Game-Changing Coachella Outfits That Actually Feel NEW

The Byrds (and, okay, fine, Ecclesiastes) said it best: "To everything — turn, turn, turn; there is a season — turn, turn, turn." And while OG Byrds fans might have been doing a little turning on the Woodstock lawns in fringed caftans and daisy crowns, our age's music festival-goers are getting turned into what is now just a caricature: denim diapers, neon crop tops, and stacks of Kandi on their wrists. Coachella might have been a breeding ground for truly interesting, self-expressive fashion, but we're not the only ones feeling like the trend's…turned.
But, there's more than one way to dress for a day (or weekend!) of parking it on a lawn somewhere, and the Dries Van Noten spring 2015 presentation at Paris Fashion Week has got our brains churning about our next Coachella wardrobe, even if April is still a ways off. Set on a mossy green carpet created by artist Alexandra Kehayoglou and inspired by John Everett Millais' Ophelia and A Midsummer Night's Dream, the clothes are meant for adventure-having and spirit-seeking, even if yours is administered by a guy named Derek, and not Puck.
The show featured a melange of romantic, wispy fabrics layered underneath bohemian robes, silken skirts, brocade bras, and fringed, feathered ponchos that weren't the least bit costumey. And, as any reasonable Coachella-going person would expect, all the looks were capped off with sensible, waterproof shoes. Like all great festival experiences, the models ended their walk by parking it right on the grass for a little break. Click through to gawk at the loveliness of it all — and get a six-month head-start on your own outfit-planning, for when the seasons start to turn again.

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