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Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the strongest print and pattern trends, seen at the recent Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 shows. We’ve selected a handful of Patternbank designs to compliment each print trend. All available to purchase now on the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio.

Chalayan / Craig Green / Geo-mania by Sara French / Dsquared2 / Craig Green/ Abstract Geometry by Anti Greog / Les Hommes / Fragmented Chevron by Helen Cauvy Foster

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


Dolce & Gabbana / Summer Holiday Ice Cream Conversational by Jennifer Edwards / Ermenegildo Zegna / Smile by Aline Pellegrini / Marcello Burlon County of Milan / Pink Pebbles by Marina Ellen Simillide / Roberto Cavalli/ Photo Passion by Ani Chanchanian

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

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

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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

Prada A/W 16/17

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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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Patternbank brings you the Menswear catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2016/17, where the team have put together the strongest print trends together with a selection of designs from the Patternbank online print studio  complimenting each story. The Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

Paisley Plays

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Alexander McQueen / Katie Eary / Etro / White Mountaineering / Gucci / Paul Smith photos via Vogue.com

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Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


 

Floral Tribute

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Alexander McQueen / Gucci / Alexander McQueen / Dolce & Gabbana / Casely Hayward / Comme des Garçons Homme Plus photos via Vogue.com

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Floral Tribute inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Oya Gamze KgunerDunya AtaySandra DouseEduardo doreni


 

Sharp Geos

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Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

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Sharp geo inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Yordanka PoleganovaUrban Rabaglio, Simonetta De SimoneAmy Mathews.


 

60’s Boho

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Valentino / Casely Hayford / Roberto Cavalli / Topman Design / Dries Van Noten / Topman Design photos via Vogue.com

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60’s Boho inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Ruth DuncanEllys BealeOslo PrintsHolly Cooper.


 

Modern Aztec

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Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via Vogue.com

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Modern Aztec inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Hanna ViktorssonHanna VictorssonHanna ViktorssonStudimisty.


 

Tartan Check-out

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Vivienne Westwood / Comme des Garçons Shirt / Sacai / Valentino / Mihara Yasuhiro / Etro photos via Vogue.com

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Tartan Check-out inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Shk DesignBurcu KorkmazyurekKrishna MuraleedharanCNR Design.


 

Simply Skin

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Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Etro / 3.1 Phillip Lim / Costume National / Etro photos via Vogue.com

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Simply Skin inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Susie FosterAhmet SenelAhmet SenelElmira Amirova.


 

Ornamental Opulence

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Etro / Gucci / Umit Benan / James Long / Ralph Loren / Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.com

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Ornamental Opulence inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by DFLC PrintsElizabeth RachaelVictoria ANatalia Kravchata.


 

Military Detail

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Casely Hayford / Sibling / Balmain / Alexander McQueen / Dries Van Noten / Alexander McQueen photos via Vogue.com

In Character

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Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

 

Milan Fashion Week set off to a great start last week with an array of print and pattern ranging from strong ethnic themes, 70’s bohemia to a grand opulence of beautifully crafted prints. Patternbank favoured Stella Jean’s explosion of Himalayan inspired print mash-ups which set the scene for more drama to come. Look out for part 2 of the final Milan collections followed by the Paris shows next week.

Stella Jean A/W 15/16

African Graphics – Paisley Border Prints – Himalayan Ethnics – Pattern Mash-ups – Scenic Indian Landscapes – Tropical Drawings – Indian Illustrations – Blue and White China – Batik Pattern Patchwork

Stella Jean photos via Vogue.co.uk

Giamba A/W 15/16

60’s Style Florals – Delicate Lines – Dotted Flowers and Lines – Simple Ditsy – Textured Panels – Mono-printed Areas – Bold Stylised Leafs – Outlined Florals – Solid Grounds

Giamba photos via Vogue.co.uk

Just Cavalli A/W 15/16

Folk Styled Florals – Block Printed Pattern – Bold Abstract Lines – Abstract Geometrics – Art Deco Patterns – Graffiti Art Inspired

Just Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

Alberta Ferretti A/W 15/16

Scenic Paintings – Heron Birds – Border Layouts – Softly Painted – Romantic Rennaisance – Gold Baroque Work – Filagree – Damask Impressions – Tapestry Texture

Alberta Ferretti photos via Vogue.co.uk

Etro A/W 15/16

Soft Geometric Pattern Work – Placements and Borders – Ethnic Crafts – Sample Pattern Ideas – Opulent Ethnic – Art Nouveau Themes – Rich Fabric Mixes

Etro photos via Vogue.co.uk

Gucci A/W 15/16

Botanical Engravings – Romantic Floral Prints – Heavy Exaggerated Embroidery – Beautiful Birds – Soft Lace

Gucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

Roberto Cavalli A/W 15/16

Stylised Scarf Prints – Oriental Style – Decorative Border Patterns – Ombre Colour Dyes – Textured Monochromatic – Heavy Beaded Embellishments

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emporio Armani A/W 15/16

Handcrafted Embroidery – Bold Ikat Pattern – Painterly Styles – Distorted Floral Ikat

Emporio Armani photos via Vogue.co.uk

Bottega Veneta A/W 15/16

Bold Overprinted Check – Lacy Overprints – Textured Knit – Head to Toe Polka Dot – Bold Abstract Colour Blocking

Bottega Veneta photos via Vogue.co.uk

Moschino A/W 15/16

Air Brushed Graffiti – Mono Florals – Primary Colour – Cartoon Mash-up – Graffiti Pop Art

Moschino photos via Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank brings you Part 2 of the key print trends coming through from the recent Menswear Catwalk collections for Fall /Winter 2015-16. Here we have analyised over a hundred of the strongest catwalk shows from London, Paris & Milan.

Blended Folkloric A/W 15/16

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Middle Eastern Folk – Mexican Textiles – Gold Embellishments – Fair Isle Pattern Effects – Twisted Navajo-print Statements

Givenchy / Casely Hayford / Dries van Noten – photos via Style.com

Fall Camo A/W 15/16

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Leafy Comouflage – New Modern Camo Looks – Mineral Patterning – Micro Camo – Pattern Made From Animal Prints – Angular and Fractal Camouflage Prints

Y-3 / Alexander McQueen / White Mountaineering / Off White / White Mountaineering / Kenzo – photos via Style.com

70’s Rewind A/W 15/16

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70’s Style Motifs – Mid & Large Scale Florals – Glam Bouquets – Deep Greens and Brown Colour Use – Playful Retro Florals – Flat Colour Prints

Gucci / White Mountaineering / Burberry Prorsum – photos via Style.com

Crafted Tribe A/W 15/16

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Modern Tribe – Naive Mark Making – Diamond Patterns – Bold and Over-scaled Shapes –  African Art Inspired – Scrawled Allover Mono Prints

Kenzo / London College of Fashion MA – Ysung Hwan Yang / Ysung Hwan Yang / Kenzo / Walter van Bierendonck / Topman Design – photos via Style.com and Vogue

Abstract Noise A/W 15/16

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Textures – Sharp and Blurred Pattern Plays – Pixillated Texture – Torn and Worn – Pixellated Form – Stone Textured Prints

Cerruti / Chalayan / Balenciaga – photos via Style.com

Arts & Crafts A/W 15/16

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Furnishing Style Florals – Paisley Explorations – William Morris References – Furnishing Patterns – Rich Autumnal Hues – Black and White Motifs

Dolce & Gabbana / London College of Fashion MA – Antonio Slusarz / Dolce & Gabbana –  photos via Style.com and Vogue

Baroque Frames A/W 15/16

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Vintage photography – Religious Paintings – Gallery Walls – Gilt Frames – Framed Motif Layouts – Flowing Pattern – Repeated Formats

Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Dolce & Gabbana – photos via Style.com

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

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

Stella Jean photos via Style.com

 

Prada S/S 15

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

Prada photos via Style.com

 

Roberto Cavalli S/S 15

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

Roberto Cavalli photos via Style.com

 

Au Jour Le Jour S/S 15

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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 Style.com

 

Marni S/S 15

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

Marni photos via Style.com

 

Fausto Puglisi S/S 15

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

Fausto Puglisi photos via Style.com

 

MSGM S/S 15

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

MSGM photos via Style.com

 

Missoni S/S 15

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

Missoni photos via Style.com

 

Aquilano. Rimondi S/S 15

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

Aquilano. Rimondi photos via Style.com

 

Patternbank brings you our final print highlight report from Milan A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. In this final instalment  we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Marni A/W 2014/15

Stylised Blooms – Linear Outlines – Volume and Depth – Monoprint Styles – Painted Brushwork – Artistic Paintings – Exuberant Mark Making – Bold Painted Colour Blocks – Artisanship and Couture Details – Multicoloured Fur – Felted Stripe Colour Bands

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Heohwan Simulation A/W 2014/15

Poppy Prints – Layered Details – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Hand Painted Florals – Linear Details – Collaged Newspaper Prints – Intarsia Knitwear – Optical Effects – Checkerboard and Check Mixing

Heohwan Simulation photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Antonio Marras A/W 2014/15

Botanical Florals – Bouquet Arrangements – Hidden Surreal Imagery – Collaged Illustrations – Photographic Wolf Placements – Dark Studies – Pen and Ink Drawing – Full Bloom Photographic Florals – Animal Skin Texture – Graphic Knitwear Pictorials

