For as long as there have been humans on this Earth, there have been quarrels and wars.
The 1st line of defense in a fight is your own skill and when that fails, you are left with your skin.
Just like Downton Abbey has us scampering about searching for Victorian treasures like top hats and corsets.
Designers like Gareth Pugh and Amato Couture have recently embraced fashion armor.
This armor isn’t necessarily steel in nature but leather, tufted fabrics, chains, plastics, beading, and geometric shapes.
Designers are further empowering women in a very visual way.
Here’s a brief history/art course on medieval armor:
More images from the Dame of Thrones W Mag editorial: