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Non-traditional traditional fashions sells
Burma's fashions have reached a turning point. Ranging from transgender artist Mogok Pauk Pauk's, who after his studies in Milan, Italy, introduced an internationally recognized Myanmar style to Pyae Soe Aung, who mixes traditional clothes with modern West Asian style, the country's style becomes more local and world-class. Mandalay is a native, Hnit Oo May for example.
The 31-year-old has never been a formal student of clothing, unlike her peers, but that has not prevented her from becoming one of the most sought-after women form formulators of cottons. Throughout the years, Hnit Oo May has learned everything she needs to know about design, where to get her fabrics, and the latest Myanmar fashions.
"She said, "I adore clothes in the Myanmar way. "I' m totally impressed when I see a woman in the streets dressed in a Myanmar shirt and Longgyi. "She remembers that I used to wore Myanmar towels because they were very comfy. Before Hnit Oo May launched the popular made-to-order Longyi Facebook page in February 2017, he worked for three years as an editorial journalist for Mandalay's fashions magazin In Style.
Though she never thought she would become a freelance artist, "Hnit Oo May My Attire" has found over 1,000 fans in the three month since opening her on-line store. Unpretentious looks and packing as well as high-quality wool that withstands the hottest of seasons are the hallmarks of the Oo May series.
Although it is a more pleasant and breathing fabric, many individuals choose other rough materials that do not shine through in their lingerie. Especially the rough terry cloth usually manufactures a greater diversity of samples, pattern and colors. Hnit Oo May knows the disadvantages of using one of the two varieties of paper, but she is concerned about ordering only the best and coarsest Obermyanmar varieties, as they are more long-lasting and less often found in other market.
The majority of the rough varieties of paper come from the Magwe, Sagaing and Mandalay towns of Pakokku, Monywa and Myingyan. These lightweight materials come from a number of towns in Shan State. Oo May's own dam comes from top Myanmar and her collection was influenced by the textiles she saw and tried during her visit to the area.
Hnit Oo May now orders her textiles only from the local area to honour her mother's home town and to conserve the traditional methods of making cloths. Hnit Oo May has recently experimented with blending lightweight and rough terry to create a new blending sensation as customers have found inconvenience with rough terry then.
"I was not happy with the raw material at first," she said. "A number of folks are hypoallergenic to the material and most of the materials purchased on the markets are resistent to heavier linen. Many substances contract, are elongated or bleed out. That' s why I make a small number of clothes to preserve the quality," she added.
A long-sleeved men's rock begins at K19000, while a shorter-sleeved rock brings K17000. Oo May has also just started making pairs for specific events. Although confronted with the growth of global branding in Myanmar's market, Oo May continues to believe in her traditional work.
"This is Hnit Oo May's Myanmar Clothing" is now taking orders via Facebook.