In HOMInG’s seminar 51_21, Sara Bonfanti focuses on the narrative travels of salwar-kameez – the Punjabi suit – by combining fashion theory and social anthropology. At the crossroad between homemade and retailed clothing, this versatile three-piece garment is widely worn among South Asian men and women, as a gendered embodiment of ethnic pride, religious modesty, overthrown subaltern identity. Based on multisite ethnography and ancillary methods (artwork and digital survey), Sara will consider the “sartorial biographies” of three Muslim women moved from South Asia to Europe. As shoppers or traders, at home or in the streets, where does the Desi staple dress stand in the face of personal stories and postcolonial histories? Caught in the seams of a globalizedfashion market, diaspora subjects drape ambivalent aesthetics and ethics by wearing a salwar-kameez, as a means to inhabit their environs while they try to express and adjust their life designs on the move.