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FASHION: Tricia Akello by Ricardo Simal. Marie Claire South Africa

Check out these striking images from Marie Claire South Africa. The androgynous-inspired editorial, titled 'Le Garçon', was shot by Ricardo Simal and features Ugandan Cape Town Based Model Tricia Akello. Take a look below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Zoë Kravitz Features In GQ Magazine's June Issue

Take a look at Zoë Kravitz's stunning GQ Magazine editorial. The images, shot by photographer Steven Pan, are inspired by the actress and musician's kickass film roles in the "Divergent' trilogy and 'Mad Max'. Check out the captures below (plus footage from the shoot).  And catch Zoë with her band LOLAWOLF Live at AFROPUNK Paris tomorrow: …

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Added by Safety Pins on May 22, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FASHION: Street Style by Whosthefreshest (Janet Woo)

Take a look at these dope ass images from photographer Whosthefreshest (Janet Woo) - the latest of her Street Style series for AFROPUNK (shot entirely on the streets of NYC).

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Added by Safety Pins on May 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Afroista

Tessa, aka 'Afroista', describes herself as the 'people's muse'. Such a quirky and playful take on print and proportion.

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on May 20, 2015 at 5:25am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Agility' Part II - The Latest From Fashion Photographer Jason Bassett

Check out the second installment of Fashion Photographer Jason Bassett's new editorial, 'Agility' - featuring AFROPUNK faves twin models Alia and Delcia Johnson. Explore below.

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Added by Safety Pins on May 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "Color and Patterns" - the latest from photographer Dex R. Jones

Check out the latest editorial from photographer Dex R. Jones. The images were shot for Txture Magazine and features model Destiny Owusu. Jones says that the editorial "plays on color and patterns, showcasing the hottest seasonal fashions with splashes of African influences". Explore the vibrant captures below.…

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Added by Safety Pins on May 15, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Dandy Queens' - New Editorial From Blackattitude Magazine

Check out this sartorial delight from French magazine Blackattitude - 'Dandy Queens'. Lensed by photographer Prisca M. Monnier, the editorial revisits the period of the Dandy; inspired by three strong women who crossed the boundaries of gender: abolitionist Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, frontierswoman…

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Added by Safety Pins on May 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FASHION: Muse collection by Natacha Baco

Check out the Muse collection from french based designer Natacha Baco. The designer brand - consisting of  fashion, decor and accessories - follows a mantra of “grow your style, cultivate your difference”, reflected in its new and vibrant womenswear collection. Check out the designs below.

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Added by Safety Pins on May 13, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Paola, Blogger

Paola, blogger at 'Finding Paola' does it again, with her bold use of print and accent jewellery...definitely spring ready!

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on May 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Agility' - The New Editorial From Photographer Jason Bassett

Check out the latest fashion editorial from Miami based Photographer & Filmmaker Jason Bassett - 'Agility'. The captivating images feature AFROPUNK faves twin models Alia and Delcia Johnson. Explore the editorial below.

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

FEATURE: Tyler, The Creator trolls white supremacists by appropriating one of their symbols for anti-racism/gay pride T-shirt

Tyler, The Creator is about to have white supremacists up in arms! Check out the Odd Future rapper promoting a new line of anti-racism/gay pride T-shirt, its special feature being its appropriation of the "White Pride World Wide" logo (pictured below). Tyler states, "Now it doesn't take a rocket…

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Added by Safety Pins on May 11, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: South Sudanese Models Stand Up For Education

Take a look at these stunning images of some of South Sudan's top Models. The models, previously featured, were shot by Cliff Watts for model Mari Malek's non-profit charity Stand 4…

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Added by Safety Pins on May 7, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Eunika, Designer

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Meet designer Eunika, she aced the styling on this one.



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on May 6, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Zoë Kravitz features boldly in new Flaunt magazine editorial

Check out these stunning images of Zoë Kravitz! The editorial, lensed by Zackery Michael, features in the latest issue of Flaunt magazine and captures the actress boldly. Check out the images below (note: some of the images contain partial nudity). 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on April 30, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Ronyca

Meet Ronyca. This girl's high top is to die for. The end - Lincoln Center



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Added by Safety Pins on April 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Nima, Stylist

Meet beautiful Nima, a fashion stylist, she somehow makes vintage modern.



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Added by Safety Pins on April 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: SZA features in new editorial in InStyle Magazine

Check out this new editorial from InStyle magazine, featuring AFROPUNK Fest alum SZA. The stunning images were…

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Added by Safety Pins on April 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PHOTOGRAPHY: ‘Jupiter Dreams’ photo editorial by Jason Bassett

Check out the new fashion editorial from Miami based Photographer & Filmmaker Jason Bassett - titled, 'Jupiter Dreams'. The editorial - shot in Jupiter, Florida (at the Blowing Rocks Preserve) - features model Alek M. as well as designs from Lisu Vega.

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Added by Safety Pins on April 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Ellen, Stylist

McQueen meets FKA Twigs? Meet stylist, Ellen. A beautiful play on print, color and accessories.



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Added by Safety Pins on April 15, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

FEATURE: Jaden Smith wears "womenswear" and opens up debate on gender norms

Jaden Smith has always been fashion forward; but the actor and musician now has the internet ablaze after he was spotted in what most consider women's attire last week. Positively, the outfit - and Jaden's Smith's penchant for "womenswear" in general - has opened up much needed dialogue about gender norms and the need for …

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Added by Safety Pins on April 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 27 Comments

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