Style Houses

Fitat`femax (loose helovx translation: noblest of the femmar) is the term given to the fashion-consciousness of Hizaki, cultivated into a vocational culture by Bizaki. Bizaki were the first to recognize Hizaki fitat`femax and created an industry around their cosmetic upkeep.

The term ilo`femax /beauty of the femmar/ refers to the natural, or cosmetically enhanced attractiveness typically applied to the breeding-castes.

Among the original subjects, surface Hizaki were the first to have their hair “iced” into molds by their Bizaki peers and partners. Hair Molding began as a way to hold their hair in place against the tundra winds but soon became a style choice for Hizaki working beneath the ice. As Bizaki began producing clothing, they noticed that color-blind Hizaki were unable to discern attractive options. Bizaki textile workers began producing intricate patterns for Hizaki, feeding their need to distinguish themselves.

Ramax Gen Bizak created the first hair-wraps and turbans, allowing Hizaki to keep their molded-hairstyles longer than a day. First-Gen Bizaki formed into groups outside Hizaki occupational centers, and offered their talents as hair, nail, and hide keepers, (kaltzin) while others, called bizrituxi, set up shop in populated settlements, offering individualized tailoring.

In the era of the Second-Gen, the Bizakaxi recognized aestheticians (kaltzin and bizritux) as a legitimate post-casthood trade, and the Third Office of the Committee began issuing licenses to select Bizaki, allowing them to open establishments called Style Sits, that offered cosmetic treatments and clothier services for Hizaki clientele. Fifth-Gen Bizaki fused the walk-in salons and fashion houses together, creating what is known today as the Style House, for Hizak wealthy enough to afford a singular Bizaki capable of doing it all.

Hizaki continue to venture out daily (weekly for those Hizak in the lower credit spectrum) to the Style Sit; her hair is molded, along with other generalized services related to the care of her hide, feet, face, and nails.

Zaxiri and Subaki also have fashion needs and engage in cosmetic and hide-care practices, but no industry is built around them because beauty and wellness are considered private affairs performed and experienced amongst themselves.

Fashion & Beauty Bixat (Textiles)