The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival may host over a 100 musicians and bands as well as countless creative happenings but, when it boils down to it, the festival is dominated by barely-there fashion. From Paris Hilton's perennial floaty numbers, through Jourdan Dunn's latest bikini look to Kylie Jenner's sheer catsuit – the army of singers, models and actresses that flock to Indio, California in April, trussed up in their finest, remains hotly anticipated.
Whether you're heading to the humid valley with ticket in hand, or just looking to add a touch of insouciant Coachella style to your summer look, there are some incredible designers that cannot be missed this season. Put down the flower crown and eschew the body jewellery to focus on the indie brands bringing out unique and distinct festival style for S/S 16. From delicate lace to unforgettable print, IBTimes UK counts down the hotlist that will usher 'Coachella style' in to your life..
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
The Spell boutique in Byron Bay lives for Coachella every day, which makes their business model look like a whole lot of fun. Formed by two sisters, Isabella and Elizabeth, Spell's focus is on "gypsy prints". The siblings have created a wondrous collection of laidback, bohemian designs that make you want to escape on an adventure, or hop on the next plane bound for the Indio. Light cottons, vibrant crochet and delicate lace are the key essentials for this ethereal brand.
Reformation is the lifeblood brand of the cool, all-American girl – with slinky straps, throw-on slip dresses and covetable prints on offer. Made in their LA home, from sustainably sourced fabrics, the brand's witty tagline is "we make killer clothes that don't kill the environment". A big favourite with the modern bride, the laidback vintage feel to this beautiful brand makes Reformation a summer stalwart for any occasion.
Stone Cold Fox
Another super-cool LA brand that will definitely make an appearance at the end of the month's festivities, Stone Cold Fox features laidback jumpsuits and adorable cotton rompers that sit among lace-up mini dresses and slip-on silk vests. Set up by two best friends, the brand is inspired by vintage designers and IT-girls, such as Ossie Clarke and Jane Birkin – the perfect reference points for this season's summer style.
For Love and Lemons
If you ever wondered where Taylor Swift's intricate bikinis came from or where Kylie Jenner finds those incredible lace bra-lets then look no further. Quietly taking over the world one lacey bra at a time, For Love and Lemons is one of the most sought after and festival-ready brands around. Blending hedonistic 1960s designs, in sheer silks and lace, with perfectly crafted intricate lingerie, BFFs Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall (from Jackson, Wyoming) have won everyone over with their beautiful creations.
The brainchild of two ex-ASOS buyers, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey present an extremely well-honed brand, considering RIXO London only launched last year. Selecting classic silhouettes and cuts from the bygone 1960s and 1970s, with the addition of their own unforgettable print work, Rix and McCloskey have created an instantly memorable brand. The draped silks in amazing prints are ridiculously easy to wear and are crying out to be seen in the fields or pool parties of Coachella this summer.
Starting with a simple vintage eBay store, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso turned her business into a multi-million dollar haven of style. Having prompted the #Girlboss autobiography, Amoruso's dramatic yet glamourous rise to fame will soon be evident in an upcoming Netflix TV show. Cotton mini dresses, Bowie-esque one pieces and Woodstock sunglasses are but a fraction of what will be flying off the shelves and into people's bags this summer. Kylie Jenner is already packing her Nasty gal pieces so not doubt thousands of others will too.