Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pattern Language: Richard Renaldi Documents Sartorial Flair in Ethiopia

While in Ethiopia this winter, photographer Richard Renaldi was struck by the sartorial flair of the locals. “People know how to drape clothes here,” he toldVogue. “It seems instinctual. Something I don’t quite intuitively understand how to do myself seems so natural to Ethiopians.” With his keen eye for color, Renaldi began to document the bright mixture of fabrics and prints he spotted on the street. “It makes New York City’s obsession with wearing black seem even more drab.” Here, a survey of Ethiopian style through Renaldi’s lens.
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