Southern California’s Coachella festival is a lot like a normal festival, except instead of four days of rain, there’s near constant sunshine; instead of warm cans of lager bought out of the back of a Transit van in the car park, everyone’s drinking green juice; and instead of you and your mates, there's a load of stylish celebrities who've hopped over from LA for the afternoon. So not much like one at all, really. Still, lots of good clothes…
COACHELLA FESTIVAL STYLE 2017
By Matt Glazebrook, 26 April 2017
Versatile, layerable and in a stain-distracting pattern, the Breton-striped top is a strong component of any festival kit. Lil Uzi Vert knows this and always packs two: one to wear, one to wrap around his shoulders as an emergency back-up. Smart.
Migos may be towering over the rap game like a six-legged colossus right now, but that doesn’t stop them paying tribute to their hip-hop forebears. Offset’s Coachella tee shouts out to a time when the centre of the rap universe was in LA rather than Atlanta (whereas the leather trews and snake belt split the difference somewhere around West Texas).
On-stage steez doesn’t always offer much in the way of practical festi-dressing (who needs wellies when you’ve got a little golf cart to ferry you from tour bus to stage?) but here’s Denzel Curry looking both fresh as and perfectly rain-ready in a really nice block-coloured windbreaker. Get you a rapper who can do both.
Jared Leto lives and breathes festival dressing – indeed, some people (less kind than us) would say it’s the only place his current ‘explosion in a Gucci jumble sale’ vibe makes sense. Here he is, as per, keeping warm, sun-shaded, dust-free and highly visible in a pink beanie, sunnies, facemask, bleach denim jacket and bright red joggers combo.