How the Middle Ages are increasingly influencing fashion trends
Elements of the Middle Ages are increasingly found in the latest collections of leading designers. let's see what fragments of the dark era can be found in the clothes of the F/W 2020 season.
In the latest collections of Gucci, Chalayan, JW Anderson you can find such an element of clothing from the Middle Age as tabard, which protected the monks' armor from the sun and rain.
A women's cloak crafted with a fur and gold in the XIII century was called hook. It came from the Roman penula and by the beginning of the XIV century moved from a woman's wardrobe to a men's one. This kind of Middle Age element was the most popular in the last collections of such designers as Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Gucci, Valentino and others.
Velvet was considered the most expensive and fashionable fabric of the Middle Ages, and floral ornaments prevailed in the ornaments. In addition to emblems, dresses and tabards were decorated with birds, animals and diamond-shaped floral ornaments. Velvet finishes could be seen in the collections of Marni, MSGM, Miu Miu.
During the Hundred Years War, the favorite of Charles VII Agnes Sorel introduced the fashion to wear a dress, completely exposing one breast. The similar neckline lines was in Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Marine Serre collections.