What Guys Wore to Coachella 2012
Chill and rain put weekend 1 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival off to a mellow start. The line for coffee/tea was three times longer than beer, and most fashions consisted of last-minute hoodie purchases. Luckily for festival goers, by day 2 the sun came out, and girls and boys in shorts were dancing in the polo fields. Day 3 ended with Tupac revived via hologram with Snoop and Dr. Dre in an ode to West Coast rap.
Photographing the general admission crowd was more interesting than the VIP areas because the guys were younger, more bohemian. Although this festival is an extremely casual (at times shirtless) affair, it tends to set style trends for the summer ahead. And fashion brands are increasingly setting up camp there. Once the typical desert climate moved in, I saw guys wearing a lot of unrestrained prints, bold color, summer suede, woven shoes and straw hats.