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Modern Tibetan Fashion Keeps Traditional Values

November 5, 2010

James Dunn,
The Tibet Post International
November 2, 2010

Dharamshala -- A Fashion show was held at Tibetan
Institute of Performance Arts (TIPA) on Saturday
evening (30th October) to showcase the work of
the Tibetan Modern-Traditional Fashionable
Costume Shop. The fashion show also included
music performances by many different Tibetan singers, including Soshol Dhargye.

The fashion featured 20 traditional categories
representing the different regions and counties
of Tibet. In the modern section fo the show
almost 40 dresses and suits costing over 2 lakh rupees.

The show included 10 models of both sexes,
including the winner of the first Miss Tibet,
Dolma Tsering and runners up from Miss Tibet,
Yangchen Metok and Metok Lhaze. The event
showcased both traditional and modern Tibetan
fashions as well as a fusion of the two, by the
main designer of the Tibetan Modern-Traditional
Fashionable Costume Shop Phubu Tsering.

The fashion show was aimed at encouraging
Tibetans to continue wearing their cultures
clothing. The designers also aimed at creating
new modern ways of Tibetan clothing, without
losing their traditional values, the designers
hope that their show will aid the promotion of
Tibetan clothes to the international market.

It highlighted the developments of the Tibetan
community in exile with the attendance surpassing
600 people at TIPA, based in Dharamshala.

More photos, please visit our latest gallery of the fashion event.
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