Patternbank recently teamed up with ‘Make It In Design‘ and supplied our Spring/Summer 18 print trend forecast intelligence to inspire and guide their Summer School pattern course. We’ve selected our key pattern highlights from the recently published galleries.
SS18 – PALE GARDEN
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of Luiza Cazal Print Studio in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. The studio is based in Sydney, Australia and joined Patternbank last year. We asked about what inspires their designs and a little but about how the patterns are produced, “we are inspired by how digital and traditional techniques and methods together create beautiful designs. We are proficient in both the digital space ( photoshop and illustrator ) As well as traditional painting and drawing, which is something are proud to offer. We like to let the trends Inspire our design but we never design to a trend, which we think keeps our work fresh. To stay on top of trends we like to go window shopping weekly just to see what is current”.
Check out more of Luiza Cazal Print Studio’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.
Dries Van Noten’s Fall 2017 Collection at Paris Fashion Week was a dazzling retrospective of some of his favourite prints from Chintz to Japanese Kimonos and mezmerizing geometrics, all re-worked into a collection of fabulous dresses. This was Dries 100th show and featured models that walked the catwalk for him back in 1993, a strong and lasting image of powerful women in powerful prints.
See the full Dries collection on Vogue.com
Our friends at The Silk Bureau have a great discount offer available to all our Patternbank customers. With competitive rates it’s never been easier to turn your purchased Patternbank digital designs into printed fabric. Head over to ‘The Silk Bureau‘ website for more information on this great promotion – The Silk Bureau x Patternbank discount offer.
Patternbank were excited to hear about a new exhibition exploring the work of designer and artist Josef Frank, due to take place at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum from 27th January – 7th May 2017. This will be the first ever UK exhibition showcasing the designers work, which will include furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design. Born in Austria Josef Frank moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on a number of interior design ideas, together redefining what is regarded as Swedish Modern. The exhibition in association with Millesgarden, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrant designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours. The museum is also holding a one day event before the exhibition opens to the public, where you will be able to meet the exhibition curator and team, a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what promises to be a wonderful insight into the work of Josef Frank.
Patternbank are excited to take over Arts Thread‘s Instagram account today, Monday 27th July. Head over to their Instagram account now to be inspired by the next generation of UK design graduates about to enter the creative industry. The Instagram take over is just ahead of the annual graduate showcase show New Designers, Part one: the textiles & jewellery installment starts this week. Patternbank are also taking over the New Designers instagram account on Saturday the 2nd, more info about that below.
Patternbank are wishing English Victorian artist, William Morris a happy birthday today. Born 182 years ago, Morris has always been a main reference point for many new designs & catwalk collections. We raise our glass to the Arts & Crafts textile designer, poet, novelist and socialist activist. Find below a small selection of our favourite textiles designs that have inspired everyone from Gucci, Burberry and Valentino to name a few. Find more of Morris’s inspirational classics at Tate, WilliamMorris.com and The William Morris Society.
Patternbank bring you the final Pre-Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collections where we have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank online print studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. The Pre-Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for the season ahead.
Alexis Mabille / Red Valentino / Alice + Olivia / Valentino / Antonio Marras / Rachel Zoe – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Folk Border inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Kate Spade / Tory Burch / Orla Kiely / Rebecca Taylor / Etro / Dsquared2 – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Graphic Simplicity inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Vionnet / Edun / Maiyet / Mary Katranzou / Missoni / Kenzo – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Contoured inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Bottega Veneta / Red Valentino / Diane Von Furstenberg – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Diagonal inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Adam Lippes / Clover Canyon / Creatures of the Wind / Carolina Herrera / Antonio Berardi / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Camouflaged inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Monique L’hullier / Elie Tahari / Elie Saab – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Laced inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Clover Canyon / Antonio Marras / Acne / No21 / Carven / Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Sophisticated Check inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Print Room Experiments
Christopher Kane / Fendi / Zero Maria Cornejo / Issey Miyake / Valentino / Public School – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Print Room Experiments inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Patternbank have been painstakingly scouring the current Pre-Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from our Patternbank Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. ThePre-Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for this season. Watch out for Part 2 next week.
