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Coachella Fashion Trends: Western, Destroyed Denim and Pink

The long-awaited return of Coachella, the Indio, Calif. music festival headlined by Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, brought with it eye-popping fashion inspired by Y2K pop stars, the rodeo and TikTok. On and off stage, the two-weekend event was home to distressed denim, sparkling paillettes, cowboy boots and pops of bright pink.

Harry Styles, Lizzo, City Girls, Conan Gray and Omar Apollo were among the musicians rocking out in monochromatic fuchsia. Styles and Lizzo opted for excess with metallic fabrics, fringe, feather-adorned coats, and crystal-embellished fruit appliques, while Apollo donned a minimalistic look from Valentino’s famously pink Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection.

Pink trended in the crowds as well with festivalgoers dressed in pink cargo pants, butterfly-print slip dresses, cutout bras and tank tops.

Maneskin brought Gucci’s version of BSDM fashion to the stage, but the Italian rockers’ backstage style was more lowkey with silk blouses and slouchy jeans. Light-wash bootcut jeans added a casual vibe to Giveon’s logo-adorned silk shirt by Chanel.

Cutoff jean shorts maintained their hold on festivalgoers. Low-rise and high-rise versions were the go-to companion for crochet and rhinestone tops. Rina Sawayama stepped out in Area’s cropped and frayed jean jacket and shorts, and Becky G wore a pair of white short shorts with side slits.

Deconstructed, patchwork and destroyed denim also trended. Olivia Culpo paired white cowboy boots with a GCDS’s patchwork jean skirt with an asymmetrical waist. Karol G’s backup dancers were clad in Frankenstein-ed jeans that featured a hodgepodge of pocketing, waistbands, frays and washes down the legs. Christine Quinn wore shredded jeans to a pre-Coachella party in Los Angeles.