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Fashionable Vikings loved colours, fur, and silk

The vikings were skilled warriors, traders and explorers, but they also had a a more fashionable side. In February 2015, people gathered for a seminar on Viking clothes at the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The last item on the day’s agenda was a Viking catwalk show. More at Science Nordic.

A complete female outfit in one of the Viking's most stylish colours, red. Shell-shaped brooches hold the dress in place. These went out of fashion midway through the Viking Age.Photo Johan Skov Andersen

A complete female outfit in one of the Viking’s most stylish colours, red. Shell-shaped brooches hold the dress in place. These went out of fashion midway through the Viking Age.Photo Johan Skov Andersen

The catwalks most vibrant piece was this orange tunic, complete with a matching orange hat. According to Ulla Mannering Viking clothes came in a wide range of colours. Photo Johan Skov Andersen

The catwalks most vibrant piece was this orange tunic, complete with a matching orange hat. According to Ulla Mannering Viking clothes came in a wide range of colours. Photo Johan Skov Andersen