The recently concluded 2019 Magnetic Fields was the seventh edition of what is arguably the most exciting music festival in India. Taking place every year in Alsisar Mahal in Rajasthan, this is a three-day micro universe of outstanding music that plays until well after dawn, with fantastic visuals and stunning lighting to accompany the dance floor sounds, amazing performances, delicious food — and of course, incredible festival fashion.

With local and international artists curated from across the board to entertain the attendees day and night, it is the attendees themselves who are out to grab attention when it comes to their outfits. Most people change outfits at least once per day, many changing twice, not least because of the contrast of hot days and cold night in the Rajasthan desert in December. With up to 5,000 people in attendance that’s a lot of outfits over the course of the three-day long festival. All this makes for quite a heady mix of colour, glitter, patterns, textures and styles!

Here’s a look at the festival fashion spotted around Alsisar Palace this year:


(L) Rupal Gaggar, Mumbai

Knee length gladiator sandals by Aprajita Toor | Upcycled Fashion Jacket by Flame

(R) Manuel Bravo, London

Outfit designed by his own label, Bravoatelier


(L) Shaireen Butt, Darjeeling

Outfit by 145 East, designed in collaboration with Monica Dogra

(R) Kavya Tehran, Delhi

Blue indigo dye dress by Anokhi | Necklace by Amrapali | Shades by Ray-Ban | Choker made by her |Earrings borrowed from her mother


(L) Polina Schapova. Mumbai

Dress by Carlton Jones | Sequined jacket from Bandra market | Boots by Karma of Charme | Earrings by Olivia Dar | Shades by Betsey Johnson

(R) On the left: Trishala Sikka, fashion blogger @trishalalovebug

Dress by Bhaane | Boots by Prada | Shades by Prada

On the right: Shereen Bharwani, fashion blogger @shereenlovebug

Outfit by Hemant and Nandita | Jewellery by Amnapali | Shoes by Gucci | Bag by Chanel


(L) Nayan Mongia, Delhi

Outfit by Fugazee

(R) Monica Dogra, Mumbai; she performed at the festival as part of Magnetic Words

Skirt by Seeking You — Monica Dogra and 145 East | Overshirt by Nor Black Nor White | Necklace by Wakamaia | Shades by Andy Wolf


(L) On the left: Sumiran Kabeer, Himachal Pradesh

Wears his own label | Vintage jewelry by Anaam | Shoes by Zara

On the right: Anna Vyas, Kuwait

Vintage dress and shorts | Vintage jewelry | Swimsuit bra top by H&M | Shoes by Bershka

(R) Nilu Yuleena Thapa, Bangalore

Dress by Chicwish | Jacket by Only | Boots by Bershka | Accessories by Bhavya Ramesh | Shades by Giant Vintage


(L) Samara Chopra, Delhi; she performed at the festival as part of the BFR reggae soundsystem

Jacket designed by her | Trousers by Mango | Boots from a Delhi street market | Shades by Ray-Ban

(R) Nabi, Mumbai; he performed at the festival as part of Draggery

Outfit custom made by his own label, The World of Nabi


(L) Mayyur Girotra, Delhi

Tracksuit by Falguni and Shane Peacock | Sandals by Gucci

(R) Fadescha, Delhi; she performed at the festival as part of Draggery

Outfit put together from a mix of mainstream fashion

(Middle photo in banner image) Bhavya Ramesh, Bengaluru

Outfit by Slow vintage upcycled fashion | Jewelry by her own label, Bhavya Ramesh

Polina Schapova is a Delhi-based Russian-British photographer. Follow her work on Instagram or on her website