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I collect a series of original patterns for you in the celebration of Chinese New Year. The on-trend metaverse elements are combined with animals and smiley faces to reflect the living attitude of youths.
Delicious food and video games are the sources where contemporary workers find their joy. Colorful letters, 3D images, and over-lapped effects show fantastic and eye-catching patterns. Slogans and bubble fonts are also added to improve the playfulness.
Flower and jewelry are the common elements for Valentine’s Day. High saturation creates a festive atmosphere. Beyond the use of letters, Chinese characters are also integrated into the Valentine collections to update the Chinoiserie fashion. The seamless patterns brought by bowknots are highly practical.
On-trend metaverse leads to a new wave of pattern design. Virtual liquid and chips are twisted and ghosted to create an unreal world. These technical and mysterious patterns meet the trend of metaverse.
To meet modern women’s pursuit of delicate life, delicate placement designs are decorated on loungewear to improve the texture and allow the clothing to be more good-looking. Besides, exquisite embroidery can better attract the consumers.
Front pocket is combined with embroidered flowers to present the effect of flower arrangement. Multiple embroidery techniques accentuate the effect and improve the clothing value.
Floral embroidery decorates the placket and makes it become the highlight of the whole garment. Embroidery makes the texture of flowers and branches more realistic and distinct. And the exquisite regular retro plackets also improve the delicacy.
Single flowers are embroidered to show elegant, high-class and clear patterns, which is rather eye-catching. Besides, the handcrafted touch brought by embroidery improves the general value.
Jacquard is a common expression for clothing design, and different color combinations present distinctive fun. This report will demonstrate the charm of floral jacquard from seven directions.
Graceful floral patterns are combined with delicate and luxurious silk and satin to exude the charm of modern women. The natural lustre brought by the fabric creates the effect of light and shade. All the leaves and petals are seemingly covered by noble and classic lights.
Floral patterns with clear lines are just like the wooden carved artworks. The strong artistic feel is paired with trendy earthy colors in A/W to balance the strength of lines and increase the gentleness.
The changes of lines and blocks enrich the layers of pattern. Colored flowers can be combined with hollow linear flowers. And lines can also filled in the whole flower to create a new type of striped effect, which is minimalist and delicate.
Tulips have long enjoyed the reputation of “The Queen of Flowers in the World”. Tulips are extremely rich in variety and diverse in color, which has attracted countless people and perfectly set off the beauty of women. In S/S 2022, brands such as Balenciaga and Christian Dior also widely applied tulips in clothing. This report provides more quick reflections of similar pattern and seasonal designs, enriching the forms and techniques of the pattern.
With the popularity of tulip pattern in S/S 2022 Fashion Week, such element is favored by those in the clothing industry. This report interprets the application of tulips in pattern design from the aspects of Bouquet Spread, Realistic Single Branch, Watercolor Smudge, Realistic Flower, and Line Drawing with Negative Space.
Tulips are dominated by high-saturation hues, which strengthens the overall visual impact. The branches intertwine as if entering a romantic garden. In terms of expression technique, the combination of large and small flowers increases the richness of the image. The flowers are clustered and refreshing, which is most suitable for dresses.
Realistic tulips make the image more three-dimensional. The medium-sized flowers are arranged in a pattern in a regular manner and their colors are rich yet unified, which interprets the holiday leisure atmosphere and the idyllic romantic style to the fullest. The trendy brand Balenciaga presented tulips on their S/S 2022 runway, breaking the previous illusion that tulips are only suitable for middle-aged women and revealing more possibilities for tulips in clothing design.
In the meticulous sewing of one stitch and one thread, handicraft artists can create various foods that are uncannily lifelike and exquisite enough to feast the eyes. When making food embroidery works, they carefully and comprehensively observe the food; They also choose the embroidery thread that looks delicious and mix all kinds of threads complexly. These handicraft artists use embroidery to describe what they think and make it their own brushes.
Dagmar Stap uses embroidery to make some classic food packaging. This creative method also originates from her trip to an Asian supermarket. All kinds of special packaging there intrigued her, and the Chinese embroidery there also fascinated her. Therefore, she began to combine these two items that she is obsessed with to create these works. INS: dagmarstap
Youmeng Liu is a Yunnan handicraft artist who is now living in the UK. After graduating from London College of Fashion, she founded Dream’s Code, a boutique fashion brand that combines British leather craftsmanship with Bai traditional embroidery in China, which cleverly connects the skills and cultures of the two countries. The project named “Embroidery Edibles” has just started and has already brought her a lot of attention. The online world of Youmeng Liu continues to feed people’s amazement. INS: embroiderycode
Chloe Amy Avery, from London, graduated with a master’s degree in textile art. She has both talents and passion, and devotes herself into study the balance between oil painting and embroidery. Chloe says that she will firstly express her creativity through a free-hand sketch, and then conceive how to start the first stitch according to the sketch. The key is to carefully consider the collocation and fusion of the colors in the sketch, so that the details can be reflected incisively and vividly. The stitches used by Chloe are not complicated, for what she pursues is to use embroidery to express the hyper-realistic form of food. Through continuous study and exploration, Chloe has formed her independent creative style, which is defined as surreal impressionism by the industry. INS: Chloe Amy Avery
Check and stripe are not only the timeless mark of fashion world, but they are also the inspiration source of creation. Designers will never stop their exploration of innovation. Distortion, mismatching, multiple colors and element combination inject newness into traditional check & stripe patterns. Distorted lines can present psychedelic 3D effects. Flowers, human figures and other fun elements enliven classic checks and stripes.
