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Our team travelled to Paris again this year to absorb and experience Première Vision’s Spring/Summer 2019 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. Once again the smaller trend forum areas were inspiring spaces with plenty of directional print stories for Spring/Summer  2019. We have analysed 10 of the most important print trends coming through for next season.

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The Patternbank team are once again loving Lisa Krannichfeld’s mixed media artworks that incorporate watercolour and intense pattern plays. We featured Lisa back in 2015 but spotted some of her powerful new work recently.
Lisa was born and raised in Little Rock, AR in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Her expressive portraits refute the traditional portrayal of women being passive subjects to gaze upon, evident in their disinterested, and at times defiant expressions. Breaking traditions further, Lisa often uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolour materials in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials. See more of her stunning work on her website lisakrannichfeld.com or check out her work at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles March 15-18.

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Patternbank brings you our biggest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team have gathered information from the designers collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for Spring/Summer 2017 together with an insight into colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2017
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  • Over 500 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan Spring/Summer 2016 shows
  • The top 40 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for Spring/Summer 2017
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Patternbank are loving the expressive use of watercolour found in these fashion illustrations by Fahren Feingold. Feingold studied illustration at New Yorks Parsons School of Design and has worked as a fashion designer for Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, DKNY, Splendid and L’Agence. Her work is available to buy on the award winning online fashion website showstudio.com, founded and directed by Nick Knight. Check out more of her illustrations on Feingold’s instagram and tumblr.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Burcu Korkmazürek in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Burcu Korkmazürek decided as a child that her passion lay in textile design. Her work is influenced by her love of open space and particularly her visits to botanical gardens which is a evident in her use of botanical studies throughout her collection.  Check out more of her diverse work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Burcu’s designs are available to purchase as stock and also for exclusive use she has a collection of Premium designs. To have access to her exclusive Premium collection please sign up to be a Premium member.

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Burcu 68 available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of textile print designer Sofia Perina-Miller in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Sofia was born in St.Petersburg and studied fine art at the University of Technology and Design in Saint Petersburg where she gained her degree in Fine Art and Textiles.

Currently based in Scotland Sofia has developed a unique style of painting winning her numerous awards from institutions such as The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art and The Federation of British Artists. Not only is Sofia an expert with watercolour but her collection also includes digitally created patterns.

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Sofia 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.

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Last Roses available exclusively on our Online Textile Design Studio

 

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Illustrator Simón Prades has an eye for detail and a fantastic imagination allowing him to explore ideas of nature, memory and dreams. His favourite mediums are ink, pencil and watercolour, where in detail he draws using limited colour bringing his often surreal depictions to life. Prades lives and works in Germany, some of his clients include The Guardian, The New York Times, Nike and Ubisoft. See more of his beautiful drawings on Behance.

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Elise Morris explores nature through her watercolours capturing fleeting moments in the unexpected beauty she sees. Beginning with a simple line drawing Elise adds layers of translucent watercolour leaving space and adding dappled light and shadows. The resulting paintings and drawings explore concepts of nature, at the edge of abstraction. Elise lives and works in Northern California and is also the founder of The Studio Work, a blog in which she documents studio visits and interviews with Bay Area Artists.

 

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Oregon based illustrator and designer Katie Daisy understands The Language of Flowers and appreciates nature, it’s in her soul as are many of her other favourite pastimes which she lists as professional daydreamer, lover of all things rural, songbirds, stargazing, love poems, hiking, mornings and wandering the country. Daisy works in watercolour and acrylic selling high quality prints through her etsy shop and licensing a wide range of products where she captures the spirit of her surroundings in word and picture. See her world at katiedaisy.com

 

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These effortlessly beautiful watercolour florals are the work of Polish artist Marta Spendowska. Her loose and expressive hand barely hints at detail but she achieves a skilful simplicity with her application of paint. Her website verymarta.com is a feast for the eyes with her collection of original art, illustration and print design and take a peek in her online shop for some great gifts and prints.

