The 2015 Essence Fest’s main event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome reflected the performing artists on stage. For this reason, those who attended the show attempted to stay as close as possible in their dress to the artists performing, such as Trey Songz and Kevin Hart.
“I really thought about it,” Essence Festival attendee Kelly Woods said. “I went online and was looking, like, what is the culture for Essence Festival?”
Other attendees wore a tough look with a mixture of lightweight leather and mesh leggings. The lightness of the materials still allowed them to beat the summer heat.
“I’m used to being in the heat, so I figured I might as well stay true to my style and make it work,” said Brittany Marie from Southern California.
Even the men neglected the full suits that are an Essence Fest fashion staple for a mixture of fitted T-shirts and blazers.
“Kanye West, man,” said Woods. “I’m a big fan of him, and I look at fashion and I look at what’s popping, and the long shirts are what’s popping.”