After seeing the Rodarte Spring 2013 collection, it became apparent that the fashion industry is steering towards a muse that is empowered by medieval fashion.
The vast amount of editorials and styles in this compilation showcase warlike gear that channels vastly popular movies and shows like Game of Thrones or The Hunger Games. The idea is to utilize the warrior-like aesthetic of the middle ages with futuristic detailing that make for a chic heroine style.
Chain links, leather textures, bold embroidery and fierce silhouettes make up these looks of heroically haute knighthood. With such prominence both in collections and editorials, decidedly defensive apparel is here to stay. From chainmail shorts to birdcage frocks, the look of empowerment is highly de rigueur.
100 Examples of Medieval Fashion
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