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57 Battle Armor-Inspired Fashions

From Contemporary Armor Accessories to Medieval Hoodie Designs

— July 11, 2013 — Fashion
Of all the avant-garde fashion movements that the fashion community has seen, designs influenced by battle armor has to be one of the most bizarre, yet creative, sources of inspiration.

When searching for inspiration, many designers look to past civilizations for inspirations, so it makes sense that the different types of battle armor from past generations has been a source of inspiration for many clothing and jewelry collections. The harshness and durability of metallic battle armor materials like brass, steel, silver and chain-mail have all been incorporated to create darker, and more edgy, updated designs for the 21st century.

From to medieval-armored tops to futuristic warrior fashion, I think the fashion community's fascination with battle armor is here to stay.
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Inside-Out Armor Jackets
Inside-Out Armor Jackets
A Bathing Ape & Snugpak Release Snorkel Jacket & Airpak Vest
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56
Armored Snake-Scaled Accessories
Armored Snake-Scaled Accessories
The Giles & Brother Jewelry Collection is Cohesive
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55
Synthetic Spider Silk Fashion
Synthetic Spider Silk Fashion
The Spiber Dress is Like a Fashionable Piece of Armor
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54
Modern Utilitarian Catwalks
Modern Utilitarian Catwalks
The Paco Rabanne Fall 2012 Collection is Sharply Tailored
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53
Diamond Body Armor
Diamond Body Armor
Daphne Guinness' 'Contra Mundum' Chain Mail Collaboration With Shaun Leane
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52
Villainous Bounty Hunter Sweaters
Villainous Bounty Hunter Sweaters
The Boba Fett Costume Hoodie Makes You a Feared Star Wars Figure
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51
Superhero Muscled House Coats
Superhero Muscled House Coats
The Batman Dark Knight Robe is Powerful Lounge-Wear
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50
Suited Fighter Advertorials
Suited Fighter Advertorials
The LAB Homme Kendo­ma­lia Lookbook Pays Tribute to Japanese
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49
Sharp-Shouldered Editorials
Sharp-Shouldered Editorials
Lee Broomfield Photographs Structured Jackets for Elle UK
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48
Badass Riot Suits
Badass Riot Suits
Julia Krantz Creates Armor for Activists Everywhere
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47
Skimpy Bikini Protection Parodies
Skimpy Bikini Protection Parodies
‘Female Armor Sucks' Mocks Fantasy Genre Fanboys
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46
Streamlined Trekkie Fashion
Streamlined Trekkie Fashion
The Andrew Majtenyi Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection is Sci-Fi Chic
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45
Fashionable Gamer Armor
Fashionable Gamer Armor
The THUNDERBOX Face Mask Will Protect and Beautify Retro Gamers
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44
Feathered Armor
Feathered Armor
The Barbara Palvin Numero #115 Editorial Gets Tough
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43
Imprisoned Armor Shoots
Imprisoned Armor Shoots
The Antidote Magazine ‘Madone' Issue Gets Seductive
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42
Aggressive Reconstructed Jewelry
Aggressive Reconstructed Jewelry
Trillery Creates Unique Pieces for Those Daring to Stand Out
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41
Brass Vests
Brass Vests
Aggressive Chic Metal Details & Smoke Prints by Gemma Slack
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40
Unconventional Armor Attire
Unconventional Armor Attire
The Andra Handaric Graduate Collection is a Modern Take on Medieval
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39
Glamorous Armor Accessories
Glamorous Armor Accessories
The Heaven Tanudiredja SS 2012 Campaign Will Shield You in Style
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38
Contemporary Amor Accessories
Contemporary Amor Accessories
The Near The Edge Design Scene Exclusive is Metal-Infused
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37
Gotham Vigilante Timepieces
Gotham Vigilante Timepieces
The Dark Knight Watch is Inspired by Batman's Utility Belt
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36
Romantically Armored Fashion
Romantically Armored Fashion
The Angela Lindvall Vogue Latin America Editorial is Elegant
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35
Amazing Armored Garments
Amazing Armored Garments
The Base Impact Jersey Affords Lightweight Warmth and Injury Protection
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34
Primly Modernist Armors
Primly Modernist Armors
The Damien Ravn Spring 2013 Collection Depicts Medieval Inspiration
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33
Futuristic Armored Runways
Futuristic Armored Runways
The Lanvin Fall 2012 Collection Features Embellished Embroidery
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32
Armored Pet Costumes
Armored Pet Costumes
This Guinea Pig Costume Will Provide Adequate Protection for Your Pet
