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Countdown to Coachella: What to Pack (Electronic Edition)
Skrillex, Big Gigantic, the Knife—whichever act you’re going to Indio to see, we’ve got you covered
Coachella, the two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival, is just around the corner. You’re either going, or you’re dreaming of walking around your house with your pants off and the shades up, because your neighbors clear out come Friday. With lots of different acts spanning lots of different genres, you may be wondering what to wear. We’ve got you covered. In the final installment of our three-day countdown, we’re offering some style inspiration based on the acts you might be there to see. Of course, there’s no hard and fast rules, except one: Stay cool. Literally. It’s going to be, like, 90 degrees.
The Knife are a Swedish duo from Stockholm known for creeping audiences out in the best possible way with their mysterious personas and curious onstage garb, which sometimes include Venetian masks. Their sound is dark and peculiar, and they rarely make public appearances (after forming in 1999, they didn’t play live until 2006!). And they don’t even show up to collect their Grammys. This is a long way of saying: You’re plumb lucky to see them on Friday, and you can’t wear any old thing, either. To truly vibe them, you gotta go a little crazy, and maybe grab some lace bunny ears.
Skrillex will get things going on Saturday with his hyperactive brand of dubstep, which has become synonymous with “sprang breeeak” after his track scored some of the most memorable scenes in the movie starring James Franco. He’s the kind of guy who likes to see his crowd party, so jump and dance and wild out, but try to stay comfortable while doing so. This fanny pack will come in handy.
Clockwise from top: Burberry metallic leather jacket / Asos turban headband / Forever 21 crop top / Gold hook earrings / Hare + Hart black fanny pack / Forever 21 floral combat boots / Cutoff shorts / Linda Farrow cat-eye glasses
Big Gigantic is the name, but you can call them Big G. These two guys from Boulder, Colorado, mix livetronica, hip-hop, and jazz, and listening to them, you feel like you’re in a YouTube clip from a party in Ibiza, which is pretty rad for a Sunday. Their beachy steez demands lots of color and even more accessories.