An insight into the world of fashion – Opening the doors of Romani culture

ROMEDIA FOUNDATION

Fashion is an important part of social life and interactions – touching upon it on a variety of different levels, be it from the desire to conform or the desire to be novel. Fashion is not simply what one wears but a visible marker of the choices made in the everyday life, in terms of housing style, books read, hairstyle, the places one frequents etc. In this sense, fashion helps confirm associations to a certain group or category of people, or to a certain trend, basically allowing one to express him or her self through their physical appearance, which entails much more than simply the idea of ‘what to wear’.

Romani fashion and style has been getting more and more attention in recent years, with many designers finding inspiration from our diverse communities and the different fashion styles that come along with them. However, Romani fashion is generally perceived in a homogenous…

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