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Frontline style in Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s youth draw on a multitude of fashion influences when cultivating their looks. Vandy Muong and photographer Charlotte Pert ask three about their inspirations.

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PHONG CHAI YUTH, 18, SOTHEAROS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
“To me, fashion is a style to make people fantastic, beautiful and handsome. I don’t care where I buy clothes – I just like them to make me more awesome.

“Normally, I shop at Boeung Keng Kang market because it’s close to my house, and there are lots of clothes at a reasonable price. Sometimes, I come up with my own style but otherwise, I like Korean styles.

“I wear earrings because it looks good to me, and my hair colour is popular among Cambodian young people today. When I see other people wearing a beautiful style, I follow their styles – I always update myself to become a fashionable guy.”

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KAE SOKHA, 22, CLOTHES SELLER AT PENCIL MARKET
“When I see European people, I always wish to wear clothes like them. European style looks modern and beautiful. Sometimes I see Korean stars wearing clothes from Europe and I dream my style could be like theirs.

“I mostly wear long trousers, but sometimes I wear shorts with a T-shirt to be different. Sometimes I wear high heels and sexy makeup to come to the shop.

“Because it fits my body, people always look at me and compliment me.”

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OR SREYLEAK, 27, CLOTHES SELLER AT NIMA SHOP
“I wear sexy clothes when I am at my shop and simple clothes when I am at home – my mother doesn’t want me to wear sexy clothes as I am a Cambodian woman.

“But sexy fashion is my style, and I like wearing makeup on my face to look more beautiful.

“When I see customers and other sellers look beautiful and elegant, I try to find more interesting clothes to make myself look as good as them.

“Mostly, I buy clothes in Thailand, because they have more styles and it’s easy to buy stock to sell to my customers. I know I am beautiful when I take pictures.”

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