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Every now and then we stumble across new artists artwork that stops us in our tracks. These mixed media paintings are a collection of found photos, which use oil paint, and vibrant pattern overlays to breath fresh life into forgotten memories of yesteryear. Denver based artist Daisy Patton is behind these intriguing brushes with the past. The Patternbank team are loving the more vibrant pieces, where colourful florals or tropical plants have been awoken by Daisy’s creative brushwork. See more of her work here.

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Patternbank were fortunate enough to visit The World of Anna Sui exhibition, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, a few weeks back. If you haven’t managed to visit yet, we would urge you to go and loose yourself in this fabulous collection of work. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Anna Sui has become known for creating fabulous original clothing, inspired by spectacular amounts of research into vintage fashion and popular culture. The exhibition is arranged in Anna Sui’s ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers, these motifs feature in all her work. From fairy tales and fables to Victoriana, Sui researches her current cultural obsessions in minute detail to create a different story with each collection.

Sui is especially known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. This is a must see for any textile designer starting out, or in fact, those working now in the industry. It reminds us of the richness all around us and that inspiration can be found from many cultures and fashion movements, to evolve in to something new and exciting! Don’t wait too long as the exhibition only runs until October 1st.

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Patternbank bring you the strongest print and pattern trends seen at the recent Resort 2018 collections. A bold mixture of bright vintage inspired florals and continuation of  simple botanical prints, to ornate and decorative paisley border patterns. Watch out for part 2 of our print trend analysis next week.

Vintage Brights

Vintage Floral Background Gray by Rafael Barbosa de Oliveira / Pringle of Scotland / Vintage Outlines Retro Style 70s Spring Summer Poppy Floral by Laura Thompson / MSGM / Gucci / Rose and Flowers on Dark Green by Lauren Eberhardt / Warm / Retro Flowers by Estudio Bloom Prints

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


 

Border Beauty

Valentino / VK-38 Flower Stripes by Victoria Krupp / Etro / Flowered Paisleys by Aline Chacon / Ornamental Scarf Edge by Debra Scrivener / Chloe / PD Laced by Charlotte Prinsen / Altuzarra

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


 

Simple Botanical

No.21 / Flora by Slender Prints / Bottega Veneta / Branches with Chrysanthemums by Maite Tiscar / Phillip Lim / Painted Floral by Wren / Marcus Lupfer / Meadow Allover Floral by Nia Martin

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


 

Delicate Ditsy

Brock Collection / Ditsy Flower by Joseph Sengco / Joseph / Watercolour Ditsy Floral by Guava Print Studio / Brock Collection / Novis / Watercolour Ditsy Botanical by Guava Print Studio / Lela Rose

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


 

Monochrome Life

B&W Rose with Stripes by Ahmetsenel / ZAC Zac Posen / Chevron Stripe by Melanie Gow / Adam Lippes / Alice & Olivia / Blue Blossoms Stripe Gold by Camila Coelho / Tomas Maier / Black and White Diamond Geometric by Eleonora Yerolemou

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


 

Hexagon Order

Hexagons and Circles by Michele Tozzi / Bibhu Mohapatra / Patchwork with Butterflies by Sunpattern / Derek Lam / Diane Von Furstenberg / Youthful Kaleidoscope Hexagon by Brittany Zeller-Holland / Antonio Marras / Retro Geometric by Francesca Warren

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

 

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Patternbank love the intricacy in Australian artist Louise Saxton’s crafted reconstructions using found vintage embroidery. Working in Melbourne, Victoria, Louise uses past collections of discarded needlework, lace and other beautiful items, creating something new and wonderful, preserving the past and in her words “a silent collaboration with the anonymous original makers.” Follow her journal here, for an insight into the process of how she works and her recent exhibitions.

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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.

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The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Pre-Fall 2017 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 2017 collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Autumn/Winter 2017 Catwalk shows. Slightly more commercially focused, but nevertheless important in their instant availability and timely showings.

Botanical Gardens

Adam Lippes / Floral Love by Angela23 / Altuzarra / Lovely Flowers Vector by Marilia / Tropical 11 by Bauhaus / Gucci / Mystical Garden by Flavia Lozano / Gucci

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

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Fashion photographer Nick Knight has a real passion for the English Tea Rose and takes time out of his day to pick the blooms straight from his own garden, recording with a smartphone and uploading straight to Instagram. Patternbank love his whole feed which is full of fashion and art inspiration and would love to have a view into this garden full of beautiful roses. Nick Knight is a pioneer in the digital age with his fashion website Showstudio.