 

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Romanian illustrator Aitch takes inspiration from her travels to create these charming pattern rich artworks. The artist studied graphic design and then went on to gain a B.A. degree in illustration and currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal after spending time living and working in various countries around the world. Patternbank love the naive, folkloric style in Aitch’s watercolours and the use of black backgrounds which illuminates her delicate brushwork. Take a peek at more from Aitch here.

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Patternbank love Berlin-based designer Frau Grau’s painted textures of leaf and stone-like shapes which the team discovered on her tumblr page. Grau creates simple sketched drawings on natural and organic themes and then arranges them into pleasing compositions. Grau’s work lends itself to stationery and surface design with the simplicity and eye-catching colours that she uses. Check out more on fraufrau.tumblr.com

 

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Jen Garrido developed her alter persona Jenny Pennywood in early 2008. The fine artist decided in order to keep her fine art separate from her graphic design business she would require another name. Working in her San Francisco studio Garrido focuses on the rhythms of nature for inspiration and her brush marks and paint splatters evolve to become pattern repeats after being scanned in and digitally compiled. See more from both creative personas here & here

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Patternbank bring you the final highlights from the Pre Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collections. These collections give an insight into the up and coming Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collections and a taster of whats to come.

Stella McCartney – Pre A/W 2014/15

Oversize Polka Dots – Strong Graphic Prints – Bold Abstract Florals – Black and White Plays – Figurative Abstracts – Linear Drawings

Stella McCartney photos via Style.com

 

Marni – Pre A/W 2014/15

Graphic Leaf Prints – Outlined Edges – Highlighted Areas – Stylised Abstract Florals – Painterly Marks – Offset Imagery – Super-scale

Marni photos via Style.com

 

Valentino – Pre A/W 2014/15

Intaglio and Relief Techniques – Large Scale Placements – Scattered Imagery – Winged Creatures – Butterfly Studies – Bold Geometrics

Valentino photos via Style.com

 

Kenzo – Pre A/W 2014/15

Modern Graphic Lines – Checks and Grids – Jumbo Plaids – Surreal Photography – Plaid Mix-ups – Chequered Pattern – New Dimensions

Kenzo photos via Style.com

 

Christian Dior – Pre A/W 2014/15

Artistic Photographic Placements – Modern Floral Illustrations – Shaded and Sketched – Hidden Imagery – Soft Plaids – Iridescent Colour

Christian Dior photos via Style.com

 

See by Chloé –  Pre A/W 2014/15

Stencilled and Cut-out Looks – Floral Pattern Patchwork – Flat Colour Simplicity – Print Error Plays – Shadowed Imagery – Stripe Over-prints

See by Chloé photos via Style.com

 

Tsumori Chisato – Pre A/W 2014/15

Drawn Sketchy Looks – Painterly Illustrative Style – Humorous Storytelling – Exuberant Mark-making – Over-scaled Paint Brush Marks

Tsumori Chisato photos via Style.com

 

MSGM – Pre A/W 2014/15

Expressive Illustrations – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Drag and Dripping Effects – Conversationals

MSGM photos via Style.com

 

Matthew Williamson – Pre A/W 2014/15

Botanical Tropics – Flora and Fauna Illustrations – Intense Colour Use – Trailing and Climbing Botanicals – Kaleidoscope Repeats

Matthew Williamson photos via Style.com

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 3 which will follow shortly.

Celine S/S 2014

Bold Painted Brushstrokes – Newsprint Type – Graphic Emblems – Brassaï Graffiti References – Doodle Styles – Primary Colour Palette – Giant Strokes and Squiggles – 80’s Vibe

Celine photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Givenchy S/S 2014

Japan and African Cultures Collide – Warrior Style – Heavy Embellishments – Asymmetric Draping – Samurai Silhouettes – Earthy Hues – Encrusted Rainbow Sequins – Tribal Mood

Givenchy photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tsumori Chisato S/S 2014

Creative Hand-painted Check Prints – Sketchy Painted Style – Ombre and Tie Dye Mixing – Quirky Illustrations – Painted Brushwork – Bleed and Watercolour Markings

