Elaqitanian Haute Couture Material in E L A Q I T A N | World Anvil

Elaqitanian Haute Couture

Elaqitan fine tailoring developed from 2,479 AEC when Sìras Khán in Aqila presented his highly praised models at wealthy society events. Little by little, more and more women took a liking to the more expensive fashion, which is characterized primarily by higher quality fabrics and materials, hand-made embroidery and jewel-encrusted applications. Over the next 100 years, this type of tailoring spread to other continents and today everyone who can afford it is a regular customer of the respected master tailors of Elaqitan.

Master tailor Tháshi Elís opened the first major fashion house called "Thélgin" in Qánsáví, the capital of Taíkhí Oúron, in 2,521 AEC. At the opening, she invited high-ranking guests to a large presentation of her models. In the years that followed, the fashion show on the annual opening commemoration day became a permanent, spectacular theatrical tradition of the fashion house.

When Tháshi Elís died in 2,572 AEC, she stipulated in her will that half of her assets would be used to establish a foundation that would serve to promote the fine art of tailoring. From this, from 2,578 AEC, the Elaqitan Ginláhai Championship developed once a year, at which the best tailors in the world compete against each other and show their art in the design, choice of fabric and workmanship as well as presentation competitions. At the end of the event, the best artist is awarded a miniature crystal tailor's dummy, which of course many young aspiring master craftsmen use to make a name for themselves in Elaqitan. The most famous artists in the tailoring scene today include Máisy Lyx, Sedireng Seabe and Athar Ilum.
Trophee by Blue Fairy 74 - Midjourney-Collage
This year's "Thélgin" fashion show had the theme of jungle lights and started with a dreamy dress by Máisy Lyx.

The flowing purple fabric flattered the figure of the mannequin, who appeared to float along the runway while being accompanied by a Wild Khim Cat.

This year's collection focuses on green tones and bright colors. The main fabrics used are linen and cotton. Jungle flowers and leaves are trendy as patterns, which are woven into the fabrics or embroidered with shiny threads.

Koko Okilani for the Elaqitan Celestial Messenger 2,567 AEC-


The island of the World Tree is inhabited by many hybrids of different humanoid species, which means that the style is very much influenced by the openness and emancipation of the citizens but also by the influences of their origins. Many women are used to wearing trousers and avoiding corsets.

Silk is mainly used or processed into satin or brocade. Ombré gradients from dark to light are currently popular for festive coat dresses. The dresses are usually made of several meters of brocade, which makes the coat appear more voluminous from the hips and stand out slightly. The silk is decorated with colored embroidery for brocade fabric, whereby the color of the yarn visually stands out from the fabric so that the patterns begin to shine.

Underneath clothes are worn which made of pure silk or satin with fairly simple cuts. At the moment you can often see colored lace inserts on the tops that match the embroidery of the coat. The coat dress is held around the waist with a thick belt. The hairstyles are usually braided and draped into artistic arrangements into which long pins with flower applications are inserted.
by Blue Fairy 74
by Blue Fairy 74


The festive robes of the Brictaelgian nobility are often made of lyocell, linen or silk, which means they flow smoothly and flatter the figure. Goblin women don't wear corsets, only light underwear, which is why their dresses are cut a little looser.

The hips and sleeves are often decorated with pieces of fabric inspired by nature. The most popular at the moment are petals of roses, lilies or poppies. The colors are matched very naturally to the flowers.

The dresses are usually accentuated with an ornate belt on the hips or waist, which is intended to emphasize the body of the goblin women without restricting their freedom of movement. When the noble ladies wear the dresses, freshly woven half wreaths made of real leaves are attached to the shoulder areas, which are additionally decorated with gold or silver jewelry.

The hair is draped in light updos and decorated with flowers and small tiaras. Soft leather shoes or boots made of velor are usually worn on the feet.


Since the climate is particularly warm in the Idakian south, the clothes of the Idakian nobility are often very figure-hugging and show a lot of skin on the hips, stomach or back. The bust is shaped by inserts into the fabric so that it is more visible. The fabrics used are silk, organza, batiste and cotton.

Currently, several layers of one type of fabric in different tones of one color, which fall down like a waterfall, are very popular for skirt pieces. The noble ladies usually wear long trains and a light veil coat, which is decorated with artistic embroidery such as Idakian peacock feathers, flowers or leaf tendrils. The coat is often attached to the shoulder area of the top.

The hair is voluminously pinned up at the back of the head and golden ribbons are woven into it. In addition, elaborately chased metallic tiaras are worn, which are decorated with gemstones and on which round plates decorated with gemstones are attached that frame the face. Wide bangles made of high-quality metals are worn on the arms.
by Blue Fairy 74
by Blue Fairy 74


The clothing of the women of the Layidanian nobility probably best shows their prominent role in society and says: "Here I am!". The use of brocade fabrics, organdy, satin and tulle is widespread.

