Lately I’ve been feeling a bit jaded with the cookie-cutter fashion found in high street retail stores and I have been craving unique pieces. Expensive but gorgeous garments of the high fashion industry, however, are far beyond my budget. Not when you’re traveling through Asia though. A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the shopping heaven that Hoi An in Vietnam is. I had several pieces custom made but I haven’t had the chance to show you them yet. This pair of shorts is the first item to appear on the blog and it is one of a kind. Not only because I had it custom made but also because this fabric is actually meant for traditional Laos skirts (known as a sinh). I picked the fabric up on the mainland next to Don Det and was carrying it around until I arrived in Hoi An.
Truly one of a kind that is. This is one of the reasons why this pair of shorts makes me happy, but also because it gives a much needed injection of color in my wardrobe and because I’m still very pleased that my plan of buying fabric and making a specific piece of clothing out of it worked. It also has a symbolic meaning for me, it signifies all the other crazy plans I had while traveling that worked out, it signifies traveling alone and how fine I am with that (even though it can get scary) and how I will always have new exciting plans even when life doesn’t go as expected or hoped.