Glastonbury 2015: festival style – strong looks all round

Some of the most striking dressers claim they packed in a rush and didn’t plan their outfits. But who are their role models?

Burnie Burnett, 28, Buxton, surveyor, Network Rail

Burnie Burnett.
Burnie Burnett. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“My look is Glastonbury-inspired, I suppose. Well, I bought the top from one of the stalls here for £20 and the jeans and hat are Topman. Dave Grohl would have been the coolest person here, but Russell Brand and Noel Fielding both have a look I like.”

Ghislaine Motombo, 27, Cape Town via Congo, model and fashion designer

Ghislaine Motombo.
Ghislaine Motombo. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“This is my first time in England, it’s my third day in the country. I’d say my mum is the inspiration for my look: she’s incredibly stylish. Red is a staple in Africa and I bought this top from Greenmarket in Cape Town; I found these sunglasses on a floor. In fashion, I love Paloma Faith, and Florence Welch looked angelic last night.”

Jonny Cade, 26, Hertfordshire, music producer

Jonny Kede.
Jonny Kede. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“I wanted to just be naked today and this is the closest I could get away with. The gold pants are my girlfriend’s, the top is from a charity shop, the chain is from Brick Lane and the glasses are Asos. This disco, gold party-boy thing wasn’t planned, but it’s Saturday, so ...”

Saskia Hopping, 18, Bristol, full-time traveller

Saskia Hopping.
Saskia Hopping. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“I’ve just come back from New York where I bought these shorts in a secondhand shop in Brooklyn. The top was originally a dress that I bought from Sunrise festival when I was 14, but I cut it in half, and the jacket is from a charity shop in Bradford on Avon. The whole look probably cost about £20; it’s 70s-inspired – my mum is an artist and my granny interned at Vogue, so they’ve taught me a few things. I come from a Hare Krishna background, so this and the bindis is how I’ve dressed all my life.”

Pip Paz-Howlett, 21, London, fashion student and intern at Louis Vuitton

Pip Paz-Howlett.
Pip Paz-Howlett. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“This is really toned-down for me: I usually like to wear bright colours but I had five minutes to pack when I left Paris for a 14-hour journey here so I’m wearing whatever I found. The shirt is from Rokit in Camden Town, shorts from H&M and Doc Martens from eBay. I loved Hot Chip’s look at Glastonbury: the pink boilersuit and sunglasses looked really cool.”

Theo Watt, 22, Bristol, journalist

Theo Watt.
Theo Watt. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“This is a fancy-dress outfit, really, inspired by Dexys Midnight Runners. The dungarees are from Rokit in Camden Town and just look better without a shirt. The hat and scarf? I dunno but the sunglasses are my girlfriend’s. Julian Cope would be my style icon.”

Brett Whitelaw, 29, London, landscape gardener

Brett Whitelaw.
Brett Whitelaw. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“Everything I’m wearing is from charity shops and put together in order of what I found at the top of my bag. I don’t have a style inspiration, but let’s say it’s Gregory Porter because I’m off to see him now.”

Mafalda Millies, 26, New York, music video director

Mafalda Millies.
Mafalda Millies. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“Patti Smith will be the most stylish person at Glastonbury, her and Florence + the Machine. My own look was thrown together in 10 minutes in the dark of my tent. The body is an old one from La Perla, the jeans are J Brand, the necklace is from Brazil and the belt is vintage from Beirut.”

Kirsty Raynor, 30, London, yoga teacher

Kirsty Rainor.
Kirsty Raynor. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“I love Alexa Chung but Kanye’s going to be the most stylish person at Glastonbury. I’ve brought my fur coat for it. Beyoncé has some influence on my life; it’s all in this bag from Accessorize. My body is by Ekat, the shirt and jacket are Topshop and my hair’s by Fudge.”

PJ Dove, 47, Devon, art technician

PJ Dove.
PJ Dove. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“I always wear these clothes. My T-shirt is from Glastonbury 1994, my partner made my hat and I’ve had my waistcoat for ever. I always wear patched jeans and patching with denim is boring, so I use other fabrics. I like the Who, but I don’t copy their style.”

Carolyn Holmes, 26, London, marketing

Carolyn Holmes.
Carolyn Holmes. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“My jumpsuit is by Jaded at Topshop, the bumbag is from Beyond Retro and my jewellery is from Forever 21. Florence [Welch] is the most stylish person I’ve seen at Glastonbury – she rocks. Kate Moss is usually my style inspiration; not today, though! I wanted to look like a superhero ... crossed with a lollipop. Hopefully I’ve nailed it.”

Hala Moawad, 30, Paris, stylist

Hala Moawad.
Hala Moawad. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“Nothing I’m wearing today is mine, except the jacket, which is Levi’s. I love this belt – it’s from Tangier. I honestly just grabbed whatever I could find this morning. Poison Ivy from the Cramps is my style inspiration but Saul Adamczewski, of Fat White Family, is the most stylish person at Glastonbury.”

Sarah Manning, 26, Manchester, healthcare assistant

Sarah Manning.
Sarah Manning. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Guardian

“My top and sunglasses are from Topshop, my skirt is from Urban Outfitters and my hat from Primark. Alexa Chung is my style inspiration – her and Emma Stone. Her look is usually what I aim for. Florence is probably the most stylish person at Glastonbury but I didn’t see her play.”


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