March 6, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERNBANK - SS 2016 PREMIERE VISION TRENDS

Patternbank is an exceptionally great resource with over 20 years in the print, graphics and fashion industryTheir global research brings you essential inspiration ideas for graphics, prints and patternsmaking Patternbank a valuable resource and intelligence tool for any business, designer or buyer.  To stay informed of their reports, sign up for the Patternbank Weekly Digest here.  



Below is a preview of their latest SS 2016 Premiere Vision Trends. You can view their entire report here.  You can also view and order many of their other reports here. 

    PREMIERE VISION SS 2016 TRENDS    
After last month’s biggest European textile trade fair Premiere Vision, we thought it would be useful to report back on some of the key print trends buyers were keen to view. Patternbank’s first outing to Premiere Vision Designs was a great chance for the team to talk to buyers about their upcoming collections and seasonal developments. Watch out for our full PV print trend report that will be live later this month.



INDIGO DENIM PRINTS – PAISLEY PATTERN – JAPANESE MOTIFS – BANDANA STYLE – MONOCHROMATIC BLUES – INDIGO PAINTED – BORDERS – SEPARATED PAISLEY ELEMENTS






CLEAN CUT OUT MOTIFS – 1950’S PRINT LOOKS – GRAPHIC FLORAL OVERLAYS – BOLD COLOUR PALETTE – LAYERED STYLISED FLOWERS – FLAT COLOUR WITH OVER PRINTED DETAIL




AUTHENTIC TILE PATTERNS – IRREGULAR LAYOUTS – GEOMETRIC AND FLORAL MIXES – DELFTWARE – HAND DRAWN STYLE – BROKEN MOSAICS – PRETTY FLOWERS – DISTRESSED AND WORN PATTERN





FADED PAISLEY PRINTS / PATTERN MIXING / WORN ORIENTAL CARPETS / PANEL AND BORDER LAYOUTS / ETHNIC MOTIFS / MANDALA PATTERNS / 70’S BOHEMIAN  / FADED BEAUTY





March 5, 2015

[ TREND + PRINT REPORT ] AARYN WEST STUDIO

Today's post [ TREND + PRINT REPORT ], is from FV print and fashion contributor AARYN WEST of Aaryn West Studio based in Los Angeles, California. Go here, to check out their website. 

Below are their some of her Fall 2015 Runway Trend inspirations: Cracked Ice and Apres-Ski with their  print backgrounds.

   CRACKED ICE   



Textured prints take a turn for the lighter side in this nature-driven trend. Some examples resemble cracked ice, some look more like striations found in marble, others even take on the swirling formations found in radar images of weather systems. What they all have in common are their intricate, organic details and simple, limited color palette.
The example we used in our background was made with watercolor paints, but manipulating photographs of tree bark or experimenting with paints designed for a crackle effect would be great places to start when you’re ready to make your own Cracked Ice print.
Jonathan Simkhai, J. Mendel, Tory Burch all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn Wes
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   APRES-SKI  


Baby, it’s cold outside. And several fashion designers must be predicting next Fall will be no different, because the colorful ski-style Fair Isle sweater is making a come back. Chevron stripes combined with clean, geometric elements in bright, youthful color combinations make this a great trend to start with when designing your A/W 2016 print collection.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Stella Jean, Sibling all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

March 4, 2015

TRENDS // TRENDSTOP - SS 2016 PRINT AND FLORAL PATTERNS

A great resource for fashion and creative professionals is Trendstop.com an online fashion and trend forecasting agency based in London. They have an extensive data for forecasts and trends in all areas of clothing, accessories and beauty for Mens and Womens.


Here is a key Women's Print and Floral Patterns for the SS 2016 season. Go to our Trendstop shop here to order your copy and view their other SS 2016 trend reports.


    S/S 2016 PRINT AND FLORAL PATTERNS - DITSY TO BOLD    


The Trendstop experts have compiled the most inspirational best-selling prints for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Discover how leading designers are utilizing new prints in our S/S 2016 Print & Embellishment Forecast. Here, an excerpt, are two must-have floral print styles for Spring/Summer 2016: Bold & Beautiful Florals and Ditsy Prairie Florals. 