Life on Earth
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi / Dennis Basso / Vionnet / Tibi / Gucci / Tadashi Shoji – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Life on Earth inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Sea / Valentino / Stella McCartney / Veronique Branquinho / Victoria, Victoria Beckham / Vionnet – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Cute Conversation inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Rebecca Taylor / Topshop Unique / Rochas / Kate Spade / Carolina Herrera / Sachin + Babi – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Sparse Florals inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Carven / Diane Von Furstenberg / Altuzurra – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Dotted inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Fendi / Creatures of the Wind / Jason Wu / Burberry Prorsum / Calvin Klein / Coach – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Animal Magic inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Bottega Veneta / Clover Canyon / Lanvin / Clover Canyon / Temperley London / Versace – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Foulard Precision inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Naem Khan / Marcus Lupfer / Antonio Marras – photos via Vogue.co.uk
Folk Placement inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by
Time is running out to visit The Fabric of India, a fabulous exhibition at The Victoria Albert Museum which ends on 10th January 2016. The exhibition was highlighted by Vogue as a must-see and we would agree, if your a fan of Indian textiles like The Patternbank Team then you won’t be disappointed. With around 200 objects many being brought out of storage for the first time and the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India, spanning from the 3rd century to the present day this truly is a gem of India’s rich textile tradition. Particularly interesting and beautiful were some of the more utilitarian fabrics that show the sheer brilliance of India’s craftspeople. The exhibition is organised by curators Rosemary Crill and Divia Patel. Go check it out and the V&A is always a delight in itself.
Pattern and print is everywhere at the moment and in particular the trainer market who are joining forces with some of the most talented designers and artists around. From Liberty teaming up with brands like Nike and Vans to adorn trainers with classic Liberty patterns to more new contemporary prints. Also designers Eley Kishimoto and artists Zio Ziegler and Takashi Murakami have added their distinctive style to the Vans classic slip-on, clothing and bags.
A fairly new company Inkkas has adopted a novel way of choosing which trainers to put into production by crowdfunding their product first. This way they can see which styles are more popular before they commit to production. Not only that they take an ethical approach to production too, crafted with respect for the environment and the people who make them and for every product purchased they plant a tree. Print and pattern is not going away anytime soon and with new advances in technology it looks like it’s here to stay. Patternbank would like to think this is the begins of a pattern take over!
We’re loving Melbourne based label Rouda which is the brainchild of textile designer Megan McNeill. Her work has recently caught the attention of the Patternbank team and here we ask Megan a few questions about how she got started and about her success to date, with an insight into what inspires her beautiful work.
How did you get into designing textiles, did one thing start your career?
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Melanie Gow in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Melanie is a versatile designer with 13 years experience in developing her skills in both photoshop and illustrator using photography alongside hand painting to create some beautiful designs.
Inspired by nature her work is varied in style with florals alongside geometric patterns and some lovely conversational prints that would suit both the fashion and homeware market. Based in the UK Melanie has sold her designs to a variety of fashion houses and well known high street brands such as Miss Sixty, Victoria Secret and Calvin Klein. We have chosen a varied selection of designs to showcase her work including florals, geometrics, tropicals and conversational’s you can view more of her work here on the Patternbank studio.
Melanie also designs for Patternbank Premium our collection of one-off designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area aimed at key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry where access is granted on application.
Ethnic Tiles available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio
Patternbank bring you the final Pre-Spring/Summer 2016 collections where we have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank online print studio that we think perfectly compliment each story. The Pre-Spring/Summer collections are a great indicator as to which print trends are going to be strong for this season.
Dennis Basso / Christian Sirano / Akris / Marc Jacobs / Mulberry / Carolina Herrera photos via Vogue.co.uk
Floral Giants inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Melina Blazevic, Latha Mathew, Violet & Olivia, Freya
Chanel / Clover Canyon / Diane Von Furstenberg / Preen by Thornton Bregazzi / Dennis Basso / Anna Sui photos via Vogue.co.uk
Patched inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by: Beccy Bland, CNR Design, Carolyne Collins, Jess Turley
MM6 Maison Margiela / Mother of Pearl / Suno / Diane Von Furstenerg / Co / Ellie Saab photos via Vogue.co.uk
Ditsy inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by: Mercedes Quevedo, Pattern House Italy, Natalia Gemma, Hari
The Patternbank Studio is 1 year old this week and as a thank you to all our amazing designers and buyers we’re offering 10% off everything in the Studio, this includes Stock and Premium designs and our influential Trend Reports – hurry though as the code is only valid until Friday 3rd April 2015, just enter the discount code STUDIO1 at checkout.
