[LMB] GJ&RQ Fashion

M. Haller Yamada thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 16 01:01:57 GMT 2018





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From: Caroline Tabach  

A question.

In the beginning it mentions that people dressed in Sergyar fashions.


I wonder how such a new world got its own fashions, being so closely

connected to its source world.

And if so what they were.


Caroline Tabach

Micki: There may be certain Barrayaran fashions that don't apply to Sergyar (stuff that 
prevents contact with itchy native plants, for example). OTOH, with the worm scourge (can't 
remember the name!), Sergyar fashions probably developed quite quickly to avoid infection. 
Maybe a more tightly woven fabric? Or a softer fabric that was kinder to scarred skin? Could 
have gone looser, could have gone tighter. 


If the fashions are machine-made (ie: put alterations in a computer), it would be very easy 
for new fashions to develop quite quickly. Maybe bell sleeves keep hexapods at bay; pop it 
into the computer, and wear it as soon as the 3-D printer is done. And then everyone who sees 
how hexapod-less the bell-sleeve wearer is quickly copies the fashion into their own 
computers. 


(It's entirely possible that clothing is completely recyclable, too -- dissolve it in a 
solution, feed it to the clothing printer, and one can have a new set of clothing overnight.) 

(-: There is absolutely no text-ev for this, afaik, so it could be for other reasons. 


Micki


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