This Saturday, June 25, Westword Music Showcase drew a massive crowd to the Golden Triangle neighborhood. For one hot afternoon, the joyous occasion featured many crowd-pleasing performances from big names like EDM superstar Dillion Francis and rambunctious pop-rock duo Matt & Kim. And while the event welcomed many smiling faces, the fashion of the event took a much harder edge. From hot-button issues like the Cosby scandal, to flat out profanities, Westword’s crowd wore their emotions (and opinions) on their sleeves. And while this may have been the most prevalent trend, many other styles like menswear florals, fringe, and the double bun popped up everywhere. Scroll to get a glimpse of what the Westword crowd wore and then read our full review of the event by going here.
Styles Made Statements:
Duos Were Dynamic:
Despite the blunt overtones of many Showcasers’ clothing, there didn’t seem to be any sour attitudes in sight. In fact, at almost every turn cute couples could be found canoodling. Notably, diverse couples dominated the fashion scene with eclectic looks that contrasted as beautifully as their styles and skin tones.
Buns and Braids were bountiful
While standing in a packed crowd, it was really obvious buns were a trend. Because looking towards the stage you could always spot a handful bobbing through the sea of people. And while it was pretty annoying if you got stuck behind a flock of bunheads during favorite band’s set, it really came in handy if you were playing a game of hipster bingo. Fortunately, not everyone went sky high with their hair and other opted for statement hairdos that were less in your face (figuratively and literally).
Fringe is forever
The fringe trend has taken over summer 2016 as many attendees sported the look in one form or another. From boots to purses, you couldn’t walk five feet without seeing reincarnated western wear.
Men Went Floral and Fruity
With the heat reaching upwards of 90 this weekend, the crowd shed their dark clothes in favor of brighter summer attire. Overall it was the guys that embraced the floral/patterned trend with candy pinks, aqua blues and lime greens splashed across their shirts.