Fashion has no season
Are we still protecting our culture or it’s only the old people who sense the importance of the culture.
It is said that “Fashion has no season,” the crowded street with an emerald trees and glowing illumination with different colorful dresses making the Thimphu city look like a tree with many diverse fruits. Shorts and t- shirts is what youth’s prefer to wear during summer season.
The beaming face of the youth that capture the sign board which says “new stock arrived,” especially the summer clothing and moreover the youths, they prefer Korean dresses. With the changing life style and time, now we can see youth mostly indulging and adopting the western lifestyle.
“As in the olden days, we used to wear our national dress. Western dress was nowhere to be seen, moreover it’s important and we should not demolish our national dress.” Said Khandu wangdi, a 71 years old man.
The man who is in his late 70s still feels that “Even with changing times, we have to restrain our thoughts that we being a Bhutanese, we should always follow what we have following till now.
Is our culture in threat?
A 17 years old boy, karma Dorji said that “we should follow new trends but we should never let our culture down because through our unique culture, we the Bhutanese are being recognized.”
Bhutan being a small developing country, where the fashion sense is rapidly growing whereas the country’s economic is rapidly going down.
Should we be more concern about the clothes or the culture? The topic is a never ending story.
But what is included as fundamental duties of the Bhutanese citizen as per our constitution is that it is our duty to preserve, protect and respect the culture and heritage of the nation.