Camouflage, Yes That Is How You Spell It!
I see pattern…
…even though it is camouflaged!
Hey yall! How is everyone doing this Tuesday morning? I have a full day planned today! Starting my day out with this camo post here on I See Pattern!
I recently noticed at Gap while unloading our Fall 1 shipment, that camouflage was repeatedly popping up! I was waiting for it, to be honest. Gap got some Camo printed skimmer skinnies last Spring and they sold out in a matter of seconds! So I started watching the trend and just knew it was going to be big for Fall. I feel like every Fall and sometimes Summer seasons, Camo plays some sort of a part. This pattern is another one of those prints that is always needed each season. As a Textile Designer, you will be challenged every season to come up with more camo options that are different and better than your last season collection! This year, I predict camo will be bigger than usual. Here are some camo prints I saw at UO and Gap that are already hitting the stores for Fall. The more we get into Fall/Winter, the more camo I think will appear. It’s already everywhere! Enjoy!
Love mixing the tribal pattern with the Camo print!
Three very different examples of Camouflage above and another style below!
Classic Camo on the inside of some VANS! Pop of pattern. Love that!
Fall leaf inspired camo print.
Love this little print. Camouflage can be inspired by hunting gear or influenced by the military. You can really go a couple different ways with the trend. It doesn’t have to just be boring ole Camo.
VANS picked up on the trend apparently! ;)
I cannot tell you how many different camo prints I had to come up with for socks when I worked with legwear fulltime. I love these UO Men’s socks bc of the color choices. You have your typical camouflage olive greens and tans, but then they added the turquoise-peacock color with the normal camo colors. And, of course, I love the heel toe cuff that is colored a lovely orangey-red. These men’s socks are a great example of a pair of hip yet classic camouflage printed socks.
Believe it or not, this back pack is not from Bass Pro. This is a great example of where the sport of hunting can be a huge influence in fashion. This was at UO! Love the fluorescent orange detailing, too!
There was SOOOOO much Camouflage at Gap that I missed my time to take pictures. It was a little overwhelming! My iPhone just couldn’t take it. haha I did take a couple that you will see below. But, basically, Gap took a couple different prints and colored them out in a variety of color combos (mainly a warm, a cold, and a traditional). Then they put the prints on everything from clothing to accessories! A lot of it is already on sale, tho. I think they over did it and introduced it too early. Like I mentioned, Gap is now doing a Fall 1 and Fall 2. I think had they waited to put the camo trend more in Fall 2, It would have done a little better. Altho, I have to say, I still really liked everything! It is just too much for most customers, I think. People will only buy one item, not all of it, ya know? Of course, the other day I did have a lady come in wearing the blue camo printed dress that is second on the top row in the image above. She came up to the counter wearing her indigo/navy camo printed dress and bought the traditional camo skinnies. haha She told me she can’t get enuf of the camo stuff! haha SO maybe there are some others, like me, that love and want it all! ;)
This is one of the three or so camo patterns that Gap has in stores right now. This is a blouse that is oh so cute! No maternity version tho. ;(
These were an update to the Spring skimmers that sold so well. I love the zipper add in update! These come in a peachy/pink colorway, as well.
If I weren’t preggo, I so would have had these mint Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis! They are even mintier in person. I am not sick of mint, yet, but it is slowly dying. None the less, you gotta love a good camo print in a minty pastel colorway!
Love this dark indigo blue color option! And that jacket is too cute! Altho, gap, why did you do that jacket in all the colorways??? We will never sell them all. haha Love the blue and the traditional camo colored ones, tho!
Camouflage Pattern Book
One last thing before I wrap this post up!
I have this book of camo patterns with a cd of 100 royalty free eps files of camo pattern examples that designers are free to use in their artwork. While I was flipping thru the book for inspiration, I noticed a pattern that looked familiar. I had taken a pic of a shirt in UO that matches one of the patterns in my book! For the designers out there that work in house for a company, there are books like this that you can use on occasion. We had some at my last job, but I usually preferred to come up with my own art. But if I did use something like this, I always tweaked it a bit. Which is exactly what it looks like was done below. You can see the pattern in my book is much more detailed and tighter. The designer of the pattern for this shirt, took bits and pieces from the pattern in the book and made a much simpler pattern for the Tee. Pretty interesting. I see things like this in the industry a lot. Mostly bc I notice things more than the regular Joe bc I am a Textile Designer and it’s what I do and I love pattern! If you are in the industry or you just loooooove patterns like I do, you may see things like this a lot, too. Anyway, compare below! And a link to where you can find this book if you are interested in owning it is here.
Hope you enjoyed!
Gap Pattern LOVE
I see pattern…
…at my fave store and part-time employer, GAP!
