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Models-off-duty: the best of Burning Man 2019

The heat is on. Love it or loathe it, each year Nevada’s Black Rock desert transforms from sand and dust into a fully-fledged city for Burning Man festival. Tens of thousands of eager attendees flock to the ‘crucible of creativity’ for nine days to seek enlightenment, rebel against commodification and, well, party.

And while the numerous artistic performances, installations and live music showcases are enough to captivate even the most time-hardened festival-goers, we’d be lying if we didn’t say we weren’t also watching the wardrobes. Encouraged to express themselves in any way they desire, Burning Man costumes have become the stuff of lore.

Georgia Fowler made it her own in a full length white bejewelled jumpsuit, while Poppy Delevingne returned in Steampunk goggles, a Calvin Klein crop and a power drill, no less. Former RUSSH cover muse Charlee Fraser stomped the desert in platform combat boots, leather harnesses and chains for days, and Victoria’s Secret favourite Alexina Graham swapped from a robot-inspired full-piece to nothing at all.

Embrace the Burning Man spirit in our pick from VETEMENTS.