August 30 2014

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Everything Ancient Is New Again For Spring


Designers embraced their inner Cleopatras and Tutankhamens this season, offering fresh takes on Egyptian costume (click for slideshow). At Anna Sui, hieroglyphs provided the basis for elaborate prints, while Sophia Kokosalaki worked in a pharaoh-worthy palette of lapis lazuli and gold. Andrew Gn amped up tunic dresses with embroidered metal collars, and Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava accessorized with slinky silver breastplates. “Fashion is about escape. It makes sense to fixate on a historical era that no one can get to,” says Mayock. “I think everyone just wants to dream right now.” We’re all for that, but it’s probably best to leave Orlando Pita’s “Nefertiti-chic” hairdos at Christian Dior to the ancients.

See a gallery of Egypt-inspired looks >




Photo: Marcio Madeira




  1. fash1on says:

    love this dress wow!! saw one in this same gold at just now, not as ‘designed’ but still worthy of mentinoning .. also she has a 30% sale off all dresses “DRESS30″

  2. dsharrell2011 says:

    beautiful dress. And the egyptian art is a very good inspiration. -dsh

  3. Nlustwithshoes says:

    dn’t know about the dress, but the shoes r awesome

  4. pommefly says:

    completely agree. love the shoes.

  5. pgalvan says:

    I just love the dress, and just got done looking at the collection and thought it was just amazing, We have been learning about the history of egypt, and I have noticed that there are so many little detail that help designers be inspired with it. I love he collection! great job

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