What are some contemporary clothing styles

Huayno Clothing: Features and Contemporary Influences

Huayno clothing, one of the most popular types of pop music in the Andes, has a long history and very special characteristics.

Huayno is a music that is mainly presented in Peru and Bolivia, although it is also present in some parts of Argentina, Ecuador and Chile. The clothes of their dances are strongly influenced by the cultures of these countries.

In Peru, there are a number of ethnic group regulations that urge to avoid confusion and inaccuracies in dressing traditional music like huayno.

There is a way of dressing in Cusco as part of the huayno aesthetic. Even so, the huayno's clothing is not universal and uses different elements and decorations depending on the artist's region.

The basis of the huayno's dress is the pollera. The skirt is a skirt of the female dress, usually light or very colorful and with embroidery and lace of various styles. The skirts can be made of cotton, wool, or other materials.

Characteristics of huayno dress

The clothing of huayno is closely linked to the history of the Andean region and tries to preserve itself as a model of the indigenous heritage of this region.

Culturally, huayno's clothing is with the concept of Related to Cholas, a typical Andean woman who wears traditional local clothing, particularly polleras.

The skirts of the huayno singers can be skirts or dresses that go down to the knee. The dresses usually cover the shoulders of the singers.

When the dresses do not have suspenders, the singers wear a scarf to keep themselves warm and humble.

High heels are also characteristic of huayno singers. It is common for huayno singers to design or send their own skirts.

These designs usually carry folk patterns and images, which may include elements such as flowers, animals, and landscapes, among others. Usually the artist's name is written on the front of the skirt.

Differences in clothing between men and women

In contrast to huayno singers who wear shiny and elaborate skirts, male singers with such folkloric elements do not perform.

Male singers usually wear monotonous formal costumes that do not allow them to be associated with the Andean region.

The dancers accompanying the main performer of the huayno also usually use this type of costume to draw attention to who is singing.

Contemporary clothing

Although the huayno focuses on the use of traditional elements from each region in their clothing, the growing media has allowed them to cross regional boundaries and unify some aspects of clothing at the national level.

There is a feeling that contemporary huayno clothing has been opened to a range of influences that resulted in the regional aesthetic being abandoned. Even adopting almost uniform clothing without any specificity.

At the moment, many voices are warning of the latest trends among contemporary Huayna artists.

They say that the essence of clothing is lost because the costumes they wear today do not represent their regions, although they are very beautiful and bright.