Jean Campbell photographed by Ryan McGinley for W Magazine, December 2017.
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, August 2016.
Photographed by Benjamin Vnuk for W Magazine, February 2017.
This week, hordes of concert-goers—and even Kim Kardashian—will trek out to Palm Springs for the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, taking to the desert for three days of Instagramming to the soundtrack of Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and even a DJ set by Idris Elba. (Not to mention Ariana Grande, who’ll do her best to live up to Beyoncé’s documentary-worthy headlining performance last year.) Of course, Coachella wouldn’t be Coachella if it didn’t come with its annual slew of fashion clichés: jean shorts, bohemian maxi-dresses, and—gulp—the dreaded flower crown. But just because you’re heading to the desert with thousands others doesn’t mean you have to commit the same criminal fashion mistakes. Instead, why not stand out from the crowd by using the opportunity to try out some of the latest runway trends? After all, quite a few designers had escapism on their mind for this spring—a theme that anyone with even a few prints in their wardrobe can easily channel. Here, we dig into W‘s archives for some serious Coachella style inspiration—even for those who insist on wearing jorts.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Miley Cyrus photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine, September 2015.