Just to add to the knicker-showing trend, low-slung jeans or "Bumsters
" are also back in vogue.
Bah (2005) 'Bumsters
, big black organs and white gold: embodied racial myths in sexual relationships of Gambian beach boys', Culture, Health and Sexuality 7 (6): 557-69.
, Big Black Organs and Old White Gold: Embodied Racial Myths in Sexual Relationships of Gambian Beach Boys.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART * May 4-July 31 * Curated by Andrew Bolton * Considering the eloquent bravura of Alexander McQueen's creations--the concoctions of horns and feathers, the slick-sleazy "bumsters
," the sybaritic "VOSS" collection--it's no surprise that the designer redefined the runway as a stage for high-concept theatrics.
Next day we headed north to fashionable Fajara and were hit on at once by a trio of dreadlocked bumsters
calling themselves the Reggae Boys.
Beware of Bumsters
- men selling their wares on beaches and near hotels.
Fans will spot key elements of McQ - such as the trademark low-cut "bumsters
" and trompe l'oeil detailing - from his main collections.
British designer Alexander McQueen's "bumsters
" made the look a must for young women, who partner it with a thong.
He set up a Big Issue-style street paper, Mango News, which is sold to tourists by beach hustlers or 'bumsters
', encouraging tourists to buy local food, crafts and fair-trade products.
Don't be put off by tales of the infamous 'Bumsters
' - Gambians who gather outside of hotels offering their services as unofficial guides and 'friends'.
The receptive Gambian culture has been exploited by some unscrupulous tourists as well as by a very small, but visible, number of Gambian boys referred to as "bumsters
It was Alexander McQueen who brought us the first pair of bumsters
but they didn't really take off either.