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These Festival-Goers Ended The Summer At AFROPUNK 2019 With A Bang
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These Festival-Goers Ended The Summer At AFROPUNK 2019 With A Bang

We see you.

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What is AFROPUNK? It's essentially Coachella for black folks, so you best believe it's a culturally elevated festival full of all kinds of innovative fashion and beauty. According to the brand itself, it wants you to view the widely known festival like so:

Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog.
Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.

Even the lineup speaks volumes, from FKA Twigs to Gary Clark Jr. and Jill Scott to Tierra Whack and Lianne La Havas to Leon Bridges; just know you need to add this festival to your bucket list like right now.

The best thing about this festival that also makes it like no other is that it serves as a creative, safe space for people of color to be themselves and fully bask in their own beauty. Every August in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, you can expect to see queens in daring and valiant lewks sure to make you look twice.

This year's theme, "We See You", was curated to promote a feeling of belonging because in spirit and and in truth, that's all we want as humans - to be seen. Check out some of the looks we loved most!

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Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

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Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

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