I Don't Watch Game of Thrones, but I Have Thoughts About This Season's Fashion
I know, I know. You're sick of hearing people talk about the fact that they don't watch Game of Thrones. But just to be clear, I don't want a medal for it. I just want to get it out of the way so you don't expect this article to contain some insightful analysis of the future of House Stark or predictions about Jon Snow's fate (seriously, didn't that guy die a while ago?). Nope, I'm here to talk about the fashion. Because while I may not have the patience to slog through seven seasons of bloody battles and regime changes, I can certainly appreciate a good monochromatic layered look when I see one. And, reader, this is very good.
It may be cold in Westeros (winter is coming and all that), but IRL, it's late July and approximately two million degrees outside—but somehow the luxurious furs and tailored wool outerwear the GoT crew all seems to be sporting this season looks incredibly appealing. This, for instance, could easily be a Rick Owens runway look—just put it on a willowy Nordic teen and no one would be the wiser!
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaren (can I still call her Khaleesi, or is that not a thing anymore?) pulls off feathered shoulder pads like only a queen of dragons could.
This Lannister lewk makes me wonder if perhaps Riccardo Tisci secretly left Givenchy to work on costumes for Season 7? And if so, where was he for the Red Wedding (a thing I know about because I do not, in fact, live in a hole)? Seems like a few of his fall 2017 looks would have really added to the ambiance.
Again, I'm not really sure what Jon Snow is doing here, but he looks incredibly cozy in this cape. If they aren't using it after filming wraps, I'd happily take it off their hands for when my apartment heating inevitably breaks this winter.
From what I gather on Twitter, Arya has been on a bit of a murderous rampage lately. But I'm glad to see she's at least taking the time to put together what Tim Gunn might call a "real texture story" with her outfit.
Again with the shoulder pads! It's a good look for her, I guess. This silver sash could be cool to re-create with a long chunky chain necklace.
Finally, back to Sansa (aka Sophie Turner), because this outfit deserves a second look. The leather belt! The O-ring necklace! The fur-lined sleeves! It's almost enough to make me tune in next Sunday (almost.)