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Women's Prints F/W 2011-12 Pattern People Textile Trends

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Surface Design Trend Report Women’s: An inspirational report from a surface design team’s perspective. View prints from Fall 2011 runway collections of Matthew Williamson, Holly Fulton, Pucci, Etro. Incoming “pop-tastic” inspriation for conversational prints. Also, a sneak peek of the new e-book, Pattern Design & Beyond: An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career. The book showcases 80+ international surface design artists. Really great. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of Pattern People. We love Pattern People.

Read My Lips

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Get some face time this coming Autumn with conversational prints in pop-tastic or romantic varieties. * AW12 Holly Fulton David Koma x 2 Giles x 2 *

Mirrored Opulence

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A good number of frocks on the fall runways feature opulent, swirly designs in a mirrored repeat that splits the body in symmetrical half. Holly Fulton’s prints had some 20?s influences, Etro seemed to have a Medieval tapestry look, and Pucci’s was more Baroque-inspired. Matthew Williamson featured his usual kaleidoscope prints, and then some floral embellishments as seen above that seem to have a folk-art influence. * Matthew Williamson, Holly Fulton, Pucci, Etro *

Mary Kantrantzou

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Mary Kantrantzou has created another stunning collection and once again, used an unlikely source of inspiration for her carefully engineered prints–Asian interiors.

Jenny Postle

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Conjuring burkas and tribal rugs, these garments by Central St. Martin’s student Jenny Postle feel edgy and totally relevant to our current social landscape of disintegrating institutions and cultural patch-work.

Pattern Design & Beyond

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An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery of surface design studio, Pattern People, share their insider secrets in the new e-book, Pattern Design & Beyond: An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career. With how-to pattern design guides, a thorough break-down of how the print industry operates, and loads of helpful resources, this publication provides a wealth of information for the burgeoning surface designer. The book also showcases over 80 international artists whose work illustrates the many print styles found in the market. Pattern Design & Beyond is an inspirational guide for students, professionals or anyone else with an appreciation for pattern design. PDF format, $14.95. Get a Sneak Peek.

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