By Chelsea Booth
Fashion icon Hedi Slimane once told Vanity Fair that the most stylish woman in the world is “some unknown girl on the dance floor.” But even if you could have taken the most stylish unknown person from every dance floor in the world, and put them all in one place, the cumulative amount of fashion finesse would still be no match for the amount of style and coolness everyone possessed at Afropunk this weekend. “It feels like I’m at Fashion Week,” Lullavie’s own Ariana Hwang remarked.
However, unlike Fashion Week, Afropunk is a celebration of blackness and was filled with fashion, music, activism, art, community, love and overall good vibes; everyone was welcomed, embraced and included. There was not one note of judgment in the air. The only requirement for entry (besides a ticket) is to show up as your best most creative, authentic, unaltered, beautiful black or unblack self.
Here are some pictures from the second glorious day of Afropunk 2018:
Right: Nancy J @thegirleetomboy
Left: Kavana L @trinisolovely_
Kamon Cash @Kamon_cash
Joshua Hewitt @saint_howie
Arianna Benson @anabensonn
Samantha Everette @thequeenofvacations
Crystal Anderson @beerbotes_chainsaws
Wearing a fabulous hat.
Family Grub Time!
“Everything Black Matters”.
Unknown Fashion Lords.
Girls grab a better view.
Our very own flower boy, Tyler, the Creator.
A sea of color at every vendor.
“The People Resist”.