Inspired by the thousands that gathered at the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969, we highlight popular looks at five summer festivals in the U.S.
The iconic "hippie" became synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Trends include long hair, vests, bell-bottom pants, loose dresses and bare feet.
Coachella, 1999 - 2010s
Coachella has evolved over the years with festival fashion as a signature feature. The event is an opportunity for many to dress in styles much flashier and more outlandish than their everyday wear. Prominent styles include crocheted clothing, fringe, flower crowns, flowing fabrics and plenty of accessories.
This festival started as an alternative rock music festival in the 90s. Even today many of the festival goers emulate the 90s grunge style, focusing on comfort rather than style. Large band t-shirts, sneakers, loose clothing, denim and free-flowing hair were signature looks.
Afropunk Festival, 2005
This festival celebrates African Americans participating in punk or alternative cultures. Meeting at an intersection of Afrocentrism, contemporary street style and/or Afro-futurism, attendees affirm their underrepresented culture and connect with their roots.
Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, late 1990s/early 2000s
Some of the most outlandish outfits are to be seen at these and other electronic music festivals — glitter, body paint, feathers, neon, glow in the dark accessories and exposed skin.
Watch Chapter 1 of Woodstock.
In 1969, Joel Rosenman and his partners met to brainstorm what would become Woodstock.
Bill Hanley made the 1969 Woodstock Festival sound system and the resulting recording that forever shaped our collective memory of this generation-defining concert.