Globally recognised for defining music culture for over 13 years, AFROPUNK is a triumphant celebration of all diversity and multiculturalism. A meeting point and a springboard for statements through style and soundtracked through music, AFROPUNK revealed their debut fashion collection at SA Fashion Week AW18. In collaboration with Johannesburg brand, Vintage Zionist, the collection will be available to buy at AFROPUNK festivals worldwide, starting from it’s birthplace at AFROPUNK JOBURG, December 30 – 31st.
Designers Oscar Ncube and Mandy Newman push the boundaries of style with their raw, monochromatic collection, reflecting the outspoken and opinionated AFROPUNK community. It’s PUNK roots and aesthetic are purveyed through slogans, distressed tees, punk hairstyles, tattoos and piercings from African tribesmen and women.
For three centuries, the House of Martell has embraced new blends, new designs, and new expressions. Both Martell and AFROPUNK are about redefining the “code” and defying conventions, celebrating and inspiring individuals to be curious of themselves and the world.
“For over 13 years, AFROPUNK has been defining culture in the music world, a triumph of multiculturalism and diversity for people of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes. AFROPUNK happens in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Paris and London, and we are so proud to be coming to Joburg at the amazing Constitution Hill on 30 and 31 December. In the build up to that, we are partnering with young South Africans doing great things in the culture space, like Vintage Zionist”, says AFROPUNK’s Matthew Morgan.
AFROPUNK at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on the 30th and 31st of December sees a stellar line up with Solange, Laura Mvula, King Tha vs. Blk Jks, Theo Parrish, The Brother Moves On, Spoek Mathambo, Black Motion, Gods Sons & Daughters, Manthe Ribane & OKZharp, DJ Lag, Urban Village, Nakhane Toure, Nonku Phiri and TCIYF all set to perform. Plus, there are more artists to be announced. Tickets: http://afropunkfest.com/johannesburg/tickets/