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The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the Fall 2018 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out our Fall 2018 collection of prints at The Patternbank Studio.

FLORAL TRIBUTE » Alexander McQueen / Seamless Flowers Pattern by Eduardo Doreni / Andrea Pompilio / Tapestry Style by Alice Witheridge / Thick Chinese Painting by Riverside Bonfire Studio / Paul & Joe / Death to Tennis

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Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70


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Patternbank brings you our biggest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team have gathered information from the designers collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for Spring/Summer 2017 together with an insight into colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2017
  • Over 84 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 500 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan Spring/Summer 2016 shows
  • The top 40 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for Spring/Summer 2017
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer and studios.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70





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The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the Spring and Summer 2017, Menswear Catwalk shows alongside some great designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Spring/Summer 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.


FLORAL OUTLINE » Antonio Marras / Boglioli / Emporio Armani / Marni / Paul & Joe / Emporio Armani / Papavre Field by Vivienne Kristof / Silhouette Floral by Camilla Coelho

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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.

Gucci A/W 16/17


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

Gucci photos via

Roberto Cavalli A/W 16/17


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

Prada A/W 16/17


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

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Milan is upping it’s game this season and Spring/Summer 2016 runway was filled with an abundance of rich, decorative prints and an inspiring variation on trends from the designers, who were not always following the norm. Take Prada for instance who went out on a limb and gave us a bit of everything going, a mash-up of seventies wallpapers to mid-century modern, it all came together in the usual sophisticated Prada way. Gucci also went for a mixing pot of ideas from oriental to expensive vintage with just the right amount of frills and decoration. Etro with their usual affinity towards textiles brought a romantic folk look to the fore, where beautiful embroidery prints took centre stage in delicate silhouettes. Catch Milan Part 2 later this week and the Paris Shows next week.

Etro S/S16


Pretty Floral Mixes – Framed Borders – Soft Watercolour – Antique Looking Textiles – Romantic Folk Prints – Fairytale Lace – Frills and Tie Detailing – Placed Layouts – Dark Backgrounds

Etro Photos via

Prada S/S16


Bold Stripe plays – Geometric Colour Blocks – Exaggerated Embellishment – Mid Century Modern Checks – Magpie Mash-up – Seventies Wallpaper Styles

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Alberta Ferretti S/S16


Abstract Butterfly wings – Large Scale Geometric – Placed Border Pattern – Ethnic Rug Designs – Delicate Lace – Heavily Embroidered Leaves – Burnt Rust Colour Palettes

Alberta Ferretti Photos via

Bottega Veneta S/S16

Abstract Stitching – Heavy Threads and Cords – Applique Meshwork – Leopard and Crochet Mixes – Broken Camouflage – Distressed Ethnic

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Gucci S/S16


Statement Embroideries – Fancy Fabric Mixes – Vintage Styles – Oriental Florals and Scenes – Glittering Disco References – Granny Chic – Pixellated Florals – Seventies Geometrics

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Emilio Pucci S/S16


Sparkling Sequin Texture – Elaborate Threads – Embroidered Sea Creatures – Sea Shells and Mystical Sea Gods – Contrasting Birdlife Prints – Deep Sea Underworlds

Emilip Pucci Photos via

Luisa Beccaria S/S16


Simple Floral Repeats – Pretty Climbing Stems – Romantic Roses – Rosebud Petals – Downton Abbey Style – Floral Clusters – Delicate Applique Petals

Luisa Beccaria Photos via

Blumarine S/S16


Delicate Candy Stripes – Heavy Placement Embroidery – Shirting Stripes – Silhouette Rose Stems –  Bold Colour Blocks – Deep Borders – Diagonal Geometrics

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Marco de Vincenzo S/S16


Oriental Pattern Mixes – Ombre Abstract Placements – Feathery Texture – Vasarely Optics – Exotic Chrysanthemums – Ombre Stripes – Kimono Patchworks

Marco de Vincenzo  Photos via

Giamba S/S16


Stylised Floral Illustrations – Stars and Hearts – Seventies Pictorial  – Conversational Playfulness – Fun Stylised Portraits

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Part 2 of Milan’s Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk shows offer a carnival of colour and pattern. Stella Jean embraced her roots with painted Haitian landscapes and African prints in sun drenched brights while Prada delivered a ‘make do and mend’ approach to fashion, with patched together brocade and contrast top stitching. Bold animal skins from Cavalli  and fun food motifs from Au Jour Le Jour provided plenty of energy and fun. Stay with us for highlights from the Paris Catwalks coming soon

Stella Jean S/S 15


Haiti Inspired – Painted Scenes – Gauguin – African Prints – Batik – Polka Dots – Graphic Tees – Giraff Spot Pattern – Bold Stripes

Stella Jean photos via


Prada S/S 15


Brocade – Patched Scraps – Camo Leaf Prints – Shimmering Jacquard – Contrast Top Stitching – Vintage Quality – Ditsy Florals

Prada photos via


Roberto Cavalli S/S 15


Geometrically Spliced Animal Skins – Bold Monochrome – Pleating & Marbling – Ribbon Stripe – Mixed Pattern Stripe – Vibrant Brights

