Happy New Year glow getters! Time to set those style goals and slay for the next 365. Body goals, beauty goals and closet goals must be met with fierceness this year. Most importantly, take care of your mind and spirit, work hard and be happy all through 2018.
New Year’s Eve is all about the glamorous parties around town, lots of champagne and sparkly garments. Basically a night of tiny bubbles followed by some major headaches. It is all worth it as long as you bring in the New Year with a heart filled with joy, surrounded by those you love.
New Year’s Eve 2017 in Johannesburg was all about that Afro, electric vibe. Good music, large crowds, African fashion in all its’ glory and aesthetic. This is Afropunk. Two days of the festival brought masses from all over Africa to South Africa, to usher in 2018 in a major way. This festival is filled with culture, art and memories that last a lifetime.
According to their page;
Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog.
Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.
AFROPUNK is defining culture by the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.
South Africans are known to march to the beat of their own drum when it comes to fashion and setting trends. In fact the South African street style happens to be quite the fascination. Street style is solely based on self expression and that is what was heavily served at Afro Punk.
Here are some of the fierce humans that brought it all to the festival…
So far so good, 2018 is off to a wonderful start. May this year be a year of light, love and positive vibrations. May you find your voice in fashion and may it be evident through your style.