Monday, December 2, 2013

Interwoven Globe

Currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City: Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 is the first major exhibition to explore the international transmittal of design from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century through the medium of textiles. It highlights an important design story that has never before been told from a truly global perspective. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trend Guide | Spring 2015

Designs are heating up for Spring 2015 and what better way to prepare for the season than with the newly released Print & Color Trend Overview Guide from Pattern People. Providing key print and color directions for Spring 2015 with Pantone reference numbers, this guide offers a curated view of trends in easy to use magazine style layouts. Whether you are an independent designer, a small studio, or part of a large company, this guide will help you get started on all of your Spring 15 creative pursuits. Pick up a copy here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Interior Inspiration | Grey & Pink

interior photography by Line Klein | Céline AW13
For a sophisticated look, pair pink with grey in this combination that's sweeping both interiors and fashion.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Trend | Textured Patterns




Prints go three dimensional with jewels, rope and fabric adding an extra layer of depth to surfaces. View more here.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Trend | Midnight Romance

SS14 - Alice + Olivia | Zimmerman | Sally LaPointe | Tocca 

Romance abounds on the runway for Spring/Summer 2014. Soft, flowing fabrics with blooms in varying sizes and applications take center stage. We mentioned the dark floral trend for winter but from the looks of it, this direction is here to stay! Check out more trends here.

SS14 - Calla | BCBG Max Azria | Jen Kao

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trend | Dark Florals


clockwise - Christopher Kane | Topshop | Alexander McQueen | Topshop
Get ready for winter with a dose of moody florals in dark shades.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Trend | Infrared Shades

Christopher Kane | BMM Magazine | JASU | background: Dion Lee
Feel the vibration of electric shades as colors stretch the spectrum.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Printsource is here!

Printsource opens today. Come by and see the latest collections from print studios around the globe.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wild Print Mixing at Mother of Pearl

Mixing it up is the name of the game right now. Florals with animal with geos create a wild and vibrant look.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Printsource July 2013

Get ready as the next Printsource is coming up. Early registration for a variety of trend presentations for the AW 2014/2015 season has started. Sign up here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Print Trends | Abstract Textures

 FOREGROUND Piazza Sempione, Chloe BACKGROUND Givenchy, Yigal Azrouël, Rochas
The Resort collections feature an array of small scale prints – from African inspired at Rochas to dots and florals at Givenchy – which become abstract and textural at this reduced size. Try miniaturizing your designs to achieve the look.

Pattern Inspiration | Japanese Ikat

Portland-based label Crazy Wind is run by Chiyo Takahashi, who sources Kasuri fabrics straight from Japan. Her line got us excited to look at other indigo dyed ikats, and we found lots of great examples, as seen above.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Trend | Punk Update

Chanel Resort 2014 | Marc Nagtzaam | Poster Wall | Kazimir Malevich

Linear marks, paint and tape hint at early Punk but when layered on feathers or fabric, the look feels fresh. More here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pattern Inspiration | Cork

 Stilletos, Christian Louboutin | Bag, Kate Spade | Sneakers, Nike

Cork provides a nice textural inspiration, especially when inlaid with bits of color or gold.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pattern Inspiration | Origami

 Issey Miyake necklace, , Art by Joanie Lemercier, Skirt by Manish Arora
Cloak by Alexandra Verschueren, Folder fabric by Aramloe

That ancient art of folding paper is an excellent source of inspiration for pattern designers. With all the lines and shadows and dimensionality, the possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trend | Painterly

Christopher Kane | Monique Lhuillier | Tess Giberson | Ali McNabney-Stevens

Get your paints out, get your hands dirty, be bold, be expressive!  Hand painted prints are all the rage for Spring.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Trend | Lasers in Space

The Local Firm | Nasty Gal | Marie Claire Italia
Laser bright colors give a futuristic, spacey feel to fall collections. These bright beams of colors invoke images of Luke Skywalker fighting Darth Vader in Star Wars. It’s nice to nerd out and be fashionable at the same time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Printsource Opens Today!

It's not too late to register at the door! Come visit at Penn Plaza Pavilion today or tomorrow! Get more information and details here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Print Trend | Succulent Scene

topshop | stephen eichhorn | candela | tim barber
Infuse some heat into your designs by adding bouquets of succulents with pops of color.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Trend | Dry & Cracked

Rankin | Due | Viktor & Rolf AW13 | Balenciaga AW13 
Add some heat to your designs as prints turn dry and cracked for AW13.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Inspiration | Spirit Child

Antagoniste, Paris  |  Prada  |  Something Else  | Source unknown

Feel the mystical vibrations by channeling your inner spirit.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Trend | Brocade

Kenzo AW13 | Dries Van Noten AW13
Patterns take on a dimensional effect as the love for brocade continues. Look to Chinoiserie or the Art Deco movement for inspiration.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Color | Floral Arrangement

Liberty fabric | tumblr | Dries Van Noten AW13 | Bella Foster
Arrange colors like flowers for a bright bouquet.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AW13 | Eastern Opticals

Etro AW13

Eastern themes continue to weave themselves throughout collections for AW13. Etro's mix of Tibetan inspired artwork overlaid with optical geometrics creates a fresh take on this trend. See more here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fall 13 | Louise Gray

Every season we can expect some courage and excitement from Louise Gray, and this latest is no exception. Geos have gone wild, sometimes shouting, sometimes laughing but always surprising us with the unexpected.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Turbans for Expressive Living

Make a statement with these limited edition turbans and headbands featuring bold, geometric prints inspired by Bauhaus available on 100% organic cotton. A collaboration between Portland, Oregon designer, REIF, and Pattern People, soft materials and sharp shapes are unified into useful and beautiful accessories for expressive living. Check out the full collection here or win your choice here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fall 13 | Oscar de la Renta

Tapestry and Toile collide at Oscar de la Renta to create a warm, crafty, but regal look.