Bondage and flow­ers on show at Coachella fest

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INDIO, United States — Coachella be­came one of the world’s premier mu­sic fes­ti­vals not only for the A-list per­form­ers. The two-week­end party in the Cal­i­for­nia desert has be­come a ma­jor event in its own right for the fash­ion.

While de­sign­ers have heav­ily mar­keted their brands to Coachella, the fans who draw the most no­tice of­ten do so by em­brac­ing their own sar­to­rial flair, driven by a sense of in­no­va­tion and, among rev­el­ers in the sear­ing heat, of in­hi­bi­tion.


They dress in green from head to toe, or at least when they dress at all.

Tiana Tut­tle and T.J. Son­nier cov­ered their bodies with green nets over match­ing swim­suits, with caps to top it off.

The pair from Los An­ge­les have been co­or­di­nat­ing their fes­ti­val out­fits for sev­eral years. Tut­tle, 23, said that this year, they wanted to ex­plore the fash­ion pos­si­bil­i­ties of bondage.

“We wanted to be that slutty, sexy thing in the cor­ner that you can look at when you’re bored at the show,” said Son­nier, 22.


Hil­lary Os­good, 31, has been head­ing to fes­ti­vals, es­pe­cially Coachella, for 12 years. One thing she never for­gets and has never lost – her light pur­ple um­brella that both shields her from the sun and high­lights her sig­na­ture style.

This year, she decked her­self out in match­ing flow­ers draped like a tur­ban on her head.

While the flow­ers are ar­ti­fi­cial, Os­good said she found in­spi­ra­tion as she lives in the flower district of Los An­ge­les and works at a tiki bar.

“It’s a way to ex­em­plify the Coachella life­style. It’s not ev­ery day that you find a safe place to project some of your style,” she said.

Re­cy­cled fash­ion

Chanel Twyman and Auzu­nay Watkins were look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent for Coachella and found it – short, and largely re­veal­ing, dresses made en­tirely from the tops of soft drink cans.

The pair from Philadel­phia bought the unique out­fits from the New York de­signer Gypsy Sport and matched them with equally shiny half-masks with rab­bit ears.

Twyman, 23, said that she and Watkins, 25, con­sid­ered them­selves “very fash­ion-for­ward” – and found the cans to be com­fort­able.


For Genevieve Paish of Christchurch, New Zealand, who is at­tend­ing Coachella for the first time, the ini­tial ac­ces­sory was a pair of orange-red, heart-shaped sun­glasses.

Paish, 21, said she picked the rest of her out­fit to match, in­clud­ing her im­promptu dress of droop­ing red strings.

She dyed her hair a sim­i­lar colour and used a key chain to make puffy red scrunchies with which to hold up her hair. — AFP

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