Paisley pattern has a long history. It originates in ancient Babylon and flourishes in Persia and India. It is said to come from the leaves of The Tree of Life in Hinduism, which is Bodhi leaf or the date leaf. This iconic pattern, with its hidden messages and foggy symbolism, has come a long way. It travels from east to west along the Silk Road, decorates the headbands of cowboys and cyclists, and is accepted by 19th-century Bohemia. Then it gets more famous thanks to the Beatles, and becomes the symbol of rock and roll.
Paisley patterns are continuously changing, from traditional western costumes to various popular clothing. Many famous international designers and well-known clothing brands apply paisley when the folk style prevails. The complicated pattern creates a psychedelic effect. In A/W 20/21 shows, many brands use paisley pattern to renew menswear, either the large-scale print or the highlighted placement.
Paisley pattern is said to come from the leaves of The Tree of Life in Hinduism, which is Bodhi leaf or the date leaves. Thus it is a little mythological. Irregular color blocks hide a part of paisley print with retro color proportion, hazy and novel.