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Mongolian 'deel' wins over dedicated followers of fashion

Young people see unique identity in modernized traditional garb

KADR owner and designer Enkhbaatar Bat-Ulzii said that many Asian traditional outfits bear some semblance to the Mongolian deel due to the influence of the Mongol empire. (Photo by Anand Tumurtogoo)

ULAANBAATAR -- Mongolia's national costume, once largely discarded as a relic of the country's rustic past, is making a comeback among fashion lovers who see it as a symbol of national pride, prosperity and urban chic.

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