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When it comes to Austin music festivals, Austin Psych Fest is still considered to be one of the smaller ones. But this year marked its 8 year run and drew in the biggest crowd the fest has seen yet.  Despite the muddy conditions and sticky humidity caused by rain, the weekend was still beautiful and so were the attendees.  Austin Psych Fest has always brought out a specific fashion sense; one that is directly reflected in the music and the entire vibe of the festival. 1960s and 1970s psych rock influences can be found in everything from round frame circle sunglasses, fringe, lace, and colorful kimonos.  These are things that seem pretty typical for music festival fashion, but at Psych Fest this style is taken to another level, and the fashion looks much more authentic than what you might find at other more mainstream fests.  The people who attend Psych Fest, including the artists, are very much into creating looks that are a nod to the past and unique for today. This year though, the fest became a little less about pscyh rock as the Flaming Lips headlined the lineup and the fest was referred to as "Levitation." I think this slight change in the music could be seen in the fashion choices as there were more trendy looks on display.  Overall though, vintage fashion is always king at Austin Psych Fest, and I think this is one of the reasons why the style is always so killer at this music fest and why it is one of my favorites to photograph. Continued
While the music is obviously the main draw to the festival and the reason for most of the fun fun fun, my focus is of course on the fashion fashion fashion.  Fun Fun Fun Fest has quickly become one of my favorite, possibly my most favorite, music festival to photograph.  Because the festival brings in a various group of musical acts, and many that are not on the mainstream radar, the street style at Fun Fun Fun is an eclectic mix.  Of course though, there are always trends that stand out, and this year that would include: knee high socks, 90's grunge style plaids, statement making profanity, and punk accessories. There's always a really fun sense of stylish customization at this fest that can most obviously be found on denim and leather jackets in the form of pins and buttons.  It's a look that's very reminiscent of early 80s punk rock fashion.  One of my favorite finds at the fest was a guy wearing his own FFF button which he customized with a fancy frame, while his best friend donned a pin bearing the face of none other than Karl Lagerfeld. Check out all the photos of the FFFFF (Fun Fun Fun Fest FASHION)... Continued