Fashion | November 25, 2017
The impact of the west influence largely during the British rule led to a significant change among the people. Architecture and the clothing style of the contemporary populace is highly influenced by the modern cataract of westernization.
K Pop culture
Recent trends shows that K Pop (Korean Pop stars) culture has been adopted by many Northeast youth as they believe to share similar facial structure like other Asians easily adapting to their dressing style and fashionable looks. Moreover the easy accessibility of Korean Films available in CD’s/ DVD’s from the market has promoted this pop culture.
Vibrant and Affordable Fashion Outlets
Police bazaar in Shillong is one example where stylish clothes to various accessories are available at a fair price. Clothes from this part of the region are often rare in their design and are mostly imported from Bhutan and other neighboring countries. These colorful and trendy clothes are carried out perfectly by the youth. Shops like Glory’s Plaza and Bhutia Market are considered the places where you could get the best RIP Offs at the best price. Names like Peter India or Levi Jeans is synonymous to all in Shillong.
Resale Market (Second Hand Market for the people who cannot afford the latest brands)
The increased in 2nd hand clothes in the city has grabbed the attention of many onlookers and mostly the youths. These clothes comes in various styles and shapes and are extremely fashionable available in cheap amounts. Let’s not forget how second hand leather jackets were bought from Overbridge in Motphran.
How Media has influenced us
Not many years back many Asian films, dramas were aired by Doordarshan like the popular show Oshin (a Japanese drama series) and Dae Jang Geum, also known as Jewel in the Palace (Korean television series). Korean channels like Arirang TV and KBS are also aired by the cable operators in the northeast.
If Chuck Norris hair style influenced all in Mawlai in the 80’S then it was Shah Rukh Khan Baazigar Baggy Pants who influenced many in Lalchand Basti, early 2000s it was 50 cents who saw the ‘dudes’ dress up Hip Hop Style .Media has always influenced us more than anything else in Shillong.