The California event is the catwalk of festival season. Here are the style lessons that are bound to make it from the desert to muddier climes in 2017
Coachella … the start of the festival season or a thinly disguised photo opportunity for the latest cohort of digital influencers to show off their outfits? You decide. Whichever side you take, there’s no doubt this California-based event – complete with palm-tree backdrops, air-conditioned toilets and enough VIP areas to ensure VIPs need never mix with the great unwashed – is the catwalk of festival fashion; the source of trends for 2017. What you see at the event is what you might wear at Glastonbury – just accessorised with a bit more mud. Here’s the event’s clues to what festival fashion looks like this year.