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Au Jour Le Jour S/S 15


Fruit Conversationals – Cartoon Motifs – Playful Imagery – Pop Art Inspired – Sushi Jacquards – Sequins & Glitter – Ice-cream Shades and Fruity Brights

Au Jour Le Jour photos via


Marni S/S 15


Richly Embellished Flowers – Hard Edged contrast Florals – Abstract Pattern – Over-scaled Imagery – Painterly Abstract Florals – Dark Grounds – Cut-out Collage

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Fausto Puglisi S/S 15


High Contrast Prints – Diamond Monochrome Patterns – Mixed Scale Geometrics – Mosaic & Tile Repeats – Perforated Pattern – Foil and Embroidered Embellishments

Fausto Puglisi photos via




Woodpecker Prints – Giant Embroidered Bird Placements – All-over Bird Repeats – Graphic Lettering – Monochrome Florals –  Abstract Geometric Bird Motif – Ribbon Tailed Birds

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Missoni S/S 15


Simple Two-tone Prints – Cut and Paste Pattern – Simplistic Florals – Spacial Placements – Summery Brights – Appliquéd Flowers – Sunset & Ocean Shades

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Aquilano. Rimondi S/S 15


Matisse Paper Cuts – Bold Mono – Patterned Boarders – Dragonfly Appliqués

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Milan A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Etro A/W 2014/15

Mixing Styles – Russian Textiles – Paisley Panel Prints – Sophisticated Layouts – Subtle Overlays – Rich Graduated Pattern – Minute Geometrics – Decorative Details – Lurex See Throughs – Watery Ink Washes – Exquisite Paisley Drawings – Exotic Colour Combinations

Etro photos via


Alberta Ferretti A/W 2014/15

Enchanted Forest Prints – Birds and Woodland Animals – Folksy References – Tree Bark Textures – Rich Autumnal Colours – Tarnished Areas – Intricate Feather Details – Embroidered Craftsmanship

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Sportmax A/W 2014/15

Jackson Pollock Expression – Paint Splattering’s – Drips and Squiggles – Speedy Brush marks – Dense Texture – Vibrant Mark-making – Multicoloured Paint Palettes – Mottled Texture – Leopard Spots

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Fendi A/W 2014/15

Abstract Paint Shapes – Off-set Placement Prints – Soft Shading – Collaged and Assembled – Appliqué Patchworks – Dots and Speckles – Standout Colour – Paint Splatters – Artist Canvas – Galaxy Star Prints

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Prada A/W 2014/15

Expressive Brush Geometrics – Art Deco Geo Prints – Abstract Graphic Pattern – Diagonal Layouts – All-over Prints – 3 Dimensional Pattern Plays – Colours Contrasts – Geometric Form – Bold Graphic Shapes

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Just Cavalli A/W 2014/15

Overprinted Collage Prints – Neon Brush Marks – Coloured Photocopies – Deconstructed Animal Skins – Bold Brush Mark Strokes – Monochromatic Colour – Photographic Prints – Rich Floral Bouquets – distressed and abstracted Areas

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Distressed Painterly Prints – Subtle Florals – Faded and Smudged – Metallic Surfaces – Enlarged Butterfly Markings – Inky and Dyed Effects – Engineered Placement Prints – Monochromatic Colour – Fuzzy Areas

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Tod’s A/W 2014/15

Super Scale Abstracts – Bold Shapes – Abstract Graphics – Tile Patterns – Graphic Motifs – Mosaic and Lozenge Patterns – Tonal and Monochromatic – Bold Lines – Solid Background Colour – Abstract Patterns – Precision Prints – Bold Graphic Shapes

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Milan S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Paris Show which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Antonio Marras S/S 2014


Botanical Engravings – Illustrative Landscapes – Border Prints – Distorted Portraits – Supersize Cut-out Florals – Loose and Sketchy Drawings – Painterly Brush Marks – Delicate Colour Palettes – Collaged and Layered Looks

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Emporio Armani S/S 2014


Monet Inspired Water Lillies – Enchanted Gardens – Soft and Faded Watercolours – Tropical Forest Prints – Blurred Palm Leafs – Iridescent and Metallic – Pastel and Soft Hues

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Just Cavalli S/S 2014


Colourful and Colliding Collage Mix Ups – Exuberant Tropicals – Bold Leopard Prints – Brash Tartan Mixing – Distressed Areas – Neon Colour Bursts – Photographic Floral Cut-outs – Enhanced Colour

Just Cavalli photos via


Prada S/S 2014


Illustrative Style – Art Mural Portraits – Crafted Abstract Shapes – Bold Colour Combinations – Stencil Cut-outs – Collage Simplicity – Spectacular Colour Blocking – Pop Art Street Style

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Versace S/S 2014


Blurring and Distortion – Large Scale Abstract Blooms – Over Scaled Imagery – Opulent Border Schemes – Photographic Floral Collage – Abstracted Photo Prints – Shiny and Textured Surfaces

