The most stylish acts at the 2014 Gov Ball
Fashion people love a music festival - which might explain why Coachella has become such a hotbed for fashion marketing and the entire industry seems to flock there each year - but this weekend, we're fortunate enough have one in our own backyard.
- The London-based pop duo has some serious fashion industry cred, thanks in part to a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund music video it filmed in collaboration with the magazine and designer Alexander Wang late last year and a performance at Rebecca Minkoff’s fall 2014 runway show. Singer Aluna Francis has made the Fashion Month rounds, and can always be counted on to wear a statement piece on stage.
- The Los Angeles-based singer and relative newcomer on the scene is one of the most buzzed-about artists on the Governors Ball lineup, and aside from her powerful vocals, her stylized videos and openness about her love for fashion have really caught our eye.
- Grimes has spoken out about being a bit anti-fashion, but she has fans in very high places, including Donatella Versace (she performed at the Versace Soho store opening), Karl Lagerfeld (she’s sat front row at Chanel Couture) and Hedi Slimane, who shot her for the cover of "Dazed and Confused" and tapped her to design a Saint Laurent capsule collection.
- The Brooklyn-based group has a retro, romantic sound that we love, and we're betting that will translate into lead singer Nini Fabi's on stage ensembles.
- The singer is widely known for her signature pompadour hairstyle and love of menswear, so we're sure that her funky live performance will be among the best-styled of the weekend. Also, she wore a cape to the Met Gala this year, which was awesome.
- The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman is an indie music darling whose style has helped to earn her a loyal following — the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte are big fans and have partnered with her plenty. Now, she's back on the road promoting her new album (photographer Autumn de Wilde shot the cover) and we can't wait to see what she wears along the way.
- Singer Alison Mosshart is a bonafide rock goddess and style icon at this point, and Jamie Hince is famously married to Kate Moss. If that’s not enough fashion clout for you, the duo was featured in the fall 2013 ad campaign for Equipment, and Mosshart has also modeled for Eddie Borgo’s fall 2012 campaign.
- Lead singer Alexis Krauss has become known for her punky, subversive style — as well as her love for badass nail art — and likes to rep lesser-known brands while performing on stage.
- This New York-based indie rock group is a favorite of the industry's "It" Girls — think Alexa Chung, Camille Rowe, and Ali Michael — so if there's one "insidery" band to catch this weekend, this is it.
- Because, obviously.
The Governors Ball has returned for its fourth year, and from Friday through Sunday, we'll be making the (relatively short) trek uptown to Randall's Island to catch sets by headliners like Phoenix, Outkast, The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. That, and of course, to check out the festival fashion.
While New York showgoers tend to stick to a less literal adaptation of music festival dress (read: you'll see fewer flower crowns and crochet dresses), Governors Ball is still filled with standout street style - both in the crowd and on stage. This year's bill is no exception, and some of the industry's most well-loved performers - for their sound and for their style - will be performing, likely while wearing looks that we'll immediately want to copy.
From some "It" Boy rockers to the next big thing in pop, click through to see our picks for the most stylish acts at the 2014 Governors Ball. We'll see you on Randall's Island!
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