How does the clothing range of the pharaohs, their queens, and even simple countrymen prove a magical source of inspiration to modern fashion designers?


Egypt is a country of kingship and divinity. 5000 years of civilization has contributed to their cultural heritage. Ancient Egyptians loved fashionable clothes and fashion related accessories. Egyptian clothing style is simple and elegant. They are more focused in grooming their appearance, and their clothing is designed, crafted, and worn with great thought and care. Their choice of clothing endowed Egypt with a unique place in the fashion industry.


Clothing in Egypt:


Apparels of Egypt are designed to be light weight to suit the hot climate of the country. A vast majority of their clothes are made from plant fibres. They wore clothes made of linen throughout the hot weather.



Today, fashion trends change in a wink. But in the 5000 year old Egyptian history, fashion has changed very little. During the Old Kingdom, people wore simple garments without much sewing. Egyptian clothes were mostly of the draping type, held in place by knots, and waist belts placed in the fabric itself. Mostly white in shade, people of the higher society wore long, pleated, and see-through robes.


In the ages of the New Kingdom, fashion was restructured and became more decorated and complex. Garment had elaborate pleats and fringes sewn into tunics and other garments. Garments with intricate embroidery came in vogue. During this period, the Egyptians were highly influenced by the Assyrian, Greek and Persian fashion styles.