Renaissance Fashion


Renaissance Fashion

The Renaissance period, when the foundations of the art of tailoring and cutting emerged, represents a cultural period in European history that began with the end of the Middle Ages. The term Renaissance means "rebirth" and during this period, Ancient Greek-Roman cultures were revived and developments in the fields of literature, science and art were also experienced.

Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and anatomical studies and the drawing of the proportions of the human figure known as the Vitruvian Man summarize the humanist philosophy of the period.

During the Renaissance, the silhouettes that mask the body lines have revealed the rank of the wearer.
Luxurious textiles such as colorful silk satin, expensive velvet and brocade from the Italian cities of Genoa, Lucca, Venice and Florence were important to the wealthy bourgeoisie.
Italy came to the fore in the production of gold yarn fabric and velvet in this period.

With the love of nature and the value given to pastoral ideals in the Elizabethan era, animal and plant textures came to the fore in the clothes; The clothes were decorated with bird, insect and floral embroidery. Patterns such as flowers and leaves were created by embroidery.

Dolce & Gabbana 2020
During this period, piles have become heavier; Precious stones such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds were frequently used, and the silhouette was complemented by earrings, tiaras and necklaces.

This period, which is very important historically, has found its place in fashion; The details and elements of the period fashion influenced today's designers and the silhouettes and fabrics of the 15th and 16th centuries came to the fore again.

Valli - Burberry - Oscar de la Renta

Jean Paul Gaultier – 2007

Givenchy – 2008

Gareth Pugh – 2009

Alexander McQueen – 2013

Chanel – 2013



Ralph & Rousso – 2015

Alberta Ferretti – 2015

Valentino – 2016

Valentino – 2016

Valentino is also one of the Renaissance painters He is among the designers who prepare collections inspired by his unique paintings.

Ariana Grande with a dress by Vera Wang, featuring Michelangelo's famous painting in the Sistine Chapel - 2018

Gucci – 2016

Gucci – 2018

Burberry – 2017

Louis Vuitton – 2018

Dolce & Gabbana, whose collection was inspired by Renaissance paintings in 2018, year 2020 He created the Alta Moda collection inspired by the Italian Renaissance.

Embroidery, ornamentation, three-dimensional flowers and tulle were among the basic pieces in the collection of the fashion show held at Villa Bardini in Florence.

“During this historical period, tailors and especially Florentine craftsmen created clothes and accessories with what they had (botteghe) in their workshops and integrated different materials with their great creativity. Materials such as natural and colorful raffia, coral and hard stones gave birth to the Arte Povera trend. " -
Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana