Colourful Leteise Attire on Fleek

Many people who attended the event explored the essence of Leteisi while also enjoying performances from local and international artists
Many people who attended the event explored the essence of Leteisi while also enjoying performances from local and international artists

African Attire on Fleek spin off, Leteise Attire on Fleek got off to a vibrant start at Tashy’s Royal Gardens in Boatle this past Saturday with people exploring the fashion essence of leteisi (German Print).

Even though the event later turned to a fully-fledged music festival with big South African artists like Simmy and Aubrey Qwana as headliners, some people were there for the fashion, they wanted to look good, feel good and most importantly capture these beautiful moments on camera. As to where they took these moments to, a big guess would be Instagram, Facebook and perhaps TikTok. Accompanied by hashtags, social media was roaring with pics of leteise and those who didn’t attend wished they had.

It had been more than 18 months without experiencing the thrill of attending an event and donning a stunning outfit, a traditional one for that matter. Speaking of traditional attire, patrons who were mostly dominated by women managed to go beyond the boundaries of the traditional blue coloured leteise. Pink, red and mustard leteisi added some ambiance and complemented the well-known blue colour of leteisi.

Leteise Attire 01. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Leteise Attire 01. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO




For some who didn’t know, for a moment they thought the colourful leteise was African Print. Those unique patterns and lively colours are bold prints and they just happened to complement modern Afrocentric clothing. A lot of people were wearing outfits made by local fashion designers and dressmakers and the latter managed to fuse western fashion styles with the animated colours and vibrancy that characterises Batswana and their culture. While some had infused ideas to create gorgeous designs, it was also great to see how many of them managed to retain the true identity of leteise. Batswana’s culture is experienced through things such as food, language and music but the number of multitudes who attended Leteise Attire on Fleek proved that fashion is very pivotal and a true identity of Batswana.

Colourful Leteise Attire on Fleek
Colourful Leteise Attire on Fleek



Editor's Comment
Everyone should be on high alert

Close to half a million people in the country have been fully vaccinated while over 800,000 have received their first doses. Botswana has tackled tough hurdles, but the race is far from over.Batswana are gearing up for the holidays and there will be a lot of movement across the country and outside the country. Social gatherings are back in full force and now more than ever, people should observe COVID-19 protocols.Our neighbouring country South...

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