    BOLD & BEAUTIFUL FLORALS    

A playful attitude emerges for spring, as florals are amplified with a big, bold intensity to catch the eye with vibrant colors and oversized proportions. This trend adds a striking statement to womenswear styles. 


On the catwalks, House of Holland showcases a modern take on a retro floral print with stark black outlines, while clean white bases lend a fresh touch to Victoria Beckham’s abstracted pink blooms. Blown-up placements can also be used, as seen with combinations of painterly petals and sheer knit at Missoni or vivid color pop bases on a Marni bag. 


Images courtesy Trendstop.com
House of Holland, Missoni, Marni, Victoria Beckham, all Spring/Summer 2015.

    DITY PRAIRIE FLORALS    

Ditsy florals inspire notions of the springtime prairie, on show in delicate repeat patterns. Classic flower motifs take on a modern freshness when applied to clean white bases. 


Miu Miu applies the delicate print to a chic ivory-based summer suiting ensemble, as feminine prairie dresses incorporate classic repeats at Christian Dior. Meanwhile, contemporary interpretations appear at Prada in the form of sports blocked socks for contrast, with MM6 Maison Martin Margiela adding texture to a soft pastel pattern with the use of lightweight quilting. 


Image courtesy Trendstop
Miu Miu, Christian Dior, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Prada, all Spring/Summer 2015.

March 3, 2015

DESIGN COMPETITION // INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT - FASHION/ACCESSORIES/JEWELRY/ARTWORK


International Talent Support is a platform for creative minds, now in its fourteenth edition. It was created to offer visibility, support and a voice to young talents from every corner of the earth, and continues to do so. It gives young designers the chance to set their creativity free through financial opportunities, work placements and the chance to have their work shown to a jury made up of real experts.
ITS provides real opportunities and represents a bridge between young designers and the fashion industry. All of the work placements, internships and special projects granted to the finalists after the event prove it.  Furthermore, we collaborate regularly for work placements with several brands like Diesel, Antonio Marras, MaxMara, Armani and Viktor & Rolf, to mention but a few. Major industry players also offer their support.

TIMELINE



  • Deadline to Enroll - March 23, 2015 
  • Pre-selection of Finalists - End of April 2015
  • Finals in Trieste, Italy -  July 11, 2015
ITS consists of 4 competition fields and offers many prizes you can view here:

    ITS FASHION     
The core from which everything began back in 2002, today a world-renown contest revealing the next generation of fashion designers. Organised in partnership with OTB and sponsored by Eyes On Talents, it will assign the ITS FASHION Award in partnership with OTB, €10,000 & showcase of a new project at the next edition ITS 2016. And the OTB Award, €5,000 + internship in of the group’s brands. The Eyes On Talents Award could be assigned to a fashion finalist. Here is all of the information to enroll.

    ITS ACCESSORIES    
Thanks to our Accessories Main Partner YKK and sponsored by Eyes On Talents, since 2006 we have been able to explore the many out-of-the-ordinary creations that can be produced with an innovative use of fastenings. Contestants will be challenged with a specific brief from YKK. The contest will reveal the ITS ACCESSORIES Award in partnership with YKK, €10,000 & showcase of a new project at the next edition ITS 2016. The YKK Fastening Award will assign €5,000 + several opportunities for the winner at the YKK Showroom in London. The Eyes On Talents Award could be awarded to an accessories finalist. Click Here to read all about it and enroll.

    JEWELRY    
With the support of our Main Partner Swarovski we have been able to bring under the limelight some of the most incredible young talents in contemporary jewelry, pushing to the limit the use of unconventional materials and often re-defining the definition of what jewelry is and how it can complement the body. The winner of the ITS JEWELRY Award in partnership with Swarovski will receive €10,000 & showcase of a new project at the next edition ITS 2016. Once again Swarovski has prepared a specific brief for the contestants to work on along with their main collection and are looking forward to discovering the next winner of the SWAROVSKI Award who will receive €5,000. Swarovski will provide a support of €1,000 to all the ITS JEWELRY Finalists in the production of their items. You must click here if you are a young jewelry talent who deserves support. Read everything carefully and enroll!

