Afropunk: Festival Style Has Never Looked So Good

It won’t make you groan even once.

09.02.16

The New York Times has called Afropunk “the most multicultural festival in the US,” and this past weekend it blew through a little town called Brooklyn and re-proved the point, like, 700 times over. I’m not kidding. And you’re going to get proof.

If you haven’t heard of Afropunk, you might be thinking, “Another music festival? What’s the big deal? I’ve seen a flower crown and a daisy duke.” To which I’d say, “Okay, but have you seen this flower crown? And these daisy dukes?”

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I mean…

I’m freaking out over these photos, you guys. Afropunk is hyped as having the most batshit insanely gorgeous and amazing street style ever and, as much as I enjoy throwing wet towels on “hype,” this time I’ve found it to be categorically true. These photos are pure and total dessert. Actually? They’re dinner.

Click through above to see and meet some of the people who went this year, read about what inspired their looks and try your best to soak up their imagination through osmosis. You’ll need it for Labor Day.

Photographed by Simon Chetrit; follow him on Instagram @simonzchetrit.

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