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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
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  • 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.
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Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the talented duo behind Peter Pilotto have travelled to Peru and Columbia to find the inspiration for this SS17 collection. Exploring museums, looking at folk textiles, their clothes are brought to life with abstract flower prints and bejewelled flower patches, a collaboration with the contemporary New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard.

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Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.com

The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the shows. There were patterns in abundance on the Paris catwalk with bright billowy Indian floral prints and paisley pattern from Leonard to a more sombre dark mood of the 1920’s in dark devoré velvets and cheetah and leopard patterns at Dries Van Noten. Watch out for the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week tomorrow.

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Silk Scarf Printed Layouts – 60’s Paisley Prints – Indian Paisley References – Delicate Pen Florals – Large Scale Flower Heads – Saturated Colour on Black – Bohemian Essence – Delicate Neutrals

Leonard photos via Vogue.com

Chloé A/W 16/17

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Pretty Broken Ditsy Pattern – Ethnic Stitched Kaftans – Blurred Mark Making – Moroccan References – Stitched Looking Prints – Ethnic Intarsia Knits – Textured Colour Mixing – Fringing Details

Chloé photos via Vogue.com

Manish Arora A/W 16/17

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Wild Pattern Mixing – Abstract Geometric – Wild West and African Mix – Intricate Pattern Layers – Folksy borders – Photographic Fantasy Landscapes – Tribal References – African Wax Patterns

Manish Arora photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are loving these amazing paper cut artworks from Brooklyn based artist Xin Song. Her recent work borrows images from old and discarded magazines. She explains ‘Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through and then throw away.  For me, I have found importance and value in these materials as in many ways they are mirrored the world around us. Through paper cutting, I try to take what is ordinarily a folk, vernacular form, not very highly regarded in terms of artistic hierarchy, and turn it into a serious high art form.’ Enjoy more of her powerful and delicate work on her website www.xinsong.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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With the huge trend of hand crafted pattern work and illustrations currently being preferred over digital looks, these artworks caught our eye recently.  These striking permanent marker illustrations are the creative work of South Carolina based artist Hollis Brown Thornton. We love her take on modern retro, using colourful composition mixes to create these amazing depictions of old cassette tapes, Video tapes and forgotten video game case graphics.(with some cool wallpaper backgrounds to finish things off!) See more of her visual blasts from the past on her portfolio site hollisbrownthornton.com

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Patternbank brings you Part 1 of the stand out key print trends from the recent Menswear Catwalk collections for Fall 2015. Here the team have analysed over a hundred of the strongest catwalk shows from London, Paris & Milan.

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Worn Carpets – Paisleys and Eastern Patterns – Tapestries Inspired Designs – Striped Upholstery Styles – Large Scale Pattern – Rich Autumnal Colour Hues

Etro / Pringle of Scotland / Etro / Antonio Marras / Antonio Marras / Etro –  photos via Style.com

Fanzine Statements A/W 15/16

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Doodles & Handwriting – Photo Collage – Graffiti – Cut & Sew Designs – Ad hoc Patch Use – Scrawled Typography – Photocopy Monochrome Prints – Thrown Together Graphics

Vivienne Westwood / Sandro / Sankuanz /Christopher Shannon / Raf Simons / KTZ – photos via Style.com and Vogue

Mathematical A/W 15/16

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Mapping – Constellations Inspired Prints – Geometry – Digital Camouflage – Linear Pattern – Typographical Mapping

Maharishi / Valentino / MSGM – photos via Style.com and Vogue

Dark Florals A/W 15/16

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Midnight Blooms – Dark Ground Florals – Tone on Tone Prints – Sombre Floral Photographic Prints – Spacial Pattern Layouts

Alexander McQueen / Salvatore Ferragamo / Alexander McQueen 2nd Row Ami / Dior Homme / Alexander McQueen – photos via Style.com

Numbers & Type A/W 15/16

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Historical Script – Bold Numbers – Graphical – Intense Build ups – Type and Number Patchwork – Placement Numbers

