The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Afropunk Paris.

The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Afropunk Paris.

Photography: Derrick Kakembo

Afropunk Paris. The annual and infamously black arts festival has been celebrated in Paris, France for the past two years; 11 years after it’s initial debut in Brooklyn, New York.

Paris has a large and often unseen black population however it was in full force at the festival, which also saw black people flock from around the world, including the UK and America, to attend.

Whilst Paris is well known for it’s Parisian and Caucasian fashion, this style of chic was absent. Afropunk fashion is always unapologetically black, regardless of the location. We captured some of the best looks of Afropunk Paris this year.

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Left: Maz  @miss.maz  _________________ Right:  Laurence Sessou @moniasseartistmuse

Left: Maz @miss.maz _________________ Right: Laurence Sessou @moniasseartistmuse

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Mohnsta  @_mohnsta

Mohnsta @_mohnsta

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_______________________________________Right:  Akeda @akedaworld

_______________________________________Right: Akeda @akedaworld

Left: Assina  @assina_ official   ______________Right: Maga Moura  @magavilhas

Left: Assina @assina_official ______________Right: Maga Moura @magavilhas

_______________________________Right: Drew  @_drewiswho

_______________________________Right: Drew @_drewiswho

Photography: Derrick Kakembo

Talking Cinematography with One of London’s Most Sought After DOP’s, Rina Yang.

Talking Cinematography with One of London’s Most Sought After DOP’s, Rina Yang.

Capturing Identities with Photographer David Kasnic.

Capturing Identities with Photographer David Kasnic.