Lollapalooza took place this past weekend in Chicago’s Grant Park and, as expected, the festival faithful came out in fashionable droves. Once known as mainly an alternative music showcase, the annual event marked its 20th anniversary with an eclectic mix of artists, including Eminem, Muse, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green, The Cars, Damian Marley, and Nas. Here is just a sampling of the more interesting festival ensembles from this year's Lollapalooza scene.
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Ellie Goulding was one of the many acts performing at the now iconic festival. The British electro-pop/folk/soul singer and songwriter was caught backstage rocking an ASOS blouse over a Peter Jensen top in conjunction with Burberry leggings, Dr. Martens, and a Pamela Love necklace. Chicago's DJ Dani Deahl’s fuchsia footwear along with its exaggerated heel might have gotten all the initial attention, but her geometric print navy and white dress was the real star. A heavy silver statement necklace provided a nice dose of added texture.
One of the keys to festival dressing is repurposing. Sury Kim from Toronto demonstrated this vital skill when she inventively used a Viktor & Rolf belt as a headband. She also sported a fun Polynesian-inspired floral number with sweetheart neckline and moccasins. The almost baby blue pleated maxi Toronto’s Kathleen Newman-Bremang donned for the festival is comfortably chic. The skirt stands out even paired with that ivory lace tank and Forever 21 feather necklace.
Danielle Mayzner out of Dallas went for a more collaborative look, boldly mixing and matching prints. Muted colors make up her patterned top, which beautifully contradicted the red, white and blue scarf accenting her brown bag. Francesca’s fedora-style hat tops off the look. Hailing all the way from Peru, Victoria De la Fuente partnered a pale pink pair of shorts with a tiered crochet tank. Really, this look came down to her stellar accessories like that vintage necklace from Pakistan and Proenza Schouler PS1 bag.
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Professing your love for New York might not be such a hot idea while you’re hanging out in the Windy Cindy. That being said, this festival-goer reclaims some cool points thanks to the tee’s worn-in nature. Those faux wellies bring to mind Glastonbury style and came in handy with the slightly muddy conditions at this year’s Lolla festivities. Even the style mavens sent to document the best getups dressed to impress. April Francis was busy covering the festivities on day one for Refinery29, but certainly looked the part in a ruffle-centric shirt, lace-up boots, and red quilted crossbody.