1. Maggie

    April 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Lovely. And you know the shawl is handmade.

    • irene laura

      April 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

      this is amazing, love the photos you are sharing from Peru!


      • Simone Fraser

        April 21, 2014 at 2:11 am

        She’s beautiful, indeed. I am inspired to drown in creative projects simply because I’ve seen this. I would be very glad to see a Sartorialist book on Peru photos, or perhaps photos from the peoples of non-western countries, Scott.

    • andreea

      April 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

      the headgear is utilitarian, right? it’s for carrying stuff, i think :)


      • Roxana

        May 4, 2014 at 12:52 am

        No, this is only an accesory

  2. CBC

    April 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm


  3. marie pierre

    April 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm


  4. MRuth

    April 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Wow. Talk about style. Love the safety pin and the preciseness and crispness of the folding of the “cape.” All the shots so far feature people with this very precisely put together look. Amazing. I’m loving these photos of Peru and your comments.

  5. n.d.

    April 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    beautiful shot

  6. Kent Johnson

    April 18, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Just beautiful!

  7. carol

    April 18, 2014 at 12:24 am

  8. Laura

    April 18, 2014 at 1:43 am

    omg, her face really is the shape of a heart

  9. Alberta

    April 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Their traditional outfits are such a joy for the eye!

  10. Fashion and Beauty

    April 18, 2014 at 5:39 am

    About fashion style and beutiful. Awesome!

  11. Chat Robinson

    April 18, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Scott, I really admire the way in which you give equal importance to non-western fashion. It can teach us westerners a lot about individuality, style and elegance, three things that the fashionistas often manage to leave out of the mix.

    • A Nony Mouse

      April 18, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Peru is in the Western hemisphere.

      • Chat Robinson

        April 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        I’m fully aware of where Peru is, I’m talking culturally about Europe, USA etc. as being western culture, I suppose consumerist capitalist culture would be more accurate.

        • Laura

          April 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

          Peru is a capitalist country too.

          • Chat Robinson

            April 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm

            Okay, so it’s a capitalist country. I’d still argue that it’s not, culturally speaking, part of the same world as the land of the free and western Europe. The US and Europe are completely driven by consumerism to the point of madness. Have a read of ‘Affluenza’ by Oliver James. Peru doesn’t feature which, believe me, is a good thing for Peru. It’s a good thing for the fashion in Peru too, which is, after all, where we started.

  12. M

    April 18, 2014 at 7:39 am

    The colours look so vibrant, especially against the light backdrop.

  13. Steven

    April 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Love these images from Peru, but can I ask one camera geek question: are they shot with your Fujifilm x100s?

    (I don’t work for Fuji or sell them, but I have an X-E1)

  14. l'oliphant

    April 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

    So colorful! lovely!

  15. alessia sica

    April 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

    amazing expression

    Alessia Sica
    The New Art of Fashion

  16. une chatte grise

    April 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Beautiful portrait of a beautiful woman.

  17. Lindsey

    April 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    So colorful! Love it!

  18. Andrea Lazaro

    April 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful words, I understand your feelings, I felt the same knowing the north of my country (Argentina). Be sure to visit a cemetery on the mountain, and discovering apachetas wayside. You are so close! I recommend visiting the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, and the people of Iruya in Argentina … maybe on an upcoming trip!
    Thanks for finding and show the beauty of this part of the world.

  19. Jilll Smith

    April 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I just love those blankets the colours are beautiful. Would love to make a winter coat with one.Would brighten a winter day up.

  20. Teresa

    April 20, 2014 at 1:30 am

    What a beautiful woman!

  21. Julia

    April 20, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Beautiful pictures from Peru. There is an authenticity to their style that the fashion people on this blog often lack. In the same there is a thing that made me write this comment: can we really talk about fashion in these photos, as they are so far from everything that has to do with fashion? I.e. new collections for every seasons, rapidly changing trends, etc.

    To me “style” would be a better word, but even that may be too much of a hedonistic term for something that seems to come to Peruvians so naturally.

  22. Chael

    April 20, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Wow great shot with fine focus on fabrics! Thx for sharing these photos with us!


  23. Near

    April 21, 2014 at 5:03 am

  24. Pamela

    April 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  25. Anna

    April 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Can’t wait to see more photos from Peru! Such bright and full of life outfits!


  26. kp

    April 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Peru is a feast for the eyes. Their textiles tradition is wonderful; I was told when I was there that they’ve mastered every hand-weaving technique known. Some further examples of their crafts – http://kathrynpinker.com/2010/07/02/peruvian-souvenirs/.. their sense of design and colour is so exciting. Loving these photos, especially the differences you’ve been pointing out between the attire of different areas.

  27. 15colgadasdeunapercha

    April 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

    lovely pic!!!

  28. loli

    April 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I think this is not fashion. Its lovely. But its not fashion.

  29. Halare

    May 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I am very happy for your comments about this photo and for my countrie. :)

  30. Priscila Samán

    May 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    it’s just a small sample of the Inca culture of our country, vibrant colors!

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