Festival Fashion Looks That Missed the Mark
Billie Eilish’s skater outfit seemed to be playing it a little safe for a festival headliner.
Billie Eilish headlined Coachella 2022 alongside Harry Styles and The Weeknd with Swedish House Mafia. For her big moment, Eilish opted for a nude-colored oversized T-shirt with a graffiti pattern and matching cycling shorts by Conrad, WWD reported.
The 20-year-old accessorized with silver chains and rings and added a touch of skater inspiration with her acid-wash wrist supports and knee pads. She completed the look with sports socks and Nike wedge sneakers.
Eilish is no stranger to baggier fashion and has been known to rock more striking pieces from neon green color pops to a “Powerpuff Girls” vest and pants combination. Her Coachella look felt comparatively forgettable — while the outfit looked like it would be comfortable to perform in, it seemed a little safe for such a career milestone.
Mika’s white suit had potential but it was overshadowed by the embroidered flowers.
Mika, or Michael Holbrook, 38, performed on the Coachella Stage in a flattering white suit that was tailored well and designed by Mira Mikati, WWD reported. The colorful floral detailing added a much-needed pop of color to the festival look, as is typical of Mikati designs, but the embroidery itself distracted from the simple white suit.
“Euphoria” actress Chloe Cherry attended the Swedish House Mafia album launch party in an outfit that embodied 1980s fashion.
After portraying Faye in season 2 of “Euphoria,” there was heightened interest in Chloe Cherry who attended her first fashion weeks this year in London, New York, and Milan, where she walked in shows for Blumarine and GCDS, according to Vogue.
Following a wave of strong fashion week looks, Cherry’s Coachella look seemed more like a costume. Her ’80s-inspired outfit consisted of a white-and-purple graphic T-shirt that read “sex with you sucks,” and lowrise denim cut-off shorts with patches sewn on. She wore a colorful beaded necklace, pink arm warmers, blue legwarmers, and a pair of grey running shoes.
She added to the youthful feel of her outfit with her hair in pigtails and messy eye makeup, with one eye in pink and the other in green. Despite this, festival fashion is meant to be playful and Cherry certainly seemed to have fun with her outfit.
Musician Amelia Moore was likely the envy of thrift stores with her skirt of sewn-together clashing flannel shirts.
The silhouette of Amelia Moore’s Coachella outfit was fun but had too much going on. The 21-year-old singer, who is recognizable for her bright orange hair, wore a Garfield T-shirt with an orange-and-blue sleeveless cropped shirt over it. She topped it off with a bright-blue cycling top layered above it, with yellow-and-black sunglasses.
She also wore a ruched skirt made of clashing flannel shirts, sewn to a pair of Adidas shorts, and white sneakers. The best part of Moore’s outfit was a tiny $790 Celine pouch in a shade of orange that complimented her hair.
The blue and orange paired well together here, but Moore’s outfit could have looked more put together with fewer clashing patterns so that the focus could remain on the skirt’s unique shape.
Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver wore a head-to-toe denim look that was reminiscent of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards.
Josephine Skriver, 29, posed at the Swedish House Mafia Album Release Party at Coachella in a multi-denim ensemble. According to her Instagram post of the outfit on Tuesday, Skriver wore a distressed- denim hat by Kangol and a white structured bralette top by Casia Intimates underneath Triarchy denim overalls. She also wore white Nike sneakers.
Skriver finished the outfit with an oversized denim jacket, which covered the contrasting bralette material. Without the jacket, as seen in her Instagram post, the look was fun and summery while still breaking up the excess denim.
Dani Thorne attended her sister Bella Thorne’s alien invasion after-party in costume but the outfit wasn’t out of this world.
Actress and DJ Dani Thorne’s outfit for her sister Bella Thorne’s alien invasion-themed after-party was colorful and fun, but didn’t pair well with her rainbow hair.
29-year-old Dani’s look consisted of a pink leopard-print bodysuit with long sleeves and cut-out panels, and she took the rainbow theme one step further with multi-colored Converse sneakers. There was a lot going on and while a bodysuit without a leopard print might have helped to mitigate it, that choice was likely down to the theme.
Dani posted her day-two outfit to Instagram on Tuesday, which paired with her quirky style a lot more. She wore a colorful T-shirt and shorts combination with white fishnet tights, body chains, and chunky blue platforms that showed off her personality.
Kučka’s sweater and beret combination were a bit too casual for a festival main-stage act.
Supporting Flume on the main stage, singer Kučka wore a long-sleeve white T-shirt with a black illustrated graphic on it, a blue beret that sat contrastingly on her red hair, and charcoal pants. While the look was so understated it swayed towards being forgettable, it likely allowed the audience to focus on her voice and performance and not get distracted by her outfit.
Kim Petras almost had it with her daring leather look but the sneaker high heels detracted from it.
For her performance at Coachella, German-born singer Kim Petras, 29, wore a ’90s-inspired black leather outfit. She wore a black leather choker with silver studs, a leather bralette with a front zip, matching straps around her wrists, and a black leather mini-skirt with a studded belt buckle designed by Zana Bayne, according to the brand’s Instagram post on Monday.
While it wasn’t a look fans haven’t seen before, Petras made a striking beauty choice with tennis-ball yellow eyeshadow that extended beyond her temples and into her blonde hairline. The footwear was where Petras missed the mark, as she wore black sneaker heels that would be hard for anyone to pull off.
Yola is known for her glitz and glam but this pink blazer top and black leggings didn’t pair well.
English singer and songwriter Yola, 38, opted for a pink pleated blazer and a Gucci waistbelt, with black leggings. The color combination didn’t quite pay off or complement her fun purple hair, while the leggings felt too casual for the occasion.
Yola could have heightened the outfit by opting for an all-pink power suit, with tailored pants rather than just a blazer, or playing on the color of her hair for a matching or contrasting look.