Bloodlines, an exhibition currently running at The Andy Warhol Museum until May 21st 2017, presents a new body of work by New York-based artist Firelei Báez. The exhibition showcases paintings and drawings depicting textiles, hair designs and body ornaments, linking symbols of power with human gestures. Báez’s work is instantly beautiful with her gifted ease at using different mediums from abstract washes of paint to intricate drawings of botanical flora and fauna and mixing patterns along the way. Inspired by lineages of black resistance and making connections that further our understanding of dispersed groups, Báez is interested in the craft and art forms traditionally thought of as “women’s work” where textiles, jewellery and ceramics is constant in her work and this in turn can be seen in her own intensive artistic labour, understanding their struggles and illustrating this within her own work.
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ania Dergachev in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ania joined Patternbank as a designer last year, her designs range from beautifully drawn illustrative animal compositions to hand drawn florals and foliage. Her designs have been featured on clothing from brands such as The Kooples, H&M and Robert Graham.
Exquisite hand embroidered textiles with threads intact, reminiscent of samplers from historical collections, were the offerings from Sarah Burton and her team for the Alexander McQueen fall 2017 collection at Paris Fashion Week. They found their inspirations in Cornwall, collections of flora and fauna, sun and star symbols and ribbons and threads, a truly beautiful offering.
See the full Alexander McQueen collection on Vogue.com
Watch out for our Fall 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments – live in March. Check out our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk report here.
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
Michael Brennan-Wood is internationally regarded as one of the most innovative artists working in textiles today. Exploring and understanding textile techniques through the past, his work persists to surprise and delight in it’s layers of embroidery, pattern, lace and intriguing floral imagery.
Antonio Marras hit the runway with his latest collection at Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17. A crazy mix of traditional florals, checks and Argyle compiled in Antonio’s clever cut and paste tailoring.
See Antonio’s full collection on Vogue.com
Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17 show was a riot of colour, texture and pattern when Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection hit the runway. The collection was all about real people, with 140 individuals from all ethnicities, walks of life and ages, kitted out in individually tailored looks, with Dolce & Gabbana’s signature overload of florals, animals and opulence.
Check out Stella Jean’s eclectic new collection from Milan’s Fashion Week, RTW Fall 17 show. The collection focuses on influences from the cold war and highlights todays ongoing political tensions. Stella’s signature mashup, showcases a Bohemian mix of illustrative winter scenes, ethnic patterns and folk influences with a hint of U.S. military dress.
See Stella’s full collection on Vogue.com
If you couldn’t make it to PV this year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enter discount code ‘PREMIUM15’ at our Online Textile Design Studio to receive a 15% discount. Valid until 28 February 2017.
The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive collection online. Come on over to our virtual stand to browse more than 33,000 designs and buy the finest on-trend, exclusive hand picked designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. Our designs are painstakingly categorised, tagged and sorted into seasonal trend themes to save you time and money.
Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at PV, but our trend team will be there taking in what’s hot and new in preparation for our popular Premiere Vision Trend Report which will be available to buy shortly after the show.
Featured design – Blue Tropical Foliage With Flowers by Katerina Gri
The Patternbank team bring you Part 2 of our key Print & Pattern Trends from the Autumn/Winter 2017/18 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated trend driven print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Fall 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.
ARTIST » Lou Dalton / Abstract Painting Mirrored Colourful marker by Oana Soare / Prada / Brush by Michele Tozzi / Just Move by Jessica Halford / Commes Des Garcon
FLORAL COVERS » Moschino / Facetasm / Summer Floral Lavender by Meryl Pardoen (Premium Studio) / Facetasm / Blue Flowers by Tim Lee (Premium Studio) / White and Black 01 by Beccy Bland / Dolce & Gabbana
The Patternbank Team bring you Part 1 of the key Print Trends from the Fall 2017 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Fall 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.
