Pattern insight + emergence

Delving beneath the surface of life at Patternity Studio



Since launching in 2009, PATTERNITY has been committed to celebrating the powerful common language of pattern – uniting the worlds of fashion and design with science, nature, geology and beyond…

Inspiring pairings both on and beneath the surface, these parallels between the manmade and the natural world have the power to challenge our perception of the everyday, reminding us of our place within a much larger picture.

As we work on our first PATTERNITY book to be published A/W 2015, here we bring together a celebration of our most striking pattern pairings from this year’s PATTERNITY archive.

These are the patterns that remind us we are all connected.

A Very Happy New Year | From PATTERNITY + The PATTERNITEAM

Fashion PairingsBOLD AND BILLOWING | LHS Oyster Mushroom – Dale M. Reid  RHS Photography – Greg Kadel

Fashion Pairings2SUPER SPIKES | LHS Sea Anemone – Laurie Campbell  RHS Photography – Darren Macdonald – Styling Kelly Hume – Fashion Prada

Fashion Pairings3CREASED AND DRAPED | LHS – Desert Scape Daniel Kukla  RHS  Photography – Nicholas Coulomb

Fashion Pairings4CELLULAR SHAPES | LHS Snake – Maaike Design RHS Photography – Fabio Chizzola

Fashion Pairings5RAINBOW STREAK | LHS Road Rainbow – Piers Rutterford RHS Photography Mark Pillai – Hair Raphael Salley – Fashion Blu Marine

Fashion Pairings6BULGING BULBS | LHS Grapes – Organic Center RHS Costume Design – Lucy&Bart

Fashion Pairings7AZZURE CONTOURS | LHS Blue Agate Slice – Champagne Gem RHS Fashion 3.1 Philip Lim SS14 – Photography Ivan Lattuada

Fashion Pairings9CRACK TECTONICS | LHS Street Wall – PATTERNITY  RHS Photography – Ben Hassett

Fashion Pairings10COSMIC COLOUR | LHS Space Nebula – NASA RHS Beauty – Rennio Malfredi

Fashion Pairings11LUSCIOUS LAYERS | LHS – Pastrami Folds RHS – Valentino SS09

Fashion Pairings12UNDULATING DUNES | LHS National Monument Dune RHS Photography – Paola Kudacki

Fashion Pairings13TECHNICOLOUR ARRAY | LHS Bouquet Agate –Darwin Dillon RHS Photography – Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Fashion Pairings14SHARDED WEB | LHS Butterfly Wing – Natalie Tara RHS – Bottega Veneta AW14

For more pattern inspiration, visit our RESEARCH Archives, the PATTERNITUMBLR, and PATTERNIGRAM or contact PATTERNITY for bespoke research and pattern curation… To work with PATTERNITY on a project in 2015 email studio@patternity.org