Mercedes Lagunas is a hugely talented, emerging Spanish artist. Her passion for painting started early and she studied Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, then later going on to take a Masters in Graphic Design. Her work is reminiscent of 1960′s poster art and Patternbank loves her bold use of colour, strong stylised imagery and pattern giving her work energy and personality. See more from Mercedes here.
Patternbank love Kareem Iliya’s fashion illustrations created in watercolours, inks, pastels and various textured papers. The simplicity in the silhouetted figure combined with soft lines and vibrant colour depict the beauty and grace of his subjects so well. Iliya originally from Beirut now works from New York where he continues to add to a growing portfolio of work and an impressive client list.
Patternbank brings you the highlights from London S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.
Jasper Conran S/S 2014
Primitive Drawing Style – Linocut and Block Printed – Linear Pattern Plays – Bold Lines – Monochromatic Colour – Contrast Pattern Mix-ups
Jasper Conran photos via Vogue.co.uk
Holly Fulton S/S 2014
Soft and Floaty Imagery – Ditzy Floral Groupings – Scattered Layouts – Organised and repetitive Pattern – Faded Indigo Blues – All-over Print Layouts
Holly Fulton photos via Vogue.co.uk
Zoe Jordan S/S 2014
Graffiti Style Drawing – Bold Colour-use and Pastel Mixes – Urban Tagging – Basquiat Doodle Prints – Dip-Dye Techniques
Zoe Jordan photos via Vogue.co.uk
Eudon Choi S/S 2014
Kimono Style Florals – Optical Simplicity – Exotic Asian Mixes – Dragged Effects – Bias-Cut and Asymmetric – Paradise Prints
Eudon Choi photos via Vogue.co.uk
Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2014
Subtle Photographic Effects – Paint Splattered Abstracts – Morphing Florals – Tonal and Monochromatic – Cut-up and Spliced Pattern – Graduation and Fading
Jean Pierre Braganza photos via Vogue.co.uk
Jena. Theo S/S 2014
Over Exposure – Photographic Florals touch-ups – Reverse Negatives – Limited Colour Use – Large Scale Flower Heads
Jena. Theo photos via Vogue.co.uk
Heohwan Simulation S/S 2014
Bold Striping - Optical Stripe Effects – Masking Techniques – Geometric Pattern – Engraved Palm Prints – Simplified Colour Use
Heohwan Simulation photos via Vogue.co.uk
Ostwald Helgason S/S 2014
Humorous Prints – Vibrant Stylised Florals – Simplicity in Line – Bold Striped Colour Blocking – Solid Colour Use
Ostwald Helgason photos via Vogue.co.uk
Justin Windle trained in illustration and animation, since then he has used his skills as a generative artist to create a range of interactive experiments on his website Soulwire. Patternbank love his glitchy style, check out his Triangulations and other experiments where you can create generated patterns.
Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York S/S 2014 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.
Custo Barcelona S/S 2014
Bright Candy and Neon Mixes – Tribal Pattern Injection – Colourful Kaleidoscope References – Geometric Mirroring – Checkerboard and Floral mixes – Quirky Pattern plays
Custo Barcelona photos via Style.com
Libertine S/S 2014
Iridescent Foil Prints – Kaleidoscope Pattern build ups – Simplistic Bold Floral Placements – Blurred Brushstrokes – Clashing Brights
Libertine photos via Style.com
Vivienne Tam S/S 2014
Linear Florals – Monochromatic crosshatch – Black and White Stylized Skyscapes – Checks and Stripes – Large Scale Single Blooms – Optical Geometric Prints
Vivienne Tam photos via Style.com
Zero + Maria Cornejo S/S 2014
Fractured Mirror Print – Bold Geometric – Pixelated Glitch – Block Prints - Manipulated Computer Imagery, Kaleidoscopic Aspects – Filtered imager and Pattern Forms
Zero + Maria Cornejo photos via Style.com
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2014
Blurring and Distortion – Tonal and Monochromatic – Fused Photographic Landscapes – Enlarged Urban Photographic - Translucent Tones – Industrial Beauty
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela photos via Style.com
Marc By Marc Jacobs S/S 2014
Minimal Colour use – Linear Pattern plays – Simplified Pattern – Bold Graphic Shapes – Contour lines – Optical Pattern forms -
Marc By Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com
Sass & Bide S/S 2014
Minimal Black & White – Bold Graphic Shapes – Optical Pattern Plays – Monochromatic - Floral Embroidery – Dense and Structured Pattern
Sass & Bide photos via Style.com
Vera Wang S/S 2014
Ethereal Beauty – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolor Markings – Over-scaled Paint Brush Marks -Watery and Aquatic Movement – Painted Brushwork
Vera Wang photos via Style.com
These photographs by Richard Mosse are beautiful, yet deeply disturbing at the same time; they cover the terrible conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mosse used a wooden large-format camera and Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared colour film that has now been discontinued but was originally designed for military surveillance and is extra sensitive to shades of green. The results look like they could be a staged fashion shoot or a psychedelic album cover. Check out Richard’s website for more.
Patternbank loves the digital artistry of Ukrainian artist Nadiia Cherkasova , also known as Your Porcelain Doll. Her love of drawing started when she was 4 or 5 she then went on to high school where she was taught by a great Ukrainian artist before going on to university. Originally trained as an architect, Nadiia’s passion for art has developed and her use of traditional mediums has moved on to her current favorite, the Wacom tablet. See more from Your Porcelain Doll here.
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