Gap, I love ya! This Spring 2013 collection is filled with PATTERN!!! My eyes are so happy! And, of course, I already own most of what you will see below! Trouble! :)
Gap Holiday Patterns
I see pattern…
…on Gap’s Holiday Marketing Campaign and Store Visuals!
As you all know, I work at GAP part time for some extra cash and just as a fun side job. I have been with GAP for a little over 3 years. This is my 4th Christmas Season with GAP. Each year they do a bang up job with the holiday visuals. You can see some of my posts I did on previous seasons at Gap here and here on my personal blog called WB Inspired. (Which btw I have put on hold bc I have been focusing on I See Pattern. :)
Anyway, this year at Gap, the holiday decor has PATTERN on it!!! And so do some of the clothes. So I snapped a few shots and wanted to share the fun patterns with you! Enjoy!
BTW, some of these photos, like the one above, are Instagram shots I took for my store’s instagram account. As of right now, I am the only one running it. So if you like my instagram and follow @iseepattern then follow @gap_westvillage. :)
These are this year’s Holiday Gift Cards! Holy pattern, right?!? Aren’t they so adorable? I haaaaaad to get at least two of them to give as Xmas gifts this year! They open up and have the card inside. So clever, GAP!
And so many to choose from!
Yes, I bought these star jeans! LOL
Happy Holidays, everyone. Head to Gap for some great gifts and to see all the patterned gift cards! hehe
Mad About Plaid
I See Plaidtern, I mean, PATTERN… :)
…at Two’s Company.
Hello out there!
How is everyone’s transition into Fall going? I am loving the cooler weather and am oh so excited for FALL FASHIONS! One pattern trend I love seeing in the Fall/Winter seasons is plaid, plaid, and more plaids! There may just be some skinny plaid pants at GAP with a lovely red plaid print on them that I may just have to buy soon! wink wink ;)
Below are some images I shot at a Two’s Company store in NY. The store was in the same building Printsource is held. When I saw all the plaid covered home decor items, I couldnt resist going in!
I hope ur mad about plaid like I am bc I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of it this season in fashions, home, and more.
I absolutely love this installation! I want a room like this for my winter ski lodge that I do not have yet! LOVE the trophies and deer wall hanging mixed in with the brightly colored plaids. Aaaaaand another pattern favorite - Blue Willow! The two patterns together are a lovely pair. Dont you think? :)
I absolutely love the pink, turq, and lime mixed in with the traditional red, forest green, and navy colors. These were my favorite pieces of the collection!
Ill take one of these plaid cuffs, please! Thank you! So cute!
And finally the glass door entrance into the store. Full on Pattern! YAY!
If anyone can find the name of this collection please email me or comment under this post. I was in a hurry while taking these pictures and did not see who these were by. I always rely on the internet to help me out with things like that, but had no luck this time. I could not find this collection anywhere. And Two’s Company’s website was not working for me. Sorry for not referencing. :( I hope you enjoyed all the plaid images, tho!
I see pattern…
…on the inside of some GAP men’s shorts!
I worked tonight at my lovely GAP job. I was putting out some new men’s summer shorts and noticed the inside had a lovely sailboat pattern paired with a stylized dot pattern! First off I love the colors. The Mint being my favorite! And then you add sailboats!?!? What a spectacular choice. These patterns me wanna sail away! Enjoy!
I see pattern…
…on scarves at Gap!
I really really want this first one, btw! :) These are some images of patterns on the scarves that are at the Gap right now. I get to look at these beautiful Spring patterns every time i have work. Yay! Enjoy and go get one now bc they are leaving the store quickly! :)
Vday PJ Party
I see pattern…
…at Gap Body!
First off, Happy Valentines Day everyone! I absolutley love red, pink, and anything with HEARTS! <3 Needless to say, this is my fave holiday! I have been working part time at Gap for three Valentines Days now. Each year, I have always admired the Vday prints that are on the PJ’s and undies in Gap Body. These are a few snaps from this years collection!
I see pattern … On my scarf. Waiting on my car to get cleaned! :) #gap scarf (Taken with instagram)
Birds of a Feather
i see pattern…
Newest Gap patterns I spotted while working the other day! I absolutely looove flying bird patterns. So when I saw these jeans, I immediately added them to my wish list. When you fold the cuff up, there is a hidden denim bird pattern underneath! It’s such a cute lil detail. Gap Body mirrors this pattern with a similar one of hummingbirds on some cotton panties, too. Had to capture both! So cute…
in the apparel… GAP Part Deux!
As soon as I posted the last entry of GAP’s Spring/Summer patterns, a shipment came in and there were sooooo many more. So, I snapped a few more shots for GAP patterns part two!