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Would you wear… River Island’s multicoloured feather Mohawk?

River Island feather mohawks

River Island feather mohawk’s, £35

You can always tell festival season is approaching when headgear like this starts to appear on your favourite retail sites, nestled innocently amongst the dresses and shoes you were expecting to see there.

These mohawk hats are from River Island, who we don’t normally associate with “edgy” dressing, but that’s how they’ve described these. They also note that these will help you “ensure your festival style stands out from the crowd,” so at least that provides SOME explanation for their existence. We guess that if we were going to wear something like this, a festival would probably be the place to do it, but the word “edgy” is a good clue that we wouldn’t wear something like this anyway, so we’re not going to feel too sad about not standing out from the crowd.

Would you wear these, though? They’re £35 each, which, although not terribly expensive, is also more than we’d normally pay for what is essentially a “novelty” item, but as we said, we’re not “edgy”, so what would we know?

River Island DO know, though, and they suggest the mohawks would look best if worn with this:



cheetah print vest

and these:

white mom shorts

And that, Fashion Police readers, is why festival season is one of our least favourite times of year, in fashion terms. Why do people feel they have to dress like this, just because they’re going to a festival? Why can’t they just wear the same kind of clothes they’d usually wear, albeit adapted for the mud/weather etc? Why this obsession with looking like a 90s throwback?

Sorry, we got a bit carried away with that one. Tell us: would you wear any of these items – either to a festival, or anywhere else? And if not, what WOULD you wear instead of the feather mohawk and cheetah-print vest?


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