As The BPM Festival enters it's 7th day, you really begin to get an inside look into people's suitcases. The fashion on display runs the gamut of sartorial styles – From all-black drape-house to colorful tropical shirts to very little at all – Everyone's got swag aplenty. Here are some of the trends we've seen emerge from our time in Playa Del Carmen.
Black is Still the New Black
Despite the baking heat, many of our hipper brethren in revelry are keepin' on with their go-to underground style: Black, and lots of black. Yeah, it might match with everything and be an immediate indicator to the world that you're a dark-hearted badass, but aren't you guys hot? We suspect the real reasoning behind this is that black is all The Martinez Brothers have got in their closets back at home.
The first rule of DJing: No smiling in pictures! // Photo credit: Doug van Sant for TheBPMFestival.com
You can tell this photo was taken backstage because EVERYONE is wearing black // Photo credit: Nathan Navarro for TheBPMFestival.com
Like a bunch of French tourists, BPM's selfie game is strong. Whether it's gaggles of bikini-clad girls on holiday or DJs catching up with old friends, raised arms and toothy grins are a common occurence. Even BPM don Carl Cox got in on the game. However, those selfie sticks are gettin' a bad rap. We saw Heidi grab a wayward pole aimed at her face during her set at Blue Parrot and chuck it back into the crowd.
I'd be smiling too if I was Carl Cox // Photo credit: Anthony Djuren for TheBPMFestival.com
I'd be smiling too if I was...wait a minute, she's not smiling // Photo credit: Doug van Sant for TheBPMFestival.com
Actually, Busy Tropical Shirts are the New Black
Leave that sadboy swag at home. As Apollonia and the Crew Love posse are happy to show you, if you're happy on the inside, you gotta show it to the world. After all, house music is about having a good time, right?
Apollonia HAVE to coordinate their outfits, right? // Photo credit: Doug van Sant for TheBPMFestival.com
When Soul Clap say "get louder now!" they're talking about their shirts // Photo credit: Nathan Navarro for TheBPMFestival.com
Sample the Local Flavor
Ignore the street vendors selling obnoxious neon trucker hats emblazoned with phrases like "MOLLY" and "SORRY, MOM," if you're gonna sample the local flavor, you gotta have at least a dose of authenticity amidst all the ridiculousness. Buoyed by iconic images of Seth Troxler in years past, someone's always rockin' the sombrero, and it's not a fiesta without a couple luchadores.
Matthias Tanzmann gettin' in the spirit of things // Photo credit: Doug van Sant for TheBPMFestival.com
Obnoxious, but vaguely endearing. Respect. // Photo credit: Danilo Lewis for TheBPMFestival.com
Above All, Keep it Casual
Listen, after 20 hours of straight partying, nobody's gonna be lookin' that fancy. So put those heels away and get comfortable, because nothing's a better look than being your weird-ass self and shakin' your booty for as long as humanly possible. That's what BPM's all about.
Lauren Lane, cool as a cucumber...or a pineapple // Photo credit: Pearcey Proper for TheBPMFestival.com
This is the "pretend it's not about to rain' shot // Photo credit: Pearcey Proper