Fashion Tribes
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Hardcover with Jacket

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292 pages



175 colour photographs

UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean EXCLUDING Italy, France, and Germany


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Fashion Tribes

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In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colorful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he’s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, “bling bling” youth in Cuba, and Punks in Burma. Often marginalised on the fringes of their own societies or just down on their heels, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style.

With essays by leading experts in fashion, photography, anthropology, and sociology, Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.



About the Author(s)
Daniele Tamagni, Els van der Plas and Asanda Sizani

Daniele Tamagni is a freelance fashion and documentary photographer based in Milan. He received a prize in the Arts and Entertainment Stories category at the 2011 World Press Photo Contest and was the 2010 recipient of the ICP Infinity Award in applied fashion photography. Tamagni's work has been exhibited worldwide. His previous book, The Gentlemen of Bacongo, inspired the 2010 Spring/Summer collection of designer Paul Smith.

The book also includes essays by established editors, journalists, and photographers, anthropologists, and scholars.

List of Contributors:

Els van der Plas, former director at Premsela, Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion

Suzy Menkes, fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune

Okwui Enwezor, director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich

Hudita Nura Mustafa, social anthropologist

Veronique Marchand, sociologist

Karie Breen, former director of international Marie Claire magazines

Asand Sizani, fashion editor for Elle magazine

Peter Popham, journalist at The Independent


"Fashion Tribes offers a new lens on style and a fresh look at the amazing power of clothing and dress." The Independent on Sunday

"Truly an illustration of the global influence of fashion, this tome definitely ticks the out of the ordinary box." IMAGE magazine

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