Anatomy of a Costume: Kate Nash's Custom Coachella Confection
Missed the British singer's head-to-toe pink getup at Coachella last weekend? Have no fear -- round two is here.
If you were wondering what inspired Kate Nash's set at Coachella, the British songstress didn't leave much to the imagination. Dressed head-to-toe in pink (Nash dyed her new shorter locks a shocking magenta for the affair), the womanly theme was also carried through with a sculptured replica of a vagina on stage.
"I wanted to create this feeling of being in the womb," said Nash, who worked with stylist Ali Mandelkorn and designer Rose Lagrua of L.A.-based fashion label That's Totally Fine to create a customized onstage outfit for the occasion. "We all went shopping for material a few weeks ago, and I had an idea that Rose sketched out,” said Los Angeles-based Nash, who can regularly be found scoring vintage pieces in Echo Park and Downtown. The result was a Barbie-meets-the-space-age pink confection, complete with a flowing cape. Nash wasn't the only one making a pink statement for the weekend: Her bandmates and friends also rocked the rosy shade in the desert.
This marks the second time the singer has played Coachella; her first performance took place in 2008. "I was so young when I first played it, and a lot was happening in my life that was life-changing," she explained. "I feel like I am a much better performer now, and I've honed my craft a lot more."
If you missed Nash performing songs from her three albums in all her pink glory, have no fear: The singer will again take to the stage in her getup on Friday, April 18.