Inspired by 2,700 years of Roman heritage, a surge of designers are looking to another rich chapter of Roman history: the Byzantine Empire. Defined as the eastern part of the former Roman Empire, the capital city during the Late Antiquity period was modern-day Istanbul. (Fashionista, 2016)

Embracing the culturally exotic, an array of designs for 2016 have emerged referencing the mysterious age with an assortment of enchanted, medieval and regal-esque designs.

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Valentino 2016

Valentino 2016

Valentino 2016

Vionnet 2016

Vionnet 2016

Vionnet 2016

Vionnet 2016

Charlotte Chesnais 2016

Charlotte Chesnais 2016

Charlotte Chesnais 2016

With intriguging designs delicately coiling around and across the body, the series of magical, bold adornments are fit for a mythical queen.

References

Fashionista (2016) VALENTINO ADDS A BYZANTINE TOUCH TO ITS MAGICAL, MEDIEVAL COUTURE COLLECTION

[Online] Available at http://Http://fashionista.com/2016/01/valentino-spring-2016-couture [Accessed 04/02/16]

Vionnet Paris (4/2/16) About [Online] Available at http://Http://www.vionnet.com/collections/spring-summer-2016/look-spring-summer-2016/look-spring-summer-2015-06 [Accessed 4/2/16]