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Style Inspiration From Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival 2016

All photos by Simbarashe Cha.

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The summer couldn’t come to a close without celebrating Afropunk — the weekend-long black-centric music festival held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. This year’s performers, from Janelle Monáe and Tyler, The Creator to The Internet and Flying Lotus, were met by thousands of young fans with a penchant for self-expression. We’re talking colorful ‘fros, piercings, elaborate face paint, and flower-adorned locs. African prints and tribal beading were big hits this year, along with graphic T-shirts and tanks. See below for serious summer style inspiration from Afropunk festival 2016.