Afropunk Brooklyn 2017: Weekend Recap

This past weekend, on August 26th, Afropunk Brooklyn 2017 kicked off with high energy and full of creative expression at Commodore Barry Park.

A successful festival consists of good music by great performers, tasty eats, flowing drinks, and of course, endless fashion and streetstyle looks. Afropunk Brooklyn did not disappoint. From head-to-toe prints, to bold hair in every color, the freedom to express was everywhere. The crop top, a festival favorite, was one of the styles that stood out this year and a classic piece where I felt like people really got creative, from statement cut-off graphic tees with bold messages, to tribal tube tops, and even tops made completely out of traditional African beads.

Model and activist, Ebonee Davis, sported one of my favorite looks on day one, wearing a look made entirely out of handcrafted metal chains by NYC-based emerging brand, FRIDAY BY FRIDAY. Check out all the beautifully melanated looks in the slideshow below.

STREETSTYLE: DAY ONE 

Gallery photos by: Dee Williams / @Hideexdee 

Music highlights from the weekend included Solange, Raphael Saadi, Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Kiwanuka, SZA, Macy Gray, Sample, Little Simz, Thundercat, Willow Smith, Nao, Son Little, and Brooklyn’s own superstar teenage metal trio Unlocking the Truth, to name a few.

Beyond the dope looks and sounds of the weekend, Afropunk is a festival with a strong collective conscious and despite the growing crowds, year-over-over, it’s important to remember its roots. Afropunk formed as a safe space for grassroots movements, political expression, and self-expression for the black community; and with the right continued support, will remain a community staple and tradition for all to enjoy.

STREET STYLE: DAY TWO

Gallery photos by: Dee Williams / @Hideexdee 

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