The Fruit Challenge

Design challenge week Thirteen. The surface pattern marketplace sends out a weekly design challenge to all creative designers that have joined their marketplace. The weekly design challenge is a great way to really test their creativity and skills. By accepting the challenge they then have to create a design in their handwriting, giving their own interpretation of the challenge.

All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Design By – Josephine Walz

The Fruit Surface Pattern

Each week the surface pattern marketplace chooses a topic that is relevant or has recently been in the fashion or home interiors blogs or trend news.

All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Design By – Josephine Walz

Fruit Textile Designs

This week they decided the challenge on a recent Paris Fashion Show, exhibiting some amazing enlarged Fruit patterns for women’s wear Spring and Summer 2020 print trend.

All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Design By – Josephine Walz

History of Fruit Prints


For Spring 2004, Phoebe Philo sent out graphic banana prints at Chloé inspired by “gorgeous, fresh, and happy” models in vintage fashion magazines. Stella McCartney’s 2011 citrus prints were the talk of Paris Fashion Week that season. Miuccia Prada channeled Josephine Baker’s famous banana skirt for her. Stella Jean made her Milan Fashion Week debut for the Spring 2014 season with a collection that referenced her Haitian heritage—tropical fruits included. Bertrand Guyon’s Spring 2016 haute couture collection for Schiaparelli.

All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Design By – Josephine Walz

The All About Fruit Challenge

For this weeks challenge the designers were asked to design one or two patterns using the brief of All about fruit style following trends for women’s wear S/S Season 2020. This weeks response has again been amazing we have seen a fabulous array of stunning fruit prints, the designers have worked really hard to create some wonderful fruit patterns using their own creative style.

All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Design By – Josephine Walz

The Winner – Josephine Walz


Josephine Walz is an artist textile print and fashion designer, based in Cologne, Germany. She studied fashion design at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim and worked in the international fashion industry. In 2010 she founded BRASEdesign studio for fashion and textile design, where Josephine loves to create hand painted prints. Her design methods visit tradition and contemporary with confidence. Josephine is an expert in hand-drawn, painterly, computer manipulated and collaged techniques. She is obsessed with color, trend and fashion patterns and aims to put this passion to work by providing a fresh perspective in designs.

All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Josephine’s design was created by hand sketching the fruits and then colouring with watercolours to give a lovely vibrant feel to her print. Josephine has used a choice of colours from the brief and cleverly placed the fruit to create an all-over tossed effect pattern, the mixed fruit motifs really stand out well on various coloured backgrounds, featured here on women’s tee shirts, tops, dresses, and bags, but we could easily see this print on swimwear, bedding, curtains and wallpaper.

Designs For License

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All about fruit - weekly design challenge - Design By – Josephine Walz

Design By – Josephine Walz

You will need to have an account with us first, click on start selling button on the homepage, complete our registration form, – and then send us 5 JPG images of your most recent work, your CV, and a brief intro as to why you would like to join the fastest growing surface pattern and textile marketplace in the World.

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