“I aim to create something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality” say Isabel Marant. The collection is available from November 14th 2013 in H&M 250 stores worldwide. Isabel Marant photos via Vogue.co.uk and Isabelmarant.com
Patternbank brings you our third and final 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.
Bibhu Mohapatra S/S 2014
Abstracted Form – Painterly Marks – Mapped Structure Overlays – Warped Photographic Florals – Pattern Patchwork – Optical and Sculptured Construction – Fluid Movement
Bibhu Mohapatra photos via Style.com
Marc Jacobs S/S 2014
Optical Black & White Florals – Dramatic Graphic Woodblock – Natural Elements – Large Scale Single Foliage – Graphic Form – Contrasting Colour usage
Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com
Clover Canyon S/S 2014
Translucent Prints – Overlaid Pattern Forms – Pastel Tribal – Print Mesh Effects – Gradient Plays – Modern Bauhaus – Soft Mirrored Pattern
Clover Canyon photos via Style.com
Anna Sui S/S 2014
Eclectic Pattern Mix – Folk References – Boho Style – Romanian Print References – Floral Thread work – Romantic Visions
Anna Sui photos via Style.com
Milly by Michelle Smith S/S 2014
Abstract Brush Work – Painterly Illustrative Style – Photo Collage Bordered – Bold Painted Stripes – Japanese & Hawaiian Influences – Illustrated Parrots and Tropical Birds
Milly by Michelle Smith photos via Style.com
Parsons The New School for Design S/S 2014
Digital Mosaic Prints – Mesh & Halftone Effects – Translucent Overlaid Prints – Multiple Prints – Abstract Check and Plaid formations – Over-scaled Pattern – Bold Statements – Dark on Dark
Parsons The New School for Design photos via Style.com
In this report Patternbank brings you our print and pattern highlights from the recent London S/S 2014 Fashion shows (London Fashion Week). Here we have selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for the S/S 2014 Season. Check back soon for Milan & Paris print highlight reports, which we are currently working on! These highlight reports will be followed by a Print Trend round up report, that will focus in on the key print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2014.
Alexander McQueen S/S 2014
Alexander McQueen photos via Fashionising.com
KTZ S/S 2014
KTZ photos via Fashionising.com
Craig Green S/S 2014
Craig Green photos via Fashionising.com
Ashley Miller, Lizzie Thomson and Katelyn Brehony are the creative force behind the Brooklyn, NY based fashion label How Very Dare. Founded in October 2011 after a good stint in the fashion industry where they gained invaluable experience and knowledge, they ventured out into the digital print world to create their own garments at an accessible price tag. Patternbank catch up with them here after their recent launch of their new collection Trash to Treasure and find out a little bit about what makes their photo-real label so individual, fun and exciting. Trash to Treasure and previous collections are available to buy from their shop on etsy.
How did you get into the Fashion business, did one thing start your career?
The three of us met while working at Betsey Johnson. Betsey has an energy and a vibrancy unlike any other and she has definitely shaped our careers. We loved working together and after some time we decided to branch out and start up our own label - How Very Dare.
Where do you get inspiration for your work? What is inspiring you right now?
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Amy Sia is a Fashion/ Textile Designer now living and working in London. Amy’s work is a vibrant and lively collection of prints which have found their way onto scarves, home furnishings and i-phone cases. Her work has recently caught the attention of the Patternbank team and here we ask Amy a few questions about how she got started and about her success to date, with an insight into what inspires her beautiful work.
How did you get into designing textiles, did one thing start your career?
I studied fashion design in Melbourne Australia at RMIT University and from there worked in the fashion industry in Melbourne for a few years. I always loved working on print designs and seeing the print collections from studios. When I moved to London about two and a half years ago I decided to pursue a career in textile print design as there are so many opportunities for this field here. I started by interning at a London print studio and then moved onto freelancing for textile print studios. During a quiet period of freelancing I started doing some work for Society6 a website which allows designers to sell their artwork on products such as mobile phone cases. I also started using pinterest. A writer for refinery29 saw my pinterest and also my work there and I was featured in a story as a top “pinterest power player”. This led to a lot of exposure for my work including being featured on the Martha Stewart blog and ongoing collaborations with Anthropologie and Casemate and that is basically what got the ball rolling!
Where do you get inspiration for your work? What is inspiring you right now?
I love looking at the beauty of God’s creation, nature is amazing there are so many gorgeous colours and shapes it is endless! Fashion is another huge source of inspiration. I love to look at what is on the catwalk, in store and also street fashion through blogs. I do also love to look at prints and patterns from the past and from other cultures.
At the moment I’m loving everything marbled!
Patternbank would love to share these wonderful designs from freelance textile designer Amelia Graham. Since graduating from Chelsea College of Art she has successfully worked with clients including Anthropologie, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, DKNY, DVF, H&M, Paul & Joe and Topshop. During that time she has lived in Paris and now lives and works in London. Her design work shows a great love and interest in architecture, science and nature. Take a look at more of her beautiful prints at ameliagraham.com and society6.com where her designs can be bought on various products and on pinterest where her inspirations are collected.
In this new extensive PDF report, Patternbank brings you the essential Autumn/Winter 2013/14 print trend information seen at September’s Première Vision and Indigo shows in Paris. Our trend team were on hand to capture all the seasonal key points from the show. This new report brings you the key print trend insights from the show, making this report a indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments.
12 key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14
54 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 200 on trend hand-picked colour images
Première Vision & Indigo print trend insights
Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend
Première Vision Colour trends for A/W 2013/14 with TCX Pantone references
Colour breakdowns for each 12 print trends
Clean and visually inspiring layout
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Optical Day / Urban Metropolis / Midnight Garden / Italian Renaissance / Multiplied Nature / Disguised Vision / Indonesian Craft / Historical Adornment / Humanist Traveller / Lookalike Laces / Colourful Vibrations / Japanese Micro Pattern
Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.
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