Fashion goes way, way back, all the way back to the beginning of the human race. Our ancient ancestors may have focused on function, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have their own style. The style of old-school mythology, of the Greeks, Egyptians, and even of the Norse, are being resurrected in modern fashion.
Circlets and Braided Bands
Simple circlets, embellished with gold leaves, were a favorite of Greek Gods and Goddesses, lounging riverside on Mount Olympus. This eccentric headgear may be too couture for some, but a gold circlet can be diluted into a headband with gold applique. The braided band is reminiscent of Egyptian Goddesses, sending sphinxes out to protect their kings and queens. Both of these regal accessories add an air of mystique to any outfit.
The runway is no stranger to shorter capes, but the flowing and royal long capes of ancient princesses have started to make an appearance. Romans relaxed in thin, long capes, being fanned and fed grapes. Thicker capes are seen in Norse mythology, keeping Gods and Goddesses warm as they roam their snowy estates.
Gold reigns supreme when it comes to the colors of the Gods. Whether it’s Aphrodite wrapped in linen, tied with braided gold rope and a gold circlet upon her head, or Ra, the Ancient Egyptian God of the sun, swathed in golden garb as he bestows warmth and light on the morning, Gods and Goddesses wear gold. Give your garments a Godly aura and adorn yourself in gold.
Going for gold? Get it here:
Egyptian and Greek Inspired
The most iconic of the ancients are the Egyptians and the Greeks. Ancient Greek garb was simple, often a linen or a wool-like square of fabric that was wrapped around the body, and pinned to keep it in place. Ancient Egyptians typically wore white linen, and the wealthiest and most important ancient Egyptians adorned themselves with bright jewels and stunning gems. The fashion of these ancient societies have subtly made their way into modern clothing, with gold detailing on a dress or gladiator sandals. Some collections, such as Chanel and Gucci, have fully embraced the ancient looks, dressing their models in traditional Egyptian and Greek garb, while adding a touch of modernity.
Inspired by the ancients? Go back in time with these fabrics: