I’m Kat! I’m wearing traditional Igorot clothing for my cousin’s wedding. I am painfully ignorant about what I’m wearing. Once, I asked my mom what the patterns on the lufid meant, and she said it had to do with tribal affiliations but they don’t mean as much anymore. She’s from Sagada, which is where I was when this picture was taken.
There we go! That’s a bit more traditional. That’s a long red skirt with a traditional flower top which has the design on the outline of the neck and shoulders, leading all around and to the back. The shall is red with with hints of brown and gold. When my grandmother send me this to wear on the Day of the Dead, she said she was aiming for, “A beautiful Frida Khalo look, except you don’t have a unibrow, mihija… And you can’t paint.” Yeah thanks okay.
I couldn’t post any pictures with my dress DF, State of Mexico, Mexico, but I’ll see if I can post pictures when I get a dress that fits my size since all the others are really small… I’ll find a dress from Oaxaca!
Hi! I’m Aitana Arguedas Alvarez and I’m from Florida, USA. I’m Mexican American and this is me wearing a not so traditional dress. From my expression, you can tell I’m trying to pull off the “Casually Mexican” look, but it’s not working.
Although this isn’t really traditional, it still has some traditional and common Mexican designs on the dress. I’ll be sure to submit another one of me actually being traditional.
I’m Norita, I’m Khmer, and I’m from Oregon. My mom and I dress people for traditional Cambodian wedding ceremonies! We’ve been doing it for maybe 14-15 years now. It’s always lots of fun!
Uhh, I didn’t get married though, haha. I was modeling as a bride for a khmer fashion show at OSU.
Cambodian weddings include many ceremonies, and sometimes can last 2-3 days! There are a lot of outfit changes for certain ceremonies. What I am wearing is for the knot-tying ceremony. Gold everthing! Can’t wait til I get to have a wedding, haha!
Lin: (Personal response once again) Yes, I am aware that predominately white cultures have traditional clothes and outfits as well. Almost all cultures do. But, you will be harder pressed to find that these traditional clothing items have been taken and appropriated. Most have not been taken and fetishised, showcased by models in that do not look like the cultures that they originate from. This is a place to celebrate cultures whose clothing that are not always allowed to be showcased in the forefront or are wrongfully depicted, by the people of those very cultures.
Lin: Yes. You identify with the culture, and have roots in the culture, then it is part of you. You are more than totally welcomed to submit the picture representing your culture.
my name is jannat, and i’m from pakistan! i’m wearing the current fashion in lahore which is the long shirts with a churi daar underneath. i bought this from liberty market in lahore when i was there last year!
ojodeltigre submitted to:
That’s me (Abeeha) and my twin sister, Saneeha!
We’re both Pakistani :D
And we’re wearing super fancy shalwar khameez.
Lin: This is my personal opinion, and I’m sure Ainee has her own opinion, but whatever you identify as traditional clothing to your culture, is how it is represented. Yes it is harder for those who fall under the African Diaspora to have readily identifiable traditional clothing, especially African American, but each has created a unique blend of culture that is all there own. I know many who consider particular item that include mod cloth and Kente cloth to be part of their African American culture.
Anyone have any other thoughts on the matter?
DE: Seconded. If you feel that a particular item of clothing is representative of your heritage, then you are more than welcome to submit it.