So Afropunk was held about 2 weekends ago in Brooklyn New York and Vogue Italia was there with some models in tow. I am not one to question what people do, but some of the styling used makes no sense given the theme of the concert and to think that the fashion editor happens to be African, how did she approve of this. So let me share my bone of contention. The event is called Afropunk for a reason, a simple google search would even given a better sense of what the show is all about. For example, The New York Times described it as “the most multicultural festival in the US.” The word AFROPUNK itself has become synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music. With the exception of maybe the 4 pieces below, when I think Afropunk, I am really thinking of the unconventional, open-minded, the ability to express oneself in a nonchalant chic attitude.
Most of the clothes used in this editorial did not do that for me or did not feel Afropunk enough. Maybe they did not have enough time in the clothes area, but the hair they served was it. Loved, loved their hair and yes Dante and team did the Afropunk thing. Anyways these are my two scents, judge the pictures for yourself below.
Images by Joanna Totolici
Fashion Editor: Yomi Abiola / Models: Sheena Moulton, Kad Diallo, Danielle Gordon, Shamone Edwards, Tara Falla, and Aissa Rose Gueye / Editorial assistant: Kristina Todorovic / Photographer’s Assistants: Charles Velayo and Lina Shteyn / Stylist: Mengly Hernandez – Germany Line / Stylist assistant: Soull Ogun / Hair: Dante Blandshaw Rona Represents @ / Make-up: Gina Bettelli and Corey Sander for MAC Cosmetics