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60 Neo-Historical Fashions

From Feminine Medieval Attire to Victorian-Inspired Menswear

— May 17, 2013 — Fashion
These historical fashion collections are representative of a shift away from efficient and basic minimalist fashions in favor of opulence, glamour and elegance. By nature, fashion is quite cyclical, and is now bringing back quilted textures, tapestry-inspired prints, armor-like silhouettes and lace. Fashion is a great form of escapism and an easy way to take on another persona through a simple change of shoes, accessories or attire.

These fashions take historical elements from the Baroque, Medieval, Rococo, Renaissance, Victorian eras and modernize them -- making it feel as if you've been transported to another time with these garments. It is almost as if time travel is possible, brought on by a simple change of clothes.
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Theatrical Cabaret Editorials
Theatrical Cabaret Editorials
The Dazed & Confused May 2013 Issue Depicts Scenes of Revelry
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All-White Couture Exhibits
All-White Couture Exhibits
The Comme des Garçons White Drama Collection is Artfully Chic
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Romantic Renaissance Apparel
Romantic Renaissance Apparel
The Mozcau Gold Label 2012 SS Collection is Delicate and Classic
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Kitschy Courtesan Couture
Kitschy Courtesan Couture
The Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2013 Collection was Victorian Inspired
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Green Medieval Fashion
Green Medieval Fashion
The Susan Woo Autumn Winter 2010 Collection
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Vintage Victorian Collections
Vintage Victorian Collections
Chanel Fall 2013 Updates Its Iconic Classics
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Lavish Rococo Lookbooks
Lavish Rococo Lookbooks
The Rachel Roy Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook is a Digital Marvel
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Elegant Island Attire
Elegant Island Attire
The Topshop South Pacific Collection is Delicate and Daring
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Rockstar Royalty Fashion
Rockstar Royalty Fashion
The Balmain Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is a Mashup of Chic and Rebel
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Reinterpreted Victorian Fashion
Reinterpreted Victorian Fashion
The Lover SS12/13 'Persona' Lookbook Reinterprets Vintage Styles
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Baroque Streetwear Fashion
Baroque Streetwear Fashion
The 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Eclectically Urban
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Victorian-Inspired Meswear
Victorian-Inspired Meswear
The Letters Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Unexpected
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Luxury Victorian Era Dresses
Luxury Victorian Era Dresses
Alexander Mcqueen's Spring/Summer 2013 Pieces Are Majestic
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Renaissance-Inspired Ensembles
Renaissance-Inspired Ensembles
The COSMIC WONDER Light Page FW11 Line Offers Classy Euro Looks
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Baroque Sci-fi Fashion
Baroque Sci-fi Fashion
The Manish Arora SS11 Collection Features an Ultramodern Touch
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Baroque Patterned Editorials
Baroque Patterned Editorials
The Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013 Shoot Emanates Demure Luxury
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Molded Bustier Frocks
Molded Bustier Frocks
The Franck Sorbier SS12 Collection is Theatrical and Dramatic
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Rustic Medieval Menswear
Rustic Medieval Menswear
The Dominic Louis Spring Collection Channels Historic Fashions
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Feminine Medieval Attire
Feminine Medieval Attire
The Rodarte Spring 2013 Collection Boasts References to Battle Gear
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Armor-Inspired Accessories
Armor-Inspired Accessories
Anndra Neen Jewelry Line Transports Us Back to Medieval Times
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Medieval Armor Accessories
Medieval Armor Accessories
OntFront Spring 2010 Channels Knights & Exudes Masculinity
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Darkly Baroque Editorials
Darkly Baroque Editorials
The Interview Germany September 2012 Photoshoot Stars Bianca Balti
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Renaissance Designer Fashion
Renaissance Designer Fashion
The Thom Browne Fall 2011 Line is 18th Century-Inspired Couture
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Androgynous Medieval Fashions
Androgynous Medieval Fashions
Designer Rad Hourani Shows the 2011 Fall RAD Line
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Sensually Baroque Ensembles
Sensually Baroque Ensembles
The Numero ‘Party Girls’ Editorial is Richly Embellished
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Modernized Baroque Fashion
Modernized Baroque Fashion
The Marie Claire Australia October 2012 Editorial Stars Alexina Graham
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Baroque Denim Fashion
Baroque Denim Fashion
The PPaper Fashion 'Into Le Bleu' Editorial Stars a Casual Chic Soo Joo
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Futuristic Baroque Fashion
