Thursday, August 02, 2007

Keita went to Sikasso for a conference a few days ago, and while he was there he decided to order himself a new suit, which he was sporting proudly upon his return: Knee-length trousers and shirt with a peacock pattern.
West African fashion is a mixture of the super chic and stylish- there can be nothing smarter than a freshly washed and ironed 'bazin boubou' , and the -to European eyes- very silly, such as Keita's new suit. However, for some reason it works here, and Keita does not look silly in the least. In fact, it is hard to imagine anyone with more dignity and grace than Keita...


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