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Paisley Design - Textile Pattern Trend Report for AW2021

by Astrid Kingerly

July 21, 2020 18:16 label 6 minutes read label Leave a comment

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Paisley trend has been an integral part of the fashion industry for centuries and is back with a bang and brings along a breath of fresh air this coming season. This trend report brings to light the upcoming fashion fad that is a modern revival to the age-old pattern. The paisley design has evolved with contemporary trends creating a new persona that will make you keep coming back for more.

The popular butah motif that has been seen within the paisley pattern trend has retained and the designers have incorporated a variety colour themes to accentuate the aesthetics of this print pattern trend. Paisley pattern in the upcoming seasons will display minute details of the motifs and the intricacy of this ethnically originated trend. With a popular monochromatic approach, paisley pattern trend will take a minimalistic and a maximilistic approach as well.

Intricate detailing has been a part of the paisley pattern historically and remains to be its most alluring feature, with minute detailing that has been focused on, certain designs give a vintage look combined with toned down subtle hues and colour combinations. The butah motif has originated from a Persian heritage and is also developed in Kashmir as a Kashmiri print. This age of paisley pattern trend has been incorporated in a contemporary manner utilizing and combining its intricate details in a modern manner.

Vivid colour schemes with striking colour combinations brings the touch of contemporary design and gives paisley pattern a modern revival. The pastel colours used and combined together makes this architectural theme based pattern into the 21st century. Paisley design was initially deemed to be a pattern adorned by women, but with its motif sizes and combination of bright colours has made it a versatile pattern trend that has been incorporated in menswear as well.

Designers who have undertaken the minimalistic approach have used dainty paisley motifs which are strewn across the fabric. Combined with pastel shades and hues for summer, the paisley pattern trend brings about the sense of luxury and extravagance with bare minimum. The paisley pattern will also be seen to be combined with floral designs to enhance its delicate beauty.

In an unlikely combination, paisley print pattern has been seen on denim jeans. This combination is something to keep a look out for, as this unusual blend brings out the aesthetics of the pattern and adds to the beauty of the denims. This pattern trend amalgamated with denim creates a fierce and look and has also made its way to other denim wears. From denim jackets covered in colourful easily, to denim short to everyday jeans with abstract uneven placement of the paisley pattern across the denims will be all the rage this coming season.

Taking the maximilistic approach, these are several paisley designs that show us the busier the better. Combining all the intricate detailing of the print pattern, this trend has innovated designs that will be adorned as the summer springs essential resortwear, with a theme that is full of live, combined with vibrant colours, the energy and peppiness is apparent within this trend. From sundresses to swimwear, the busy paisley print will be spotted in abundance.

The paisley pattern has been created as repeats and a print that covers the entire fabric surface. From dainty delicate motifs, to large and busy patterns, paisley pattern designs this season has got it all. With no limitations you will find the butah motif reigning the summer spring catalogs. From subtlety to boldness, the colours and the motifs have been adapted and modified with a modern touch to appeal everyone’s style statement.

About the author

Astrid Kingerly

Astrid Kingerly is a fashion designer at Ready Pattern. She curates surface design moodboards for upcoming seasons after researching on trends and forecasts. Do you have any design stories which you would like to showcase? Write to us.


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