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Inspired by nature and with a love for vintage books, postcards and found bits of paper, collage artist and illustrator Rachael Grant assembles these beautiful montages. There sometimes freakish and awkward groupings are what makes them so interesting and depicts the sometimes fragile environments, where nature collides and becomes vulnerable. Patternbank love the vintage quality to Rachael’s work, made contemporary by adding strong colours and unusual layouts.

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Patternbank caught up with Claire Foster, vintage collector and owner of Sourced Vintage Studio, to hear her thoughts on the catwalk’s influence, on current print and pattern trends.

What key vintage prints or historic eras are you feeling will be influences next season?

I’m really feeling the romanticism of the renaissance period being a big influencer on florals for the more feminine for womenswear that has been gaining pace – especially for dresses and occasion wear. Also I think that historic interior prints, opulent Baroque in particular, look interesting for winter – in heavier fabrics and particularly for outerwear. I also love the gothic black-out florals that have been evolving over the past couple of seasons and think they will be really important for A/W 16/17.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the first of the shows. Here we saw an abundance of glamorous chintzy florals with a tinge of gothic romanticism. There were a riot of clashing prints too, where dressing up to excess seems to be this seasons hot trend. Watch out for Part 2 of London’s best to follow.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 16/17

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Layered Photographic Florals – Chintzy Glamour – Floral and Check Mixes – Tonal Camouflage Florals – Romantic Scrolls – Gothic Velvet Devore – Delicate Laced Layers – Distressed Texture – Mixed Pattern Overlays

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Vogue.com

Mary Katrantzou A/W 16/17

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Fifties Americana – Rodeo Stars and Stripes – Appliquéd Cowboy Detailing – Glittered Scrolls and Swirls – Fairground Decoration – Psychedelic Abstract Shapes – Dressing Up Box – Abstract Butterfly Prints – Bold Outlines

Mary Katrantzou photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank thought we’d share artist Danielle Clough’s fabulous embroidered vintage tennis and badminton rackets which have been doing the rounds on all the very best blogs this month. Vibrant and quirky with thick brightly textured yarns weaving their way across tough strings, Danielle’s flowers look completely at home. Not surprisingly all Danielle’s rackets have sold out after being featured on Colossal, Creative Boom, plus many other great sites so guess what she’s serving up some more and starting an online store.

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Pascal Jaouen is a master of embroidery and first made his name in high-end ready to wear where he invited the public to view his work during the collections. Now working as a tutor Jaouen shares his knowledge with other keen embroiderers wanting to learn traditional and more modern techniques at The Art Embroidery School where he works. If you fancy your hand at one of the courses you can sign up here.

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Patternbank have been feeling the Christmas vibe and have been checking out the latest styles on the high street for christmas this year. We have put together some key looks spotted in the shops and of course online from simple modern geo patterns, bright neon pops of colour, fun imagery, we love the space theme very current with our own astronaut up in space right now and beautiful crafted looks, the choice is yours. Happy Christmas dressing!

Geometric Perspective

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Different Tree Wrap – John Lewis, Eldan Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Geo Reindeer – Cox and Cox, Borba Christmas Tree Decs – Habitat, Boutique Iron Gem Geo Drop – John Lewis, Fir Tree Card – Luna & Curious, DIY Washy Tape Gift Wrap – almostmakesperfect.com, Hanging Paper Fan – Selfridges, Noel Placemats – Habitat


 

Crafted Delights

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Dinara Mirtalipova, Christmas Napkin Set – Coral & Tusk, Kraft Lace Tree Charity Christmas Cards – Habitat, Wooden Reindeer Tags – Meri Meri, Rico Christmas Cross Stitch Stamp – John Lewis, Paper Christmas Tree, Heaven Sends – Selfridges, Reindeer Gift Bag – Meri Meri


 

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Beaded UFO – Conran Shop, Man on the Moon Gift Wrap – John Lewis, Glittery Blue and Silver Bauble – Conran Shop, Robot Snowman – Conran Shop, Starbust LED Window Light – John Lewis, Paper Planet Decoration – Conran Shop

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Monica Rohan’s paintings so beautifully depict her love of nature and highly patterned textiles, she is particularly inspired by artist Edouard Vuillard and his use of pattern. Rohan grew up in South East Queensland where her rural upbringing has inspired and strengthened a love of natural surroundings often remote, that brings with it that same sense of isolation that can be found in her paintings. The subjects (herself) are always hidden, buried in a mass of textiles or overgrown nature wrapped in a playful yet slightly anxious way almost swallowing her up. Powerful and physical at the same time her paintings are certainly thought provoking and with two exhibitions selling out she has certainly captivated a growing audience. You can see more of her work at janmurphygallery.com and sophiegannongallery.com

