The kimono is the ultimate symbol of Japan, revered within the country as the embodiment of national culture and regarded internationally as an exotic fascination. The iconic garment is often viewed as traditional, unchanging and timeless, but this exhibition counters that conception. The Kimono is seen as highly dynamic and and the exhibition reveals its sartorial influence on pop stars from David Bowie to Björk and examining the ways in which fashion designers such as Issey Miyake, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen have reworked its legacy. The exhibition runs until 21 June 2020 at The V&A, see more.More →
Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the most important print & pattern collections, from Fall 2018 RTW Paris Fashion Week. Look out for our A/W18/19 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report coming soon, an overview of all the recent shows containing the strongest print and pattern trends.
Dries Van Noten
Images via Vogue
Stylised Florals – Detailed Biro Drawings – Art Brut Inspired – Psychedelic Swirly Pattern – Limited Colour – Frenzied Drawing Style – Pen Texture
The Patternbank team bring you part 2 of our key Print & Pattern Trends from the Pre Fall 2018 Catwalk shows, alongside our curated collections of trend driven print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio.
VICTORIA BY VICTORIA BECKHAM / Simple Form Florals – Abstract – Line – Leaves by Sonja Sporrer Hornfeck / GIVENCHY / CHRISTIAN SIRIANO / RODEBJER / GIAMBATTISTA VALLI / Leafage – Foliage Vector Repeat Pattern by Barbie McGuire / ROCHAS
Pure Zen – Yoshi Landscape View by Fran Elliott / VILSHENKO /Chinese Landscape Painting by Tim Lee / ANTONIO MARRAS / ERDEM / Dark Pastel Landscape Mountains Cloud Sky by Oana Soare / KAREN WALKER / GIAMBA
JOSEPH / Check 1 by Amora Print Studio / FENDI / MSGM / TOMAS MAIER / PIAZZA SEMPIONE / Purple Check by KS Designs / SACAI
PAIS29 Olivia Paisley by Alice Lam / EMILIO PUCCI / Yns-111 by Ynsalkn design studio / DUNDAS / GUCCI / PD Little Flower by Charlotte Prinsen / TIBI / MISSONI
Hello Spring by Rositsa Karagiozova / ZAC POSEN / CO / ERDEM / ALTUZARRA / Oblivion by Kamil Kmie / CYNTHIA ROWLEY / Vk249 by Victoria Krupp
Patternbank brings you a concise overview of the most important print and pattern collections, from Spring 2018 RTW Paris shows.
Dries Van Noten
Images via Vogue
Graphic Scarf Prints – Abstract Florals – Large Scale Paisley – Loose Checks – Oriental Florals – Brocade – Outline and Simplified Florals
Diane von Furstenberg’s SS18 RTW NY collection was a strong palette of rich colours, striking colour blocking and lush hand painted oriental Lilies and graphic flora.
Diane von Furstenberg photos via Vogue.com
Patternbank loved Warm’s SS18 RTW NY collection, a mixture of prints and patterns from far flung travels to India, Japan, Africa, the Aegean and Provenance.
Warm photos via Vogue.com
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