Tsumori Chitsato photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Kenzo S/S 2014

Slogan T-Shirt Graphics – Fish Motifs – Crosshatched and Scribbled – Watery Prints – Fine Coloured Pencil Lines – Illustrative Drawing Style – Resist Areas

Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vivienne Westwood S/S 2014

Painted Tropical Florals – Over-size Scale – Silhouette Floral Sprays – Cute T-shirt Graphics – Fashion Mash-ups – Floral and Fabric Mix – Pieced Together Patchwork

Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Christian Dior S/S 2014

Hyper Real Florals – Slogan Graphic Badges – Wisteria Trailing Blooms – Techno Colour Blossoms – Horizontal Multicoloured Stripes – Metallic Jacquards – Floral Sprigs

Christian Dior photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Chalayan S/S 2014

Blurred and Out of Focus St Tropez Scenes – Multicoloured 3D Fabrications – Artful Paint Strokes – Beach Towel Stripes – Blurred Tropical Prints – Pastel Hues

Chalayan photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Giambattista Valli S/S 2014

Pansy Scattered Blooms – Pale Softness – Wheat Prints as Paisleys – Deep Border Layouts – Pen Drawn Vertical Lines – 3D Floral Applications – Painterly Palette Marks

Giambattista Valli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Sonia Rykiel S/S 2014

Experimental Florals – Unusual Plant Forms – Vibrant Rich Colour – Hand Drawn Qualities – Art Nouveau Style – Botanical Looking Florals – Heavily Embellished Areas

Sonia Rykiel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Milan S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Paris Show which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Antonio Marras S/S 2014

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Botanical Engravings – Illustrative Landscapes – Border Prints – Distorted Portraits – Supersize Cut-out Florals – Loose and Sketchy Drawings – Painterly Brush Marks – Delicate Colour Palettes – Collaged and Layered Looks

Antonio Marras photos via Style.com

 

Emporio Armani S/S 2014

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Monet Inspired Water Lillies – Enchanted Gardens – Soft and Faded Watercolours – Tropical Forest Prints – Blurred Palm Leafs – Iridescent and Metallic – Pastel and Soft Hues

Emporio Armani photos via Style.com

 

Just Cavalli S/S 2014

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Colourful and Colliding Collage Mix Ups – Exuberant Tropicals – Bold Leopard Prints – Brash Tartan Mixing – Distressed Areas – Neon Colour Bursts – Photographic Floral Cut-outs – Enhanced Colour

Just Cavalli photos via Style.com

 

Prada S/S 2014

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Illustrative Style – Art Mural Portraits – Crafted Abstract Shapes – Bold Colour Combinations – Stencil Cut-outs – Collage Simplicity – Spectacular Colour Blocking – Pop Art Street Style

Prada photos via Style.com

 

Versace S/S 2014

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Blurring and Distortion – Large Scale Abstract Blooms – Over Scaled Imagery – Opulent Border Schemes – Photographic Floral Collage – Abstracted Photo Prints – Shiny and Textured Surfaces

Versace photos via Style.com

 

Etro S/S 2014

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Sketchy Illustrations – Ethnic Block Prints – Morocan Influences – Over-scaled Paisley Prints – Pattern Patchwork – Border and Scarf Print Layouts – Accent Colour – Pastel Hues

Etro photos via Style.com

 

Alberta Ferretti S/S 2014

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Scarf and Border print Layouts – Opulent Border Schemes – Graduation in Pattern – Multicoloured Florals – Folkloric Inspired – Ribbons and Braids – Bold Stripes – Vibrant Colour Use

Alberta Ferretti photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent London S/S 2014 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming reports on Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2014

Bejewelled Photographical Prints – Super Enlargements – 3-D Trickery – Shadowed Imagery – Trompe L’oeil Playfulness

Mary Katrantzou photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Jonathan Saunders S/S 2014

Graduated Ombre – Muted Dip-Dyes – Soft Focus Florals – Simplified Linear Drawings – Mixing Elements – Surprising Colour Combos

