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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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The Patternbank team are excited to launch the latest AW17/18 Print Trend Report focused towards Kidswear & Stationery . Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftwear experts have been scrutinising and researching the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend tool. This 57 page report is filled with inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, and aims to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments.

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  • 4 macro trends, 12 print stories and 24 print & graphic direction pages

  • Over 55 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 180 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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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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The Patternbank team have been busy extracting all the key print looks for you in the final instalment of New York Fashion Week. Once again we saw designers take a trip to the 60’s and 70’s, with Glam rock and bohemian styling being the key print trends coming through from New York this Fall season. Look out for our forthcoming reports on London Fashion Week.

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Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments –  Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks

Libertine Photos via Vogue.com

Anna Sui F/W16

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Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays  – New Biba References  – Psychedelic Prints  – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints

Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.com

Vivienne Tam F/W16

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Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References  – Eclectic Folkloric Plays  – Explored Patchwork & Ikat

Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS17. 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 70 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.

  • 4 macro trends, 16 print stories and 32 print & graphic direction pages

  • Over 70 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 200 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Our inspiration is split into four overarching macro trends: Escape / Honest / Modern / Treasured. These four mood setting themes are then split into four smaller and more directional trends, all containing a mood board, print & graphic direction pages with credited images for your convenience. The print directions break down each of the moods to focus on inspirational print and graphic direction. This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with sixteen trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS17.

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Have you ever wondered where all those completely crazy illustrations come from in Urban Outfitters; well wonder no more because we can reveal that they come from the wonderful mind of Kate Prior. She’s the resident in-house illustrator for UO Europe & USA. The work here is a mix of work from her wonderful portfolio. She sounds like great fun, just like her work – check out an interview with her on the Urban Outfitters Blog and of course her website.

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Patternbank returned again this year to sample the latest injection of Uk based Printmakers and Graphic artists, and a growing selection of global talent, exhibiting at last weeks Pick Me Up . This years festival was held at Somerset House, London and ran for 11 days between 24th April and 4th May. Pick Me Up has become the UK’s best contemporary graphic art fair and now in it’s sixth year the show has become a great place to spot new and upcoming talent. Seminars with guest speakers and printmaking workshops make this an unmissable event with original artworks and prints available to purchase. If you missed out this year we’ve put together a selection of exhibitors for you to peruse at your convenience.

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French graphic designer Laura Jouan is now based in London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014. For Pick Me Up, Laura was exhibiting her project Layering Layers, Layering Content, which investigates poster formats. See more work from the artist here.

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Moth are a London based animation collective comprising of David Prosser, Daniel Chester and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, the designers began to collaborate on projects and explored a shared love for all things drawn. Moth have produced work for clients such as WWF and  Global Canopy Programme. See more of their captivating animation here.

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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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The Patternbank team are loving the colourful glitch artworks of Spanish born artist Manuel Fernández. Fernández uses a wide range of techniques to create his art which include painting, animated gifs, photography, video and print. These beautiful statements are created with UV paint on canvas. Fernández is founder and curator of Domain Gallery a web based gallery focused on digital and internet based works.

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The Patternbank team are loving the expressive illustrations of Spanish artist Diego Marmolejo. Barcelona based illustrator Marmolejo describes himself as ‘a normal person who draws weird stuff, I talk with my fingers’. We love his beautiful illustrations which combine strong colour, floral pattern and strange goings on – amazing stuff. Check out more of his playful artworks on his site DiegoMarmolejo.com

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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 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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These mind bending digital pattern formations are the work of Los Angeles based photographer and new media artist Adam Ferriss. Inspired by the glitch aesthetic, Ferriss uses custom software procedures to separate and digitally reengineer his own photographic work. Ferriss has already has been been commissioned to create a variety of print and textile designs for music labels, and fashion companies. The Patternbank team are loving Ferriss’s playful optical pattern explorations. Also check out his tumblr site.

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The Patternbank were in awe at the jaw dropping work of internationally renowned graphic designer and creative director Johnathan Zawada. Sydney based Zawada is a heavyweight within the industry and has collaborated with a list of impressive clients.(Ksubi, Surface to Air, Coca Cola, Semi Permanent and BMW to name a few) We love his diversity of style and visual aesthetic which makes his work stand out. Mixing photographic elements with abstract objects gives depth and real visual excitement to his work. Enjoy more of Zawada’s amazing artworks and collaborations on his portfolio site.

