This past Labor Day weekend, New York City hosted the 13th Electric Zoo Festival at Randall’s Island, with an estimated 100,000 EDM-loving attendees ready to shuffle, headbang and simply vibe next to the Manhattan Skyline. Each year, EZOO tends to assign a theme to their festival from Supernaturals to Wild Island in 2016 to this year’s 3.0 theme, which boasted all-new festival stage names, improved experiences, and an overall futuristic feel.
Ravers certainly took to the theme and the fashion spoke to not just the theme but to the city, the summer and the trends we’re seeing at festivals all over the country with an overall re colorful flair with all types of patterns and textures dominating and decorating each outfit.
The weekend brought with it a lot of sun and heat, and most were dressed in shorts, skirts, and super light clothing in order to not melt away with the last of an otherwise majestic New York Summer. Many brought along fans, sunglasses & bucket hats to beat the heat and as statement pieces for their already masterfully put together ensembles, which is not surprising for one of the fashion capitals of the world – raves are certainly no different.
Although it truly is all about the music, it’s always so fascinating to see how the fashion speaks to the times throughout history, from Woodstock in ‘69 to the way we transition through trends nowadays, all fashion ties into the overarching culture in the EDM world today, which is heavily influenced by the music, by the movements in different cities, by dances and dialects.
Here are some of the looks we saw at Electric Zoo 3.0 this weekend! Can you spot IHR? Wore IHR? Make sure to tag us @iheartaves to get featured!