The Best, Most Extravagant Looks From Afropunk

Photographed by Elizabeth Wirija

The sounds of SZA, Princess Nokia, and Solange act as a soundtrack to the festival grounds-turned-runway

If you come to Afropunk solely for the music, you’re doing it all wrong. The fashion is just as—if not more—important than seeing all your favorite acts.

Concert-goers poured into Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York, this weekend decked out in their grandest getups. Some people clearly took months to put together their looks, while others had outfits that seemed more hastily assembled. Whatever the timeline, the looks, accessories, and hairstyles that come out of the black-centric event are some of the best festival looks of all time; it’s eye candy for the keenest of people-watchers. 

As proof, we captured our favorite march-to-your-own-beat moments from the festival. New York Fashion Week might not officially start until September 7, but it feels like it unofficially kicked off this past weekend at Afropunk. Check out our favorite looks, below. 

Photographed by Elizabeth Wirija

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