Friday, July 29, 2011

Printsource August Show

Get ready for another Printsource show! Come view the latest print collections and listen to trend talks by industry leaders all starting this Monday. For more information, visit here.

Top Ten Print Trends for AW12/13

Need a little inspiration as you wrap up your Fall collection? Pattern People picks their top ten print trends for AW12/13.

1. TAPESTRY - Woven-looking dense designs in scenics, florals and ornamentals.
2. PAINTERLY STRIPES - An update to the hard-edge stripe of late, this hand drawn interpretation brings a softer look to the continuing trend.
3. CROSS STITCH - Crafty-looking cross stitch inspired by Eastern and Northern Europe.
4. BIG BLOOMS - Larger than life florals make an impact in bold form.
5. THE SILK ROAD - Asian ceramics and other artisan crafts influence this direction which mixes traditions from China to Turkey.6. PRE WAR PRINTS - Tossed florals and conversational prints take on a decidedly late 30s/early 40s feel.
7. GO FOR BAROQUE - Ornamentation abounds in curls and swirls.
8. INDONESIAN INSPIRATION - Indonesian textile techniques such as batik, wood block and hand painting influence this direction.
9. COLOR BLOCK - Bold and bright, there is no stopping the visual impact of this trend.
10. OPPOSITES ATTRACT - Opposing shapes and contrasting colors are paired to create optical vibrations.
And if you're ready for Spring 13 trends, check out our recently released print guide featuring inspirational directions and beautiful layouts.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Catalina Estrada for Target

This may be a bit off season, but we somehow missed Catalina Estrada's awesome collaboration with Target for Easter 11. We love her intricate, fantastical artwork and though it's definitely watered down in the Target version, Catalina's work seems like a surprisingly good fit for an Easter campaign. See more here.

Friday, July 22, 2011


via flickr

Yes it's stay cool with some popsicle and candy inspiration. We love the melting colors.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inspiration: Native American Luxury Details

Balmain (x2), Maxime Simeons (x2)
Balmain's Resort collection and Maxime Simeons's couture line demonstrate how the Native American trend isn't over when you can use techniques like embroidery, studding, fringe and beading to take it all to the next level.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Interiors | Pattern People for Hygge & West

Pattern People just released a series of wallpapers for Hygge & West. The line was inspired by natural beauty like the soft leafy floor of a forest, the creatures of the deep sea, and blooming vines. Hygge & West was created by Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos, because of their mutual appreciation for the small joys in life. The word hygge in Dutch conveys this sense of cozy lovely comfort best. Aside from their latest collaboration with Pattern People, the two have worked with Julia Rothman, Emily Marie Cox and Oh Joy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Couture 11: Christian Dior

With the absence of John Galiano, this collection is quite a departure from Dior past, but despite negative review from critics, we enjoyed the bold prints and voluminous surface treatments here. The collection did lack some of the Parisian sophistication of Galiano's hand, but what was added was a fresh youthfulness and inventive spirit.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kaleidoscopic Wonders

Eugene Andolsek via American Primitive Gallery

Hand drawn with simply a ruler, compass, and ink, Eugene Andolsek created these kaleidoscopic patterns every evening after work. It wasn't until he was elderly that the drawings were discovered by a health worker. Now you can enjoy his collection of work at the American Primitive Gallery in New York.