As promised here is a small portion of this season’s history inspired fashion.
Dolce & Gabbana 2013 collection - heavily influenced by Medieval art; byzantine mosaics, frescoes, lavish crowns, embroidery, silk prints, heavy lace; view it in all it’s glory here
Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 - more of an Elizabethan influence; puffy elements, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, everything here
The above mentioned collection was campaigned by Lagerfeld and Tilda Swinton, couldn’t help but remember the magnificence of Orlando; for more awesomeness redirect here
Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection - the last two images are from the same show, in this case a lot of flirting with Renaissance (note Durer’s rhinoceros on the first dress), mixed with some eastern Europian folk elements; view the collection here