Due to the country's strong cultural values most people have stuck to the economical longi, which is a cloth wrap worn as a skirt. Modern day Myanmar designers also give the longyi and traditional fabric design a modern twist. Myanmar's close proximity and its business relationships with China, are a strong influence on its fashion.
The Myanmar International Fashion Show recently took place at the newly opened shopping complex Junction Square. Myanmar fabrics and fashion were worn by Burmese actresses, models, and lady boys from Thailand.