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On the Street: AFROPUNK

From transparent vinyl circle skirts to ‘90s platform footwear, Afropunk was a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

Photographer Sam Clarke
August 25, 2014

This past weekend, we sent FADER photographer Sam Clarke to Afropunk for the second year in a row to document the faces, fashions and serpentine accessories that caught his eye. Between sets from D'Angelo, Bad Brains, The Internet, and Lianne La Havas, Clarke captured slices of joy, intimacy, and some really sick style. From transparent vinyl circle skirts and '90s platform footwear to vintage FUBU and tons of tie-dye, these Afropunk attendees stole the show. The resulting On The Streets gallery is a lush look at a frenzied festival full of dancing, voguing, and celebrating.

  • Nigerian sisters Fola and Ade from Utica, NY, at Afropunk to see The Internet

  • Devin from Brooklyn via Baltimore, produces 3 Dot Zine and wants to see D'Angelo

  • LEFT: Tu-Moni from New Rochelle, NY RIGHT: Maddox from Brooklyn via Maryland

  • RIGHT: Vogue dancer Saturn Jones from San Francisco, CA

  • Footworkers in the crowd at the DJ Rashad Tribute

  • Leah from Richmond, VA

  • LEFT: Osiris from Harlem got his gradient FUBU jersey off of Ebay

  • Friends and collaborators Meron and B. Hawk run a fashion web series called PinnedxStitched

  • LEFT: Thaina and Safi from Philadelphia, PA

  • Khajuaan from Newark, NJ

  • Boys dancing and posing during the DJ Rashad Tribute

  • RIGHT: Kia from Brooklyn via Miami, FL

  • Sundown during Lianne La Havas

  • LEFT: Matt from Brooklyn via Rochester, NY during the DJ Rashad Tribute

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    On The Street
    Posted: August 25, 2014
    On the Street: AFROPUNK