Checkerboard is no more black and white. Variable creative details are added to present higher recognition and a more daring and fun style. Different patterns can also be injected to make checks retro and childlike.
Diverse colors, changed width and variable arrangement endow stripes with dynamic visual effects. The combination and overlapping of stripes and lines present free and avant-garde flow.
Simple zebra stripes send out the unique feeling of African grasslands. Color blocks combine zebra stripes and leopard print together to feel the minimalist fashion.
The architecture term Montage was firstly extended into the movie art, and it was later applied in the field of visual art. Nowadays, many artists will use the Montage technique during the artistic creation. James Rosenquist was one of the main promoters of American Pop Art in the last century. During his early career from 1957 to 1960, James painted billboards on the American streets. And this three-year-long experience make him start to produce abstract creation with surrealism and Montage.
After 1960, James finished his early career as a label painter. Then he tried to enlarge the structure of cubism and abstract expressionism. Montage technique was combined with surrealism to blur the structure of huge pictures, which just like the close-up shot of movie. Recently, the cooperation of Lanvin and James Rosequist Fund used a series of prints to salute to the works of American artists. Montage and surrealism are integrated into the culture of Millennial era, which is loved by many brands and fans.
The international famous painter Peter Doig was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1959. His layered painting is combined with imagination to express the childhood memory in an abstract way. All his works perfectly handle the balance between being concrete and abstract. Distinct scenes are unified as one.
DIOR MEN is collaborated with Peter Doig to release its latest A/W 2021 collection. Military element plays an important role in this season. The works of Peter Doig and his Milky Way(1990) are perfectly presented on clothes by Kim Jones. Besides, Peter also created a dog pattern and a lion pattern for DIOR.
As a hot element in the fashion world, tie-dye is still the mainstream, but it tends to turn towards softer colors. Hazy effect, soft focus and ombre effect develop quickly in the fashion world, so tie-dye is upgraded. Watercolor, digital feel and ombre effect are combined together to bring an ethereal visual effect. The style with all-over irregular colors is especially fit to be expressed by digital print which can create rich colors, natural ombre and fine textures. The tie-dye developed by digital print can well display the charm of hand-made tie-dye.
Multi-colored tie-dye and reactive dip-dye bring a stronger visual impact with the help of high saturated colors. Blurring effect takes on irregular and asymmetric look, breaking conventional aesthetics.
Reactive dip-dye and distortion dye appeal consumers. Soft prints are overlapped and integrated to bring a watercolor effect, making the print more abstract.
The ombre texture renews tie-dye. The washed appearance and watercolors soften candy-like pastel colors, which adds vitality to design and becomes more suitable for young consumers.
Energetic bright colors enhance the layered sense, combines vague patterns with glossy fabrics, and heightens the blurred effect. Therefore, the visual picture is more vivid.
Different expression techniques of the designer endow the portraits with different soul. In the latest S/S 2020 series of MSGM, simple hand-drawn figures have hilarious facial expressions, showing the slight fashion sense. Designers of Moschino wear Picasso’s classic paintings in S/S 2020 show. The abstract figures, color blocks and texts make a strong visual impact, very unique and fashionable.
Hand-drawn figures and texts are like doodles which record thoughts and jotting of the painter. Hilarious facial expressions and movements bring a relaxing and leisurely visual feeling. This kind of pattern can be printed and embroidered.
Seemingly casual brushwork expresses the gesture exaggeratedly. The minimalist style requires exquisite skills to express the gesture and mood of the figure. Letters strengthen the expressive sense of patterns. When added with brushwork, the pattern shows an artistic feeling.
Figures in illustrations have exaggerated facial expressions, pretty humorous and funny. Illustration normally implies the reflection or irony of the reality. Good illustrations can resonate with people and highlight their individuality.
Daily stationary is colorful and funny. The stationary seems to have different characters to join this party in the imaginary world.
Stationery which is closely related to children’s life becomes the pattern inspiration source for Dolce&Gabbana and Billieblush. The various and changeable stationary is arranged in different ways and processed by different crafts to show a funny and fashionable appearance.
Pencil is the basic writing tool. It can be fashionable and funny under ingenious thoughts of illustrators and designers. The all-over pattern arranged freely and logo create cool patterns.
Little crayons could draw a colorful world, sentiments and short stories. Crayons in different colors have different characters.
The group of kids and stationary sounds very funny. Illustrators draw a imaginary stationary kingdom where kids can play and learn happily.
The typewriter is retro and buttons are attractive. It is a musical instrument which can play a wonderful story. Color blocks and colorful lines add fun to the pattern.
We need a big book to show this feast of stationary. Simple elements of stationary make up casual, free and childish patterns. Patterns for kidwear are never constrained to anything. Designers should keep childishness, love life and then display the beauty.