With music festival season kicking off in the Indio desert this weekend, we take a moment to reflect on what’s really important: the clothes. We are Barneys New York, after all! While the music is the draw, if you’re reading this, then you know well enough, your eyes will be on what everyone is wearing.
Even if you’re not Coachella-bound, take a little trip with us as we embark on the ultimate designer-fueled, concert-going wardrobe fantasy as illustrated by artist Justin Teodoro. Inspired by some of the headlining artists that are a must-hear this season, we put together five looks worthy of your sublime fashion sense.
Caribou, Panda Bear, Flying Lotus, Chvrches
Christopher Kane’s signature modern aesthetic and knack for manipulating eye-popping prints speaks to your experimental, electronic festival lineup. Accompanied by electric blue lightning-edge DITA sunnies, an Opening Ceremony fiery red backpack, and Marni sandals (with contoured footbed so you can dance, dance, dance!), your standout ensemble is a vibrant version of pure fun.
Wilco, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile
Florence and the Machine, FKA Twigs, St. Vincent
A Valentino LBD for power ladies who know how to ‘frock out’—meaning, you know how to take a gorgeous, intricate dress and turn it on its head with stomp-to-the-beat boots without losing any of its (or your) strong feminine vibes. Add a swipe of waterproof Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in gold—a product made with onstage performers in mind—for a finishing pop.
D’Angelo, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, Tame Impala
Take a page out of Hedi Slimane’s diary, and tap into the retro cool Saint Laurent mood. The denim you wear should feel like it could have been patched together while funk beats and velvety soul cranked out of a crackling record in the background. As a revivalist, you know that ’60s and ’70s ruled, so go for solid gold and embrace the sounds and styles that capture this sentiment.
Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Atmosphere, Run the Jewels
You’re the master of the mix and match. The high and the low, the old school and the new, it doesn’t matter where it came from—if it looks fresh, you’re down. The flashes of something hard and sleek like Dior’s new metalic sunglasses, and the slinky body-hugging reimagined Paco Rabanne chain mail skirt/tank duo, paired with athletic showstoppers, will have you running the town.