Medieval Times | Haute Macabre

Medieval Times


This entire entry probably has to do with sitting around the house too much reading the boyfriend’s S.M Stirling collection, or maybe it’s just Beyonce’s armored glove, but it seems to me that I’m seeing a lot of King Arthur’s influence in fashion lately.  Although it hasn’t gone as medieval on us all as it did back in 2006 (remember when Dior apparently went on crusade?), a toned-down version of the look has been popping up all over: tunics with leggings and slouchy boots, heraldic emblems, oversized hoods on nearly anything, chainmail purses and bracelets. That means you can pull off a bit of Camelot, if you like, without looking like a refugee from Ren Faire (as long as you avoid the Monty Python accent).



Above: Beyonce’s armored glove by Lorraine Schwartz

Armored heels from Sword and Stone † sterling chain mail bracelet from Alchemist Star

Slouchy Vegan wedge Boots from Alternative Outfitters Giorgio Armani silk hooded dress

4 Comment

  1. Ooh! Those armored shoes! 😀
    I put a single metal gauntlet on the finale model in my Elizabethan armor-inspired Fall ’08 runway show. Exciting to see the look coming to the forefront in directional fashion now.