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Wilmer Murillo is a Honduran graphic artist and illustrator currently living in Taiwan. Ancient cultures, mysticism, sci-fi and experimental electronic music are some of the things that inspire the imagery of Wilmer Murillo. Doodled lines, bright colors, and geometrical shapes are just some of the features he uses to bring his inner world to your eyes and mind. See more of his creative animal explorations at his site WilmerMurillo.com

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

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2014

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Ruined Amphitheater Photo Prints – Hand-painted florals – Sepia Colour Plays – Roman Reference Prints – Sicilian Inspiration – Scattered Floral Layouts

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Style.com

MSGM S/S 2014

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Mix Match Print Plays – Tropical Flower Illustrations – Tiki Pattern References – Distorted Pattern – Supersize Prints – Clashing Pattern Layouts – Bold Placements

MSGM photos via Style.com

Moschino S/S 2014

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Surreal Prints – Checks and Stripes – Newsprint Pattern – Mixed Scale Polka dots – All over Rose Prints  – Graphic Statement prints – Black & Red – Eclectic Graphic Plays

Moschino photos via Style.com

Missoni S/S 2014

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Abstract Primal Prints – Pop Art Inspired – Mountain Landscape Prints – Pattern Clashes – Striped Borders – Geometric Impact – Bold Re-coloured Nature – New Camo – Muted Purples, Greens and Pinks

Missoni photos via Style.com

Marni S/S 2014

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Flat Graphic Florals – All Over Petal Prints – Asian Inspired Blooms – Intense Pattern – Organic Placements – Sketched Floral Plays – Spacial Pattern Layouts – Playful Blossoms

Marni photos via Style.com

Jil Sander S/S 2014

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Art House Prints – Painted Abstract Styling – Two Tone Feather Prints – Alighiero Boetti Art in Repeat Form – Monochrome Looks – Scattered Pattern

Jil Sander photos via Style.com

Gabriele Colangelo S/S 2014

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Textured Prints – Luxurious Finishes – Mineral Inspiration – Abstract Surface Prints – Engineered Placement – Rock Surface Pattern – Beauty In Abstract

Gabriele Colangelo photos via Style.com

Gucci S/S 2014

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Art Nouveau inspired motifs – Border Prints – Artist Erté Inspired Flowing Prints – Elaborate Pattern Structures – Central Prints – Rich Form – Large-scale scrolling Motifs

Gucci photos via Style.com

Fendi S/S 2014

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Structural Beauty – Geometric Pattern – Cut-up and Placed Geo From – Laser-cut Pattern Work – Black & White – Bold Geometric Looks – Overlaid Geometric

Fendi photos via Style.com

Emilio Pucci S/S 2014

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Abstract Tribal – Masai Embroideries and Print References – New Form Primal Prints – Spliced Pattern – Bold Graphic Statement Pieces –  Tribal Beauty – Exaggerated Lines and Form

Emilio Pucci photos via Style.com

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

BCBG Max Azria S/S 2014

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Hand Painted Florals – Pattern build ups – Flowing Florals – Distorted Beauty – Monochrome Expression – Ink Marked Pattern – Sectioned structure

BCBG Max Azria photos via Vogue.com

Josie Natori S/S 2014

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Abstract Forms – Blurred Pattern – Monochrome Patterns – Rainbow-Bright Checks – Creative Print Mixes – Abstract Geometrics – Ombre Blurred Checks

Josie Natori photos via Style.com

Diane Von Furstenburg S/S 2014

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Tribal References – Linear Pattern – Gradient In-fill Pattern – African Animals – Light Distortion – Graphic Pattern

Diane Von Frustenberg photos via Style.com

Prabal Gurung S/S 2014

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Floral Collage – Pattern Patchwork – Bright Colour Use – Black & White Floral Painted – Cut-Up Pattern use – Abstracted Structure

Prabal Gurung photos via Style.com

Nicole Miller S/S 2014

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Floral and Print mix – Blurred and double exposed Prints – Shared & Fractured Looks – Intense Micro Kaleidoscope Effects  – Painted Floral -Abstract Texture Combinations

Nicole Miller photos via Style.com

Whit S/S 2014

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Delicate Summer Floral – Contrast Prints – Simplified Painted Blooms – Intense Colour Contrast – Fern and Flower References

Whit photos via Fashionising.com

Tanya Taylor S/S 2014

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Striped Form – Colour Plays through Striped Pattern – Stipple Brush Techniques – Flowing Pattern – Contrasting Colour use through Stripes – Hand Painted

Tanya Taylor photos via Style.com

Jeremy Laing S/S 2014

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Squeegee’d Pattern – Large Scale Photographic Florals – New York Artist Julia Dault’s Art – Fluid Studies – Movement Through Print – Ethereal Foliage

Jeremy Laing photos via Style.com

Red Valentino S/S 2014

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Painted Floral Studies – Full-on Blooms – 60’s Gardening Illustrations – Intense Looks – Summer Blooms – Hand Rendered Studies

Red Valentino photos via Style.com