Campaign of the Month: August 2016
Oath of Crows
The way people dress and fashion changes a lot through the periods, although the early periods changes little.
Men’s fashion in 490:
Clothes: War remains fashion. Most knights wear heavy tunics and bring their battle-hoses to the table.
The most popular colors this year is practical grey and brown.
Hairstyle: A long thick braid on the side, old-school. Inspired by cymric war heroes.
Currently, brown hair is popular.
Women’s fashion in 490:
Clothes: No women dear wear white this year, since what happened during winter court. Most women revert to fashion from last year.
The most popular colors this year is black.
Hairstyle: Hair cut short.
Currently, blonde hair is popular.
After Aurelius Ambrosius conquered Britain many new trends are set all over Logres. New ideas of clothes and lifestyle is imported from the continent, and mixed with new styles of clothes inspired by the invading saxons. Clothes from this period usually go out of fashion every other year.
- The most common fashion in this period is the continental-cymric style, somewhat equivalent to real life 10th-11th century clothes.
Men wear long tunics and a thinner belt than earlier periods, often with an over-tunic to keep the warmth. A new addition is the cape-style, which is now prominent. The cape is fastened with a large belt buckle.
Women wear long dresses, often with several layers. pagan and unmarried women carry the hair let out, and married women wrap the hair in white cloth so symbolise purity.
During this period roman fashion is the trend for rich men and women in Britain. Earlier Iron Age clothes become obviously inspired by the romans and their fashion. Still, a lot of the simple Iron Age clothing remains. Clothes from this period usually go out of fashion every 5-10 years.
- In cities or at court men wore long tunics and at times a toga over it.
Women’s fashion changes more than men during the period, but to any significant degree. In cities or at court they wore long and open dresses in light fabric.
Roman slaves wear nothing or very little at all, although the hard british weather forces even the slaves to wear thick woolen clothes.
- In large part of Britain the old tribal ways had not been so easily swept away by the roman influence. Tribal pride was common and many kept to the old ways. Others were impressed by the new roman clothes, but could not afford or did not live near the roman trade routes.
Men usually wore long pants in his tribal patterns a short tunic to handle the cold on his upper body. Often nothing at all was worn on the upper body and instead the skin was painted or tattooed in patterns important to the man’s family.
Women wore a long underskirt with cloth draped over it. They usually kept the hair loose.
Some clothes, fashion and style is eternal in the legendary world of Britain. These clothes are impressive in any period and always peeks the interest of even the most jaded of hearts. These clothes never go out of fashion.
- In the magical kingdom of Avalon, the men and women dress in clothes that influence the mortal realm fashion. Clothes from Avalon or similar court from the outskirts of the known world are made from materials unknown to most mortal men.
- The faerie fashion is far beyond any mortal ability to either create or fathom. It consist of magic from the other-world. Made from shimmering magical cloth and wondrous glimmering strings of silver-silk. Enough to make any mortal envious. Usually very revealing by mortal standards.