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FEATURE: Black and brown boys, natural afros, and flamboyant 70's-inspired menswear in Vogue Hommes

Models Jackson Hale, Tre Samuels, Brandon Bailey, Sol Goss, Malik Jalloh, and Michael Lockley recently posed together in a '70s-inspired spread for Vogue Hommes Fall/Winter ‘15 issue. Styled in checkered furs, floral print trousers, velvet, bell bottoms and sleeves, and silk shirts with matching scarves, each model sported his own updated afro. As unappealing as checkered furs might usually sound, stylist Robbie Spencer pulled together a non-costume-y display of some of…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 31, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Feature: TBT to Boas Kristjansson's dystopian sportswear collection

In 2010, long before Kanye West was designing over-sized, dystopian-inspired athletic garments, occasional Icelandic designer, Boas Kristjansson (aka 8045), served up analogous, split-commentary, and monochromatic color palettes for his futuristic garb. In an unusual split from his grey scale designs, Kristjansson's produced a collection that captured warmth and light in an organic way that almost made you want to go do something active. …



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Added by Safety Pins on December 31, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Sallay

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet Sallay, designer at Amyang fashion.

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

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Be Khari

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet beautiful singer and performer Be Khari, @BeKhari.

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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

FEATURE: Brazilian Indie Fashion/Art Brand Toca da Salamandra & Its One-Of-A-Kind Pieces

Take a look at these customized and one-of-a-kind pieces by Toca da Salamandra - the creations of Brazilian visual artist Flávia Salamandra, a Recife native (based in Olinda) who uses her art to explore the African heritage of Afro-Brazilians, its tribes and deities, and the limitless nature of art. See Salamandra's vibrant and unique creations below (including the customization of surf boards, hats, accessories and more) and…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: French Model Tay Lensed By Congolese Photographer Christin Bela

Check out the striking photos below, by Congolese photographer Christin Bela - featuring model Tay (a singer Based in Montpellier, France). Bela, who is travelling through Europe at the moment, is currently working on an ongoing photo series, called 'African Queens'. He begun the series while living in Asia and told us that the purpose of the series is "to send a positive message to the world about Black culture." Adding: "My focus is more on girls, and to show…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Agnes Aggie

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet painter Agnes Aggie, talk about taking ombre to the next level! @aggie_nes



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Added by Safety Pins on December 16, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Latest From Australia Based Photographer Niels Holswen's Ongoing Photo Project, 'THE WAY (Who Are You) PROJECT 0.16'

Check out the new editorial from photographer and DJ Niels Holswen, featuring model Bruna Teixeira Pimentel - part of Holswen's ongoing photography project with black models around the world, 'THE WAY (Who Are You) PROJECT 0.16'. The photographer (who is based in Sydney, Australia) tells us: "Nowadays media pushes society to focus only on the physical appearance of a woman. It ignores her true being, her personality and inner feelings. 'The WAY…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Lupita Nyong'o Photographed By Erik Madigan Heck For The Guardian

Check out these new Lupita Nyong'o photos. The editorial, lensed by Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Priscilla Kwateng, feature in a new Guardian interview with the Mexican-Kenyan star - conducted ahead of the much-anticipated release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which Nyong'o stars in. In…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FASHION: The Latest Menswear Editorial From Botswana Based Street Style Photographer Ray Geof

Check out the latest editorial from Botswana based street style photographer & visual artist Ray Geof - part of his on going street style photo series. The images feature model Gofa and were shot in Francistown Botswana. Geof tells us:"I believe fashion has the power…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 11, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

PHOTO ESSAY: '"Black Men At Their Coolest" - Photography By Sol Street Studio

Check out this great looking trio - photographed by Sol Street Studio during New York Fashion Week (Spring/Summer). Sol Street Studio posted the images with the following words: "Ran across some brothers during fashion week representing black men at their coolest, embracing…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FASHION: Tyler, The Creator Shares Golf Wang 2015 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Check out the lookbook for Tyler, The Creator's new Golf Wang collection (lensed by Julian Berman). The Fall/Winter 2015 collection - which includes a lot of pastel colors, and a standout faux fur coat - will be released December 13th via GOLFWANG.COM. Take a look below.

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Added by Safety Pins on December 9, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Owo

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Owo (@i.am.owo), a singer/songwriter, brings back the flared pant in full force. An awesome play on print and color.

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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

FEATURE: Urban $tyle Respect SP - A Brazil Based Photo Project That Blends Photography, Fashion, and Graphic Art

Check out Urban $tyle Respect SP- a collaborative photo project by visual designer Elvis Benicio and photographer Matheus Coutinho, featuring the Ver$usxBoyz (a fashion lifestyle movement made up of young people from São Paulo, aged between 15 and 19). "This…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 9, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

FASHION: Model Raiza López & Photographer Steph Segarra Team Up For Puerto Rican Photo Story

Take a look at the latest editorial from Puerto Rico based fashion photographer Steph Segarra. The photo story - published originally by LADYGUNN - was shot in the Puerto Rican city of Caguas, and features gorgeous…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 8, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Krystal

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet beautiful dancer and choreographer, Krystal (@spontaneousout). The color and vibrancy of this outfit is killer.

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on December 2, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

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