At Splore, what you wear is often just as important as the music. This year’s event marked 22 years of the iconic music and arts festival, which had been postponed due to Covid lockdowns. Over three days at the beautiful Tāpapakanga Regional Park, guests dressed up, had fun and connected with Mother Nature and each other (this year’s theme was, fittingly, ‘mother’).
Costumes have become a key part of the weekend, with many planning their outfits long in advance. We like the festival’s smart and sustainable approach to ‘wearing while caring’, with a fantastic guide that encourages creativity while acknowledging (and discouraging) the stereotypical negative sides of festival wear - that is, cultural appropriation and unnecessary waste.
Olivia Renouf went along to Splore 2021 to photograph some of the memorable looks.