Laos Fashion Scene Vientiane News (ASEAN). Most Lao women wear traditional silk and cotton sins with intricate designs embroidered for the bottom hem woven in small villages throughout the country by girls and ladies using looms and age-old thread making and dyeing techniques. Women in the capital’s offices all wear sins, with some matching the company’s colours, and female military uniforms are the olive green of all soldiers. However, when the weekend comes, the younger crowd dresses in Western wear for a night on the town. Several NGOs and entrepreneurs have moved in to assist weavers in improving the quality of their products as well as encouraging them to create new designs. Millennial designers and even secondary school students are now coming up with variations of the sin to bring them up to date while maintaining the original look.
Southeast Asia’s Fashion Scene (ASEAN)
Southeast Asia’s fashion scene presents a varied mix. Singapore offers the hottest fashions, while Indonesia is on the cutting edge of Islamic designs. Malaysian and Thai fashion are quickly expanding into international wardrobes, while Cambodia, Philippines, and Vietnam’s fledgling fashion scenes are also gaining attention around the globe. Brunei designers are just coming into the limelight, while Lao’s fashion leans towards traditional wear, its young designers are beginning to make their mark. Meanwhile, Myanmar fashion mostly focuses on traditional styles. Several ASEAN countries hold yearly fashion weeks and apparel & accessories events and local labels are certainly worth a look.