Apr 14th, 2017, 02:40 PM

Festival Fashion

By Clara Zimmermann
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Summer is around the corner, which means it is time to get out your flower crowns and save yourself a sport for one of these amazing music festivals

Let's be honest, festivals are not all about the music anymore. They have become the one opportunity for us to put together the craziest and most colorful outfits from the backs of our wardrobes and be sure that nobody will judge us. Unique fashion styles have been evolving with the increasing popularity and commercialization of festivals such as Coachella in California, Tomorrowland in Belgium or Governors Ball in New York.

Each year, music festivals allow us to transform into hippies, punks or unicorns. You can get as creative as you want, because festivals are the modern day free-pass for all fashion sins. As fashion influencers and celebrities take over the global festival scene, it's time to taker a closer look at the history of music festivals and their peculiar fashion styles.

Three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll - Woodstock is most likely the first festival that comes to mind when thinking of a typical festival outfit. Flower crowns, peace signs and long, flowy skirts stand for the spirit of a generation that valued free-love and personal expression. 

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Over the decades music festivals have become increasingly popular. Nowadays, you don't have to identify with the hippie spirit in order to enjoy your music festival. Glastonbury, for example, embodies the ultimate British grunge style mixed with a hint of countryside charm. With its most prominent visitors being Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevigne, this popular British music event promises four days of fun, mud and amazing music. Don't forget your Hunter rain boots and your Barbour raincoat - they are a must!  

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Another music festival worth mentioning is Burning Man: a week-long art, culture and music feast in the Nevada Desert. A lack of cell phone reception not only allows its participants a time out from civilization, but also a week of no dress codes. Tip: Leave your sunglasses at home and pack some diving goggles instead in order to protect your eyes from casual sandstorms.


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Last but not least: Coachella. The ultimate destination for every fashionista. Over the past couple of years the festival has been transformed into a catwalk by models, it-girls and Hollywood stars. Every April, Coachella presents not only the world's most talented artists, but also the new fashion trends for the summer. A pair of round Ray Ban's and your arms full of colorful bracelets are the ideal choice of accessories.

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If you happen to be in Paris this summer, make sure to take a look at these amazing festivals: 

We Love Green (10. + 11. June 2017) and the Bois de Vincennes, because you only have to hop on the Metro to make your way to this festival and enjoy music from artists such as Solange, Nicolas Jaar and A Tribe Called Quest. 

Les Déferlantes (08. - 11. July 2017) - fancy a trip down south? Then you should definitely look at this amazing festival in the south of France. Headliners include DJ Snake, Sting and Iggy Pop.

Vieilles Charrues (13. - 16. July 2017) proudly present Macklemore, PNL, M.I.A, who will take over the stage in Brittany this summer.

Lollapalooza ( 22. + 23. July 2017) is coming to Paris and the line-up is spectacular: The Weeknd, Lana del Rey, The Red Hot Chilly Peppers and many more!

Rock en Seine (25. - 27. August 2017) is the perfect way to end the summer and dance into the new semester. The Line-Up includes artists such as The XX, Flume and The Kills.

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