Graphic Prints & Patternbank

If you follow fashion at all then you know that bold, graphic prints are a big thing this fall and summer.  We’ve seen stark black and white patterns, bold florals, and checkered fruit patterns walking the runways from Toronto to Milan.  For me, the bolder, the more colourful, and the less symmetrical, the better.  I recently stumbled upon Patternbank – an online depository of inspiration for print, pattern and graphics and I am, in a word, obsessed.  While researching spring’s prints for this post, I fell in love with two collections I discovered on Patternbank: Japanese designer Tsomori Chiato‘s soft, whimsical prints; and London based Peter Pilloto‘s bold, geometric collection.

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While pieces from Tsumori Chisato’s dreamy collection are actually available for sale on-line, the collection is largely sold-out and considerably far out of my price range.  Craving some dramatic prints for summer, I set off on a mission to replicate the looks above.  In the mid-range, Clover Canyon‘s Summer 2013 collection reaches a near perfect symmetry between Chisato’s feminine colours and flowy silhouettes and Pilloto’s more structured garments.  From the geometric owl dress to the floral patterned suits, I want it all.

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