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Paco, a drug, killing millions of kids in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru. Born in the suburbs of Buenos Aires shortly after the 2001 crisis, spreading into other countries too. Paco, made with the residue of cocaine mixed with more harmful substances such as dust of halogen lamps burned making a person totally dependent in a matter of time. Weight loss, teeth falling out, choking to death. Paco, with a price targeted at 5 pesos in Argentina (about a euro) has an effective rate almost 1000 times stronger than a regular cocaine dose targetting young adults between the age group of 12-17. Tragically, this deadly drug released from the poorest areas has now seeped it’s way through the middle classes. An unstoppable epidemic, in the name of ‘fashion’.
The Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes otherwise known as Le SAPE is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality. It’s a world within a world, A City within Cities; Le Sape has recently become an international Hub, branching out in places like Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Paris, Brussels and parts of South London. At the heart of this exclusive world is the cult of the cloth; the deity of style and fashion. Adherents of Le Sape have a style unlike any other. The clothes worn by Sapeurs (as the followers of Le Sape are known) may look like a clan though each of them stand out . The Sapeur style and relationship to clothes is completely unique. An eternal rush for all those fashionistas in this lost world of pre-colonial elegance and decadence.
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