Acne Studios / Comme des Garçons / Dior Homme – photos via Style.com

Geo Puzzles A/W 15/16

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Bold Geometrics – Grids – Tiled Layout – Optical Effects – Multiple Pattern Plays – Minimal Colour Use – Modern 60s Twist – Colour Blocking

Valentino / Valentino / Christopher Kane / KTZ / Chalayan / Gucci – photos via Style.com

Historical Recollections A/W 15/16

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Vintage photography – Religious Paintings – Gallery Walls – Gilt Frames – Family Crests – Rich Photocell Prints

Dolce & Gabbana / Undercover / Dolce & Gabbana – photos via Style.com

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The Patternbank team are loving the creative and unique style of Los Angeles based artist Amir H. Fallah. We admire how Amir intermixes modern technology — digital cameras, and Photoshop in his creative process when building his large scale paintings. Through playing and adjusting colours on his computer, Amir injects new fresh interpretations to his pattern rich artworks. Check out more of his recent work on his site or check out his art and design blog beautifuldecay.com. (one of our favourites)

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Patternbank love the vibrantly colourful paintings and prints by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Milhazes is well known for her work which draws on both Latin American and European Traditions. A first major retrospective of her large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival is on show from Sept 19th 2014 – Jan 18th 2015 at Pérez Art Museum Miami.

 

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Velvetgoldmine in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Sylvie Nowack is a french graphic designer who designs under the name Velvetgoldmine. Sylvie’s patterns start with sketches made by hand and her own photos which are then manipulated in illustrator or photoshop. There is a love of nature and animals in her work with colour and geometry being a strong underlying feature.

Patternbank think her work has a distinct feel and understanding sympathetic to pattern which is crucial in surface design and fashion print. Take a look at more of her amazing designs here on her profile page. The featured design above is Blue Garden Pattern and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

Velvetgoldmine also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

Black and White Pattern available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

 

Flowered Landscape Pattern available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

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We are big fans of German artist  Gerhard Richter here at Patternbank. His trademark smeared paintings mix colour and pattern in a unique and amazing style. In this post we’ve focused on Richter works that incorporate  paint and photos. This connects the photographic images, mostly snapshots taken by the artists himself, in a very immediate and physical way. Richter uses his paint laden squeegee to drag a colourful mixture across his photos creating a fascinating visual combination.  Check out the award winning short film explaining how Richter creates his stunning work – Gerhard Richter’s Window. You might also want to check out Artsy.net who have a very comprehensive amount of information on Gerhard.

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The Patternbank team were at London’s recent Pulse trade show for home and gifts. Pulse by Top Drawer is the ideal place to source brand new product from a mix of established brands. Our team found innovation and inspiration in the Launchpad section of the trade fair, with an array of fresh new designers displaying directional graphic and pattern use. Here we’ve featured a selection of the strongest most direction brands that caught our eye.

Trade show info – Pulse,  Earls Court, London 11-13th May 2014

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Peris & Corr are an eco-friendly textile screen printing company located in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. They create a range of organic cotton and natural linen textile products all hand-printed in their studio using solvent free water-based inks.

Rude

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London based Rude specialises in hand drawn illustrations that are big, bold and bright.  Rude are Abi & Rupert Meats, they set out 14 years ago with a simple vision: to recreate the graphic landscape with bold urban witticisms and motifs. Patternbank love their new stationery collection which is a mix of fun pattern plays and colourful typographical statement prints that bring everyday items to life.

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Patternbank were at last weeks Pick Me Up graphic arts festival(24th April-5th May), the UK’s best annual contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, London. Now in it’s Fifth year the show has grown to be a great place to spot new and upcoming talent with original works and prints available to purchase.

Patternbank highlights the strongest Illustrators, graphic artists and studios seen at the festival this year.

