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The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the Fall 2018 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out our Fall 2018 collection of prints at The Patternbank Studio.

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Patternbank brings you Part 2 of the Paris catwalk shows focusing on the show’s hottest print inspiration. Vivienne Westwood brought her unique style of eccentricity to the catwalk again with a heady mix of dreamy florals, blown up ornamentals and the usual pop of political graphics, with Junya Watanabe’s African adventure of monochromatic tribal references and voluminous african textiles creating visual impact, in this final instalment concluding the SS16 Catwalk coverage.


Junya Watanabe S/S16


African Prints – Tribal Monochromatic – Zebra Stripes – Colour Blocking – Geometric Patches – Camo Pattern Effects – African Wax Resist

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Vivienne Westwood S/S16


Dreamy Florals – Blown up Ornamental – Metallic Prints – Crystal Embellishments – Diamond Checks – Spliced Patterns – Wallpaper Designs – Baroque References

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Leonard S/S16


Abstract Checks – Rainbow Scribbles – Text Prints and Graphics – Collaged Pattern – Crosshatching – Technicolour Allover Patterns – Fractured Geometrics

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Sacai S/S16


Bandana Prints – Lazer Cut-aways – Printed Broderie Anglaise – Holiday Referenced Conversationals – Pattern Printed Stripes – Blown Up Ornamental Braiding – Stripe & Lacey Mixes

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Miu Miu S/S16


Art Nouveau Patterns – Art Deco Check – Mini Geos – Diamond Apliqué – Surprising Colour Mixes – 20’s Stylised Faces – Fan patterns – Gingham

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Undercover S/S16


Blurred Florals – Blown Up Flowers – Blurred & Distorted Blooms – Kings & Queens – Chunky Fringing – Military Embellishments – Camo Inlays – Playing Card Symbols

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Olympia Le-Tan S/S16


Geometric Japanese Patterns – Hexagon Origami Papers –  Postcard Conversational – Cute Embroidery Appliques – Bold Brush Textures – Hokusai Polaroids – Traditional Japanese Illustrations

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Rochas S/S16


Metallic Lustres – Over-scaled Florals – Layered Background Prints – Stencilled Florals – Print Over Jacquard

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Embroidered Lace Bodies – Cross Culture References – Intricate Ethnic Pattern – Pictorial Wax Prints – Batik Leave Impression – Beaded Tribal Borders – Manipulated Tye Dye – Camouflage Texture

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Kenzo S/S16


Bold Graphic Line – Optical 3 Dimentions – Ikat Texture – Engineered Layouts – Chain Link Prints – Varied Scale Plays – Shadowed Abstracts – Primary Colour Use – Vertical Striped Patterns – Biased Geometrics

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Louis Vuitton


Abstract Graffiti Art – Sprayed Texture –  Ethnic Accents – Architectural Views – Blurring Edges – Distressed Mesh Prints – Metallic Ethnic Pattern Mixing – Marked Scatterings – Embossed Prints

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Paris Fashion Week may have been the more subtle of shows but when it came to showing print it was sophisticated and highly wearable. Dries stole the show with his runway of forest moss where the models relaxed in their exotic travelled prints. Forests seem to be a recurring theme from Chalayan’s Orange Trees of North Africa to the more mystical folk and fairytale inspired at Lanvin and Undercover. Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week.

Dries Van Noten S/S 15


Pixelated Pattern – Contrasting Boarders – Rich Oriental Carpets – Bright Accents – Bias Stripes – Eclectic Embroidery

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Carven S/S 15


60’s Retro Cuts – Pop Art Primary Colour – Simple Formular 1 Graphics – Japanese Landscape Paintings – Hokusai Inspired Prints

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Chalayan S/S 15


Lattice Pattern – Simple Silhouettes – Grid-like Geometrics – Ariel Land Drawings – Tree Illustrations – Moorish and Arab Culture