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Milan is upping it’s game this season and Spring/Summer 2016 runway was filled with an abundance of rich, decorative prints and an inspiring variation on trends from the designers, who were not always following the norm. Take Prada for instance who went out on a limb and gave us a bit of everything going, a mash-up of seventies wallpapers to mid-century modern, it all came together in the usual sophisticated Prada way. Gucci also went for a mixing pot of ideas from oriental to expensive vintage with just the right amount of frills and decoration. Etro with their usual affinity towards textiles brought a romantic folk look to the fore, where beautiful embroidery prints took centre stage in delicate silhouettes. Catch Milan Part 2 later this week and the Paris Shows next week.

Etro S/S16

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Pretty Floral Mixes – Framed Borders – Soft Watercolour – Antique Looking Textiles – Romantic Folk Prints – Fairytale Lace – Frills and Tie Detailing – Placed Layouts – Dark Backgrounds

Etro Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Prada S/S16

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Bold Stripe plays – Geometric Colour Blocks – Exaggerated Embellishment – Mid Century Modern Checks – Magpie Mash-up – Seventies Wallpaper Styles

Prada Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Alberta Ferretti S/S16

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Abstract Butterfly wings – Large Scale Geometric – Placed Border Pattern – Ethnic Rug Designs – Delicate Lace – Heavily Embroidered Leaves – Burnt Rust Colour Palettes

Alberta Ferretti Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Bottega Veneta S/S16

Abstract Stitching – Heavy Threads and Cords – Applique Meshwork – Leopard and Crochet Mixes – Broken Camouflage – Distressed Ethnic

Bottega Veneta Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Gucci S/S16

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Statement Embroideries – Fancy Fabric Mixes – Vintage Styles – Oriental Florals and Scenes – Glittering Disco References – Granny Chic – Pixellated Florals – Seventies Geometrics

Gucii Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emilio Pucci S/S16

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Sparkling Sequin Texture – Elaborate Threads – Embroidered Sea Creatures – Sea Shells and Mystical Sea Gods – Contrasting Birdlife Prints – Deep Sea Underworlds

Emilip Pucci Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Luisa Beccaria S/S16

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Simple Floral Repeats – Pretty Climbing Stems – Romantic Roses – Rosebud Petals – Downton Abbey Style – Floral Clusters – Delicate Applique Petals

Luisa Beccaria Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Blumarine S/S16

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Delicate Candy Stripes – Heavy Placement Embroidery – Shirting Stripes – Silhouette Rose Stems –  Bold Colour Blocks – Deep Borders – Diagonal Geometrics

Blumarine Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Marco de Vincenzo S/S16

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Oriental Pattern Mixes – Ombre Abstract Placements – Feathery Texture – Vasarely Optics – Exotic Chrysanthemums – Ombre Stripes – Kimono Patchworks

Marco de Vincenzo  Photos via Vogue.co.uk

Giamba S/S16

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Stylised Floral Illustrations – Stars and Hearts – Seventies Pictorial  – Conversational Playfulness – Fun Stylised Portraits

Giamba  Photos via vogue.co.uk

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The Patternbank team returned to Bovey Tracey in Devon for The Contemporary Craft Festival 5-7 June 2015. This year the festival picked up 2 Gold Best Event awards in Devon and Silver for South West Tourism Event of the Year. The Contemporary Craft Festival is one of the UK’s largest craft events with over 200 diverse and talented makers of ceramics, textiles, mixed media, jewellery, glass and furniture. Here are some of our favourites from the day.

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Working with ceramics and paper Katrin Moye focuses on surface decoration, with patterns referencing personal memories, literature, family history and folk art. In particular her childhood memories of Germany in 1970’s with references to her German family roots and Scandinavian style influences from her Danish godmother.

Bryony Rose

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Bryony Rose creates whimsical animals sculpted from beautiful vintage fabrics adding details in lace and decorative buttons. We particularly love her playful mice balanced on old cotton reels, so pretty.

Ella Robinson

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Unique, vibrant and decorative would best describe Ella Robinson’s one of pieces of driftwood and washed-up artefacts collected from the south coast of England. Driftwood is made interesting with stitched patterns, cacti imagery and wrapped in brilliant striped threads.

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Last week New York’s Metropolitan Museum launched its latest exhibition ‘China Through The Looking glass’ . Organised by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, the exhibition explores the influence of Chinese arts and aesthetics on western fashion, and its historical references throughout film, art and design. Chinese costume and vintage ceramics sit alongside modern creations from designers such as John Galliano, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli, with excerpts of Chinese cinema playing throughout the exhibition revealing its powerful influence on our understanding of Chinese culture. The exhibition is on until August 16th if you’re fortunate enough to be stateside, if not check out the museum website here.

