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July 10 2014

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24 posts tagged "Coachella"

EXCLUSIVE: Bosworth and Topshop Show Festivalgoers How It’s Done

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Coachella might have come and gone, but across the pond, festival season is just getting started. And if musical meet-ups such as Glastonbury and Lovebox are any indication, no one knows quite how to combine a muddy field, nonstop tunes, and bohemian threads like the English. In celebration of the Brits’ summer concert savvy, Topshop is releasing a full-fledged festival-themed collection. Available starting Friday, the sixteen-piece range pulled inspiration from Coachella veteran Kate Bosworth, who took some of the wares for a spin while in Indio last month. Topshop’s muse also showcases the line’s plaid shirt, denim cutoffs, and simple sundresses while dancing around the desert in a Michael Polish-lensed film titled The Road to Coachella. Ranging from $20 to $400, the capsule hits stores alongside a larger music-themed initiative, comprising Topshop playlists, an interactive worldwide festival guide on the brand’s Web site, and a series of secret international pop-up gigs featuring established and emerging artists alike. Watch the film’s debut (above) and take a first look at Topshop’s festival duds (below) here, exclusively on Style.com.

 

Kate Bosworth in Topshop's Festival Collection

Kate Bosworth in Topshop's festival collection

 

Designer Diary: Jason Wu’s Postcard from Coachella

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Last weekend, Jason Wu headed to Indio to experience Coachella for the very first time. Here, the designer shares the details of his festival adventure, exclusively with Style.com.

I was very excited to be a first-timer at Coachella this year. It is always so inspiring to see new things, and after hearing so much about it from friends, I decided to take the plunge! I arrived at the Parker Palm Springs and was greeted by its iconic white façade and orange doors. The weather was a delightful ninety degrees, which was a welcomed change from the often rainy New York we’ve been seeing this year.

On day one, I immediately ran into a familiar face: Chanel Iman! We’ve been friends since we were both just starting out in the industry. We haven’t seen each other since my Fall 2013 show, where she made a rare runway comeback for old times’ sake!

One of the bands I was most excited to see, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, take the stage in front of a throng of fans.

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Coachella Chronicles: IO Echo’s Ioanna Gika and Designer Henry Holland

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Coachella kicked off in full force last weekend, and Style.com reporter Alison Baenen has been talking to all the festival’s best-dressed concertgoers about their desert duds, favorite bands, and more. Below, Henry Holland and IO Echo’s Ioanna Gika (who performed at Coachella and stars in Holland’s sunglasses campaign) share their festival secrets.

What she’s wearing: House of Holland shorts and sunglasses, a Nasty Gal top, and a kimono from her kimono collection.

Number of times at Coachella: “I’ve been several times but this was my first time playing it.”

Must-see act: Wu-Tang.

Take it from a musician: “Do prioritize music. That may sound obvious, but get there early, because if you cruise in late, you will miss some great bands. As far as don’ts…never say never. Try things and you may learn something about yourself.”

The craziest thing she’s ever seen at a concert: “The wind on Sunday at Coachella was nuts. Sand whipping through the palm trees, low visibility, the lighting rigs swaying from side to side. It was crazy, and it was also amazing!”

What he’s wearing: Warriors of Radness shirt and matching shorts, and House of Holland sunglasses.

Number of times at Coachella: Four.

Who he came to see: “I was excited to see Blur and The Stone Roses—so English of me!”

Words of wisdom:Do find a good spot near the bar and don’t stray too far! Don’t try to look ‘festival-y’ with your outfits. The result is often embarrassing.”

Outfit inspiration: “I took six different matching shorts and shirts for this year, as I couldn’t be bothered thinking about outfits. And that’s my current obsession—looking like I’m wearing a romper suit.”

The craziest thing he’s ever seen at a concert: “M.I.A. at Coachella a few years ago. She invited people onto the stage to dance with her but then couldn’t get them off! It was chaos!”

Coachella Chronicles: Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Coachella kicked off in full force last weekend, and Style.com reporter Alison Baenen has been talking to all the festival’s best-dressed concertgoers about their desert duds, favorite bands, and more. Below, Hanne Gaby Odiele shares her Coachella secrets.

What she’s wearing: Vintage top from Brian Procell in New York City, homemade shorts, a Balenciaga belt, a Jonathan Saunders scarf, an Acne Studios backpack, and jewelry she’s picked up throughout her travels.

Number of times at Coachella: Two.

Who she came to see: “Moby. I saw him fifteen years ago at Rock Werchter, in Belgium. It was amazing. It would be nice to see him again after all this time.”

Festival rules: “There are no ‘dos and don’ts.’ It’s a festival—I say you can do whatever you want! Do enjoy yourself and don’t judge anyone around you.”

How she gets dressed: “I look at the weather. There is nothing worse than being unprepared and having to miss or not enjoy a concert because you didn’t bring warm enough clothes.”

Non-negotiable festival essential: “Dr. Martens.”

The craziest thing she’s ever seen at a concert: “Stilettos. You can do all you want, but stilettos at a festival is asking for it. Don’t complain if you get pushed around in a dance party!”

Photo: Alison Baenen

Coachella Chronicles: Jacquelyn Jablonski

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Coachella kicked off in full force last weekend, and Style.com reporter Alison Baenen has been talking to all the festival’s best-dressed concertgoers about their desert duds, favorite bands, and more. Below, Jacquelyn Jablonski shares her Coachella secrets.

What she’s wearing: A vintage top and necklace, Helmut Lang shorts, and a pair of Nikes.

Number of times at Coachella: Two.

Who She Came to See: “I’m excited to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grimes, and Wu Tang. My friends and I also had a lot of fun dancing during Moby’s DJ set and at Benny Benassi.”

Words of wisdom:Do wear lots of sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Don’t wear anything you are scared of getting ruined because you will get dirty.”

Non-negotiable festival essentials: “Sunscreen and face paint.”

The craziest thing she’s ever seen at a festival: “The Tupac hologram during the Snoop Dogg performance last year. It was pretty amazing. The surprise appearances on stage by 50 Cent and Eminem made it an unforgettable show.”

Photo: Alison Baenen