A is for Africa. And yes, we are black! I mean back. The Website had spamming issues and security threat so we had to suspend it to make the necessary updates. So glad to be black I can’t even begin to explain the relief.Now let’s talk about how our people represent at African festivals with fashion, beauty and accessories.
The biggest winner is the Afro-punk where there are no limits and no restrictions. This is where Africans/black people show out and take it all the way up and we are here for it!
While most festivals are dominated by flowers and floral outfits, African festivals are filled with the A-z of hair, beauty and fashion. We are talking about ingenuity and originality.
We don’t need to ask and beg that African fashion be accepted and acknowledged on a global platform anymore. That African fashion be given a portal to show its awesomeness to the rest of the world. We don’t need to beg for African vogue.
Because you know what? Our vibrant, bold prints and styles; our Afros, dreadlocks and kinky hair, don’t need to be represented or celebrated by anyone else but us.
We are seeing them being adopted in Runways, being incorporated in international brands in the name of “inspiration” it’s clear that our style demand that by itself. We don’t need to stand on the rooftop and shout about it.
We are creating our own platforms and Runways to showcase our brilliance, and we are doing amazingly well.
Here are a few compilations of creative fashion statement by Africans in festivals, majorly the much-hyped Afro-punk. Hyped it is, and for a good reason. We are talking a whole meal, not snacks.
We should have more festivals and create more portals, magazines and opportunities for ourselves. We are enough!
Photo credit: Afropunk