Kunal Tej Bir Lama
The owner of Caf้ Mitra and D้ra.Mitra on pashmina, silk, brand names, self-designed and tailored clothes
Russell & Bromley vintage style boots that I bought in England
A tweed jacket tailor- made as nothing fits me off-the-rack in Kathmandu.
From Guess, I don't know the style.
A v-neck silk/pashmina jumper from a store in Thamel
Pashmina silk scarf from Tara oriental pashmina store in Lazimpat
On trends of young Kathmanduites
They seem to be inspired by Korean and Japanese styles, which I think suits certain ages.
Are you brand conscious?
To a certain extent, especially when it comes to jeans, shoes, coats and jumpers. However, I try to make my own stuff because you can be your own stylist and plus, they can be made very cheaply.
Tips on dressing up
Must be season and occasion appropriate! The wearer must feel comfortable and confident in the clothes s/he is wearing. It is not always necessary to be typically เ la mode. Never allow fashion to overwhelm your personal style.
What do you think is a must have for this winter/fall?
In Kathmandu, layers! Shirts or t-shirts, slim fit jumpers, gilets, jackets, overcoat if necessary, accented by a textured colourful thick scarf. Layer them on, and when it gets too warm, peel them off! Oh and straight trousers and leather boots (not the shiny, pointed ones with heels!). If it is really cold, a pair of leather gloves always looks good. Put on a hat too if you don't mind getting your hair a little messed up!