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31
Gladiator Goddess Photoshoots
Gladiator Goddess Photoshoots
The Esquire Indonesia 'Caelestis' Editorial Stars Salvita DeCorte
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30
Feminine Medieval Attire
Feminine Medieval Attire
The Rodarte Spring 2013 Collection Boasts References to Battle Gear
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29
Petroleum Jelly-Inspired Armour
Petroleum Jelly-Inspired Armour
The Jungki Beak 'Vaseline Armour' Series Shows Creative Battle Art
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28
Armor-Inspired Accessories
Armor-Inspired Accessories
Anndra Neen Jewelry Line Transports Us Back to Medieval Times
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27
Warrior Waistcoats
Warrior Waistcoats
One Teaspoon's Spring 2010 Collection is Fashionable Armor
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26
Elizabethan Knight Editorials
Elizabethan Knight Editorials
The Kacper Ostrycharczyk by Krzysztof Wyzynski Editorial is Edgy
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25
Eccentric Armor Accessories
Eccentric Armor Accessories
The Valentim Quaresma Fall/Winter Collection is Metal-Infused
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24
Desert Gladiator Couture
Desert Gladiator Couture
The KTZ Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is Eclectically Stoic and Exotic
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23
Masculine Gladiator Shoots
Masculine Gladiator Shoots
'Warriors' for Client Magazine are Sensual
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22
Medieval-Armored Tops
Medieval-Armored Tops
This Knight Armor Hoodie by iamknight Challenges Winter to Battle
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21
Fierce Fencing Editorials
Fierce Fencing Editorials
The 'First Cut' Personae Magazine Editorial is Fashionably Tough
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20
Surreal Symmetry Editorials
Surreal Symmetry Editorials
The Chimaera Faint Magazine Photo Shoot is Avant-Garde
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19
Chain Mail Baubles
Chain Mail Baubles
The Fannie Schiavoni Jewelry Collection Will Protect You in a Jousting Duel
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18
Spiked Sweaters
Spiked Sweaters
Jakub Zelman and Louis Trainor Rock Hardware from Head to Toe in Deluxx Magazine
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17
Sophisticated Cyborg Catalogs
Sophisticated Cyborg Catalogs
The Zayneptosun Tulip Collection is Fiercely Futuristic
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16
Dragon Hide Gloves
Dragon Hide Gloves
The Armored Arm Warmers from Crystal's Idyll are Stylish & Comfortable
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15
Stained Glass-Inspired Fashion
Stained Glass-Inspired Fashion
The Jitrois Spring 2013 Collection is Modern Medieval
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14
Flamboyant All-White Menswear
Flamboyant All-White Menswear
The Carlos Diez Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Texture-Enriched
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13
Road Warrior Bikini Fashion
Road Warrior Bikini Fashion
Wilfredo Alexander Channels Mad Max for His Wilhelmina FW 2010 Shoot
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12
Haute Armored Ensembles
Haute Armored Ensembles
The Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2011 Line is Tough Yet Delicate
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11
Shoulder Chains
Shoulder Chains
Multi-Chain Metal Epaulets are Shoulder Pads With Style
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10
Medieval Hoodie Designs
Medieval Hoodie Designs
These Medieval Knight Hoodies Will Provide You with Added Protection
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9
Head Armor Accessories
Head Armor Accessories
Alexander McQueen's Extreme Warrior Masks Make You A Chic Tinman
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8
Suit of Armor Sweaters
Suit of Armor Sweaters
The Grey Knight Armored Hoodie Harks Back to a Time of Chivalry
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7
Galactic Body Armor
Galactic Body Armor
Protective Fashion Garb in Highlights Magazine's 'Armour Karma'
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6
Armored Nightmarish Editorials
Armored Nightmarish Editorials
Mert and Marcus Do a Dark Shoot for Interview Magazine March 2012
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5
Medieval Kingdom Heroines
Medieval Kingdom Heroines
The W Magazine 'Dame of Thrones' Editorial Showcases a Strong Female
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4
Surreal Futuristic Armor
Surreal Futuristic Armor
The Interview Magazine ‘Back to the Future’ Editorial
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3
Feminine Medieval Fashion
Feminine Medieval Fashion
The S Moda 'Musas de Fantasia' Editorial is Inspired by Archaic Stories
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2
Complex Origami Couture
Complex Origami Couture
Morana Kranjec's Folded Paper Dresses Boast Bold Structures
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1
Futuristic Warrior Fashion
Futuristic Warrior Fashion
The Morfium Couture 'Full Moon' Spread by Dusan Jaukovic is Striking
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