Hans Silvester's "Natural Fashion" Series Featured as Cover Story of Departures magazine's May/June 2010 Issue 

The May/June 2010 issue of Departures magazine features a glowing cover story on Hans Silvester's Natural Fashion series of photographs.  The issue includes a number of powerful images from the series, both inside and on the cover, as well as a fascinating discussion with famed New York fashion critic Candy Pratts Price regarding Silvester's spell-binding color portraits of East African's Omo Valley people and their artistic traditions.  The Surma and Mursi tribes of  Ethiopia's Omo Valley  use bright mineral pigment to adorn the skin and use various flora to fashion colorful headpieces and other body accessories.  The striking forms of the ancient tribal aesthetic, manifested through the inspired use of our shared world, speaks of the universal need for cultural (and aesthetic) expression and, as Price notes, "to create beauty all the time."

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The series is also illustrated in the book Natural Fashion: The Tribal Decoration from Africa (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2008).

Summary: Hans Silvester's "Natural Fashion" in the May/June 2010 issue of Departures magazine, including cover story and images from the series