    ARTWORK    
Last year we were blown away by the artwork projects of the selected finalists. With our Main Partner Swatch we are back to discover the most artistic-oriented young talents among the ITS FASHION, ITS ACCESSORIES and ITS JEWELRY contestants. The Artwork Finalists will be challenged with the production of a unique work of art based on a brief prepared by Swatch. Swatch will provide a support of €1,000 to all the ITS ARTWORK Finalists in the production of their artwork. The pieces will be displayed during the Finals on 11 July and judged by a dedicated Jury which decide the winners. The ITS ARTWORK Award in partnership with Swatch will assign €10,000 & showcase of a new project at the next edition ITS 2016. The winner of the SWATCH Award will receive €5,000 and will be offered a professional collaboration at Swatch. You just need to enrol in ITS FASHIONITS ACCESSORIES or ITS JEWELRY for your chance to be selected!

March 2, 2015

TRENDS // MM TRENDS + LENZING COLORS - AW 2016-17

MM offers custom-adapted trend consultancy on colour and style for fashion and interior. To visit their trend right and informative site, go to mmtrends.com . 

collaboration between designers, scientists and many more, sharing ideas to establish a footprint and ongoing research to support the environmental reasons: material consumption, quantity of waste, transportation etc..  

Below is a preview of their Fashion Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Colour Forecast, go here to view the full report.  To view their Interior Color Forecast for 2016, go here







February 27, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERN PEOPLE - SS 2016 COLOR/PRINT INSPIRATIONS . MUTED JUNGLE + GARDEN BATIK

Pattern People is a surface design studio founded by designers Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery. Their studio provides a collection of thousands of ready-made print designs available for immediate use on apparel, paper products, beauty packaging, accessories, interiors and more.  They are also available for commissioned design and can develop to your project's specifications. Visit their site here, to browse their inspiration blog and shop tutorials, trend guides and designer tools. 

Their Print + Color Overview for Spring 2016  is now available which features 9 key print trends for Spring 2016 and includes tips and techniques for pattern designs and with over 150 inspirational images. Go here to order it now. 

Below are reposts from their blog - inspirational COLOR/PRINT mood boards by Julie Rose.

    MUTED JUNGLE    

Muted accents on a field of mixed greens. -Dani Moura | Roksanda


    BATIK GARDEN    
Awash in the light of batik glow - enzo | Alan Jaras | Maelle Andre

February 26, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERNBANK - NYFW . AW 2015/16 WOMENS' CATWALK PRINT HIGHLIGHTS PART 2

Patternbank is an exceptionally great resource with over 20 years in the print, graphics and fashion industryTheir global research brings you essential inspiration ideas for graphics, prints and patternsmaking Patternbank a valuable resource and intelligence tool for any business, designer or buyer.  To stay informed of their reports, sign up for the Patternbank Weekly Digest here.  



Below is a preview of their Fall/Winter Winter 2015-16 - Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Highlights Part 2 from the New York Fashion Week.  You can view their entire report here.  You can also view and order many of their other reports here. 

In the final installment of Fall/Winter 15/16 New York Fashion Week we’ve featured some of the key designers on the runway. Here the Patternbank team have edited through all the New York shows to bring you a quick overview of the strongest print focused collections. Watch out for our print highlight posts for the London, Milan and Paris shows, coming soon on Patternbank.

    VIVIENNE TAM      

East meets West Styling – Ornate Baroque Prints – Late 17th Chinese Art References – Decorative Birds and Bonsai Tree Scenic Patterns – Inspiration of Victorian and traditional Asian prints
Vivienne Tam photos via Style.co.uk

    GARY GRAHAM    

Reworked Tapestry Looks – Stylised Tribal Detail – Intricate Border Prints – East Meets West Styling – Crafted Ethnic Marks & Pattern Motifs
Gary Graham photos via Style.co.uk


      CAROLINA HERRERA    

Digital Cloud Prints – Embroidered Swan Graphic – Linear Waves – Water Drop Print – Water Ripple Print – Houndstooth & Chevron Pattern
Carolina Herrera photos via Style.co.uk

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