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World class fashion in our backyard


Julie Schrag is part of a new generation of Cambodian inspired fashion designers who are world class. Photograph: supplied

A new era of Cambodian fashion design is emerging with a generation of designers more savvy and up to date, creating new and unique styles.

Many designers have pushed creative boundaries to give customers classy options. There are also a lot of expat designers who have come here for inspiration, using Cambodian fabric to make clothes, classy evening dresses, bags and other accessories.

One such expat is Australia’s Julie Schrag who lived in Cambodia and fell in love with its fabrics, made by hand. She loved the craftsmanship of women such as handloom silk makers.

She purchased the fabrics and has made several elergant collections such as the dresses seen here in our exclusive display of her works.

Bright colours and soft forms dominate her new collection for the spring and summer of 2012-2013. She has made an extensive collection of her La'Or label, and become a success story thanks to her Cambodian experience.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chhim Srey Neang at




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