Mountain Catwalk: Bhutan Street Fashion – BBC News

A sartorial look at Bhutan shows that appearance can reflect a changing nation. In this article from BBC News, former fashion student Karma Wangchuk shares colourful images from his Facebook page Bhutan Street Fashion.

Bhutan had a strict dress code during the 1990s. But now, one of the country’s most popular blogs regularly showcases how contact with the outside world, combined with a nostalgia for vintage looks, has created a unique street style – Mountain catwalk: Bhutan street fashion.

Photo Credit: Karma Wangchuk (Bhutan Street Fashion) - Sartorial Farmer
Photo Credit: Karma Wangchuk (Bhutan Street Fashion) – Sartorial farmer of Thimphu
Photo Credit: Karma Wangchuk (Bhutan Street Fashion) – A rural style in the city

A look at the changing style of Bhutan is a study in Bhutanese history. It is clear evidence of just how remote we have stayed and how crucial our traditional look is to our identity. But it also shows a changing Bhutan with more connections to the outside world.

Wherever I go, I have my camera with me and I always find reason to take photographs of people, what they are wearing and how they choose to express their personalities, culture and history. –  Karma Wangchuk (Bhutan Street Fashion)

Mountain Catwalk: Bhutan Street Fashion – BBC News

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