Quietly, in Commodore Barry Park, Afropunk Fest has been consistently upping its game, year over year, to be the alternative-music festival of Brooklyn. Built on the concepts of equality and inclusiveness, emphasizing diversity, and encouraging its visitors to come dressed to the nines, the crew that heads over to Afropunk tends to be the coolest, and the music featured is always cutting edge but also expertly picked. In short: It is really one of the best musical experiences of the summer in New York, which is saying a whole heckuva lot.
Honestly, we had a hard time finding the best street-style photos for Afropunk, because we actually wanted to take a photo of every, single person inside of the park. (Yes, it was that good.) So we edited it down to some of the most killer, stunning, and inspirational beauty and fashion we've seen pretty much, well, ever.
Photography by Liz Devine.
BRB, gotta find a clear briefcase for our next big meeting.
She's a goddess.
Everything about this look is on point: The braids, the paint-splattered overalls, oversized sunnies, pink watch, purple lip, and that bag. GIMME!
Afropunk's three graces.
A blue braid crown fit for a queen.
The necklace says it all. Find your light, girl.
When a fire starts to burn...
Children of the Internet.
Pattern play and a blue one-say.
Talk about an ear party.
Oh helllo, boys.
Take us to your leader.
Cotton candy bliss.
Look at them buns, hun!
Find the beat and let it set you free.
Oh. My. God. How in the...? Is this real life? NEED.
She owns everything.
She's giving us life!