CALL OF THE WILD » Etro / The Eagle in the Mountains Scene by Jo Mitchell (Premium Design) / Les Benjamins / Etro / Dream Mountains by Dunya Atay / Fierce Animal by Studio Lebra / Balmain
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Soufiane Lafkih in our ongoing series highlighting our great designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Soufiane has an extensive collection of designs including hand painted florals and digitally created geometrics. We asked Soufiane about his education and what inspires him, “I had a styliste and graphiste diploma from ESMOD school Paris, which I chose because of my passion and love for the fashion and clothing styles. My sources of inspiration are nature first, I love how the colours harmonise with each other. As for fashion, I follow street styles and the seasonal catwalk shows and the fashion designer who inspires me the most is Dirk Bikkembergs. Check out more of Soufiane’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.
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.
Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Michele Tozzi in our ongoing series highlighting our great designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Michele has been a designer here at Patternbank for over a year, and his previous technical career is highlighted in his approach to design. His extensive selection of graphic and textural designs are particularly ideal for activewear and swimwear. Michele’s work was selected to be featured at Munich Fabric Start in 2015 and his designs also caught the eye of Beyonce! Check out more of Michele’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.
Patternbank loved Acne Studios Nomadic Tribe of travellers floating down the catwalk in array of fabrics, fused together to create an oversized elegance of scarves, kaftans and rugs for SS17.
Acne Studios’ photos via Vogue.com
Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through-out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks
Patternbank loved the eclectic look shown at Lowe’s Spring/Summer 2017 Ready to Wear collection for Paris Fashion Week. Included in the highlights were an Oriental styled Japanese bird print plus a beautiful textured patchwork creation and an ethnic geometric.
Lowe photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank love these beautiful artworks by painter/illustrator Sophie Grandval. Grandval began her career as a textile designer working for such famous names as Givenchy, Dior, Balmain and Deusse. Since then she has concentrated on her extraordinary talent for painting where her work can be found in such prestigious collections as Mrs Mellon, Givenchy, President Mitterrand and Prince Charles.
Patternbank is the world’s leading online design studio with the largest collection of textiles designers all under one roof. With our new site upgrade we are reacting, innovating and evolving to the ever changing design industry. We are looking to the future. Patternbank is changing the way the design industry shops for textiles designs and surface patterns.
Check out all the new features that we’ve rolled out today…
NEW SEAMLESS DESIGNS
We’ve created an all new design preview engine that automatically puts designs in repeat.
NEW VISUALIZATION TEMPLATES
We have introduced a larger selection of new products that you can visualise the patterns on. Our new templates include: a new dress, leggings, wallpaper, a trainer, kids t-shirt, backpack, book, iPhone cover & a men’s shirt. These new product templates enable you to see the design realistically on certain products helping you get a true feel for how the design will look. Our designers are able to choose 5 masks from a selection of 12 brand new ones so they are able to show off their design like never before.
SCALE AND ZOOM FEATURE
You can now position and scale the designs giving you the ability to view a design in large scale or small ditsy. We also have a unique zoom feature that enables buyers to see designs up close to view the detail of the design.
EDITABLE FILES & EXTRA DESIGN ASSETS
Our designers are now able to upload optional design files including colourways, Pantone colours, original drawing, photographs – anything goes. Again, giving you more value from your purchases.
We have added new license features so you to get more from the Patternbank design collection. Our ‘Stock Non-Exclusive License’ has been renamed ‘Standard Non-Exclusive License’, our ‘Premium Exclusive License’ remains unchanged. Newly uploaded Standard License designs can now be purchased with a layered PSD (for bitmap designs) or vector AI/EPS (for vector designs) via Extended License Options. Allowing buyers to use the design for commercial product for resale. Our basic Standard license allows noncommercial use of designs. We’ve also improved our licensing page so if you have any queries please take a look here. If you have any feedback or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t make it to Premiere Vision in Paris this year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enter discount code PV0916 at our Online Textile Design Studio to receive a 10% discount. Valid September 13–15 2016.
The future of buying and selling textile designs is online so we’re showing our latest exclusive collection online. Come on over to our virtual stand to browse more than 25,000 designs and buy the finest on-trend, exclusive hand picked designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. Our designs are painstakingly categorised, tagged and sorted into seasonal trend themes to save you time and money.
Patternbank will not not be exhibiting at Premiere Vision in Paris on 13–15 September 2016, but our trend team will be there taking in what’s hot and new in preparation for our popular Premiere Vision Trend Report which will be available to buy shortly after the show.
Featured design – Vk179 by Victoria Krupp
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