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Recent Graphic Design graduate from Central St Martins, Edward has already been championed by It’s Nice That and WRAP magazine. His highly original style combines bright colours, uniform width black outlines and a natural flair for creating narrative-rich imagery. edwardcarvalhomonaghan.co.uk

 

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French-American illustrator and animator Jessica was born in Los Angeles and moved to France when she was 7 years old. She studied traditional animation techniques in Paris, where she now lives, and graduated in 2006. Since then she has worked on the TV adaption of French illustrator Marc Boutavant’s Mouk around the World as a character and prop designer, before establishing her studio in 2010. Inspired by children’s books and popular culture, her work is inhabited by colourful and quirky creatures.  jessicadas.com

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These stunning digitalised explorations are the work of American artist Heath West. West is a design architect currently living in Houston, Texas. West’s work focuses on the structure and transformation of space, exploring how our environments may be composed as a series of points(centres) and lines(trajectories) that fold reflectively into the practice of everyday life. West is more well known for his intricate geometric-pattern gradients but his newer floral based digital artworks caught our eye recently – enjoy!

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from New York 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 London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

M Missoni A/W 2014/15

Abstract Rock Star Images – Marbleised Jacquard Pattern – Abstract Kaleidoscopic Effects – High Contrast Pattern – Marble and Textured Surfaces – Mashed-up Prints – Contrasting Scale – Earth’s Surface

M Missoni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tocca A/W 2014/15

Scattered Floral Heads – Simple Leaf Cut-outs – Pressed Flower Patterns – Collaged Petal Prints – Dark Backgrounds – Stylised Florals – Unusual Colour Palettes – Bold Floral Styles

Tocca photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Nicole Miller A/W 2014/15

Complex Feather Prints – Kaleidoscope Pattern build-ups – Dark Studies – Graduated and Merging Pattern  – Blurring and Distortion – Damask Florals – Distorted Ikat – Peacock Feathers

Nicole Miller photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Nonoo A/W 2014/15

Photographic Nature – Solid Over-Prints – Light Effect Leaf Prints – Subtle Over-lays – Modern Abstract Constructions – Bold Graphic Shapes – Electric Colour Accents – Indigo Blue Transparency

Nonoo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tia Cibani A/W 2014/15

Exaggerated Scales – Blurred and Distorted Floral Blooms – Loose Brush Marks – Monotone Background Prints – Animal Skin Jacquards – Bold Stripe Bands – Rich Colour Combinations

Tia Cibani photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Rachel Comey A/W 2014/15

Weird and Wonderful Illustrations – Slogan and Type Bubbles – Abstract Graphics – Naive Paper Cut-outs – Bold Torn Graphic Shapes – Illustrative Style – Rich Colour Combinations

Rachel Comey photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Peter Som A/W 2014/15

Midnight Carnation Blooms – Bouquet Placement Prints – Motion Blurs – Border Pattern Mixes – Graduation in Texture – Herringbone and Check Mixes – Tonal and Monochromatic – Orange Colour Bursts

Peter Som photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tanya Taylor A/W 2014/15

Confetti Petal Prints – Subtle Mark-making – Soft Paint Washes – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Appliqué Rose Lace – Scattered Rose Prints – Bouquet Groupings

Tanya Taylor photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Richard Chai Love A/W 2014/15

Geometric Layers – Subtle Bands of Colour – Tessellated Shapes – Deep Border Prints – Panelled Lace Prints – Engineered Pattern Plays – 3D Effects – Stylish Abstracts – Sophisticated Colour Palettes

Richard Chai Love photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

BCBG Max Azria A/W 2014/15

Super Scale Textured Prints – Photocopy Blow-ups – Blurred and Distorted Surfaces – Graphic Colour Blocking – Abstract Geometric Panels – Mono-print Styles – Monochromatic Colour – Grayscale Prints