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Film still from Daughter of the Dragon,1931 – Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 11/12

 

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Patternbank bring you the final highlights from Paris fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015/16.  We will be looking back at all the collections and compiling our findings looking in detail at the key print and pattern trends for the season ahead, this inspirational report which will be available to buy on the site.

Valentino A/W 15/16

Realistic feather Prints – Enchanted Forests – Mythical Creatures – Decorative Lace Ensembles – Quilted Patchworks – Simple Flower Shapes – Clustered Florals – Embroidered Butterflys – Chinese Ornament

Valentino photos via Vogue.co.uk

Andrew Gn A/W 15/16

Decorative and Stylised – Bold Borders – Geometric Tiles – Abstract Ikats – Stylised Floral Silhouettes – Tapestry and Carpet Patterns – Embroidered Silks – Rocco Swirls – Decorative Placement Embroideries – Mono Floral Exotics

Andrew Gn photos via Vogue.co.uk

Kenzo A/W 15/16

Ribbon Stripes – Bold Line Variation – Vertical Stripes – Paint Marks – Textured Dabs – 3-Dimensional Geos – Camo Texture – Zig-Zag Stripes – Stylised Florals – Oriental Chinoiserie

Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

Isabel Marant A/W 15/16

Ethnic Borders – Rug Texture and Pattern – Ikat Mixtures – Breton Stripes – Black and White Simplicity – Micro Floral Texture – Bold Ethnics

Isabel Marant photos via Vogue.co.uk

Chloe A/W 15/16

Patchwork Knitwear Mix-up – Vintage Eclectic – Delicate Botanical Studies – Dark Nature – Bohemian Pattern Mixes

Chloe photos via Vogue.co.uk

Leonard A/W 15/16

Distressed Fabrications – Jacquard Pattern Texture – Delicate Distress Print – Worn Areas – Merging Pattern Marks – Geometric Allovers – Oriental Style Florals – Detailed and Unfinished Areas

Leonard photos via Vogue.co.uk

Vivienne Westwood A/W 15/16

Large Scale Rose Prints – Painterly Applications – Slogan Graphics – Chintz Style tapestries – Small Floral Clusters – Eclectic Fabric Mixing

Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.co.uk

Givenchy A/W 15/16

Peacock Feather Prints – Victoriana Styles – Detailed Border Patterns – Subtle Colour Changes – Rocco and Baroque – Rich Velvets

Givenchy photos via Vogue.co.uk

John Galliano A/W 15/16

Stylised Leaf Prints – Outline Details – Metallic Surfaces – Fish Scale Texture – Characterful Goldfish Placements – Abstract Stiched Work – Geometric Pattern Mixes – Playful Fish Embellishments – Sequin Decoration

John Galliano photos via Vogue.co.uk

Sacai A/W 15/16

Abstract Stripes – Bold Chevron Prints – Mismatched Placements – Constructed Stripe Ideas – Reinvented Traditionals – Check Mixtures – Reworked Knitwear – Fairisle Patterns

Sacai photos via Vogue.co.uk

Christian Dior A/W 15/16

Organic Shapes – Bold Abstracts – Futuristic Camo – Amorphous Imagery – Abstract Animal Prints – Unusual Colour Combos

Christian Dior photos via Vogue.co.uk

Tsumori Chisato A/W 15/16

Comic Book Layouts  – Super Hero Imagery – Abstract Placements – Illustrative Styles – Humour Graphics – Naive Drawing Style – Bold Graphic Prints – Textured Areas

Tsumori Chisato photos via Vogue.co.uk

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The Patternbank team travelled to Paris this February to absorb and experience Première Vision’s spectacular Spring/Summer 2016 show. Along with thousands of fashion professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record Première Vision’s print and pattern trend forecasts for Spring/Summer 2016.

With the information collected from the various trend forums, we have analysed and condensed our findings to select eight print and pattern trends for S/S 16. These eight trends have been split into two different print looks with directional images and catwalk references for your convenience. Together with Première Vision’s colour forecast this concise trend report will be an essential design tool to inspire and direct your print and pattern developments for S/S 16.

  • 8 Première Vision print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • 34 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 120 on trend hand-picked images

  • Première Vision Colour trends for S/S 2016 with Pantone TCX references

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Along with the 8 inspirational Première Vision print trends we’ve picked out a selection of stock print which perfectly compliment each story, these can be purchased separately from the Patternbank Studio.

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