To mark the launch of our Trends publication – a compilation of 2017’s biggest, best and most bizarre trends – we’ll be releasing one a day in the countdown to Christmas. Trend eleven, Fashion’s Festival Line-Up.

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Festival get-up has always been a bit out-there. It reflects the fun-filled atmosphere, the chance to let your hair down, and the opportunity to really have a ball. But festival fashion has evolved. Once a representation of the era, mirroring high street trends, with added flamboyance, creativity and a chance to recycle fancy dress, now festivals are influencing the high street – generating summer style and encapsulating the season’s trends. Fashion brands stock clothes that would only be fit for festivals (when else would your wear a sequined rainbow playsuit…?), H&M have a ‘Coachella’ range, and ‘Festival’ is now a season, not just an event. For some, festivals have become as much about the fashion as they are about the music, with a new festival wardrobe a must for any self-respecting festival fashionista. But, with ‘glitter boobs’ taking a feature spot in this year’s wardrobe line-up, we think we’ll stick to our plastic ponchos and well-worn wellies.

Featuring in this year’s fashion line-up, we saw fish scales make a splash in mermaid metallics – a natural, nautical follow-on from last year’s sea of yellow fisherman raincoats, perhaps? Sparkles and sequins are an established festival staple, and it’s fair to say that glitter is in no way new – but attention is turning away from the around-the-eye swoosh, towards locks, eyebrows, beards, and moustaches. Sparkly strands are taking their spot in the limelight – it’s time for glittery hair to shine!

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View Trend 01: Cacti.
View Trend 02: Witness the Fitness.
View Trend 03: Bonfire, Blankets, and Beer Halls.
View Trend 04: Innovation Generation: Giving What You Can.
View Trend 05: In Line, Online.
View Trend 06: Clean Eating.
View Trend 07: The Dating Game.
View Trend 08: Post-Brex**it Politics.
View Trend 09: Unicorns are Real.
View Trend 10: Teen Boss.