Fashion

Style Tips from Glastonbury’s Most Distinctive Acts

Image by Iwona Pinkowicz

Image by Iwona Pinkowicz

Glastonbury may be over for another year but thanks to Worthy Farm taking a year off in 2018, we’ll probably be talking about its weekend of (rare) absent mud, wide variety of acts and politically-charged atmosphere far longer than normally required. Among the acts were a lot of icons (both new and established) that stand out for their style, viewpoints and individuality – here are our top five, and how to emulate their style.

Liam Gallagher

The nation’s dreams of an Oasis reunion were quashed once again at this year’s Glastonbury, with Liam being the only Gallagher brother to take to the stage – leaving the rest of us wondering if he and Noel will ever reconcile and if British music will ever truly be the same again. Sentiment aside, it goes without saying that the Gallagher brothers have been two of the most influential musicians in the past two decades when it comes to style (one needs only walk down the streets of Manchester to see the lasting effect of their parka-wearing days). The uniform? You’ll want a raincoat of sorts (Liam sported a classic black number this time round), round Ray-Ban sunglasses – and of course, the ubiquitous polo shirt.

Image by Anna Barclay

Image by Anna Barclay

Stormzy

We’ve heard a lot from grime artist Stormzy in the past year or so. Aside from his burgeoning music career, his active endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn has been making headlines, and he hasn’t been shy about making his thoughts towards the Grenfell Tower disaster known. As well as that, he’s almost single-handedly brought back the tracksuit…and can pull off a suit with just as much style. Start with white trainers, pairing them with track pants and a zip-up top or sweatshirt.

Solange

So much more than Beyonce’s sister, Solange has become one of the most unique and forward-thinking artists of her generation, both in music and style. Famed for her creativity, her craft often involves an element of performance art (just look at her event at New York’s Guggenheim Museum last month) and she continues to use her voice to speak out about issues she’s passionate about. At her Glastonbury 2017 performance she opted for a tonal red trouser and jumper look but we love her best when she goes bold and experimental. As for brands, she’s a big fan of KENZO (so much so that her wedding dress was Humberto Leon for KENZO-designed).

Lorde

The New Zealand singer-songwriter has come a long way in her short career. At just 20 years old, she’s gained critical and commercial success for her music, and her slightly gothic style and mass of jet black hair makes her stick out among her contemporaries. This year she made her Glastonbury debut with a theatrical performance that received rave reviews – and her dark floral jumpsuit was just as pleasing.

Image by Anna Barclay

Image by Anna Barclay

Jeremy Corbyn

One of the biggest moments of Glastonbury 2017 wasn’t when the headliners took to the Pyramid Stage – but when Jeremy Corbyn did. Tens of thousands gathered to hear him speak, dressed in t-shirts and holding banners worthy of any of the world’s biggest acts and of course, ready to chant ‘Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn’ at any given moment. Not your obvious style icon, but there’s no denying his uniform of loose, oversized tailoring is the anti-fashion Vetements-esque look of the season.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Glastonbury Festival



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

Writer and expert