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Patternbank bring you part 2 of the strongest print and pattern trends seen at the recent Pre-Fall 2019 collections alongside some of our designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. These collections showed a mix of flowing and furnishing florals, vibrant graphic prints and wild cat conversationals.

La Double J / Seamless Cycle Abstract Geometry by Chenpei / Akris / Alice and Olivia / Roksanda / Kimora Lee Simmons / Floral by Ynsalkn design studio / Prabal Gurung

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Dsquared2 / Patchwork checks by Amora Print Studio / Preen / Dsquared2 / Alice and Olivia / Plaid Garden by DimmDim / Iceberg

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Preen / Botanical Bouquet by Omerta / Michael Kors / Fendi / Erdem / Yigal Azrouel / Mix Flowers Panot by J.Cochran Studio / Givenchy

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Oscar de la Renta / Paisley Peony Roses by Riverside Bonfire Studio / Brock Collection / Batsheva / Gucci / Erdem / Flowers and Birds by Katerina Gri / Chloe

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Warm Collection / Malaysia Batik by Laura Hickman / Chloe / Coach / Altuzarra / See by Chloe / Indian Flourishes by Roly Poly Print Studio / Etro

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Schiaparelli / Dragon by Cutequokka2 / Balmain / Balmain / Valentino / Koche / Kabukie’s Kingdom by Simonetta De Simone / Roberto Cavalli

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Johanna Oritz / 0049 by Exquisite Prints / Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Prabal Gurung / Johanna Oritz / Hand Drawn Wild Jungle by Christine Lara / Just Cavalli

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Patternbank bring you the strongest print and pattern trends seen at the recent Pre-Fall 2019 collections alongside some of our designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio. The collections were a mix of experimental florals and clashing prints with a heavy dose of animal print mixing. Watch out for part 2 of our print trend analysis later this week.

Co / A Kite by Milena AtanasovaFluid New Flowers by Yalcin Kesen / Givenchy / Complexity by Arvanitaki Florintina / Norma Kamali / Textured Floral by Line Dubois / Adam Lippes 

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Roberto Cavalli / Animal Skins by Elona Laff / Roberto Cavalli / Masai Giraffe with Zebra Skin by Tashlima Khayer / Snake Tie Dye by Liam Christine / Solace London / Zebra-Leopard by Yalcin Kesen / MSGM

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Tanya Taylor / Arty Tropic on Navy by Gizem Ozden / Gucci / Abstract Flowers by LoremipsumstudioLillies of the Valley by Katya Ulitina / Just Cavalli / Quc10113r by Quink for Prints / Carolina Herrera

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Cat Woman Scribble by Josephine Walz / Phillip Lim / Burberry / Horse Painting by KSDesignsBlack and White Alstroemeria by Giedre RingelevicieneCLJL0086B Hand Drawn Tonal Iris Flowers by Christina Lara / Tanya Taylor / Silvia Tcherassi

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Salvatore Ferragamo / Chains Oz-106 by Ozge Basaran DuranBelts Ropes and Chains by Sonja Sporrer-Hornfeck / Koche / Fendi / Fendi / Tile06 Quatrefoil Chain by Alice Lam / Gucci

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Gucci / Car 0003 by cnr designBurned Colors Fall Floral by Guava Print Studio / Marchessa Notte / Vector Seamless Pattern With Peonies and Birds by Tatyana Anisimova / Valentino / Erdem London / Marchessa Notte

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Batsheva / Ribbon Dance by Joanna SeiterRainbow Ribbon by Ralitsa Raleva / Gucci / Gucci / Emilio Pucci / La Double J / Sweet Stripe by Yuliya Shore

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Patternbank recently discovered the beautiful work of Anisa Makhoul and thought we’d share some of her gorgeous illustrations. Anisa is the daughter of a Lebanese beekeeper, after graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in Printmaking, she launched her own clothing label, Makool. Designing and screen printing clothing for her shop in Portland Oregon for 10 years, she received many accolades from publications such as Lucky Magazine, Nylon and Design Sponge.

