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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures

  • Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour

  • Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.

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The Patternbank team are excited to launch the latest AW17/18 Print Trend Report focused towards Kidswear & Stationery . Once again our childrenswear trends team & giftwear experts have been scrutinising and researching the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend tool. This 57 page report is filled with inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, and aims to assist and inspire with all your new season’s developments.

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  • 4 macro trends, 12 print stories and 24 print & graphic direction pages

  • Over 55 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 180 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS17. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 70 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 4 macro trends, 16 print stories and 32 print & graphic direction pages

  • Over 70 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 200 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Our inspiration is split into four overarching macro trends: Escape / Honest / Modern / Treasured. These four mood setting themes are then split into four smaller and more directional trends, all containing a mood board, print & graphic direction pages with credited images for your convenience. The print directions break down each of the moods to focus on inspirational print and graphic direction. This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with sixteen trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS17.

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Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent London A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2014/15

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Painterly Blooms – Flowing Pattern – Brushstroke Florals – Contrasting Geometric Pattern – Oversized Prints – High Contrast Pattern – Mixed Scale – One Colour Prints – Hand Painted Motif

Burberry Prorsum photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Temperley London A/W 2014/15

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Mosaic Patterns – Rococo motifs – Art Déco Inspired Prints – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Art Nouveau Florals – Mirrored Decorations & Mosaic Fragments – Border Print Statements – Historic Decoration

Temperley London photos via Vogue.co.uk –

 

Erdem A/W 2014/15

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Opulent Floral Motifs – Doily-like Embroidered  – Eighteenth-Century Botanical Prints – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Laser Cut-Outs – Intricate Botanicals

Erdem photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2014/15

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Sophisticated Symmetry – Hyper Tribal Inspired –  Totems Opulence – Applique and Embroidered  – Embroidery-Encrusted Design – Intricate Tribal Inspired Prints – Rich High Contrast Pattern

Mary Katrantzou photos via Style.com

 

Peter Pilotto A/W 2014/15

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Bold Geometric Structure – Graphic Embroidery Looks – Earth and Landscape Print Elements – Geometric & Floral Mash ups – Bold Overlaid Pattern Statements – Abstract Forms – Colour Blocking Effects

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Paul Smith A/W 2014/15

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Wallpaper Inspired Prints – Damask Jacquards – Persian Carpets – Colour Blocked Prints – Pinstripe Mixes – Foulards & Paisley Elements – Polka Dot Use

Paul Smith photos via Style.com

 

Huishan Zhang A/W 2014/15

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Beautiful Oversized Blooms – Polka Dot Expression – Oriental Inspired Florals –  Stork Motifs – Subtle Color Combinations – Embellished Floral Pattern – Dark Floral Silhouette Effects – Lace Layered Pattern

Huishan Zhang photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Topshop Unique A/W 2014/15

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Snake Skin Plays – Tattoo-Style Thread Embroidery- Inked Floral Pattern – Either Engineered Placement or Allover Repeat – Large-Scale Floral Bouquets – Bugs, Birds and Nature Drawings

Topshop Unique photos via Style.com

 

Patternbank are big fans of Antonio Marras who always delivers when it comes to print, pattern and a love of fabrics, embroidery and embellishment. This Pre Fall 2013 collection didn’t fail to delight with beautifully executed floral prints mixed with geometric and paisley patterns. Exquisite jacquard coats and knitwear featured textured pattern and small tie motifs. It’s not surprising then that Marras was previously artistic director at Kenzo where mixing inspirations, costume, textiles and contemporary art goes hand in hand. To see more of Antonio Marras’ creations go to antoniomarras.it. Photos via fashionising.com

 

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Accomplished, Massachusetts based artist and horticulturalist Michelle Morin, paints her subjects with a naive simplicity which gives her work a wonderful patterned quality. With many years spent designing gardens, Michelle has developed an in-depth knowledge of her subject matter and is able to convey the complexities of the flora and fauna with her application of watercolour and gouache. See more of Michelle’s beautiful work on her website.

 

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The Patternbank team visited London’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park last weekend. The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple, yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and lots of good quality contemporary art. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst walking the show. Check the website for dates and info on other global cities that the fair is visiting.

Maira Rivans (Liberty Gallery)

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Patternbank brings you Part 2 of its final round up of all the outstanding prints we’ve seen at the recent Spring Summer 2013 catwalk shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Here we have compiled the key print trends for the coming season. You can view Part 1 here.

