"Crazy for Paisley" "The Teardrop explodes". From Laura Ashley and pyjamas to Haider Ackerman, Stella Mc Cartney, Jil Sander and Jonathan Saunders. All left their imprints on this eccentric and sartorially ironic trend. If you ask me it always brought to mind old British artistocrats and their full on swirling shaped print handkerchiefs, or cheap 80's ties but as always, I found myself inprisoned by fashion regime. According to Dan Coughlin at the Paisley museum the shape was first seen in Mesopotamia and it is evocative of a pine cone which is a symbol of fertility there, or according to others the shape is simply the imprint of the heel of the hand when curled into a fist. Well, pretty interesting and all but whatever happened to me and I suddenly fell for this grandpaish sofa cover that at best I ignored and mainly disliked? I guess I'll blame it on my 90's grunge youth or even better ar River Phoenix's hippy shirts. Either way, I put on my shouty silk pants paired it with my old paisley cotton blouse walked out the door and teased my own long-established penchant for minimal. Yay!
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