Bright colors that allude to the element of fire are the most popular. The creations on the shoulder area in particular are very elaborately designed and give the impression that it would burn. At the same time, they draw attention to the woman's face. A train is often attached to the shoulder area, which protrudes from the side of the shoulder and thus symbolizes the woman's strength.

The stomach area is often slightly covered by a transparent overhang. Women often wear transparent arm and trouser pieces or skirts, some of which suggest the silhouettes of the arms and legs. These are decorated with golden patterns on the parts and on the shackles of the wrists and ankles.

The thick hair is artfully braided into several braids, which are piled up on the top of the head and held in crowns or something similar symbolized by flames. Golden rings of different sizes are often incorporated into the chest area.


As playful as the characters of the fairy-elves of the Air Continent are, their fashion is just as playful. The most popular fabrics are velvet satin and brocade, tulle with fine lace, silk taffeta and damask. The color palette is very inspired by the colors of the rainbow in pastel tones.

It rustles when they walk and the dresses are decorated with all sorts of ruffles and lace. The hip region is usually visually widened by voluminous overskirts, which are reinforced with metal hoops and can be shaped differently depending on your mood. The overskirts are often modeled on Téshàn calyxes or the clouds of the continent.

Even though the waist is shaped by a corset, the bust and shoulder region is covered by transparent tulle with lace, which ends in a small ruffle at the neck. Puffed sleeves with small arm trains and a transparent arm section are decorated with elaborately embroidered bracelets on the upper arm and on the ankles.

The hair is either piled up or hidden under an elaborate cloudy wig. A long wavy curl is usually attached to the side, which has been incorporated into an enchanting headdress or fascinator.

by Blue Fairy 74
by Blue Fairy 74


If the dresses of the high society of the Water Continent are a bit inconspicuous compared to the others, this could be due to the materials used and the resulting colors. Vegetable materials such as algae bast or water flax are used for production. They often also use palm leaves, grass or fish leather. While the plant-based materials of the dresses have pure natural colors ranging from beige to brown and shades of green, fish leather shimmers in many bright colors depending on the type of fish.

Dresses in which the plant fibers are cut into fine strips and then woven diagonally over one another are currently in fashion. At the waist and below the bust they are decorated with braided and protruding grasses. The top is usually held together on one side and decorated with a flower tendril.

The hair is worn open and decorated with a crown made of coral, shells and pearls. Large iridescent shell necklaces are often worn around the neck.


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Cover image: Haute Couture of the elements by Blue Fairy 74 - Midjourney-Collage


Author's Notes

This article is dedicated to my grandmother, who was a master dressmaker and taught me to sew.

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May 19, 2024 16:11 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love all the sections on the different cultures' fashions. I like that you go into detail about the types of fabric as well as just the aesthetics. :) Great article. I love that it honours your grandmother too.

May 20, 2024 09:03

Thank you so so much, fabrics are the real heart of every piece of clothing and make them fall differently depending on how they are processed, which is why I definitely had to address this. There is an anecdote from my life with my grandma and needlework as a school subject, in which the right choice of material makes the difference between grades 1(A) and 5(E), but that would probably go too far here. I'm very happy you like it.

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

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May 19, 2024 16:53

Aw such a sweet author's note.   Really enjoyed seeing how distinct the clothing are. From inconspicuous Ulűri̋qi̋ to fiery Layida.

May 20, 2024 09:10

Thank you very much, yes my grandma's soul may have contributed a little to the article ;) and I'm glad that you like the difference. Since every fashion (epoch) is also an expression of society in some way, I tried to incorporate this.

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

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May 28, 2024 10:22

Toller Einblick in die Hohe Kunst der Mode! Neben dem kleinen Geschichts Exkurs gefallen mir die Designs der Kontinente sehr gut.

Bei der Mode von Layida muss ich sagen: Sie sagt nicht nur "Hier bin ich!" Sondern "Hier bin ich! Verehre mich und verzweifle!" ^^

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  • May 28, 2024 14:21

    Danke für den lieben Kommentar.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

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    May 28, 2024 20:15

    This is incredible work . I really liked to see the differences between all of the cultures and especially the colorful artwork and article design. Great article and the dedication to your grandmother makes is all the sweeter.

    Sit down, my friend, and let me tell you of Aran'sha . A world where the sands shift and the stars sing, where the wind carries secrets and the twin moons keep silent vigil over it all.
    May 29, 2024 14:38

    Awww thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    Psst join the Copper-Party during Summer Camp 2024 and I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.