Ugandans not ready for some styles


Fashion There is so much fashion craziness going on in the industry. Designers and fashion icons are pushing boundaries with new looks every day.

The level of experimenting with style is so fast it is hard to keep up.

With the all these platforms including magazines, TV fashion and the unlimited online resources, fashion lovers are living in fashion heaven, especially if they can afford to replicate the looks.

However, the biggest setback could be the community one leaves in. Can you walk around your neighborhood in those totally ripped short shorts, or do you, like most people, sneak out the door and into the car and only feel free once in the nightclub?


If you have attended a church wedding and the bride is not wearing a white or ivory gown, consider yourself lucky. I have not. And I will make sure my bride wears pure white and not off-white or cream to keep within the tradition. No pink gown, please. Ugandans are smart enough not to copy everything they see on TV, unless they are Eva Mbabazi or Tracy Bora.

Tracy Bora, a city socialite turned heads at Billy Ocean’s concert last Friday. Her black, lacy see-through dress left nothing to imagination.

One could even see the path her G-string had taken.

She knew what she was doing, because she made sure she arrived very early and sat still. Trust the prying eyes of paparazzi to catch her at the end of the show. A case of one girl who watches way too much TV!

But there is a limit to what we can replicate on our local fashion scene. Certainly not Rihanna’s naked dress look, please.

Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.