The fashion world has a long tradition of creativity inspired by ancient tradition, culture, and nature. The Hmong/Miao People of southwest China are an ideal example. A study in vision, imagination, and – absolutely – artistry.
The hair is woven into tiny braids, sometimes mixing in wool and animal hair, and those braids are then made into larger ponytails. The ponytails are wrapped around a support made from wooden horns and secured with white ribbon, wound around in a striking geometric pattern.
The elaborate hair shapes. The beautifully embroidered Hmong clothes. The execution and style. These are a direct connect to the most spectacular of haute couture.