Emilio Pucci S/S15

While music is the main draw to any festival, we all know that behind every ‘fest’ is a great wardrobe. While we may no longer have Woodstock, we do have five amazing modern-day equivalents. Here’s our guide to the best festival fashion… what to wear, where…


What:  A cool Cali desert gathering full of posing pretty young things. Everyone from AC/DC to Drake headline this year.

When: April 10-12  & 17-19

Where: Palm Springs, California


Coachella 1

Shorts Dhs129 H&M Hearts Coachella; Top Dhs1,765 Isabel Marant at matchesfashion.com; Jacket Dhs3,232 By Malene Birger at net-a-porter.com

Necklace Dhs950 Y Eyes at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai; Scarf Dhs75 Miss Selfridge; Boots Dhs2,850 Saint Laurent

Necklace Dhs950 Y Eyes at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai; Scarf Dhs75 Miss Selfridge; Boots Dhs2,850 Saint Laurent


Burning Man 

What: A yearly arts festival deep in the Nevada desert where money becomes worthless and you exchange feathers (and the rest) for food and suchlike.

When: August 30 – September 7

Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada


Burning man

Jumpsuit Dhs1,110 Hanne Bloch; Gilet Dhs500 Topshop; Shoes Dhs495 Zara

Burning Man 2

Bag Dhs4,889 Chloé at brownsfashion.com; Rings Dhs2,182 for set Valentino at net-a-porter.com



What: A sunshine-drenched dance music festival mostly on yachts. What’s not to like?

When: June 28 – July 2

Where: Zrce Beach, Croatia



Kaftan Dhs179 H&M Hearts Coachella; Bikini top Dhs240 and briefs Dhs205 both She Made Me at matchesfashion.com

Hideout 2

Necklace Dhs11,350 Saint Laurent; Sunglasses Dhs714 Miu Miu at mytheresa.com; Sandals Dhs575 Zara



What: An iconic rock mudfest in England’s glorious rainy hills.

When: June 24-25

Where: Somerset, UK



Skirt Dhs1,080 MiH at matchesfashion.com; Top Dhs1,550 Alice + Olivia at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai; Jacket Dhs1,899 Finds at net-a-porter.com

Glasto 2

Hat Dhs136 Miss Selfridge; Boots Dhs5,700 Saint Laurent



What: Dubai’s second two-day event. Kasabian, Kool & The Gang and Craig David will be gracing us with their presence.

When: April 30 – May 1

Where: Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai


Blended 2

Dress Dhs9,430 Etro; Sandals Dhs5,300 Valentino at net-a-porter.com; Hat Dhs672 The Kooples at stylebop.com


Earrings Dhs40 Topshop; Bag Dhs6,229 Proenza Schouler at brownsfashion.com


 Main image: Emilio Pucci S/S15