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The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Pre-Fall 2018 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that perfectly complement each story. The Pre-Fall 2018 collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Autumn/Winter 2018 Catwalk shows. Here’s are our top picks of the strongest print stories, look out for Part 2 to follow, with more curated pattern collections.


SACHIN AND BABI / Yns-105-Neon Night by Ynsalkn design studio / GUCCI / Just Flowers by Sofia Perina-Miller / CYNTHIA ROWLEY / LELA ROSE / Drawn Flowers Botanical by Marlou Severijns / NICOLE MILLER

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Peach Sunset by Sunpattern / ISSEY MIYAKE / GUCCI / FENDI / ALTUZARRA / PIAZZA SEMPIONE / M MISSONI / Folkloric Pattern by Anastasia Buchinskaya

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI / Persian Ornament by Nataliia Timkova / DIANE VON FURSTENBERG / Indian Paisley-2 by Vikram Chelumalla / Carousel by Rositsa Karagiozova / ETRO / Decorative Pattern by Tatyana Anisimova / LEONARD PARIS

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


vk29 by Victoria Krupp / ETRO / SEA / TADASHI SHOJI / TADASHI SHOJI / Modern Patchwork by Sarah Radcliff / SACAI / Vk116 by Victoria Krupp

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Aiko Tezuka is fixated on fabrics and their ancient history, with an inquisitive mind she visits fabric museums to learn how textile artists of the past produced such intricate detail in their work without modern facilities like electricity. Certain techniques of Japanese fabrics from the 8th century have now been lost but Tezuka feels these great masters can speak to her as she treads their ancient past. History becomes unravelled exposing the structures beneath and Tezuka recomposes the fibres to make something new and a whole lot more revealing.


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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


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

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MSGM S/S 2014


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

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Moschino S/S 2014


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

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Missoni S/S 2014


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

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Marni S/S 2014


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

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Jil Sander S/S 2014


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

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Gabriele Colangelo S/S 2014


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

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Gucci S/S 2014


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

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Fendi S/S 2014


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

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Emilio Pucci S/S 2014


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

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Australian artist Jill Lewis creates these dream-like pictorial moments on her canvas with layers of pattern and colour, transforming us to another world. Lewis’s primitive yet extraordinarily sophisticated notions of everyday life are like playful poetic tapestries featuring mythological animals and fanciful objects. A painterly and spontaneous mark-making technique of rich earthy hues and gelato colour bombs, emphasise the personal metaphors and private moments underlying her stories. You can see more of her fantastical cast of bazaar creatures and characters at


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Patternbank brings you it’s second ‘Catwalk Print Trends’ round-up for A/W 2012. 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.

Collage of Art

Art statements – Collage expression – Abstract art forms – Patchwork forms – Texture plays – Exaggerated knits and appliqués – Spliced and overprinted form – Overlaid pattern – Varied art references

Antoni and Alison, Ferna Yamamoto, Bernhard Willhelm, Antonio Marras, Bernhard Willhelm, Luke Brooks, Michael Van Der Ham, Dries Van Noten, Antoni and Alison. Photos Via


Oversize Jewels – Gold ornament – Bejewelled Tweed – Mirrored Holographic’s – Sequin Charmed – Costume crystals – Photographic prints – Visual opulence

Antoni and Alison, Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Matthew WilliamsonLouise GrayChristian Dior,  Louis VuittonMarc Jacobs. Photos Via

Eastern Tribe

Brocaded silks – Oriental motifs – Modern Eastern plays – Pattern and motif blends – Jacquard and embroidered details – Gold and metallic threads and print effects – Ornate dragon and bird motif use

Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Vivienne Tam, Jason WuDries Van NotenBarbara BuiDries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler. Photos Via


Golden ecclesiastical –  Glistening brocades – Metallic and burnished gold looks – Elaborately embellished – Cross stitch and Tapestry work – Pearl studded looks – Pearlescent shades – Opulent gold

Dolce and Gabbana, Collette Dinnigan, Barbara Bui, Valentino, Balmain, Temperly, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Kinder Aggugini. Photos Via

Graphic impact

Street Art beauty – Graphic symbol & icon use – Sprayed visual marks – Large scale art – Airbrushed visuals – Graphic havoc – Cut and paste looks – Typography pattern  – Vivid colour use

Antoni and Alison, Ashish, Gaultier, Bernard Willheim, Luke Brooks, Manish Arora, Louise Gray,  Manish Arora, Balenciaga. Photos Via

The dark tale of a damson fleeing from a burning country mansion was how Giles Deacon described his idea for his A/W collection. The prints told the story of bejewelled burnished tapestries of Renaissance Art, frosted thistles with roses caught and a tangle of thorns and branches. There was a Victorian feel to them, rather prim and proper but lurking underneath something more bewitching. Images via

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