So, when we learned that Sir Paul has a copy of Jim Naughten's photo book, Conflict and Costume (Merrell, 2013), we were not only suitably impressed that he had a copy, but bowled over that he 'loves' it! Merrell Publishers have produced a great book, that celebrates a truly accomplished series of photographs by our gallery artist.
One of the many accomplishments of Jim Naughten's Hereros series, is the extent to which it reaches out to such a wide audience. The fashion aspect is one, and is so multifarious in meaning itself, that it should be celebrated!
"I really love my new book, Conflict and Costume: The Herero Tribe of Namibia, by Jim Naughten. It is an amazing visual publication, showing this tribe's magnificant costumes, which are a real fashion statement. Words won't do this book justice: you have to see it for yourself". –Sir Paul Smith (March 12, 2013)
Screen grab from Mr Porter web page. ©2013 Mr Porter.