With such an array of print & pattern at the recent Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collections, Patternbank wanted to highlight in more detail some of the strongest and most directional shows. This post brings you a more focused overview of the directional print & pattern looks that are sure to direct new print trends emerging for next season.

Print Trend Synopsis:  Dutch Old Master References / Rich Historic Eclectic Pattern Mixes / Stylised Nature / Butterfly & Moth Motifs / Oriental Pattern References / 70s, 80s & 90s Visual Aesthetics / Tulips, Roses & Rich Historic Bouquets  

Check out our Catwalk AW17 trend report for more print & pattern directional insights.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Ania Dergachev in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Ania joined Patternbank as a designer last year, her designs range from beautifully drawn illustrative animal compositions to hand drawn florals and foliage. Her designs have been featured on clothing from brands such as The Kooples, H&M and Robert Graham.

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Midnight Floral by Vivian Lau

Trend Stories: Exotic Island

Categories: Womenswear, Floral, Tropical, Giftware/Stationery, Swimwear, Nature

Tags: Autumn/winter, Big flowers, Dark colours, Dark floral, Floral, Flowers, Plants, Resort, Vector, Vector pattern, Wild flowers, Womenswear


Each month or so we highlight our favourite designs from the many designs that get uploaded by our talented designers. You can now shop over 30k+ designs online, all painstakingly curated into Categories, Trend Stories and Tags which makes finding the designs you’re looking for super simple and quick. Here are 17 highlights from our Editors’ Picks. Patternbank – the world’s leading online textile design studio for print, pattern and trend forecasting.

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Our aim when we started Patternbank was to re-invent the way buyers purchase textile designs and open up the way designers were able to sell their work online. Today buyers from all over the world are now able to purchase an incredibly diverse range of designs from our large team of talented designers.

To continue our relentless goal to re-invent, we are removing Premium membership so now anyone that creates a free account can access and buy our extensive range of Premium Exclusive Designs. We are also reducing the cost of Premium Exclusive designs. Unlike our Standard and Extended Licensed designs these are instantly removed from the site once purchased.

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Exquisite hand embroidered textiles with threads intact, reminiscent of samplers from historical collections, were the offerings from Sarah Burton and her team for the Alexander McQueen fall 2017 collection at Paris Fashion Week. They found their inspirations in Cornwall, collections of flora and fauna, sun and star symbols and ribbons and threads, a truly beautiful offering.

See the full Alexander McQueen collection on Vogue.com

Watch out for our Fall 2017 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments – live in March. Check out our Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk report here.

Dries Van Noten’s Fall 2017 Collection at Paris Fashion Week was a dazzling retrospective of some of his favourite prints from Chintz to Japanese Kimonos and mezmerizing geometrics, all re-worked into a collection of fabulous dresses. This was Dries 100th show and featured models that walked the catwalk for him back in 1993, a strong and lasting image of powerful women in powerful prints.

See the full Dries collection on Vogue.com

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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