BCBG Max Azria photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Merijn Hos is an illustrator and visual artists based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and on personal projects, exhibitions and independent publishing. The Patternbank team love Hos’s quirky pattern plays and surreal subject matter explorations. See more of his mind bending creations using print, pattern and illustration at his personal site merijnhos.com

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Patternbank brings you our final report from Paris Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week. In this third and final instalment we have selected designers showing key print trends for S/S 2014. Now that the dust has settled and all the shows have finished we are busy working on our ‘Catwalk Print & Pattern Trend Report for Spring/Summer 2014′. Our resident trend experts are scouring the thousands of incredible images we’ve seen and breaking down the key trends from the Catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Sign up to our Weekly Digest to be among the first to hear about this indispensable report.

Valentino S/S 2014

Highly Decorative Embroideries – Folksy and Ethnic Looks – Placements as Jewellery – Elaborate Edgings and Borders – Egyptian Graphics – Beauty in Craftsmanship

Valentino photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Alexander McQueen S/S 2014

Graphic Geometry – Mondrian Grids – Tribal Ethnic – Perforated and Lattice Cut-outs – African Zulu Warriors – Lazer-cut Leather – Intricate Grid and Block Patterns – Graphic Checkerboard – Crafted Skill

Alexander McQueen photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Chanel S/S 2014

Colour Swatch Paint Charts – Broken Patterns – Art School Influences – Spray Painted – Collaged Ensembles – Appliqué and Patchwork Fabric Areas – Ombre Colour – Deconstructed Details

Chanel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac S/S 2014

Illustrative Portraits – Quirky Drawing Style – Doodles and Writings – Bold Paint Marks – Brancusi Colour Palette – Gold Touches – Over-scaled Imagery

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Paul & Joe S/S 2014

Tie Motifs – Small Scale Elements – Pyjama Checks and Stripes – Liberty Florals – Pattern Patchwork – Clever Overlays – Kaleidoscope Layouts – Fading and Merging Florals

Paul & Joe photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella McCartney S/S 2014

Overexposed Florals – Allover Print Layouts – Image Outlines – Crammed Daisies – Distressed Texture – Mono-print Styles – Monochromatic Colour – Crocodile Pattern

Stella McCartney photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vanessa Bruno S/S 2014

Small Scale Motifs – Geometric and Optical Patterns – Sportswear Stripes and Checks – Tartan Experiments – Vertical Stripes – Cute Ditzy Florals – Butterfly Prints

Vanessa Bruno photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Miu Miu S/S 2014

Art Nouveau Style – Delicate Stylised Florals –  Surreal Hidden Imagery – Unusual Placements – Dusky Pastels and Brights Mix – Retro Prints – Colour Clashes

Miu Miu photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Hermés S/S 2014

Henri Rousseau Jungle Paintings – Palm and Leaf Prints – Unusual Botanicals – Over-scaled Prints – Large Decorative Snake Motifs – Art Nouveau Natural Forms – Intense Jungle Greens – Sunset Orange

Hermés photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Yohji Yamamoto S/S 2014

Layered Looks – Clashing Colour Combination – Asymmetric Shapes –  Neon Brights – Digitised Camo Prints – Electric Blue and Orange – Luminous Green and Yellow

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Elie Saab S/S 2014

Floral Trails – Bouquet Arrangements – Rose Gardens – Bleed and Watercolour Marks – Soft Focus – Deep Border Prints – Graduation in Texture – Monochromatic Sketchy Pattern

Elie Saab photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Fairy Tales and Russian Folk stories come to life in the skillful hands of Illustrator and artist Raquel Aparicio. Romanian born Raquel left her native land and travelled the globe to study her art. Edinburgh and Spain became her home during her time studying with a year spent at the Illustration Academy in Florida to top it off. Patternbank loves her delicate fluid style and the painstaking attention to detail in her floral decoration.Her list clients include Nylon, Nokia and Orange with other commissions made for a variety of publications such as Elle magazine, Rolling Stone and the New York Times. See her website for more inspiring work.

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