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Are you a bookworm who’s also a fashionista? Or maybe a fashionista who loves to read as well? Either way this super fun blog is for you!

From Jane Austen to J.K Rowling, authors have inspired fashion trends that have lasted for decades.

Lets head straight to it, we’re talking about the intersection of of fashion and literature after all!

Lets start with the classic novel,

  1. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The roaring twenties we’re time a time of decadence and excess, it was all about that flapper fashion, and this book had a huge impact on the fashion of that era. Oh! that Jazz Age where everything was iconic, from bob haircuts to the flapper dresses and headbands, the fashion of the time was heavily influenced by the characters of the book. The flapper dresses worn by Daisy Buchanan in the book have been recreated time and again by designers such as Ralph Lauren and Gucci.



  1. Harry Potter:

 “Harry Potter” series by J.K Rowling is the most recent example where Hogwarts uniforms have become a staple for cosplay events and Halloween costumes and even in mainstream fashion.

The iconic Gryffindor scarf, Harry’s round glasses and even Hermione’s time turner necklace are just a few examples of the influence the book had on fashion.

Platform 9 ¾ inspired clothing and accessories were so popular along with the iconic symbol appearing on everything from t-shirts to jewellery.

The Wizarding World made its way into London Fashion Week when Ryan Lo, a famous designer created a Harry Potter inspired collection.


  1. The Handmaid’s Tale

 Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has inspired trends that highlight the oppressive society depicted in that book. Red robes and white bonnets, worn by the Handmaid’s in the the book, have been seen at protests and rallies.

These clothing items have become symbols of resistance against oppressive regimes and have been incorporated into feminist fashion.

Btw popular opinion , they look so good when you wear them as Halloween costumes an your girl gang can totally match the vibe and be a literary group who stands out.

A young label Vaquera created a “Handmaid’s Tale” own runway show at the Angel Oresanz Foundation.

  1. The Hunger Games

 Another popular example is “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. The movie adaptation brought the dystopian fashion to life with the Capitol Citizens extravagant and colourful outfits.

The popularity of the series led to the rise of futuristic fashion trends, such as metallic ans iridescent fabrics and those bold eye catching makeup looks.

The book’s theme of rebellion and survival have also influenced fashion, inspiring designers to create clothing that is both practical and stylish.

The new Hunger Game movie has outfits from the famous designer Alexander McQueen.



  1. The Lord Of The Rings

 J.R.R Tolkien fantasy series has inspired a range of fashion trends over the years, from elf inspired quirky hairstyles to Hobbit inspired clothing. The book’s influence can also be seen in the world of jewellery, with designers creating rings ( remember the times when we were all gothic with the thumb rings?) I’m sure the millennials remember that embarrassing time clearly. Well not to diverge the jewellery was created inspired by “The Rings of Power” and other iconic objects from the book.


  1. Alice in Wonderland

 One of the most significant literary inspirations in fashion history is “Alice In Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. The whimsical and fantastical nature of the story has been reflected in fashion since the book’s publication in 1865.

From the playing cards suits to the Mad Hatter’s hat, the book has inspired countless fashion designs trends and accessories.

Designers such as Kate Spade and Betsy Johnson have created entire collections inspired by the books eccentric characters and fantastical world.


  1. Cinderella

 How can one forget ‘ Cinderella Glass Slippers’ in the classic take as old as time “Cinderella”. The protagonist’s glass slippers has become a symbol of elegance and glamor. The shoes are all the rage among little girls till now and we just cant forget day dreaming about our own personal glass slippers or something even remotely close.

The shoes has been reimagined by designers such as Christian Louboutin and Stuart Weitzman, who have created their own modern take on the iconic glass slippers.

Also Jimmy Choo, as they have ‘glass slippers’ for brides in their permanent collection and is always a big hit among brides.

Lets be honest if the fairy godmother gave it to us it’d it splendid.



  1. The Chronicals Of Narnia

 Lastly, The Chronicals of Narnia inspired Coats, that were worn by children in C.S Lewis’s inspire movie “The Chronicals of Narnia” have become iconic in the world of fashion.

Long wooden coats with fur trimmed hoods and cuffs have become a staple for winter fashion, and had been seen since on the runways of designers such as Burberry and Michael Kors.

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