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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.