As Amy mentioned in her summary post earlier, there’s a certain stylish something in a practically dressed boy. Without meaning to offend any of those featured there is a little of the ‘Geography Teacher on a field trip’ in this look, but somehow it also feels really cool and considered too. Just to be clear, we do really like this preppy/ sporty/ well prepared boy look. Great proportions and colour work perfectly to create a very cool look.
Better late than never, we have our Field Day coverage. This was the fifth anniversary of one of the most successful day festivals, set in East London’s Victoria Park, now attracting around 20,000 attendees. We sent Amy, one of our interns, along to cover it and here’s her summary of the event and the start of three days worth of brilliant style shots…
Field Day was really fun, lots of good summery vibes. The queue was huge and didn’t move quickly but it was worth the wait as once inside the location was spacious and the mood was up-beat. Most music genres were presented in the line up, with a focus on up and coming DJ’s and musicians such as James Blake and Erol Alkan. The sounds were a mixture of drum and bass and electro with the occasional indie band such as Jamie XX (who was unfortunately hard to hear due to be being drowned out by over excited crowds!). Other festival fun included tradition English style sports day activities such as sack racing and a tug of war.
Festival goers proved London’s individual fashion sense with no one sticking to any specific style rules and keeping things edgy with favourites such as cut off denims and a kaleidoscope of retro inspiration. Here’s a summary of the hottest looks that I noticed:
First up is Practical outerwear. With rain forecasted, practical outerwear- particularly for men, seemed like a suitable yet stylish solution for the unpredictable British weather. Lots of classic anoraks and military style canvas rucksacks with attention to detail, chunky pockets and prominent zips. Usually updated with a pair of tailored chinos and smart shoes.
Next is Mixed Prints. Following the diverse range of prints seen on catwalks this summer, festival girls had taken to contrasting and clashing. I saw stripes teamed with washed out florals, graphic tees with camouflage , tapestry with leopard print, 80’s rave with ditsy polka dots. Both girls and boys were making brave statements with not just colour but texture and pattern too. The more mish mash, the better!
Dip Dye looked really interesting. This was definite trend not only with clothing but hair too. Girls were accessorizing with hair which had dip dyed ends and I also spied a fair few bold rainbow dip dyed pieces, both of which put a playful spin on 90’s grunge.This is the focus of our first set of shots…
And the final post from Victoria Park’s Field Day fest features some more subtle colour combinations. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the looks are any more low key that those that we featured in the previous post on ‘Colourful’ looks. In some cases, these looks have a softer edge, but add black into the mix and you have a cool, graphic angle too.
We really love the soft maxi skirts featured here, as well as the lighter, sheerer and fluid shapes. Its a really fresh, feminine look that’s right on the button right now. Throw in an occasional touch of leather and some sporty references and you’ve got it.
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So, here’s the second in our posts from Field Day, and this one focuses on some brilliantly colourful looks. Black was probably still the strongest colour choice, and denim was a big look too- especially as cut off shorts, but we think that hot colour, print and pattern have a special place at a festival. Its a time to wear something that you may think is too bright or bold for everyday, but in a festival field we think the brighter the better, baby!
Thank Cat for great shots.
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On the 31st July, our brilliant “Blink” reporter, Cat, headed to Victoria Park for Field Day.
Inspired by country pastimes and simpler pleasures, plus a splash of domestic drudgery and adolescent sports days, this fest keeps the delightful spirit of the village fair alive in a very cool corner of Hackney. The Village Green Area included egg and spoon races, human wheelbarrow races, ‘Tug of War’, sack races, a blindfolded tea drinking relay race, scone throwing contest and much more…
But don’t think this was all pastoral pastimes and innocent fun. This is an East London festival after all. Music was a mix of indie rock and dance, the line up including Caribou, These New Puritans, Memory Tapes, Gold Panda, a Simian Mobile Disco DJ set, Fake Blood, Hudson Mohawke and the Archie Bronson Outfit were the highlights in our opinion.
The East London vibe was in full force for the style stakes too. Fashionable Field Day attendees mixed 80’s style; bumbags and bold prints whilst evocative black lace stockings were teamed with thigh grazing dresses and super short denim shorts.
Here’s our first style post for you. We think this group of girls are rocking some super fierce looks and were the best way to start things rolling. We have a couple more posts to come too, so keep ’em peeled…
Thanks Cat for great shots and a brilliant review!
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