5 posts tagged "Glastonbury"
The baseball cap: It’s the sartorial hallmark of America’s pastime. And while MLB’s current doping scandal may have muddied the sport it represents, the hat itself is going strong, popping up everywhere from the showroom to the stage.
Earlier this summer, Cara Delevingne, long a champion of the casual cap, wore a zigzagged snapback to Glastonbury. Just this past weekend, both Sky Ferreira and Angel Haze donned baseball hats at Lollapalooza, the latter looking particularly on point with her J.W. Anderson Spring ’14 menswear top and brash Versace medallion.
As is often the case with It girls and their wardrobes, parallels appeared on the runway. For Resort 2014, DKNY showed a black-and-white version of the accessory with a gold lamé bomber. Max Mara, too, employed the topper, pairing it with a vivid chevron top and pink cropped pants.
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.
“It’s like Wolford on acid,” Mark Fast said last night at Milk Studios, where he was presenting his new diffusion line, Faster. This was Fast’s first NYFW event, taking place just about a week before his main collection runway show in London. While Faster has been around for a few seasons now, the designer’s reason for showing in New York this time was his new capsule shoe collection with Aldo (the brand also sponsored the presentation), which featured the same perforated styles you find in his clothes. Models dressed in Fast’s fine-gauge knit dresses, bodysuits, and separates in a variety of electric shades-orange sherbet, sea foam, persimmon, and ultraviolet-looked alien-esque (“a new hybrid of women,” he called them) while posing android-style on a turntable platform. Faster has the same DNA as the designer’s namesake collection, which takes an innovative, couture approach to sweater dressing. With fringe, perforated holes, cutouts, and cobweb mesh, Fast’s body-con looks (touted as “luxury basics”) aren’t for everyone, but look killer onstage, as seen on a pre-pregnant Beyoncé at this summer’s Glastonbury music festival. Faster is slightly more accessible price-wise, but made for the same girl who wants to make a bold sweater statement.
Festivalgoers at Glastonbury this weekend all found themselves wearing the same thing: mud. But a little dirt is no match for the Wellie Brigade. Alexa Chung, Lily Donaldson, Pixie Geldof, and co. rocked their Hunter boots with knee-high socks, denim shorts, and plaid shirts as they trekked through the goopy grounds to catch acts like U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé. Here, Alistair Guy’s best shots.
Mulberry isn’t the first brand you’d associate with puddle-jumping and onstage carousing, but later this month, the label is setting its sights on the muddy Glastonbury Festival (albeit from the safe distances of Bond Street, Bleecker, and Madison Avenue). The English label is partnering with photographer Venetia Dearden, who’s shot for W, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, to display images from her new book, Glastonbury—Another Stage, at its London and New York shops. (A few choice ones are pictured above.) The fest, the photog, and the brand all hail from Somerset (at least, Mulberry has factories in the southwestern English county), and the rock ‘n’ roll-all-night ethos evidently appeals to all equally: Dearden has set up a studio on the premises every year since 2004, and Mulberry is emblazoning tees with the brand’s own slogan for the festival—Peace, Love, Mud. For those looking for a smaller investment in grooviness, the motto will also be screened on limited-edition hemp bags, in which the books ($50) will be sold at Mulberry stores. And fans farther afield than the U.K. can get in on the action at the New York party celebrating the collaboration at the end of the month.
PLUS: Check out our street-style coverage of last year’s Glastonbury Fest.