints – Rickrack Trims – Giant Hounds Tooth – Monochrome Checkerboard Pattern

Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Vogue.com

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Elmira Amirova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Elmira has been designing for Patternbank since 2014 and her wide range of styles are perfect for womenswear and Activewear, with designs also suitable for kidswear and interiors. Her work has been featured in Vogue Espãna and Elmira designed a range of scarfs for Topshop, she was also excited to discover that Beyonce had been snapped, adorned in one of her creations. Check out more of Elmira’s diverse work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the London shows. The current trend for mixing different eras continued with the 1930’s and 40’s appearing heavily on the catwalk as well as the 70’s glam rock styles with a touch of Ziggy Stardust. Eccentric women in all their glory with beautiful florals and lace with a few wacky added touches like rain hats at Christopher Kane. Watch out for Milan Fashion Week live on the site later this week.

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Fused Lace and Felt – Dusty Rose Prints – Delicate Lace Drawings – Big Bouquets – Crafted Crochet – Felted Mixtures – Exccentric Add Ons – Over Scaled Embroidery Badges – Ribbons and Trailing Embroidery Stems

Christopher Kane photos via Vogue.com

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Placement Embroidery Stories – Icy Texture – Nordic Leave Pattern – Abstract Frozen Landscapes – Frosted Snow Pattern – Lacey knits – Nordic Diamond Prints  – Alpine Knit Designs

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.com

Burberry A/W 16/17

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70’s Swirly Pattern – Oversized 70’s Floral – Python Skin Prints – Glam Rock Style – Soft Plaid Tartans – Luxe and Lustre – Abstract Geometric Tiles – Stylised 70’s Lustred Florals

Burberry 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.

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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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Writer and artist Christopher Russell works in mixed-media to create these mysterious and sometimes dark artworks. Working from his studio, a converted garage just outside Los Angeles Russell begins by capturing photographs of ruined and abandoned spaces or wild landscapes and then manipulates them digitally before scratching patterns and images into their surfaces with a razor. Check out more of his work at russellarchive.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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Patternbank are loving these amazing paper cut artworks from Brooklyn based artist Xin Song. Her recent work borrows images from old and discarded magazines. She explains ‘Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through and then throw away.  For me, I have found importance and value in these materials as in many ways they are mirrored the world around us. Through paper cutting, I try to take what is ordinarily a folk, vernacular form, not very highly regarded in terms of artistic hierarchy, and turn it into a serious high art form.’ Enjoy more of her powerful and delicate work on her website www.xinsong.com.

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The Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2016-17 catwalk shows began last week in New York and Patternbank have compiled the strongest print looks from the designers in two inspiring and informative posts. In this first selection we see designers taking a trip to the Seventies, revisiting historic exotic wallpaper and exploring elegant stylised floral pattern use. Watch out for our Part 2 New York Print round up which will be live later this week.

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Optical 70s Geometrics – Modern Mosaic Pattern  – Patchwork Geo’s  – New Tribal Motifs  – Decorative Graphic Pattern

Custo Barcelona Photos via Vogue.com

Zimmerman F/W16

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Reworked Wallpaper Prints – Indian Inspired Pattern – Exotic Motifs & Scenes – Stylised Woodblocks – Historic Archive Prints

Zimmerman Photos via Vogue.com

Mara Hoffman F/W16

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70s Glam Pattern – Ethnic Edge – Persian Rug References – Exotic Botanical Prints – Fantastical Florals

Mara Hoffman Photos via Vogue.com

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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.

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