Ode to Mandingo beauty
Yere fo means “Put yourself forward” in Malinke, a language spoken by people from West Africa, including a large community living in Côte d’Ivoire.
It is an ode to Mandingo beauty and its finery.
The Malinke woman is daring, she likes bright colors, jewels and accessories imposing and showy, but also rare.
The hairstyles and headdresses leave no room for chance.
Bazin, a cotton fabric dyed according to an African craft technique, is part of the cultural heritage.
Model: Halimatou Diallo
Photographer : Dadi
Art Director : Patrick Edouard Kitan
Make up : Ninnin Diaby