PHOTOS Picture story of fashion designer in Tibet

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Picture story of fashion designer in Tibet

Xinhua

21:43, January 25, 2019

A model presents the creation of Tashi on Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. Tashi is a common name around Lhasa's old town, but on Barkhor Street, Genqoi Tashi, 36, stands out from the crowd with his rattail hanging down his neck.

Tashi redesign Tibetan robes with his team at Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. Tashi moved to Lhasa from Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan 10 years ago.

A model presents the creation of Tashi on Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. He has had many jobs, from website editor to police officer. He also ran a bar and then a gallery.

Now, "Tashi the voguish" is a fashion designer. This winter, he held a show on Barkhor Street as pilgrims and tourists ambled around the Jokhang Temple, marveling at the fusion of fashion and Tibetan tradition.

Tashi prepares for a fashion show in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. Eight years ago, when a fashion program asked him to recommend a local designer but no one he knew qualified, Tashi found his calling.

Tashi adjusts the clothes on models in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. Creating a modern Tibetan fashion line was nothing but a remote dream, as few people in Tibet followed modern fashion in those days, preferring their traditional gowns.

Tashi works in his studio in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. Tashi persisted, and after six months of preparation, he started up his own fashion brand.

Tashi greets the audience after a fashion show in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 10, 2017. His first designs were made of reworked second-hand clothes and sold at friends' shops.

Tashi adjusts the clothes for a model in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2019. His first show was held on a balcony.

Tashi selects fabrics at his studio in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 30, 2017.

Tashi redesign Tibetan robes with his team in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 30, 2017.

Tashi redesign Tibetan robes with his team in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 30, 2017.(Photos: Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

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