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FEATURE: 'The Soles of AFROPUNK' - Photo Series By Sarah Bures

Check out 'The Soles of AFROPUNK', photographer Sarah Bures photography series on the footwear worn at this year's and last year's AFROPUNK Fest in New York. Bures tells us, "As I prepared to attend my first …
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Added by Safety Pins on August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FASHION: Model Alaud Deng Anei's Arresting One Magazine Editorial

Take a look at the this eye-catching editorial from One Magazine, featuring model Alaud Deng Anei. The bold images were shot by photographer Renata Kaveh and styled by Alexis Honce, and perfectly capture the African model's arresting beauty. Find all the images below (makeup & hair by Aniya Nandy and prop styling…

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FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Erykah

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Erykah, a blogger, looked killer in this ensemble.



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on August 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Thando Hopa - A Model And Activist Fighting For The Rights Of Africans With Albinism

Meet Thando Hopa, a South African supermodel with albinism who is using her platform to fight the discrimination faced by many albinos in Africa. Raised in a supportive and loving home in Soweto - born to black African parents without the condition - the African model and activist (also a lawyer) was unprepared for the prejudice she would face from children and adults when she began school (all because of her white…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 25, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Nanayaa

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Nanayaa's contemporary attire with a colorful ethnic twist is a winner.



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on August 19, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

FASHION: "Storytelling Through Clothing" - Ikiré Jones' Afrofuturistic Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Take a look at the new collection from Philly-based fashion house Ikiré Jones, an afrofuturistic Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspired by history and heritage. Ikiré Jones (the brainchild of designer and creative director Walé Oyéjidé and tailor Sam Hubler) is recognised for its striking use of texture and print, and its creators use this aesthetic to explore both their heritages and their experiences as an immigrant or "first generation kid" in America -…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 18, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: British Actress Thandie Newton Celebrates Africa's Women And Fashion In Latest Issue Of New African Woman

Take a look at Thandie Newton's editorial in New African Woman's latest issue. In the stunning photo spread lensed by Jackie Dixon and shot at Newton's home, the British actress - of Zimbabwean descent - is photographed sporting an array of natural hair styles and designs from the likes of Maki Oh, Deola Sagoe, and House of Sukeina, Kibonen NY, and Mimi Plange (all African designers!). The issue also features an in-depth interview with the actress, in which she…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 14, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FASHION: 'aphrodisiac + water' - Photographer Jason Bassett's Latest Editorial

Take a look at the new editorial from photographer Jason Bassett - 'aphrodisiac + water'. For his latest fashion story (shot at a model house in Miami Beach) the Miami based photographer & filmmaker teamed up with model Raelia Lewis. Check it out below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on August 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Sevaria

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Meet stylist Sevaria, whose bold use of accessories is the epitome of making a statement!



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Added by Safety Pins on August 12, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

FEATURE: Actress And Activist Amandla Stenberg Stands Tall In New Issue Of Dazed & Confused

Check out Actress Amandla Stenberg's editorial in the new issue of Dazed & Confused - a bold editorial shot by Gregory Harris (styled by Robbie Spencer), accompanied by a great writeup on the young activist. Stenberg, who came to fame playing Rue in 'The Hunger Games', is recognised as "one of…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 12, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Teen Spirit' - Willow Smith Covers iD Magazine's Pre-Fall 2015 Issue

Willow Smith is iD Magazine's new cover star! Described as an "interesting mind [...] less concerned with self-involved selfies and more about pushing the female and African-American agenda", the 'Teen Spirit' issue features the AFROPUNK Paris alum in a striking editorial by photographer Tyrone Lebon and candid…

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FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Kabrina

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Meet beautiful Kabrina, killing it with those overalls...



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on August 5, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

FASHION: AFROPUNK FEST 2015 is around the corner…still searching for something to wear? Check out these T-Shirts!

T-shirts should always make a statement- check out these creative minds who are producing some great shirts to wear for AFROPUNK Fest, a day out, or a lifetime! Ranging from bold statements, vibrant visuals and colors, check out their work and support!

By Aliyah Blackmore, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on August 4, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FASHION: An Adventure In Cuba - Photographer Mikael Jansson's Breathtaking Photostory With Model Achok Majak

Check out these breathtaking images from photographer Mikael Jansson, his latest editorial for Porter Magazine. A tribute to Cuba and her people, the must-see photo story (shot in Havana) features model Achok Majak and a host of Cuban creatives, artists, musicians, and locals. With make-up by Hannah Murray and hair by Marc Lopez, Achok…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

FASHION: 'Firefly: Charmed by Nature' - New Editorial by photographer Jason Bassett

Take a look at 'Firefly: Charmed by Nature', the latest editorial from fashion editorial from Miami based Photographer & Filmmaker Jason Bassett. The mysterious and sensual series features model Renee Bhagwandeen.

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Added by Safety Pins on August 3, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Fashion Rebels' - Young entrepreneurs making moves in Pretoria, South Africa

A fashion crew is bringing some edginess to Pretoria, South Africa, in the form of a "social market" described as a way to bring together "the people of Pretoria involved in growing the capital city in terms of ART // FASHION // FOOD & MUSIC." Fashion Rebels are co-founders Maitele Wawe and Thifhelimbilu Mudau, and their colleague Sizophila Dlezi.

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Added by Safety Pins on July 31, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Writer and musician, Supremo Massiv

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Meet Writer and musician, Supremo Massiv... digging his 70s vibe..

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By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on July 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FASHION: 'Taintless' - South African Designer Lukhanyo Mdingi's Breathtaking Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook

Check out these breathtaking images from South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi's Spring/Summer 2016 lookbook. The images, photographed by Travys Owen, are the epitome of the term "Blue-Black" - featuring models Toyin Oneyene and Gandhi Mukiza. Mdingi's latest collection, titled…

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Added by Safety Pins on July 22, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Yasin, Creative Director

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Meet creative director, Yasin (aka Dapper Afrika). Everything about his outfit is next level. 

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on July 22, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

PHOTOGRAPHY: Francesca Andre's Stunning Portraits Of Cameroonian Model Geli Forlefac

Check out the latest from photographer Francesca Andre,  a series of stunning portraits of Cameroonian Model Geli Forlefac (that skin, that hair, that smile!). Explore the editorial below.

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Added by Safety Pins on July 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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