Jonathan Saunders photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

 Peter Pilotto S/S 2014

Structured Geometry – Architectural Lines – Infinity Drawings – Ombre Stripes – Orchid Lace Patterns – Abstract Overlays

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

Belle Sauvage S/S 2014

Exotic and Exuberant Florals – Bejewelled Photomontages – Statement Prints – Animal Idols – Vivid Brashness – Leopard and Zebra Prints – Peacock Feathers and Parrot Plumage

Belle Sauvage photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tata Naka S/S 2014

Ballet Russes Inspired – Picasso Style Paintings – Jigsaw Puzzle Colour Blocking – Graphic and Type Abstracts – Primary Colour and Pastel Use

Tata Naka photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Maria Grachvogel S/S 2014

Smeared and Smudged – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Paint Splatterings – Monochromatic and Sepia Tones

Maria Grachvogel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Matthew Williamson S/S 2014

Dragonflies and Butterfly Wings – Wild English Gardens – Bold Graffiti Prints – Hand-drawn Character – Border Graduations – Scribbles and Sketching Style

Matthew Williamson photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Giles S/S 2014

Goth Inspired Prints – Faded Film Stills – Signature Lip Motifs – Sepia Tones and Coloured Hues – Scattered Layouts

Giles photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 2014

Floral Clusters – Fine Art Painterly Prints – Romantic Distressed Blooms – Worn-out Textured Looks – Oil Paint Palettes

Vivienne Westwood Red Label photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank love Kareem Iliya’s fashion illustrations created in watercolours, inks, pastels and various textured papers. The simplicity in the silhouetted figure combined with soft lines and vibrant colour depict the beauty and grace of his subjects so well. Iliya originally from Beirut now works from New York where he continues to add to a growing portfolio of work and an impressive client list.

 

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Patternbank are loving Keiko Nishiyama’s picturesque garden inspired collection from her MA graduate show. Keiko Nishiyama studied BA Fashion and performance in Tokyo. after working for an assistant designer, completed an MA in fashion design at London College of Fashion. The idea of printing ‘hybrid imported plants’ in which new flowers were mixed to create an atmosphere of mystery. All the draft prints are hand-drawn creating the illusion of distance to rearrange and reposition the flowers.

“Anthology of Art”
This collection born out of English picturesque garden. The garden would compare anthology of art. In 18th century,Despite the British devotion to naturalism, features such as ruins and follies hybrid flowers became gradually more and more ornamental. The idea that the inclusion of artificial elements in fact contributes to the concept of a ‘naturalistic garden’

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Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Amy Sia is a Fashion/ Textile Designer now living and working in London. Amy’s work is a vibrant and lively collection of prints which have found their way onto scarves, home furnishings and i-phone cases. Her work has recently caught the attention of the Patternbank team and here we ask Amy 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?

I studied fashion design in Melbourne Australia at RMIT University and from there worked in the fashion industry in Melbourne for a few years. I always loved working on print designs and seeing the print collections from studios. When I moved to London about two and a half years ago I decided to pursue a career in textile print design as there are so many opportunities for this field here. I started by interning at a London print studio and then moved onto freelancing for textile print studios. During a quiet period of freelancing I started doing some work for Society6 a website which allows designers to sell their artwork on products such as mobile phone cases. I also started using pinterest. A writer for refinery29 saw my pinterest and also my work there and I was featured in a story as a top “pinterest power player”. This led to a lot of exposure for my work including being featured on the Martha Stewart blog and ongoing collaborations with Anthropologie and Casemate and that is basically what got the ball rolling!

Where do you get inspiration for your work? What is inspiring you right now?

I love looking at the beauty of God’s creation, nature is amazing there are so many gorgeous colours and shapes it is endless! Fashion is another huge source of inspiration. I love to look at what is on the catwalk, in store and also street fashion through blogs. I do also love to look at prints and patterns from the past and from other cultures.

At the moment I’m loving everything marbled!

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