The folk fashion was evident in almost all the runways as several signatory folk motifs found a place in the designs for Spring 2019. Originating from Persian artworks, the paisley pattern is associated with exotic foreign lands that add a tinge of ethnic fashion to the otherwise urban tailored silhouettes, and thus these emerged as one of the most used ethnic motifs this season. Etro’s surfer swimsuit and jacket and Isabel Marant’s travel-inspired collection made the best case for the abundant use of paisleys this season.
These ethnic prints had a strong oriental inspiration as detailed coin patterns, intricate rug designs, fine ethnic floral prints in gold and foil techniques were the common sights for this trend. The motif was best used by Roberto Cavalli’s as coins of varying sizes and colours were used to design the entire ensemble of coordinating separates.