BBC Radio One’s Hackney Weekend kicked off on Saturday with live music across six stages from some of our favourite artists.
UK and international performers put on an amazing show by displaying their talents within the realms of music. But as always we couldn’t help standing in awe (and sometimes just plain shock) at some of the outfits our favourite performers braved the marshes in.
So let’s take a look at some of those show (and in some cases career) stopping outfits.
The local girl kicked off the weekend of live music in an interesting pyjama-inspired ensemble.
Although she’s not famous for her amazingly good fashion sense, even the abundance of artificial flowers and huge heart behind her couldn’t distract us from her off-key outfit.
She wore a loose pair of black trousers which looked like a cross between a tracksuit bottom and a harem pant. On top she went for a black crop top which was acceptable at best. But the over-the-top gold necklace and strange green kimono didn’t go down so well.
Keeping with the pyjama theme, Rita Ora went for a white patterned ensemble which was more OAP than VIP.
The old school sunglasses and black roots in her signature blonde curls didn’t help lift the look out of the pit of failure that it wallowed in.
We all know Rita is a huge fan of trainers, but this pair with this pyjama look just isn’t doing it for us. Luckily her performance was amazing, so that makes up for it… we guess.
We don’t know why Nicki Minaj looks so confused? Maybe it’s because she’s trying to channel skater chick, dominatrix and Goldilocks all at the same time.
Nicki is never one to shy away from an attention grabbing outfit – especially when it comes to performance outfits. She went all out with a super tight jumpsuit with zip detailing and platinum blonde curls. She accented her outfit with pink checked gloves, pink boots and her trademark bright pink lips. Yes. We get it. You like Barbie…
She has a wardrobe full of striking outfits (and poses). Jessie J went for a pair of yardie inspired striped jeggings and an orange crop top which looks like it was stolen from Sporty Spice’s wardrobe.
We know Jessie has only recently been able to wear heels again following her foot injury, but can someone please send her another pair of heels? We’ve seen these Jeffery Campbell Lita Spike boots before…
Let’s not even talk about Rihanna’s solo performance outfit… and rewind to Saturday when she wore this more acceptable outfit to sing with Jay-Z. With a leather bondage-inspired headpiece and retro round sunglasses, Rihanna had her accessories down.
She rocked tiny black high waisted shorts with a black crop top (which looked much better than Leona Lewis’). Rihanna completed her throwback look by adding a loose shirt and long extensions. She definitely looks happy with it.