>> Leather trousers and bodices appearing across Munich. This means of course Germany's Oktoberfest.>>
And track or traditional clothing, has found itself being pulled into the political campaigning.>> Everybody's wearing dirndls now.>> Couture dirndl designer Lola Paltinger says that Bavarian Lederhosen and dirndls once considered conservative, have seen a revival in popularity amongst youth across Germany. A trend that's caught the attention of Germany's far right party, AfD, or Alternative for Deutschland.
And prompted concern about posts like this.>> With the post that try to say okay, we are basically a traditional. And we want to catch you a bit, and it's not okay to play this game with a tradition.>> Thanks to Germany's system of proportional representation, the AfD is expected to win enough votes to enter Germany's parliament for the first time.
AfD's message getting a hostile reception from some. Despite the campaigning Lederhosen is unlikely to become as synonymous with the AfD as slacks and polo shirts are with the alt right movement in the US. Says traditional clothing expert, Dr. Zimona Egga.>> Wearing dirndl and lederhosen is a hipster thing, and you have the AfD as a conservative right-wing parties on the other hand.
And they try to get this point, yes? They try to pick it up and use it for their own campaign, but>> People are much more open minded than the
>> The message from these Bavarians is that traditional is not the same as right wing.