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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 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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The Spring/Summer 16 catwalk shows have begun in New York and Patternbank have compiled the strongest print looks from the designers so far. Our first instalment brought to you today includes a relaxed hippy vibe from BCBG Max Azria with tie dye and pretty tropical looking florals. Other key trends that caught are eye were Mara Hoffman’s Prairie inspired collection of swaying wheat prints and bright blue cloud filled skies, we’re already dreaming of next summer!

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Painterly Floral Impressions – Relaxed Tropical – Ethnic Geo – Mixing Styles – Edged Details – Textured Stripes – Boho Traveller

BCBG Max Azria Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Diane Von Furstenberg S/S16

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Patchwork Patterns – Ethnic Batiks – Foulard Prints – Scarf Borders and Placements – Stylised Florals – Pointillist Paintings

Diane Von Furstenberg Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Mara Hoffman S/S16

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Cloud Prints – Colour Blocked Geos – Prarie Wheat Prints – Stylised Tropical Leaves – Bold Outlines – Giant Flower Heads – Rainbow Stripes – Holiday chic

Mara Hoffman Photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Patternbank love the work of American artist Jen Stark and spotted a recent installation at Miami International Airport that took our breath away. Know more for her multi coloured paper sculptures, Stark has been on the art radar for quite a while now. This amazing large scale public mural is a mix of glorious colour and hypnotic pattern plays. See more of Jen’s work on her site jenstark.com

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These amazing ink textured images are popping up on numerous art blogs so we thought we’d share. The beautifully hypnotic forms are the creations of Texas based artist Mark Lovejoy. Here Lovejoy manipulates resins, oils, waxes and printing inks in both deliberate and random formations to create these psychedelic statements. Once Lovejoy is happy with the pattern forms created in the inks he photographs them close up to get full impact and capture these random textures forever. Check out his Tumblr site and printed scarf collections on Esty.

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Patternbank discovered this funky collaboration between Sight Unseen and the online platform for creative print projects, Print All Over Me. The pair developed a range of apparel and accessories exclusively for the Standard, Miami. The range features prints by Paul Wackers, Ellen Van Dusen, Peter Judson, Rachel Domm, Caitlen Foster, Marta Veludo, Eunice Luk, Branden Collins and Rafael de Cardenas. If you fancy a piece for your wardrobe, the range is available at The Standard for the rest of December. If Miami doesn’t happen to be your back yard, fear not, the range will be available to buy online at Print All Over Me from January 2015.

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Matt Lyon also known as C86 is a London-based artist and illustrator who loves to draw and doodle, creating wild shapes and patterns in vivid tropical colour. Lyon is a master of typography directly working with pen on paper where he captures the shapes and letterforms and then adds tonal colour from dark to light. The inspiration for many of his magical and playful fantasy lands where patterns and shapes emerge from allover, range from an interest in art and culture, including Folk Art, Paul Klee, Jean Dubuffet and illustrators, Jim Flora, Heinz Edelmann and David Klein. Lyon has worked for Nike, AOL, AT&T and Microsoft and his designs have been widely seen in books, magazines and wall spaces. See more at mattlyon.tumblr.com

 

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The Patternbank team love these exciting illustrated explorations by Kansas City based artist Micah Lidberg. His work takes inspiration from his love of travel and the beautiful wonders of nature. Micah illustrations have a surreal and other worldly look to them with use of strong colour  and bizarre pattern plays. Check out more of his work on his portfolio site Micah Lidberg.

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The Patternbank team were excited to see these amazing anatomical collages doing the rounds on many art blogs recently. Phoenix, Arizona based collage artist Travis Bedel aka ‘Bedelgeuse’ mixes biology, botanical drawings and vintage illustrations to create beautiful visual statements. See more of his work on his Tumblr site and buy his prints online oat Society6 & Etsy.

