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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures

  • Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour

  • Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.


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Australian artist Jill Lewis creates these dream-like pictorial moments on her canvas with layers of pattern and colour, transforming us to another world. Lewis’s primitive yet extraordinarily sophisticated notions of everyday life are like playful poetic tapestries featuring mythological animals and fanciful objects. A painterly and spontaneous mark-making technique of rich earthy hues and gelato colour bombs, emphasise the personal metaphors and private moments underlying her stories. You can see more of her fantastical cast of bazaar creatures and characters at


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Patternbank brings you Part 2 of its final round up of all the outstanding prints we’ve seen at the recent Spring Summer 2013 catwalk shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Here we have compiled the key print trends for the coming season. You can view Part 1 here.

World Traveller

Oriental Origins / Hand-painted Florals / Vivid Colour / Indian Jewelled Prints / Magpie Mixes / Stylish Tie-Dye / Folk Inspired / Pictorial Prints

Etro, Manish Arora, Anna Sui, Tory Burch, Tsumori Chisato, Dolce & Gabbana All photos via


Snakeskin Mix

One Colour Mono-Print Snakeskin / Over scaled Snakeskin / Blurring Effects / Shiny Surfaces / Space Dyed Snakeskin / Pattern Mixes / Ornate Imagery Mix

Zadig & Voltaire, Erdem, Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Preen, Roberto Cavalli All photos via


Single Blooms

Painted Studies / Single Stem Flower heads / Limited Colour Use / Spaced Repeats / Graphic Sketches / Tonal Colours / Large petal Shapes

Raleigh, Anna Sui, Tsumori Chisato, Naeem Khan, Suno, Dries Van Noten All photos via


Graphic Illustrated

Baroque Embellished Print / Animal and Jewellery Motifs / Intricate Drawn Patterns / Fresh White Backgrounds / Metallic Iridescent Pastels / Novelty Prints

Manish Arora, Mara Hoffman, Mary Katrantzou, Suno, Jean Charles de Castelbajac All photos via


Circus Fun

Grid-like Checks / Checkerboard Mixes / Harlequin Use / Retro Pop-art References / Horizontal Painterly Stripes / Bold Stripes / Picasso Inspired

Louis Vuitton, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Aquilano Rimondi All photos via