Gentlemen of Bacongo - A photography book by Daniele Tamagni that captures a sapeur subculture in the Congo called "Le Sape" where men from the slums are flamboyantly attired in expensive suits. A juxtaposition of luxury in the complex backdrop of poverty.
Paul Smith + Sapeurs of Congo | Paul Smith with Janeil Williams | Afro Style Magazine Editorial Issue | The Sapeurs are men from a certain part of the Congo who wear colorful handmade suits\clothing. It is a movement/style/subculture/tradition that means a lot to many of the Sapeurs. This subculture has been picked up by designers such as Paul Smith from his SS '10 Collection probably drawn from the book Gentleman of Bacongo by Danielle Tamagni | African Fashion