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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

Zimmermann

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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 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 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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The Patternbank team recently attended Graduate Fashion Week in London’s East End. GFW 2018 is the world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion. We’ve highlighted some of the strongest print & pattern focused collections from the four-day event.

Emily Forshaw – Liverpool John Moores University

Instagram – @emilyforshawdesign


Connor McCann – Bath Spa University

Instagram – @thejupiterdrive


Zang Wei – University of Northampton

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The Patternbank team were at the preview day of the Victoria & Albert’s new exhibition Fashioned from Nature last week. A great new exhibition that looks at how nature has influenced fashion design, textiles, manufacturing and pattern, throughout the last 400 years. Set over 2 floors, the first floor looks back in history and explores the evolution of how nature has impacted fashion. The upper floor is more of a present-day look at how new designers have used nature in the design process. It also showcases the environmental aspects of how designers now are looking at sustainability within fashion. We also picked up the book that accompanies the exhibition which is also worth a purchase here.

William Kilburn(1745-1818)

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Patternbank love the intricate work of artist and collector Kate Kato, we got in touch to discover more about her work process and what inspires her to create these beautiful paper and fabric sculptures. Kate lives in the Welsh boarders just outside the small town of Ross on Wye, where her natural environment inspires her daily.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you work?

Using recycled paper, fabric and wire I try to capture the delicate detail and beauty of nature. Influenced by plants, insects and found objects, I create intricate, life-sized sculptures and arrange them into collections and dioramas. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and for me my work is very nostalgic, taking me back to my childhood and the curiosity that fuelled my creativity. My work aims to encourage curiosity and promote an awareness of the environment. I want to bring the small, hidden and overlooked details into the public eye and encourage people to consider their importance.

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For anyone inspired by the vibrant work of Frida Kahlo, prepare  yourself for a rare treat. The V&A have announced a special exhibition to showcase the eclectic wardrobe of one of the most influential female painters of the 20th century. This is the first exhibition outside of Mexico to display Kahlo’s clothing and personal possessions, including prosthetics, medicines, accessories, jewellery, photographs and letters. The exhibition runs from 16th June 2018-4th November 2018. Booking in advance is recommended and we’ll be first in the queue to explore her collection of fascinating belongings! Tickets are now on sale at the Victoria and Albert Museum here.

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Patternbank recently discovered the work of Martyn Thompson, a photographer who began his career in Fashion, designing clothes. We asked him a few questions to discover more about his work process and what inspires him as a designer.

A brief introduction

I am a photographer and designer and run my design practice, Martyn Thompson Studio, in Soho NYC. My career began hand painting fabrics and designing clothes. Many of my friends also designed and I started to photograph eveyones work which led to me becoming a fashion photographer. Beginning in Sydney, I moved to Paris and later London, where my work broadened into a lifestyle context, working with interiors, travel and food. I love to experiment and over the last decade I founded Martyn Thompson Studio, a design practice where we use my photos as the base to create textiles and wallpaper, homewares and limited edition art.


Tell us about your work & process – any upcoming exhibitions?

Through playing with different ways of reproducing my photographs I discovered the digitalized jacquard loom and the possibitliy to making a photo into a tapestry. This led to creating large scale patterns and weaving them into yardage – now used in both a home and fashion context. When making new patterns we always begin with a photo, or a series of photos – experimenting with these images, printing them in different ways, flipping, reversing and reorienting them, joining different bits together – until eventually a collection emerges. We’ve done a number of installations of this work in the last few years – at the London Design Festival and at the Future Perfect in NYC … and later this year we are exhibiting in Australia.

What creatively inspires you?

In my photos I work mainly with daylight … Light is great source of inspriation to me. It informs the color and creates shape and patterns that are always changing. I am attracted to natural forms … curvaceous shapes… especially flowers. Thank you Martyn we look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. To see more of Martyn’s collection go to Martyn Thompson Studio and Instagram @martynthompsonstudio. Mural in last image by Dove Drury Hornbuckle

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The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Pre-Fall 2018 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that perfectly complement each story. The Pre-Fall 2018 collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Autumn/Winter 2018 Catwalk shows. Here’s are our top picks of the strongest print stories, look out for Part 2 to follow, with more curated pattern collections.

BOTANICAL BURST

SACHIN AND BABI / Yns-105-Neon Night by Ynsalkn design studio / GUCCI / Just Flowers by Sofia Perina-Miller / CYNTHIA ROWLEY / LELA ROSE / Drawn Flowers Botanical by Marlou Severijns / NICOLE MILLER

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


GEOMETRIC PATTERN

Peach Sunset by Sunpattern / ISSEY MIYAKE / GUCCI / FENDI / ALTUZARRA / PIAZZA SEMPIONE / M MISSONI / Folkloric Pattern by Anastasia Buchinskaya

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


PAISLEY PARK

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI / Persian Ornament by Nataliia Timkova / DIANE VON FURSTENBERG / Indian Paisley-2 by Vikram Chelumalla / Carousel by Rositsa Karagiozova / ETRO / Decorative Pattern by Tatyana Anisimova / LEONARD PARIS

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


ANIMAL LOVE

EMILIA WICKSTEAD / Snake Skin by KSDesigns / STELLA McCARTNEY / PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI / Africa Wild Animal Skin Collage by Ahmet Senel / ADAM LIPPES / J MENDEL / LEONARD PARIS

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


TEXTILE KILIM

vk29 by Victoria Krupp / ETRO / SEA / TADASHI SHOJI / TADASHI SHOJI / Modern Patchwork by Sarah Radcliff / SACAI / Vk116 by Victoria Krupp

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of  Luiza Cazal Print Studio in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. The studio is based in Sydney, Australia and joined Patternbank last year. We asked about what inspires their designs and a little but about how the patterns are produced, “we are inspired by how digital and traditional techniques and methods together create beautiful designs. We are proficient in both the digital space ( photoshop and illustrator ) As well as traditional painting and drawing, which is something are proud to offer. We like to let the trends Inspire our design but we never design to a trend, which we think keeps our work fresh. To stay on top of trends we like to go window shopping weekly just to see what is current”.

Check out more of Luiza Cazal Print Studio’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of our favourite print designers seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show in London.

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. Part 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.

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Patternbank bring you part 2 of the strongest print and pattern trends seen at the recent Resort 2018 collections. A creative mix of patterns ranging  from vibrant circus inspired stripes and geometrics, to an eclectic collection of conversational prints, with floral patterns in a simple minimal colour palette, contrasting opulent trellis prints. Hot on the heels of resort, SS18 Menswear is already in full swing, so keep your eyes open for our coverage of the Menswear catwalk collections.

Blossom Tree

Monique Lhuillier / Seamless Flowers Pattern by Eduardo Doreni / Carolina Herrera / Soft Lillies & Plumeria Feminine Floral by Elena MalikSeamless Tropical Pattern by Eduardo Doreni / Cinq a Sept / Cherry Blossoms in Navy by Zoe Allen

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


Colourful Circus

Missoni / Geometric Ornate by Kostin Sergey / House of Holland / Lines Mix Colours by Camila Coelho / Mara Hoffman / Geometric Effect by Camila Coelho / Carolina Herrera / Stripe by Owl Prints

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com


Two Colour

Preen Line / Blue Flowers by Motifsbis / Derek Lam / Meadow sprigs by Nia Martin / Fire Leaf by Sofia Alves / Diane von Furstenberg / Stargazer by Jemma Figgins / Edun

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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