Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tribal Fashion

 I am sure that some of you have already seen these series of images, but for the Fashion Week, I would like to mention this fabulous Tribal Fashion show inspired by Mother Nature. Far from the catwalks of New York, London or Paris, these stunning looks are the creation of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley, inspired by the exotic flowers, the wild fruit trees and lush vegetation of the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan. 

For his book " Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa," German photographer Hans Silvester has captured powerful images of the Omo Valley people, presenting the beauty of the tribe's ancient tradition of temporary body decoration. His photographs reveal the use of bright mineral paints to embellish the skin and the use of flora and fauna to fashion spectacular headpieces and body accessories.
Hans Silvester is an acclaimed award winning photographer. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and he is also the subject of almost 50 books. His most recent one is Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa.

An African Fashion parade like no other

Images courtesy of MailOnline
Thanks P.P for the link

1 comment:

  1. Style is primarily a matter of instinct, for every celebrity that we see every day in our television. We see movie stars, television stars, music stars and we want to be like them. Everyone wants to copy their outfits, jewelry, style and want to be trendy.


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