Since then Anisa’s career has changed direction and she has moved to Amsterdam and started painting with gouache, influenced by her surroundings and travel in Europe. We asked her a few questions about what inspires her now and what upcoming projects she’s working on. 

Tell us about your work & Process – any exhibitions?

I’m currently working on three books, one of them is my first author illustrated book.  Those are ongoing projects and I still fit in editorial work whenever possible

What creatively inspires you?

Travel, traveling is an endless source of inspiration, whether locally or internationally, or just dreaming through the computer.  I’m always energized after exploring another culture.

You can see more of Anisa’s beautiful illustrations and what she’s working on here on her Instagram

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Patternbank brings you our in-depth catwalk report highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2019 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan Catwalk and Runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS19 together with an insight into the key colours for the season. This is the essential Print Catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2019

  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images

  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS19 shows

  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted

  • 6 colour trends for SS19

  • Fantastic value – £80/$110/€95

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The Patternbank team travelled to Paris this September to absorb and experience the Première Vision’s Autumn/Winter 19/20 show. Along with thousands of industry professionals, designers and students flocking to Parc d’ Expositions, the team joined the throng to gather and record the print and pattern trend forecasts for Autumn/Winter 19/20.

We’ve selected 6 of the key print trends and curated a selection of designs to compliment each seasonal trend story, which are available to buy from the Patternbank Studio. Scroll down to view all the trends.

Dense Fills / Bold Pigments / Stylised Petals / Flats And Volumes / Graphic Flowers / Bold Outlines / Solid Colour / Flat Tints / Art Nouveau Touches / Tulip Elegance / Highly Stylised / Full Blooms / Sophisticated Colour Choices


Veronica Beard SS19 – Vogue


Burgundy and Teal Tulips by Giedre Ringeleviciene

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Patternbank brings you our first concise overview of the most important print & pattern collections, from Spring 2019 RTW New York Fashion Week. Look out for our SS19 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report which will be live in October, an overview of all the recent shows containing the strongest print and pattern trends.

Oscar de la Renta

Ulla Johnson

Tory Burch


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Patternbank have been researching some of the unknown artists that are part of Outsider Art or Art Brut group and discovered these delightful drawings and embroideries by Anna Zemánková.

Born in 1908 in Olomouc, Moravia, Czech Republic, Zemánková as a child always loved to draw but was not encouraged by her parents and became a dental technician. It was a succession of painful events in her life, the death of her eldest son, several bouts of depression and diabetes, resulting in the amputation of both her legs, that at the age of 52, she was encouraged by her two remaining sons to draw.

She first worked in pastels on large sheets of paper; over the following years, she gradually developed an innovative technique blending pencil, ink, pastels, perforation, collage, cut-outs, embossing and even embroidery. If you are interested in her drawing this book is available to buy on Amazon.

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Patternbank recently discovered the eye-catching and vibrant embellishments of Leeds based textile artist Jessica Grady. We wanted to find out more so we asked her about herself and what influences her designs and techniques.

I am a contemporary embroidery artist who works from my home studio just outside of Leeds, West Yorkshire. My colourful and highly tactile work has been exhibited in various galleries and publications across the UK and Europe and I am also a member of the Crafts Council’s Makers directory. Recently I have been awarded the 2018 Embroiderers Guild Scholar award.

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Patternbank recently discovered the work of Amsterdam based artist Preta Wolzak. We asked her to share some information about herself and her latest projects. Wolzak studied Monumental Design at the Gerrit Rietveldacademie from 1986-1991. Since then she has worked on commission in applied arts: she has made illustrations for book covers, designed and made furniture, designed exhibitions, designed interiors for private people and companies. Since 2008 she has been making jewellery under the name Fortblink, and in 2013 she opened her creative store Old Fort On Dun on Oudeschans in Amsterdam. These images are from a selection of her recent collections Ma Petit Inuite, Everybody Needs A Hero and Arctic Charade, all of which share a common theme of the sometimes negative impact humans inflict on our planet causing pollution and the devastating effects of climate change. To see more and to read about her embroidery processes and the inspiration behind her work, visit Preta’s website here.

