Hmong children and umbrellas.

Hmong children and umbrellas.


Hmong women and children playfully splash river water.


Hmong children gather to compete in a game of Chinese jump rope. Chinese jump rope is a rope skipping game that is popular around the globe. Central European children call it gummitwist, while kids in the UK and New Zealand call it “Elastics”.

Hmong children gather to compete in a game of Chinese jump rope. Chinese jump rope is a rope skipping game that is popular around the globe. Central European children call it gummitwist, while kids in the UK and New Zealand call it “Elastics”.


Hmong children light up the world in their starburst colored clothes.


Hmong child walking home.

Hmong child walking home.


A Hmong woman smiling happily.

A Hmong woman smiling happily.


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A beautiful Hmong girl dressed in classic Hmong fashion.

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A beautiful Hmong girl dressed in classic Hmong fashion.


Hmong vintage silver necklace.

Hmong vintage silver necklace.


A Hmong silver headdress is carefully adjusted.

A Hmong silver headdress is carefully adjusted.


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Hmong silver jewelry used for a fashion spread.

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Hmong silver jewelry used for a fashion spread.


A Hmong artisan meticulously embroiders a fashion piece.

A Hmong artisan meticulously embroiders a fashion piece.


A water colour of a Hmong girl.
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A water colour of a Hmong girl.

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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.


Hmong children working on their daily chores.

Hmong children working on their daily chores.


A Hmong girl dancing joyfully.

A Hmong girl dancing joyfully.