My designs are all involve components of the Late Middle Ages. I took inspiration from the men’s and women’s clothing of the time to create menswear looks.
The first look includes a turtleneck sweater, a jacket, pants, and pointed boots. The turtleneck sweater and the jacket are both inspired by the houppelande. The turtleneck represents the upstanding collar of the houppelande, and the jacket is wider with big sleeves just as the houppelande has. The pants are a contrasting color to the top which was common in the hose that men wore. The shoes are pointed boots which are inspired by the poulaine shoes that came to a point.
The second look includes a hooded poncho like sweatshirt, a long sleeve shirt, and pants. The poncho like sweatshirt is inspired by the chaperone and houppelande. It has extra fabric and wide sleeves like the houppelande. The hood hangs down as to mimic the liripipe from the chaperone. The long sleeve shirt is inspired by the cote-hardie. It is tight fitting to the body and is under a layer of clothing. There is button detailing at the end of sleeve to mimic the buttons on the cote-hardie. The pants are inspired by the hose that the men wore. The hose were contrasting colors and mi-parti hose were made up of four different colors. This can be seen in the pants I have designed.
The third look includes a top fur tank, a long sleeve turtleneck, and pants. The fur tank is inspired by the women’s surcoat. The surcoat would be side less and worn over a closely fitted garment. My design is out of fur to represent the fur that was used to line the houppelandes. The long sleeve turtleneck is the closely fitted garment that belongs under the surcoat. It is inspired by the houppelande and cote-hardie. The turtleneck represents the high collar of the houppelande. This long sleeve also has button detailing like the cote-hardie. The pants are in a contrasting color from the top just as the hose would be.