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Patternbank are loving the upcoming print collaboration of H&M with the iconic British wallpaper and textile house GP & J Baker. The new womenswear collection features cherished archival prints of GP & J Baker. Included are prints like Magnolia, which William Turner painted for G P & J Baker in 1913. The classic Oriental Bird, Blossom and Hydrangea Bird, which are mixed with strong geometric patterns such as Fretwork, an homage to the decorative inlay work of the Art Deco designer Jean Durand. Online & in store from 2 August – H&M.

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Patternbank love the work of Australian sculptor Shona Wilson so we contacted her to find out more about her craft. A contemporary Australian sculptor, Shona engages with natural found material to create both abstract and representational, 2-D assemblages and 3-D sculptures. For over 25yrs, Shona has exhibited commercially. More recently she has also been involved with exhibiting science/art collaborations and Ephemeral Art making and facilitating workshops (from preschools to adults). Shona is the creator of the One A Day Ephemeral Art Project, which has inspired people worldwide.

“How can we care for what we do not know? My ongoing engagement with Nature’s fragments and invisible realms brings me closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as ‘keys’, unlocking doors to memory, science, history, imagination and Spirit.The intersects between nature, science, spirit, and art are potent environments to research and play within creatively. Art making can become Ceremony.  My work is an invitation to marvel and wonder at the details within nature which I have presented predominantly through sculptural assemblages. The mirroring of the micro/macro world and its phenomenology captivates me.

See more of Shona’s ephemeral projects here.

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Patternbank wanted to share our love for these stunning paintings by Markus Åkesson, with their dramatic scale and attention to detail in surface, pattern and texture; all things we love here at Patternbank, the almost photographic qualities seem to shift between reality and something imagined in a dream.

Markus Åkesson is a neofigurative painter on the international stage. His work has been shown in galleries and institutions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Vilnius and Stockholm. Living and working in Pukeberg in Nybro, Sweden, his home and studio are nestled in the woods where he is free to explore motives which relate man to nature and nature to the world unseen.

He is currently represented by Galerie Da-End in Paris and VIDA Museum outside of Borgholm on Öland, where his exhibition Insominia was on show.

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Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the strongest print and pattern trends, seen at the recent Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 shows. We’ve selected a handful of Patternbank designs to compliment each print trend. All available to purchase now on the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio.

Chalayan / Craig Green / Geo-mania by Sara French / Dsquared2 / Craig Green/ Abstract Geometry by Anti Greog / Les Hommes / Fragmented Chevron by Helen Cauvy Foster

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Dolce & Gabbana / Summer Holiday Ice Cream Conversational by Jennifer Edwards / Ermenegildo Zegna / Smile by Aline Pellegrini / Marcello Burlon County of Milan / Pink Pebbles by Marina Ellen Simillide / Roberto Cavalli/ Photo Passion by Ani Chanchanian

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the strongest print designers seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show.  New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Week 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry. New Designers Week 2 is showing until this Sunday if you are in London.

Louise Towers – @louisetowers_design_

Leeds Art University

Emily james – @emilyrjamesdesigns

UWTSD: Swansea College of Art

Hannah McCloskey – @hannahclairedesign

Leeds Art University

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Patternbank are excited to share with you the work of embroidery artist Rana Balca Ülker. Living in Istanbul, Turkey, Rana graduated from the Fine Arts faculty of Fashion and Textiles at Yeditepe University.
Rana’s interest in fashion and embroidered textiles has continued throughout her work, combining her paintings into embroidered portraits that look deep into the expressions and feelings we portray to others. Rana likes to combine floral and foliage within powerful portraits, sometimes protecting the subject from view.

Other pieces are dissected features of eyes and some elements within the subjects are left blank, leaving the viewer wondering the feelings and emotions of the model. Follow her on Instagram for updates of her work and coming exhibitions of her work here.

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