FASHION

Afropunk Festival Returns to Brooklyn, Closes Out Summer Festival Street Style on a High Note

Photographed by Myles Loftin

Afropunk never disappoints when it comes to street style, and this year was no exception. The Brooklyn edition of Afropunk got underway Saturday with sets by Princess Nokia, SZA, Solange, Sampha, and Thundercat, but the real show wasn’t on stage—instead, it was in the audience, where fans turned out in their most impressive festival ensembles that make Coachella look positively tame. With the signs around Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood that read: no racism, no sexism, no homophobia, no transphobia, no fatphobia, no ageism, no ableism, and no hatefulness, Afropunk invites its attendees to create a space of body-positivity, and that apparently extends to its fashion. As the last major New York festival of the summer, it closes out the season on a high note. In the crowd, we spotted countless musicians, as well as Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, professed fan of down vests and “romphims”—see all the best looks from the 2017 Afropunk Festival street style, here.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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SZA performing at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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SZA performing at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Solange performing at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.

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Street style at Afropunk Festival. Photo by Myles Loftin for W Magazine.