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Fashion and Hip Hop in Laos

We found ourselves lured into the Hive Bar in Luang Prabang by the promise of a free, nightly "ethnic fashion show" followed by a "hip hop dance show". This could go either way, we thought, but hey we don't really have any plans for the next few hours so let's give it a shot.

Ethnic Fashion Show Models Take the Stage

Ethnic Fashion Show Models Take the Stage

What followed was a surprisingly well-executed, 45-minute long fashion show in a lovely, stylish setting showcasing 15 of Laos' 49 ethnic groups' traditional wear. The models are local students, all of whom looked gorgeous and professional despite no formal training.

Ethnic Fashion Show

Ethnic Fashion Show

This Model Is One of Very Few Who Can Pull of That Hat

This Model Is One of Very Few Who Can Pull of That Hat

After the show finished and the models did their finale, the music changed, and it was the boys' turn. A dozen or so teenage boys (some were even younger!) came out and did their thing. They were actually some of the most talented b-boys we've ever seen perform.

Posted by Claudia

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