The world’s most immersive festival SXSW just ended and we rounded up of the most drool worthy street fashion and art trends seen this year!
The South By South West Festival that took place in Austin this year was in a word, legendary. The festival brings together revolutionary thinkers of fields like art, music and very recently, fashion. The festival, which began in 1987 has grown exponentially from a local music festival to a community where you can keep an eye out for the latest trends in all the creative fields. Some of the biggest names in art, tech, music and fashion are regulars at the festival, with Barack and Michelle Obama giving a talk at the 2016 edition.
You can see a variety of beautiful outfits sported by some of the coolest people ever, quite like this sassy belle who walked out of an 80’s fashion magazine onto the streets of Austin.
This year, has been particularly amazing in fashion and street art. SXSW paired up with Decode, the power fashion hub of the internet to bring about an entire range of talks that were graced by some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, from editors to models. But what is it about SXSW that makes it one of the coolest festivals in the year? It is the fact that even after all these years, one thing has not changed and that is that you can be anything and will be welcomed with open arms.
The festival attracts some of the most whimsical souls from around the world. So is it an wonder that the street fashion in Austin, Texas is so on point during this time every year?
When it comes to street art, Austin also happens to be a festering hub of some of the coolest graffiti artists in the world. This year, local groups Pow! Wow! Hawaii and SprATX came together to welcome artists from all over and give them over a public space, each to create his or her mural over the week of the festival.
Check out this amazing video they made about the wall painting event!
The results were the fabulous wall murals that were decoratively speckled throughout the city. Each was made with extreme care, leaving the dark corners of the the city colourful and bright.
The street murals are a unique characteristic of the festival. They are a solid testament that though the festival has changed, its artistic freedom will keep evolving as the artists are allowed to create anything on the walls of Austin.
The festival was also graced by some very fiercely fabulous looking celebrities who dressed to fit right into the happy vibe of the festival! Check out Kirsten Dunst, Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer (from Broadcity) and Kerry Washington giving us festival goals in their completely chilled out yet chic wear!
Think we missed out on any? Let us know in the comments!