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The Patternbank Team bring you the final run down of the Resort 2017 Print Trends alongside some fabulous designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Spring/Summer 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.

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Eclectic Folk » Roberto Cavalli / Vk80 3 by Victoria Krupp / Cynthia Rowley / Palampore by Priyanka Java / Woodland Folk Floral by Nikki Strange / Phillip Lim / Folk Fan by Duda van den Berg / Cynthia Rowley

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

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Patternbank are excited to take over Arts Thread‘s Instagram account today, Monday 27th July. Head over to their Instagram account now to be inspired by the next generation of UK design graduates about to enter the creative industry.  The Instagram take over is just ahead of the annual graduate showcase show New Designers, Part one: the textiles & jewellery installment starts this week. Patternbank are also taking over the New Designers instagram account on Saturday the 2nd, more info about that below.

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We recently discovered the work of Berlin based artist Romy Blümel, her intricately detailed and beautifully stylised illustrations are captivating and intriguing. In the process of creating her artworks, Romy employs an unusual technique – a combination of emulating the look of a woodcut or linocut but in her preferred medium of painting. Working in paint allows Romy to communicate with a broad spectrum of colour and to utilise the texture of brush strokes, be they bold or subtle. She often draws directly on to an area of paint with a knife. Paintings are sometimes merged with ink drawings, layers being created in several stages. The combination creates a unique and luminescent image, with striking textures and vivid colours.

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The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Resort 2017 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly complement each story. The Resort collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk shows. Slightly more commercially focused, but nevertheless important in their instant availability and timely showings, even the men are getting in on the act showcasing men’s pre-collections alongside womenswear. Watch out for Part 2 later this week.

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Floral Solos » Pink Flowers 02 by dancelstudio / Rachel Zoe / Dreamy Pansy Floral by Mercedes Quevedo / Christopher Kane / Alexis Mabille / Daisies and Anemones by Flavia Suguitani Cintra Esteves / Christian Sirano / Painted Tulip Floral by Jo Mitchell

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

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Tatyana Anisimova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Tatyana is one of our newest designers here at Patternbank, her intricately patterned vector designs range, from rich Indian paisleys to traditional folk prints.  Check out more of Tatyana’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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The Patternbank team were lucky enough to get our hands on tickets to Wednesday nights Gala Awards Show at this years London Graduate Fashion Week. This year celebrating an amazing 25th year of showcasing the exciting new fashion generation of designers. Christopher Bailey, Vivienne Westwood, Holly Fulton and Julien MacDonald were amongst the crowd celebrating the last days gala awards show. Here’s our round up of the prints that featured in the final selection of graduates.(image above Chloe Jackson, Nottingham Trent University – Winner of the N Brown Textile Award)

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Patternbank are loving the vibrant geometric work of multidisciplinary artist Okuda San Miguel. Okuda is based in Madrid, where you can see many of his pieces on rail-roads and abandoned factories, instantly recognisable from his particular style. Often using structured patterns that could be categorised as Pop Surrealism, his work blends multicoloured geometric architecture with organic shapes, bodies without identity, headless animals and symbols that encourage reflection. His work can be seen in streets and galleries around the world.

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A hugely popular part of our site is the seasonal trend themes section – all our designers receive a monthly directional trend newsletter, they design into themes and then we collate them into seasonal trend stories. This saves our buyers valuable time when looking for those new prints. ‘Midnight Garden’ is one of our current favourites, go check it out here.

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Browse and buy our newest design collections. Our unique pattern studio is updated daily, so don’t miss our latest collection of royalty-free repeat patterns. We have the largest online collection of curated seamless bitmap and vector repeat patterns for download and instant use. #newonpatternbank

If you’re after something more exclusive head over to our Premium Studio, where we have an extensive collection of exclusive one-off license, trend focused pattern designs to browse and buy. Check out our newest category collections of Florals, Tropicals, Active and Ethnic patterns below or visit the site to see the full range.

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Patternbank are a big fan of the beautiful draughtsmanship found in Kit Miles‘s work. Miles has recently been awarded the 2016 prize for best new designer at this years Homes and Gardens designer awards. Not surprisingly Miles is an advocate of the skills for drawing, enabling wonderful and often surrealist imagery to be incorporated into their designs. Miles formed his studio after completing his MA at the Royal College of Art and has since worked on projects for Duplex’s Colour Futures exhibition at Somerset House for the London Design Festival and a new line of fabrics for Liberty of London.

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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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In Flow – available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

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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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