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Christian Wijnants S/S 15


Fine Linear Stripes – Abstract Shapes – Ink Washes – Bias Stripes – Foliage Ink Drawings – Reflective Copper – Simple Petal Textures

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Gareth Pugh S/S 15


Folk and Pagan Inspired – Black an White Opticals – Bold Diamonds – Magic and Mystery – Bold Stripes Plays

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Lanvin S/S 15


Delicately Painted – Woodland Scenes – Forest Deer – Autumnal Leaves – Opulent Brocades – Offset Imagery – Trailing Branches

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Manish Arora S/S 15


Candy Pastels – Kitsch Indian Portraits – Unreal Landscapes – Spacemen and Spaceships – Crafted Sequins and Embroidery

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Undercover S/S 15


Delicate Feathers – Maleficent Headpieces – Fairytales and Folklore – Hieronymus Bosch Garden Prints – Swan Imagery

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Undercover A/W 2014/15

Ethnic Lace Pattern – Modern Toile De Jouy Borders – Full Cover Prints – Super Scale Wallpaper Style – Indigo Blues – Heraldry References – Colourful Tartans – Bold Striped Sashes – Decorative Details

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John Galliano A/W 2014/15

Abstract Paint Splatters – Animal Print Texture – Raised and 3 Dimensional Prints – Blown Up Distortion – Metallic Accents – Experimental Paint – Speckled Areas – Scaley Textures – Crocodile Skin

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Givenchy A/W 2014/15

Statement Butterfly Placements – Bold Butterfly Abstracts – Painterly Watercolours – Blown Up Butterfly Wings – Inky Leopard Skin – Soft and Blurred Butterfly Prints – Abstract Pattern Shapes – Snakeskin

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Leonard A/W 2014/15

Chinese and Chinoiserie Prints – Subtle Mark Making – Isolated Flower Blooms – Dark Backgrounds – Micro Geometric Pattern – Feather Prints – Highly Embroidered Craft – Weird and Wonderful Florals

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Vivienne Westwood A/W 2014/15

Chain Link Prints – Historical Costume References – Fish Scale Surfaces – Bold Stripes – Vintage Hawaiian Prints – Slogan Graphics – Bold Plaid and Blanket Checks – Foulard Tie Prints – Pattern Swirls

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Sacai A/W 2014/15

Brash Tartan – Layered Scarf Prints – Scale Variation – Micro Geometric Pattern – Border and Panel Prints – Navaho Blanket Pattern – Rich Dévoré Velvet – Ornamental and Decorative – Vivid Colour

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Akris A/W 2014/15

Planet Surfaces – Marbled and Blurred Pattern – Rippled Texture – Halo Effects – Night Vision Photography – Abstract Distortion – Flowing Lines – Spray Paint Effects – Soft Graduated Colour – Bold Sweeping Line

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Giambattista Valli A/W 2014/15

Animal Prints Effects – Rorschach Inkblot Patterns – Symmetrical Pattern Plays – Soft Brushed Inks – Large Scale Botanicals – Blooming Rose Prints – Beautifully Painted – Placed Layouts – Strong Ink Marks – Bold Statements

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Chloé A/W 2014/15

Drawn Linear – Black and White Contrasts – Contour Lines – Graphic Abstract Shapes – Memphis Textile References – Black and White Spot Plays –  Super Simple Pattern – Star Appliqué Inserts – Creative Yarn Embroidery

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Maiyet A/W 2014/15

Optical Black and White – Micro Spot and Dots – Punch Card Patterns – Triangular and Linear – Ethnic Zig Zag Stripes – Smart Geometrics – Maze-like Drawings – Two Colour Prints

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Yohji Yamamoto A/W 2014/15

Expressive Paint Marks – Graffiti Artworks – Super Scale Floral Blooms – Clashing Colour – Black Backgrounds – Surreal Imagery – Outer Space Illustrations – Crazy Cartoons – Expressive Drawn Quality

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