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Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Clover Canyon A/W 2014/15

Engineered Fabric Placements – Digital Photographic Backgrounds – Heavy Folk Embroidery – Constructed Pattern Mixes – Fluorescent Rainbow Prints – Rich Painterly Florals – Stained Glass Window Prints – Garish Plaid and Tartan – Vivid Lime Landscapes

Clover Canyon photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Libertine A/W 2014/15

Seventies Floral Mixing – Floral Silhouettes – Clashing Eclectic Pattern – Embellished Graphic Motifs – Screen Printed Types – Distressed Mono-print Texture – Grid-like Checks – Graffiti and Skate References – Badges and Emblems

Libertine photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Anna Sui A/W 2014/15

Chinoiserie Florals – Scarf Print Layouts – 1920’s and Art Deco References – Stylised Florals – Simple Outline Pattern – Book Illustration Prints – Decorative Pattern Details – Border and Panel Prints – Graphic Flat Colour – Paisley and Navaho Elements

Anna Sui photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tracey Reese A/W 2014/15

Textured Abstract Florals – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Heavy Embroidered Print Styles – Silhouette Leaf Prints – Pattern Overlays – Shadow and Offset Imagery – Detailed Paisley Borders – Winter Landscapes – Herringbone and Monoprint Texture

Tracy Reese photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vivienne Tam A/W 2014/15

Psychedelic Marble Surfaces – Abstracted Cave Prints – Minute Pattern Detail – Seventies References – Mandela Patterns – Chinese Cave Frescos – Crocheted Lace Appliques – Full Pattern Cover Ups – Wavy Expressive Line

Vivienne Tam photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Carolina Herrera A/W 2014/15

Geometric and Tessellated Pattern – Depth and Dimension – Appliquéd Details – Bold Abstract Shapes – Red and Blue Colour palettes – Hand Painted Pattern – Graphic and Simple Repeated Prints – Modern Simplicity – Geometry

Carolina Herrera photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Proenza Schouler A/W 2014/15

Psychedelic Wood Grains – Speckled Highlighted Texture – Graphic Giraffe Skin – Vivid Monochrome Safari Prints – Rich and Multilayered Pattern – Sculptural and Volume – Geometric and Colour Blocked Layouts

Proenza Schouler photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Diane Von Furstenberg A/W 2014/15

Stylised 70’s Psychedelia – Border Framed Prints – Love Not Patterns – Bold Mix and Match Combinations – Abstract Shapes – Repeated Moon and Stars – Swirls and Wave Pattern – Monochromatic Colour – Black and Gold

Diane Von Furstenberg photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tommy Hilfiger A/W 2014/15

Workwear and Alpine References – Technicolour Plaids – Tartan and Stripe mixed – Varied Layouts – Diagonal Stripe and Plaid Pattern – Contrasting Pocket Details – Pieced and Patched Combinations

Tommy Hilfiger photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Honor A/W 2014/15

Hand Painted Rose Prints – Stand Out Colour – Photographic Floral Collage – Dark black Backgrounds – Simplistic Bias Checks – Subtle Colour Washes – Spliced and Cut Florals – Subtle Tonal Shading

Honor photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Custo Barcelona A/W 2014/15

Geometric Snakeskin Panels – Abstract Pattern Mixing – Digital Cityscapes – Lurex and Lame Fabric Reflections – Weird and Wonderful Optics – Disco Inspired – Kaleidoskope Pattern – Digital Photographic Pattern Plays – Fluorescent Textile Touches

Custo Barcelona photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Patternbank loves this vibrant new collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 from Basso & Brooke Studio. Their new season’s range has the signature Basso & Brooke digital trickery with layers of contrasting pattern plays. All-over photographic prints of texture and folds, sit against multicoloured collaged prints and sharp monochromatic pattern. Crisp B&W numerical simplicity mixes with a psychedelic floral riot, and even digital camo, traditional tartan and  manipulated animal skins find their place in this feast of pattern and texture. See more from the Eye popping Basso & Brooke Studio here.