Futuristic Baroque Fashion
The Dramatic & Haunting Malgorzata Dudek Spring Summer 2012 Collection
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Lady Gagafied Renaissance Wear
Lady Gagafied Renaissance Wear
'Timeless' by Karolina Jassek & Dominik Smialowski is Right on Time
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Renaissance Bonnet Revivals
Renaissance Bonnet Revivals
'Renaissance Time' by Sveta Sokolova Takes Us Back to the 16th Century
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Hippie Baroque Fashion
Hippie Baroque Fashion
These Beautiful Hand Embroidered Pieces by Paulina 722 are Whimsical
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Baroque Gentleman Fashion
Baroque Gentleman Fashion
The Dolce & Gabbana FW13 Men Collection Brings Back Middle-Age Glamor
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Modern Medieval Fashion
Modern Medieval Fashion
The Chanel Fall 2010 Haute Couture Collection is Old World Chic
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Stained Glass-Inspired Fashion
Stained Glass-Inspired Fashion
The Jitrois Spring 2013 Collection is Modern Medieval
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Modern Victorian Editorials
Modern Victorian Editorials
Massimo Fossati's 'La Vera Prosperita' Shows the Luxury of Prosperity
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Revived Rennaissance Fashion
Revived Rennaissance Fashion
Travel Back in Time in the 'Visions of the Seer' Editorial
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Victorian Era Fashion Editorials
Victorian Era Fashion Editorials
The Vogue Italia Swing With Me Photoshoot is Vintage
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Baroque Opulence Streetwear
Baroque Opulence Streetwear
The Ksubi Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection is Elegantly Ornate
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Baroque Sophistication Catalogs
Baroque Sophistication Catalogs
The Dora Abodi Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection is Cultured
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Futuristic French Queen Fashion
Futuristic French Queen Fashion
The Chanel Cruise 2013 Catalog is Rebelliously Regal
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Modern Medieval Menswear
Modern Medieval Menswear
Asger Juel Larsen Autumn/Winter 2009 Rocks Hoods, Tunics & Mesh
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Body Armor Jewelry
Body Armor Jewelry
Sandee Shin's Medieval-Themed Designs Offer "Sculpture for the Body"
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Medieval Fashion
Medieval Fashion
Stella McCartney A/W 2008
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Futuristic Victorian Fashion
Futuristic Victorian Fashion
The Flare 'To The Max' Editorial Stars Hannah Glasby and Melie
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Neoteric Victorian Vestures
Neoteric Victorian Vestures
The Russian Vogue December 2012 Issue Showcases Extravagant Opulence
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Modern Marie Antoinette Photoshoots
Modern Marie Antoinette Photoshoots
'The Emodied Thought' AnOther Magazine Editorial is Historic
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Gothic Medieval Editorials
Gothic Medieval Editorials
The Dark Knight Rises for the September 2012 Marie Claire is Fierce
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Renaissance-Inspired Fashion
Renaissance-Inspired Fashion
The ELLE Ukraine October 2012 Editorial Stars Charlotte Tomaszewska
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Courtly Sophisticated Childrenswear
Courtly Sophisticated Childrenswear
‘Aristocrat Kids’ SS14 Collection is Youthful and
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Victorian Military Fashion
Victorian Military Fashion
The McQ by Alexander Fall 2012 Lookbook Stars a Stately Meghan Collison
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Chunky Medieval Fashion
Chunky Medieval Fashion
Harper's Bazaar Vietnam 'Nu Renaissance Aristocracy' is Fit for Royalty
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Luxe Baroque Fashion
Luxe Baroque Fashion
Grazia France 'Barock' Stars Maria Flávia Ferrari and Alexandra Tikerpuu
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Victorian Temptress Editorials
Victorian Temptress Editorials
The Numero 'Hors Cadre' Photoshoot Stars a Seductive Anja Rubik
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Gothic Renaissance Fashion
Gothic Renaissance Fashion
Louise Simmonds ‘Alter' Collection is her First
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Glamorous Gothic Couture
Glamorous Gothic Couture
These Ludivine Poiblanc Looks are Elegantly Dark
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Modern-Day Medieval Fashion
Modern-Day Medieval Fashion
The Odalisque Magazine 'Sovereign Solitude' Editorial Stars Robin
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Historically Influenced Headpieces
Historically Influenced Headpieces
Emily Soto's 'Divided Perception' Editorial is Fierce
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Feminine Medieval Fashion
Feminine Medieval Fashion
The S Moda 'Musas de Fantasia' Editorial is Inspired by Archaic Stories
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Intricate Couture Tresses
Intricate Couture Tresses
Medieval Models with Woven Hair at the Alexander McQueen SS11 Show
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Modern Baroque Fashion
Modern Baroque Fashion
The Vogue Netherlands 'Neo-Victorian' Editorial Stars Anna de Rijk
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