Sorry, poncey fashionistas – you can wear what you like at Glastonbury

You don’t need instructions on how to dress when in search of freedom. Throwaway fashion is sullying what’s left of the festival spiritDisappointing news: Glastonbury is to be a showcase for fashion. And I thought music festivals were meant to be a tiny bit rebellious and uninhibited. Aren’t you meant to wear what you like, and make your mother worry about drugs, stinky overflowing lavatories and swirling germs?“That was about 30 years ago,” says Fielding harshly, and he may be right. Now it’s the place for “wardrobe activism” (AKA a slogan T-shirt), athleisure, mastering “the decadent mood” and making sure to “pose and expose”. It all sounds tremendously bossy to me – being told what to wear, and how, especially when you’re meant to be going wild. Apparently, the “catwalk dictates” that yellow is this year’s colour, but ignore it, festival-goers, along with all fashion’s commands. You don’t need to go around looking jaundiced. And you don’t need to “be tactful” with the fringing on your shorts. Reject these prune-faced moralisers. Wear whatever you like. You are not babies. You don’t need instructions on how to dress when in search of freedom. Continue reading... ...
2 Published By - Network Front | The Guardian - 2017.06.19. 15:19
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