Top 5 Questionable Fashion Statements at Coachella


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Timothy Norris
This look could catch on one day, right?

We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd who come decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there costumes, spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some cringe-worthy fashion faux pas that make us hope they’ll take some of those hard earned Coachella dollars from this weekend and hire a better stylist for Weekend 2. Here then is our list of the top five questionable fashion statements from artists on the second day of Coachella.

See also: New Order – Coachella – April 13, 2013

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Timothy Norris

The way the sun catches the fabric on your onstage Coachella attire can make or break the whole ensemble. Not to take anything away from the sparkle of Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes, but when this dress lit up, it made her look more like the NBC peacock.

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Timothy Norris

No one will ever say Maynard James Keenan doesn’t know how to dress for shock value. After decades of sporting plenty of outlandish get ups, we still weren’t ready to gaze up this very earnest attempt to recreate the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” video with this mullet/mustache combo.


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Sure, we should all have respect for an established elder statesmen like New Order’s Bernard Sumner. But someone who’s been around the block as long as him should know that wearing your band’s t-shirt onstage is a cardinal sin.

See also: Earl Sweatshirt – Coachella – April 12, 2013

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Timothy Norris

For once it was 2Chainz choice of leather pants, instead of his lyrics, that made absolutely no sense to us.


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We’re trying to imagine how R. Kelly chose the  Liberache-esque hat that he sported during his surprise (and random as hell) cameo during Phoenix’s headlining set Saturday night. Honestly it looked more like a crown than anything else. We’re willing to bet he needed something flashy enough to distract from the fact that he wasn’t Daft Punk.

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