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Patternbank shared a variety of Kustaa Saksi’s work here back in May 2013 and thought these beautiful Jacquard Textiles on show in Madrid and at the project website alfaechozulo.com were too good to miss. Saski presents surreal and unique artworks manufactured with jacquard weaving technique made of mohair and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials, such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread. The collection is titled Hypnopompic and features sea creatures, spiders, moneys, snakes and insects amongst a web of complicated patterns and textures. Saksi lives and works in Amsterdam, see more of his talents on his website kustaasaksi.com

 

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The Patternbank team are loving these colourful, abstract forms by New York based artist Erin O’Keefe. Using photographs as her final art pieces, O’Keefe explores unpredictable discrepancy between objects and the two dimensional images. We’re in love with the splice and collage pattern plays that happen within her artworks. Check out Erin’s latest collection ‘The Flatness’ on her Tumblr portfolio site.

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Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York S/S 2014 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Custo Barcelona S/S 2014

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Bright Candy and Neon Mixes – Tribal Pattern Injection – Colourful Kaleidoscope References – Geometric Mirroring – Checkerboard and Floral mixes – Quirky Pattern plays

Custo Barcelona photos via Style.com

Libertine S/S 2014

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Iridescent Foil Prints – Kaleidoscope Pattern build ups – Simplistic Bold Floral Placements – Blurred Brushstrokes – Clashing Brights

Libertine photos via Style.com

Vivienne Tam S/S 2014

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Linear Florals – Monochromatic crosshatch – Black and White Stylized Skyscapes – Checks and Stripes – Large Scale Single Blooms – Optical Geometric Prints

Vivienne Tam photos via Style.com

Zero + Maria Cornejo S/S 2014

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Fractured Mirror Print – Bold Geometric – Pixelated Glitch – Block Prints – Manipulated Computer Imagery, Kaleidoscopic Aspects – Filtered imager and Pattern Forms

Zero + Maria Cornejo photos via Style.com

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2014

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Blurring and Distortion – Tonal and Monochromatic – Fused Photographic Landscapes – Enlarged Urban Photographic – Translucent Tones – Industrial Beauty

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela photos via Style.com

Marc By Marc Jacobs S/S 2014

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Minimal Colour use – Linear Pattern plays – Simplified Pattern – Bold Graphic Shapes – Contour lines – Optical Pattern forms –

Marc By Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com

Sass & Bide S/S 2014

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Minimal Black & White – Bold Graphic Shapes – Optical Pattern Plays – Monochromatic – Floral Embroidery – Dense and Structured Pattern

Sass & Bide photos via Style.com

Vera Wang S/S 2014

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Ethereal Beauty – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolor Markings – Over-scaled Paint Brush Marks -Watery and Aquatic Movement – Painted Brushwork

Vera Wang photos via Style.com

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Patternbank are loving these complex artworks by Brazilian illustrator Zansky. Mixing techniques such as letterpress, wood cut and screen printing, Zanksy delivers a combination of both folk and surrealism in his work. Based in Sao Paulo his work has life and passion through creative means. See more of his colourful, abstract pieces on his portfolio site zansky.com

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Patternbank are loving these psychedelic paintings by Brooklyn based artist Eric Shaw. Using Gouache and Ink Eric creates these intricate, imaginative worlds full of wild multicolour camouflage patterns, carefully considered colours and seemingly random perspective and composition resulting in an almost mythical religious feel to the paintings. Check out more on his Flickr page.

 

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent London Graduate Fashion week. Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the finest BA degree Fashion students from 40 Universities across the UK and overseas, Graduate Fashion Week is the ultimate event for spotting the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

Josephine Pettman – Ravensbourne University

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Chen Yu Wang – Ravensbourne University

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Nicolas Wirth – Istituto Marangoni

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Love the technique C Maxwell Morris is using on these paintings, many of them are created by placing glass over the original acrylic on canvas. From this multiple artworks are created that each have an interesting quality of their own that look like modern psychedelic marbling . He has a great sense for colour and minimal composition. He is currently studying for his BFA at the University of North Texas. For more of these incredible paintings check out his website here.

 

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Chinese illustrator Zhou Fan has a distinct Japanese quality in his art and visual explorations. Fan explains ‘ My paintings are based on dreams that I had as a child of many many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachures and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly.‘ Patternbank love Fan’s amazing dreamscape visions that use colour, texture and strange subject matter which create some mesmerizing imagery.

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