Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mood Board: Byzantine Beauties

Jewel colors, rich details and opulent embellishments inspired by the Byzantine Empire are popping up in modern day fashion and accessories. These inspired styles transcend time thanks to the likes of Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen who have featured luxe Byzantine inspired details throughout their collections. 

A look from Lee McQueen's last Alexander McQueen collection, Fall 2010; "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt; Coco Chanel portrait by Cecil Beaton; Pierre Hardy multi-colored heel; Sandor signed ornate clamper with clear, emerald, and yellow glass stones, House of Lavande; 1930’s Czech card case with bezel set pink, green, and blue stones on the top of an etched paisley pattern, House of Lavande