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

MSGM A/W 2014/15

Blown Up Photographic Portraits – Gerhard Richter Inspired Paint Texture – Blurred and Distorted Florals – Dark Backgrounds Revealing Print – Broken and Fragmented Roses – Monochromatic Arrangements – Soft Focus – Dripped and Dragged Effects

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2014/15

Enchanted Forest Prints – Forest Blossom – Magical Woodland Imagery – Owls and Woodland Creatures – Escutcheon and Key Collections – Naive Appliqué Florals – Tree of Life Pattern – Medieval References – Border and Large Scale Placements

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella Jean A/W 2014/15

Mixed Cultural References – Bold African Wax Prints – Whimsical Animals – Peacock Feathers – Exuberant Cockerels – Rugby Stripes – Multilayered Pattern Mixes – Vibrant Colour Combinations – Smart Geometric Shapes

Stella Jean photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Marco De Vincenzo A/W 2014/15

Metallic Rainbows – Checks and Grids – Lurex Accents –  Ribbed Contours – Graduated Colour Changes – Textured Plaids – Circle and Spot Combinations – Diagonal Stripe Plays – Mottled Textured Backgrounds – Graded Metallic Stripes

Marco De Vincenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli A/W 2014/15

Decorative Art Deco Pattern – Beaded Art Deco Columns – Feather Prints – Blazing Flame Prints – Snake and Crocodile Skin – Blurred Texture – Colour Dipped Areas

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you some more key print highlights from the Menswear Catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2014. Feast your eyes on some strong print and pattern looks fresh from the Milan shows.

Dolce & Gabbana – A/W 2014

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Medieval Pageantry – References to Regal Splendour – Church Engravings – Coat of Arms – Opulent and Exuberant Decoration

Dolche & Gabbana photos via Style.com

Roberto Cavalli – A/W 2014

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Hybrid Animal Prints – Hand-Tooled Leather – Artistic Paint Splatters – Zebra Shirtings – Photographic Landscapes – Textural Pattern Plays – Creative Print Mixes

Roberto Cavalli photos via Style.com

Vivienne Westwood – A/W 2014

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Geometric Foil Print – Architectural Patterned Suitings – Political Slogans – Bold Fractured Geometrics – Elizabethan Paintings – Underwater Botanicals – Sea Creature Studies – Hand Drawn Political T-Shirt Graphics

Vivienne Westwood photos via Style.com

MSGM – A/W 2014

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Plaids with Camouflage Overprint – Textured & Marbled Effects – Foil Print Highlights – Natural Elements – Cracked Effects – Fractured & Earthquake Markings – Overlaid Rock Prints as Camo

MSGM photos via Style.com

Versace – A/W 2014

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Western & Vegas Inspired Motifs – Distressed Denim – Paint Splats and Patches – Bandana Prints – Motorbike Photo Montage – Bold Geometric Pattern

Versace photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Milan A/W 2013/14 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Etro A/W 2013/14

Tibetan Print References – Optical Pattern Plays – Spliced Geometric Prints – Digital Pattern Trickery – Black Blurring Lines – Bold Graphic Shapes – Tribal Techno Mixes – Exaggerated Lines

Etro photos via Vogue.co.uk

Roberto Cavalli A/W 2013/14

Painterly Baroque Style Florals – Colourful Brushwork – Cut-up and Collaged Ensembles – Tonal and Monochromatic Prints – Exuberant Gold Painted Florals – Caravaggio and Ruben References

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

Fendi A/W 2013/14

Neon Stripe Accents – Sculptural and Fringed Raffias – Camouflage Boldness – Fur Cut and Sculpted – Primitivism Meets Futurism – Techno Aztecs – New Wave 80’s and Punk Spirit

Fendi photos via Vogue.co.uk

Gucci A/W 2013/14

Blurred Tweeds and Dogtooth Checks – Opulent Gold Leaf Prints – Highlighted Areas – Sculptural Fringe and Sequin Embellishments – Ferns, Plumes and Feathers

Gucci photos via Vogue.co.uk 

Antonio Marras A/W 2013/14

Garden Bloom Prints – Metallic and Gold Detailing – Folk Inspired Fabric Inserts – Appliqué and Patchwork Fabric Areas – Layered Re-workings – Bauhaus Art Inspired Prints – Plays in Scale – New Placement Workings

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

Bottega Veneta A/W 2013/14

Fabric Manipulations – Felted and Layered Areas – Sculptural Reliefs – Art Inspired – Pleated and Stitched – Raw Edges – Bonded and Embellished – Voluptuous Fabrications – Romantic and Cherished Heirlooms

Bottega Veneta photos via Vogue.co.uk

Just Cavalli A/W 2013/14

Animal Skin Variations – Fresco Inspired Prints – Asian and Dragon Motifs – Bhutan References – Framed and Bordered Pictorials – Gold and Silk Details

Just Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank brings you the key print highlights from the recent Milan Fashion Week catwalk shows. In this first instalment we’ve edited down the strongest print trend highlights for Spring/Summer 2013. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly. Also keep an eye out for our print highlight report on Paris Fashion Week which we will also be featuring here at Patternbank.