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Etro S/S 2014


Sketchy Illustrations – Ethnic Block Prints – Morocan Influences – Over-scaled Paisley Prints – Pattern Patchwork – Border and Scarf Print Layouts – Accent Colour – Pastel Hues

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Alberta Ferretti S/S 2014


Scarf and Border print Layouts – Opulent Border Schemes – Graduation in Pattern – Multicoloured Florals – Folkloric Inspired – Ribbons and Braids – Bold Stripes – Vibrant Colour Use

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Tokyo born artist, graphic designer and illustrator Natsuki Otani has the ability to combine a rainbow of vibrant colour, with a sophisticated illustrative style to create these stunning images. Her Fashion Illustration for A/W 2012 featured in Station Magazine (images featured) depicting designs from Mary Katranzou, Peter Pilloto and Prada have a simple, inky fluidity which is, unmistakably her signature style. Patternbank loves the strong sense of pattern throughout her work and her sensitivity to detail and proportion. Check out her list of talents and achievements at her website.



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Patternbank brings you the key print highlights from the recent Milan Fashion Week catwalk shows. In this second instalment we’ve edited down the strongest print trend highlights for Spring/Summer 2013. Keep an eye out for our print highlight report on Paris Fashion Week which we will also be covering here at Patternbank. See Part 1 here

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2013

Seaside Stripes – Hand Painted Pictorials – Richly Painted Florals – Holiday Postcard Imagery – Handcrafted Traditions – Ceramic Painted Imagery

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Bottega Veneta S/S 2013

Forties Inspired Florals – Spliced Panels – Sequin and Bead Embellishment – Appliqué and Cut-Out Work – Blurred Floral Sketchiness – Sepia Tones

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Prada S/S 2013

Spray Painted Motifs – Stencilled Single Stems – Naive Daisy Prints – Japanese and Geisha Expression – Far Eastern Blooms – Handicraft Spirit

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Fendi S/S 2013

Luxe Printed Fabrics – Cubist and Futuristic Looks – Bold Pastels – 3-D Effects – Colourful Striations – Decorative Marquetry Patterns

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MSGM S/S 2013

Exotic Animal Prints – Bold Playful Imagery – Digitalised Navajo Patterns – Massai Inspired Prints – Fun Ethnic Mixes

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Gucci S/S 2013

Snakeskin Ombre Effects – Block Colour – Large Scale Blooms – Feather Prints – Canary Brights and Neon Shades

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Emilio Pucci S/S 2013

Decorated Dragons – Indochina Inspired – Hidden Camouflage Prints – Small Motif Print – Over-printed Abstract Shapes

Emilio Pucci photos via


Just Cavalli S/S 2013

Detailed Floral Prints – Leopard Print Mixes – Ornate Blue on White – Abstract Florals – Vibrant Colour Splashes

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Aquilano. Rimondi S/S 2013

Harlequin Playful Patterns – Checkered Jewel Prints – Geometric Silhouettes – Strict Graphic Lines – Picasso and Venetian Inspired

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Patternbank breaks down the key print trends seen on the recent A/W 2012 catwalks. Covering all the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, we bring you the key looks that are sure to influence the season. These reports aim to give you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from the recent catwalk season. This is the first instalment featuring five key print trend stories spotted, Part 2 will follow shortly.

60s Geo

Upholstery prints – Mod geometric looks – Wallpaper inspired prints – Bold geometric repeats – Stripe and pattern mixes – 60s inspired graphic repeats

Prada, Louis Vuitton, Carven, Miu-Miu, Anna Sui, Marc-Jacobs, Fernanda, Carven.  Photos Via

Black and White

Monochrome statements – Optic contrast – Mixed scale – Pattern clashes – Scarf and border detail use – Graphic visual expression – Faded greys – Contrasting stripes

Jonathan Saunders, Angelo Marani, Fendi, Marni, John Richmond, Louise Gray, Marni, Lamb, Talbot Runhof. Photos Via

Stripes, Checks & Houndstooth

Ombre striped effects – Houndstooth abstraction – Diagonal and horizontal mixes – Overprint effects – Pattern clashes – Digital dissection – Stripe and check integration

Nicole Miller, Antonio & Alison, Basso and Brooke, Ferna Yamamoto, Junko Shimada, Tommy Hilfieger, Tory Burch, Akris, Anna Sui. Photos Via

Dark Blooms

Dark ground use – Spatial repeat prints – Stark contrasts – Tropical midnight scenes – Romantic floral blooms – Purples, lilacs and dark mint colour hues

 Elisa Palomino, Gucci, Emporio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino,  Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Comme Des Garcon, Suno. Photos via &

Tapestry Canvas

Traditional tapestry patterns and textures – Decorative floral motifs – Crafted stitch looks – Woven structured prints – Striped and pattern effects – Folk art inspired

Carven, Valentino, Vivienne Tam, Nicole Miller, Dolce and Gabbana, Antonio Maras, Christian Cota, Vivienne Tam, Clements Ribeiro. Photo via

Check out Patternbank’s Catwalk print trend report part 2 – here.