Are You What You Wear??, Q Street

Project Beltway

I stopped Aditi in Dupont Circle yesterday. She just looked so colorful and languid walking down the street.

She explained that she wears both traditional Indian clothing and Western clothes to work. That idea of her transitioning between two very different styles (worlds, really) strikes me as I look at this shot. It’s interesting especially in light of all the talk the other day about what clothes say about a person, or what their look implies. How do we view her in her salwar (pants), kamwz (blouse) and dupatta (scarf) versus how we’d view her in regular DC workwear? Does she feel that Western clothes are just as much “her” as her Indian clothing?

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