Etro S/S 2013

Oriental Blossoms – Hand Painted Floral Nature Studies – Paisleys Deconstructed – Border and Scarf Placements – Folk and Oriental Mix

Etro photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2013

Modern Art Deco Imagery – Animal Print Mixes – Delicate Line work – Solid Colour Fill-ins – Sophisticated Placements – Intricate Laser-cut Work – White On White – Pale Nude and Lingerie Looks

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Missoni S/S 2013

Faceted and 3-D Effects – Layered Sheers – Brush Stroke Marks – Printed Sequins – Optical Prisms and Visuals – Colour Graduation and Ombre Use

Missoni photos via Vogue .co.uk

 

Antonio Maras S/S 2013

Patchwork Fabric Mixes – Illustrated Stylised Florals – Embroidered and Decorated Placements – Camouflage and Floral Workings – Hand Painted Floral Artworks

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Iceberg S/S 2013

Tiled Pattern Workings – Small and Large Scale Pattern Mixes – Block-Printed and Screen-Print Looks – Geometric Moroccan Style – Limited Colour

Iceberg photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Marni S/S 2013

Graphic Geometric Plays – Bauhaus Inspired – Sliced Dots and Plaid Use – Grid-Like Checks – Bold Checks and Grid Formations – Retro Inspired 60’s Florals

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank breaks down the key print trends from the Cruise/Resort Pre Spring 2013 catwalk Shows. These shows are a great insight into the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk shows (which we’ll also be covering). Here we bring you a concise overview of the most influential print trends emerging from these recent Resort shows. This is the first instalment featuring six key print trend stories, Part 2 will follow shortly. Sign up to our Newsletter to find out when part 2 is live on the site.

Abstract Pattern

Oil Paint Expression – Loosely Rendered Pattern – Marbling and Mineral pattern references – Freshly Painted form – Movement Lines – Unexpected Brights

Monique LhuillierIssey Miyake, Issey MiyakeJohn GallianoTSEChristopher KanePreenJosie Natori. Photos Via Fashionising.com

Border Decor

Dissected Border Prints – Stripes in Border format – Intense Border use – Deconstructed Paisley Print Elements – Enlarged Border detail – New Forms of Engineered Prints –  Repositioned pattern structures – Baroque Border prints

Carolina HerreraRoberto Cavalli, CelineAntonio Berardi, EtroAnna Sui, Nanette LeporeAnna Sui, Givenchy.   Photos Via Fashionising.com

Brushed Statements

Subtle Art Brush Strokes – Paint Dabs – Oil Paint Textures – Bold & Bright Colour Hues – Fun Paint statements – Gradient Colour effects – Single Stroke Brush Marks – Brush Movement Marks – Textured Brush Patterns – Mixed scale brush work

Emporio ArmaniGabriele ColangeloTribune Standard, Carolina Herrera,  Christopher Kane,  Christopher Kane.  Photos Via Fashionising.com

Ethnic Energy

Native American References – Twisted Cultures – Tribal Reworks with Folkloric inspirations – Energetic visuals – Vibrant Brights – Summer Ikat looks

Bibhu Mohapatra, Mara Hoffman, Tory BurchVersace, AltuzarraBCBG Max AzriaAltuzarraThakoon, BCBG Max Azria.  Photos Via Fashionising.com

Intense Bloom

Mid Scale Florals – Powerful, Bold Colour Plays – Vivid Color mixes – Saturated Prints & Botanical Studies – Tropical References – Overgrown Country Gardens Studies – 60s Vibe Florals

PreenFrancesco Scognamiglio, Alice + Olivia, Barbara Tfank, GucciStella McCartneyMother of PearlMoschinoMarc Jacobs.   Photos Via Fashionising.com

Monochrome Impact

Stark Contrasting Patterns – Optical Plays – Floral mixed with Geometric Prints – Structure and linear form visuals – High contrast statements – Chevron and Stripe Abstract Prints

Balmain, Rachel RoyC’N’C Costume National, Anna Sui, Emilio PucciAntonio Marras.   Photos Via Fashionising.com

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