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Myanmar: New Freedoms, New Styles

Young designers and creative types have set up shop in Myanmar's former capital, Yangon. They're producing fashions that were unthinkable just a few years ago.

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The longyi -- a skirt-like traditional piece of apparel worn by both Burmese men and women -- is being reinterpreted and influenced by Western styles. Iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has also become a fashion icon. Many Burmese women -- young and old -- want to wear what she does.