Festival Fashion the Emerging Designer Way

 
PHOTOS VIA THE BRANDS, WORDS BY CARA BEST

PHOTOS VIA THE BRANDS, WORDS BY CARA BEST

Festival season is officially here which means your Instagram feed is most likely flooded with pictures of superbly tanned people in denim cutoffs sporting metallic temporary tattoos. Festivals tend to be ruled by fast fashion outlets able to churn out pieces seemingly before they even become trends. It's easy to purchase cheap clothing that follows the trends of the moment, but what happens after the season ends and you're left with dozens of things you'll never (and probably can't) wear again?

Here at BA, we're all about sustainable pieces that you'll have -and love- for years to come, so we've compiled an emerging designer guide to festival season full of brands that have some of the most sought-after outfits you'll want to wear year round. Stock up on glitter and get shopping!


PRINTS DONE RIGHT

Australian label Camilla is basically Coachella royalty. Professional festival goers like Vanessa Hudgens are consistently snapped wearing the brand and Camilla's Instagram feed is a collection of reposts from a sea of bloggers. While their pieces are perfect for spinning in the desert to techno, they'll quickly become wardrobe staples.


TIE DYE FOR ADULTS

LoveShackFancy is known for the kind of easy, romantic dresses that make you feel like you fell down a rabbit hole and stumbled into Wonderland. Not only is everything they make super pretty, it's comfortable too! This + their sophisticated tie dye textiles = the perfect "Oh, this old thing?" festival moment. Plus, everything is so easy you'll want to live in it. Trust us.


STATEMENT JEWELRY WITH A MESSAGE

L to R: Bow and Arrow's Rise Collection

Native Artists have been producing genuine silver and turquoise pieces for generations. Bow and Arrow's mission is to bring authentic Native designs to the public. Not only is each piece a handcrafted work of art, they're also incredibly wearable and versatile. Meet your new favorite jewelry line.


FUN FOR YOUR FEET

L to R: Urge Footwear's Samsara, Frankie, Xero II, Roxy and Lola

Most of BA Square Member Marca Agency's brands could be described as festival ready and Urge Footwear is no exception. Their many styles come in a variety of colors for every occasion, but these prints are too fun to ignore. If you're looking to branch out from the black biker boot without breaking the bank, look no further.


CASUAL COOL

L to R: Colourful Rebel's Rebels Jersey, Ciao Sweatshirt and Movie Tears Sweatshirt

Dakota Showroom's Colourful Rebel might not be the most obvious festival choice, but it should be. Colourful Rebel has a huge selection of fun, bright tees, sweatshirts, shorts and swimwear that are perfect for those long days outside. Comfy and cute makes for the perfect combo this festival season. And everyone can use some good basics, right?