Afro Punk Festival Inspiration

Afropunk Festival is a music festival held annually in Brooklyn, New York City since 2005. It was held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in 2015, and expanded to Paris and Atlanta that year. The Afropunk movement is all about DIY, community-based and anti-establishment.

What i love most about the Festival is the Fashion; From Fauxhawks, locs, piercings, studs, jean jackets with patches, and everything punk, the festival carries all kinds of different looks. I remember reading somewhere and they said that ‘Afropunk shows you that you’re not alone, there’s nothing wrong with you, and here’s how other people do it and why don’t you share it’.

To me it’s a very inspiring event that embraces a different style of Fashion yet to be understood in Kenya let alone Africa. It is very loud and considered different because it’s not advertised enough. I am hoping to showcase more of it on Nairobi Streetstyle, a New fashion Instagram page I’ve started to showcase to Kenyans and the world as a whole on African Fashion that  hopefully will help people understand it more.

I remember living vicariously through the Snapchat story that totally Made me feel like I needed to be there, it’s officially one of the fashion event’s I must travel and attend just to connect more with this vibrant style.  One of my favorite fads is the white dots on the faces, it’s Very tribal and absolutely African, I am yet to find out it’s origins but I am definitely interested in finding out. I tried incorporation a minimalistic vibe to it on this post, but here’s my full on take on it, hoping it will peak your interest and encourage you to learn more about the look.

Loads of Love

Kadenyi

Photographer Vince Oyolo

Make up Artist: Monday Makdwallo

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 Outfit Details

Top: Forever 21

Jacket: Denim.Co

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