For those of you not in the know (or have been living under a rock since 1999), the Coachella Music and Art Festival has been the musical Mecca for celebrities and scenesters alike. Every year, more than 100,000 revelers camp out in the Californian desert to watch artists such as The Arctic Monkeys, Earl Sweatshirt and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform. Last year, a holographic Tupac even took the stage to accompany the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg.
However in the words of Leandra Medine, Coachella like many music festivals, is also a ‘desert-themed Halloween party’. It is an excuse to resemble the ‘lovechild of a native American/ hippie romance on acid’ – yes, Vanessa Hudgens, we are referring to you.
Couturing sifts through the pool parties, the uniforms of flower wreaths and silken sheaths to bring you the best from the festival fields.
Fairground prints were extremely popular, especially at the Henry Holland pool party. Perhaps like the designer’s eye wear collection, they encompassed the perfect balance between quirk and class.
Matching print two-pieces replaced the previous season trends of contrasting prints.
Cut-offs remained a versatile festival staple:
Leigh Lezark channeled a 50’s pin-up girl, Alessandra Ambrosio experimented with color and Chanel Iman showed us how high-cut denim can translate to high fashion.
At the Lacoste pool party, all white was definitely a thing. However festival goers paired their ensembles with black leather and hardware accessories to avoid looking preppy. (It is Coachella, not a country club after all.) British songstress, Rita Ora infused her ensemble with a splash of color to take the look from day to night, without compromising her signature style.
The Statement Jacket
Alright, so they weren’t really a trend but could we have a moment of sartorial silence for these jackets? These outfits demarcate festival style – on trend without being a caricature of fashion.