What an amazing year it’s been, we’ve had more than 12,000 designs uploaded to the site by more than 600 designers from all corners of the globe. Our mission is to become the largest online marketplace to buy and sell original textile print designs and with the success of the first year we believe we’re well on the way to achieving that. Thanks again to all our incredible designers and buyers, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Patternbank Premium is our private members-only area containing exclusive hand-picked directional and on-trend designs from the largest collection of designers in the world. Unlike the Stock non-exclusive part of the site where designs can be bought multiple times, Patternbank Premium designs come with an exclusive license. They can be used for worldwide unlimited print production, are in repeat (where applicable) and available as a layered PSD or AI file which gives you the ability to modify further. Apply for access here.
All of the above designs can be purchased exclusively from the Patternbank Studio:
Indigo Times by Calavera Sur (Premium access required)
Patternbank recently visited the Selvedge Winter Fair which was held in the grand venue of Chelsea Town Hall at the end of October. For any of you unfamiliar with Selvedge, this independent, bi-monthly magazine covers textiles in fashion, craft, interiors, art, history, travel and shopping, phew! For anyone interested in craft and design this fair is pure indulgence. With stalls holding amazing vintage finds and creations from the most innovative crafts people, this fair offers not only a great shopping opportunity but also a chance to spend a few hours browsing this hub of creativity. Keep a lookout for the next event and see more from the Selvedge team here.
Patternbank recently discovered the inspirational work of graduate fashion and textiles designer Adele Thiel. The Sydney based designer started her career in modelling which fuelled her interest in fashion. After studying at the University of Technology, Sydney and the highly acclaimed Central Saint Martins, London, Thiel has wowed the fashion industry earning herself numerous awards including Australian Graduate of the Year Award for Fashion Design 2014. See more of her collections here
Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius met while studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art and since then have collaborated on some fantastic projects. Triplett studied illustration and Curtius painting which today their work draws on both these backgrounds. An impressive portfolio ranging from book illustrations for Random House, Little Brown and Penguin to posters for Apple and gift cards for Target. Triplett has designed a fabulous print for Converse where she worked directly onto a blank Chuck Taylor trainer and together T-shirts for Urban Outfitters and snowboards for Option, Lamar and Sims. See more of their collaborations at ginaandmatt.com and a peak at work in progress on their tumblr site here.
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We already have lots of great print and pattern textile designers signed up, check a few of our favourites here:
Simonetta De Simone
Simonetta De Simone is an artist and illustrator. She graduate at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. After her degree she cooperated with some advertising and communication agencies. Simonetta is currently working as a freelance illustrator and print designer. See Simonetta’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs Online.
Kamie is a textile print designer living and working in New York City. She loves the creative process behind every finished design – her work tends to be the product of an almost entirely experimental approach towards a very intentional outcome. The more “happy accidents” the better! See Kamie’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs Online.
Aina Martinez Snape
Graduate in Fine Arts – Barcelona – 1993-1998. Worked for more than ten years on textile fashion. Prints are mostly hand painted for digital prints where art and fashion complement each other. See Aina’s Original Print and Pattern Fashion Designs.
Hi, I love creating a variety of patterns, I am inspired by the nature, animals and geometric. See Velvetgoldmine’s Unique Print Designs.
I am textile and pattern designer. My artistic name is Akwaflorell. I like to experiment and to search new ways to express my ideas. I try to make different designs and to use a variety of techniques. See Elena’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs.
Eleny V Eksterman
Drawing inspiration from different sources and always bearing her signature Brazilian style, Eleny playfully mixes diverse influences and eras. Initially working from original sketches, she then adds various medium techniques to the final creation of her designs. See Eleny’s Unique Print and Pattern Textile Designs.
Stacey Canning Liddall
With over 7 years experience my work has focused on the commercial print markets of womens and teenage fashion with a little bit of stationery design thrown in. Currently own wedding stationery and logo design business and dabble in a bit of hand embroidery. See Stacey’s Original Textile Print Designs.
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