Down to Earth Fashion
This is more than a mere coffee table book.
Photographer Hans Silvester discloses the jaw-dropping style sense of young men and women of the Surma and Mursi tribes in the Oma Valley of eastern Africa in "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa".
This is one of the last remaining cultures to withstand the influence of western culture and fashion. Without the western luxuries of sewing machines, a limitless supply of materials, or even mirrors until recent times, this tribal culture seems to have surpassed anything on the pages of the trendiest blogs and magazines in resourcefulness and innovation. And, better yet, all the materials are natural and derived from local resources.
Photos courtesy of Daily Mail.
The book is currently on sale on Amazon.