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Game of Thrones: love the series? Now wear the clothes

Maybe it’s because I’ve finally got round to watching the series, spent the other night at a season 4 screening and am currently wearing a HOUSE STARK t-shirt, but every single autumn/winter 14 collection seems to reference Game of Thrones. The fashions of Westeros and further afield made their way across time, space and imaginary worlds to 2014, and this excites me greatly. From the heavy, black, fur-filled wardrobes of the Night’s Watch to the opulent gold of Qarth; the night is dark and full of terrors, but designs like these make everything feel just fine.

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Text Francesca Dunn
Photography Mitchell Sams

  • I am the sword in the darkness

    Fluffy stuff is everywhere this season, and Vera Wang was no exception. On signing up to the Watch, lost boys must swear an oath to forever guard the wall, abstain from all things sexy and promise to only ever wear black. Both leather and feathery fur is key. Wang opted to cover the arms of this stunning creation in the latter, while Diesel Black Gold often went just for the hood – a classic crow look. Belts and straps are advantageous, but for the full bastard Snow outfit, add a direwolf and maybe a weapon or two.

    Vera Wang autumn/winter 14

  • Welcome to Qarth, my lady

    Qarth did not become the greatest city that ever was or ever will be by letting Dothraki savages through its gates. With its walls decorated in precious stones, the city’s streets are filled with bronze statues, dragon-shaped fountains and blooming flowers. Qath is a place of gold and opulence, and the fashions reflect that. Seen here, Thom Browne was surely channeling Qarth as he designed that jewellery. The intricate gold detailing throughout Naeem Khan held similar references.

    thom brown autumn/winter 14

  • You know nothing, Jon Snow

    Michael Kors is clearly a fan of the free folk. Living high beyond the wall in the not so great outdoors, Wildling clothes are all about practicality. Various shades of brown make camouflage a breeze and come from the huge amounts of fur worn to keep warm. Layers are a necessity and leather belts make carrying weapons a lot more simple. Red hair is a common trait, something which Kors got exactly right here. With Wildling looks across Bibhu Mohapatra and Edun too, there are plenty of ways to weave freedom into your wardrobe. 

    Michael Kors autumn/winter 14

  • I am the King!

    The long, flowing dresses on Badgley Mischka’s golden girls were just asking to be worn by the likes of Rapunzel-haired Cersei Lannister in King’s Landing. From Margarey’s funnel-neck number (inspired by McQueen’s design for Bjork) to Joffrey’s brocade attire, fashions in the South are rich and pre-Raphaelite. Similarly, Jenny Packham’s floor length gowns featured embroidery and beadwork typical of the capital, with Wendy Nichols providing a dark, sexy take on things.

    Badgley Mischka autumn/winter 14

  • Lady in red

    Melisandre has a strong and obvious look going on. Known as the Red Woman because, well, she's a Red Priestess of the Lord of Light, the striking redhead gives birth to smoke monsters and works her fave colour like nobody else. A predominent shade throughout fashion week, Oscar de la Renta embraced the crimson craze with structured lace dresses, but it was Donna Karen's blood red fur coat with matching trousers and heels that truly represented the witch. The night is dark and full of terrors...but the fire burns them all away.

    donna karan new york autumn/winter 14

  • Winter is coming

    Tory Burch's autumn/winter 14 collection was all about tunics and layering. This particular look is almost an exact replica of Ned Stark's everyday outfit, minus the sword and Hand Of The King collector's badge. The brown vest, the colour scheme, the belt, the boots, EVERYTHING IS THE SAME. Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, the late and great Eddard Stark walked for Tory Burch. Doesn't he look fine? 

    Tony Burch autumn/winter 14

  • Mother of Dragons

    Oh, Daenerys Targaryen... my moon and my stars. With blue featuring heavily in her fashion repetoire, Rodarte's '70s inspired chiffon number in baby blue feels like the perfect AW14 look for our Khaleesi. The beaded bodice provides stunning armour and the colour would look beautiful alongside her bright blonde hair. The rightful Queen of the Seven Kingdoms will take what is hers with fire and blood, and she'll do it wearing this.

    Rodarte Autumn/Winter 14