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FASHION: Artist Spotlight - Carmel Snow, Cultural Camouflage

When I first viewed Oakland native, Carmel Snow’s work, I was so drawn in by the vibrant colors, energy and spirit of each statement.  There is rejuvenation in her work that is enticing and almost illusionistic and surrealist with patterns, colors, and shapes that will most definitely draw you in. From the detailing of knits patterns, the delicacy of body adornment and blending of colors, her Cultural Camouflage series is absolutely stunning and channels so much…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Zoë Kravitz features in Ocean Drive magazine

Check out Zoë Kravitz's editorial in Ocean Drive Magazine - looking just like her mother Lisa Bonet. In the stunning editorial, Kravitz opens up about her acting career and music with band Lolawolf; and in regards to this creativity, she says: “It’s always what I've done, before I even had a real…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Throwback: Papis Loveday and Shaun Ross in CHAOS Magazine

Let's throwback to 2011 with this striking editorial from CHAOS Magazine's The Wicked Issue (end of Winter Issue 2011-12). The editorial - titled, 'Out of Circulation' - was shot by Rebecca Latchfield and styled by Alexis Knox, and features models Papis Loveday and …

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Added by Safety Pins on February 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook from South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi

Explore the latest collection from South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi. The Fall/Winter 2015 offering is titled 'Macramé' and was inspired by historic Arabic knotting techniques and a minimalist color palette. Check out the striking lookbook below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on February 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Zoë Kravitz covers VS. Magazine's 'Dreams' issue

Zoë Kravitz is the latest cover star of Vs. Magazine. The fashion magazine (published twice a year) has chosen six of Hollywood’s biggest young stars (including Slum Dog Millionaire's Freida Pinto) to cover its spring/summer 2015 'Dreams' issue - an issue focused on inspiring ambition and talent in women. Check out the cover and cover story, below. 



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Added by Safety Pins on February 20, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments

FEATURE: The New York Times discusses “Fashion’s racial divide”

One thing that is evident at this year's New York Fashion Week (aside from the lack of black models) is the lack of black designers showcasing their work. The New York Times is tackling the issue in a new article, profiling notable Black designers Tracy Reese (pictured above), Carly Cushnie, co-designer of Cushnie et Ochs, Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air and Public School's Maxwell Osborne. Read the full article …

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Added by Safety Pins on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

FASHION: The Guardian features model Chantelle Winnie in new editorial

Check out this breathtaking editorial from the Guardian featuring model of the moment Chantelle Winnie aka Winnie Harlow. The model - most notable for her vitiligo skin condition - continues to break down barriers with her unique beauty, gaining strong credits within a whitewashed and cookie cutter industry. Explore the editorial, below!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 18, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: What Do You Think About Kanye's Adidas Originals Line?

“I fought for exactly what I wanted in my closet.” - Kanye West (Style interview, February 16th, 2015) There's a lot to criticize Kanye West for. We have leveled our share of criticism in the past (and will probably continue to in the future), but the level of criticism he's getting for his recent Adidas Originals line doesn't sound like criticism of his designs, it sounds like criticism of who he is. In a world where of the 470 members of the Council of…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 16, 2015 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

EVENT: Gypsy Sport fashion show after party tomorrow

Find below the details for tomorrow's Gypsy Sport fashion week afterparty - in celebration of the Harlem based streetwear brand's AW 15 collection. Take a look at some of the collection, below.   …

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Added by Safety Pins on February 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: “Sisterhood of South Sudanese models determined to make a difference”

"We want the fashion industry to understand as a South Sudan woman, I am not just another model who is pretty, I have a story, I have an identity, and this is what is happening." These are the words of South Sudanese DJ and fashion model Mari Malek, founder of non-profit organization Stand For Education - an organization focused on providing access to…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FASHION: Selfridges sweep aside the boundaries of gender in new retail campaign, 'Agender'

London has always been known for pushing the envelope when it comes to fashion - and now it is leading the way with genderless fashion. Launching in mid-March, London store Selfridges will house a new concept space dedicated to gender neutrality, offering customers a "gender neutral shopping…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 10, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Exploring black beauty around the world through new series 'Pretty'

Check out this new video series from Un’ruly (the digital beauty platform dedicated to Black hair). Titled 'Pretty', the series aims to explore beauty everywhere through the perspectives of Black women; discussing the representation of Black women (or lack of) in the media, the idea of beauty as a source of both pleasure and pain,…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FASHION: "Who's The Freshest?" Street Style Photography

As legendary photographer Bill Cunningham once said, "The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." On that note, check out the latest captures from NYC based Who's the Freshest? - the mission: documenting unique personal style. Explore the images, below.…



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Added by Safety Pins on February 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

FASHION: 'Anadomi' editorial - the latest from photographer Jason Bassett

Check out this arresting fashion editorial from Miami based Photographer & Filmmaker Jason Bassett. Titled  'Anadomi", the series of emotive images features model Alek M. Explore the editorial, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Safety Pins on February 6, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

FASHION: IAMISIGO Spring/Summer 2015 collection, 'Taboo'

Check out the Spring/Summer 2015 COLLECTION lookbook from Nigerian womenswear label, iamISIGO. The collection, titled 'Taboo', was shown last year at GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week and now it has been captured by photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo in this stunning lookbook. Of the…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Fashion in retrospect - the 'Vintage Black Glamour' book

From what began as research for a novel about three friends who meet as contestants in all-black beauty pageants in the 1950s, Nichelle Gainer found herself on a never ending exploration of black fashion history - with a focus on "Vintage Black Glamour", the title of her new book. In the book, a collection of images from 1900 to 1980, Gainer…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 23, 2015 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

FASHION: The handmade creations of Manaka

Check out fashion label Manaka. Based in Australia, the owner, maker, and designer, Manaka, creates womenswear and accessories that are not only wearable pieces of art; but - as she puts it - made lovingly by her hands. Explore some of these creations, below.

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Added by Safety Pins on January 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

FASHION: The 'Fabric Merchant', by photographer Jason Bassett

Check out this editorial from photographer Jason Bassett. The shoot was inspired by an interior-design shop that looked like a modern day fabric market shop; and as you'll see, the end result is magic. Explore the images, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

"The inspiration actually came on a whim…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK STREET STYLE: LULU

Shot by French Gold photography, our new streetstyle series is a celebration of all the style and fashion from within our AFROPUNK community - exploring indivIdual style and the minds behind them. On that note, meet young Skater and model Lulu. 

Age: 8

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

FASHION: Angels and a Raven, the latest editorials from Reflekt Mag

Check out the latest editorials from Reflekt Mag, shot by photographer Jasmyne Johnson. Titled 'Desert Raven' and 'Archangels', one editorial focuses on silhouettes while the other captures the neo-noir setting of downtown Los Angeles. Explore the images, below; plus video footage from Lawrence Lindell.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


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