New Orleans' Essence Festival launched the Essence Street Style Festival in 2014, and it comes to Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week 2018 on September 9 at Duggal Greenhouse (63 Flushing Ave) with live music by Teyana Taylor and Yemi Alade, as well as DJ sets from Olivia Dope and Jasmine Solano.
Comedian/musician Amanda Seales (of Insecure and more) is your host, and there will be an awards ceremony honoring R&B great Kelis and fashion influencer Kellie Brown. Tickets are on sale, and more info is here.
Teyana Taylor released her Kanye-produced album K.T.S.E. on G.O.O.D. Music earlier this year. She plays Essence Street Style Fest right after her K.T.S.E. tour (which is no longer with Jeremih) wraps up. Stream that album, and watch the video for Yemi Alade's "Bum Bum," below.