World Traveller

Oriental Origins / Hand-painted Florals / Vivid Colour / Indian Jewelled Prints / Magpie Mixes / Stylish Tie-Dye / Folk Inspired / Pictorial Prints

Etro, Manish Arora, Anna Sui, Tory Burch, Tsumori Chisato, Dolce & Gabbana All photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Snakeskin Mix

One Colour Mono-Print Snakeskin / Over scaled Snakeskin / Blurring Effects / Shiny Surfaces / Space Dyed Snakeskin / Pattern Mixes / Ornate Imagery Mix

Zadig & Voltaire, Erdem, Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Preen, Roberto Cavalli All photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Single Blooms

Painted Studies / Single Stem Flower heads / Limited Colour Use / Spaced Repeats / Graphic Sketches / Tonal Colours / Large petal Shapes

Raleigh, Anna Sui, Tsumori Chisato, Naeem Khan, Suno, Dries Van Noten All photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Graphic Illustrated

Baroque Embellished Print / Animal and Jewellery Motifs / Intricate Drawn Patterns / Fresh White Backgrounds / Metallic Iridescent Pastels / Novelty Prints

Manish Arora, Mara Hoffman, Mary Katrantzou, Suno, Jean Charles de Castelbajac All photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Circus Fun

Grid-like Checks / Checkerboard Mixes / Harlequin Use / Retro Pop-art References / Horizontal Painterly Stripes / Bold Stripes / Picasso Inspired

Louis Vuitton, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Aquilano Rimondi All photos via Vogue.co.uk

[Update] Report now available Première Vision + Indigo – Autumn/Winter 2013/14 – Print Trend Report

 

In this report we give you an early peek of four of our A/W 2013/14 print trends seen at the recent Premier Vision and Indigo trade shows. Patternbank’s trends team were on hand to research the key print and pattern trends seen at the show. We are currently working on a new and more extensive print trend report which will break down the 12 key stories with colour forecast direction, print inspiration and indispensable reference material.

Midnight Garden

Over-sized Flower Heads / Inky Colours / Florals With Mark Making / Single Blooms / Watercolour Backgrounds / Bleeding / Over-exposure / Flooded Ink / Intense Colour On Dark Backgrounds / Dusky Colour Schemes / Glowing Hues / Overlapping Areas

Alix MalkaAmanda Richardson, Preen via FashionisingMagriet Smulders

 

Optical Day

Bauhaus Expression / 1920’s 1960’s 1970’s Mixed / Omega Workshop References / Bloomsbury Style / Wallpaper Looks / Optical Mixes / Tie-style Foulards / Paisley Motifs / Grid-like Patterns / Chevron and Striped

Anni Albers, Friedlinde de Colbertado Dinzl, Marni, Vintage Wallpaper,

 

Historical Adornment

Rococo Styles / Hidden Silhouettes / Baroque Imagery / Unfinished Work and Sketching / Bleach Effects / Victoriana / Devore Velvets / Scroll Work / Paisley Bleed / Decorative Work / Ornate Gold and Coppers

Vintage CarpetsDaniela OvtcharovMariano FortunyValentino Haute Couture  A’12 via Fashionising

 

Urban Metropolis

Urban Landscape / Photographic Cities Overlaid / Urban Imagery / Pixel Blur / Collage Mix / Graffiti One Colour / Black & White / Industrial Landscape / Mapping / Contour Lines / Mixed Drawn Imagery / Grainy Prints

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Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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Patternbank brings you the second instalment of our highlights from New York Fashion Week. Here we have selected designers showing the key print trends for Spring / Summer 2013. We will also be covering London Fashion Week, Milan and Paris in the next few weeks. See part 1 here.

Proenza Schouler SS2013

Abstracted and Distressed / Photographic Landscapes / Graphic Impact / Patchwork Pieces

Proenza Schouler photos via Vogue.com

 

Diane Von Furstenberg SS2013

Stylised Florals / Silhouettes / Large Scale Skins / Strong Graphics / Drawn Marks

Diane Von Furstenberg photos via vogue.com

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs SS2013

Mix Matched Prints / Maasai-Inspired Checks / Gingham Mixes / Urban Graphics

Marc by Marc Jacobs photos via Vogue.com

 

Sophie Theallet SS2013

Printed Motifs / Kaleidoscopic Effects / Brush Strokes / Dragonflies / Burn Orange / Iridescent Colour

Sophie Theallet photos via Vogue.com

 

Tory Burch SS2013

Country Chic / Prairie Florals / Embroidered Folk / Tribal and Travel Mixes / Tie Dye Effects

Tory Burch photos via Vogue.com

 

Marc Jacobs SS2013

Horizontal and Vertical Stripes / Circus Stripes / Psychedelic Curves / Checkerboard Squares / Stripes and Check Mix

Marc Jacobs photos via Vogue.com

 

J.mendel SS2013

Rich Florals / Inky Watercolours / Floral Overlays  / Jewel Colours

J.Mendel photos via Vogue.com

 

Zero Maria Cornejo SS2013

Mono-print and Woodblock Prints / Primitive Futuristic / Monochromatic Palette

Zero Maria Cornejo photos via Vogue.com