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History of fashion: the Byzantine empire

24th February 2010
In the 3rd century the Roman Empire was dying. The emperor Constantine, however, would begin the transformation process from which an Eastern Christian Empire was to emerge when he created the second capital of the Roman Empire in Constantinople in the ye... Read >

History of fashion: Byzantine fashion accessories

24th February 2010
Jewelry and ornaments Early Byzantine jewelry reflected both Greek and Roman styles, but oriental and Middle Eastern influences came to prevail. Both men and women wore heavy jeweled collars earrings, rings, and brooches made of gold, pearls, and preciou... Read >

History of fashion: Minoan Crete

17th February 2010
Minoan costume was one of the four styles that led to the development of Greek attire. It also influenced clothing in the coastal regions of the Black Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and in some areas of inland Asia. It is accepted that the concept of cut ... Read >

Ancient Rome: fashion accessories

01st February 2010
JewelryIn the early ages, jewelry worn by Romans was mainly made by Greek craftsmen and was in a predominately Greek style. They primarily worked with gold, glass and semiprecious stones. Specimens were enamelled, damas-quined or plated.As the spoils of m... Read >

History of fashion: Ancient Greek Fashion Accessories

15th January 2010
This is the second part of the article on ancient Greek dress Jewelry Ancient Greeks had an affinity for earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and rings, made of metal and semiprecious stones. Precious metals were also used, but gold became popular ... Read >

History of Fashion: Ancient Greece

07th January 2010
With the end of the Minoan civilization sometime between 1500 BC and 1400 BC, a new era began whose principal actors were the people of the mainland. In 18th century BC Indo-Europeans out of Western Eurasia had begun to conquer and settle in the Aegean an... Read >

History of fashion: ancient egyptian accessories

16th December 2009
Jewelry and ornaments Ancient Egyptian attire, with the exception of nobility's garments, was simple and unadorned. Color and wealth were displayed through accessories, mainly jewelry, which both men and women wore. The simple white pleated clothing was... Read >

Histrory of Fashion: Ancient Egyptian Dress

11th December 2009
Women's dress The Eighteenth Dynasty, which spans the time period from 1550 until 1292 BC, is probably the most famous of all the dynasties of ancient Egypt. This is the age of the rule of Tutankhamen, as well as of Amenhotep IV and his wife Nefertiti. T... Read >