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Hunter Boots Were Alive and Kicking at Glastonbury 2017 (Even Though It Barely Misted)

It was no mud bath this year. In fact, the Glastonbury Festival barely got a proper Sunday drizzle, which is far from usual for the legendarily mucky music fest (but given Britain’s recent heat wave, not a complete shocker). Nonetheless, tactical festival-goers donned their favorite Hunter wellies, just in case. And as you might expect, plenty of stylish celebs were in the mix, including Adwoa Aboah, Suki Waterhouse, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne.

Check out our slide show after the jump to see how the A-listers rocked their Hunter gear without a puddle to dodge.


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Everybody (No Hyperbole) Was Wearing Hunter Boots at Glastonbury 2016

Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 22, 2016, in Glastonbury, England.  Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images.

It’s almost tradition now—ever since Kate Moss was the first to be smart enough to slip on a pair of the rain boots with her teeny cutoffs in the ’90s, Hunter boots are the official footwear of Glastonbury. After all, the storied music festival gets muddy—and this year was thought by many to be the muckiest. But braving the elements is part of the fun, right?

In 2016, Moss’s kid sister, Lottie, was among the throngs of festivalgoers—along with Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, the Delevingne sisters—who did likewise. See our slideshow after the jump to watch how the style set handles puddles while the music plays on.


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Shop the Shoes: 2016 Festival Edition

This festival season, we were shoegazing even when the music wasn’t. In the process, we collected images of some of the coolest footwear from Coachella and Governors Ball. It’s a thing we like to do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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Blogger Olivia Lopez on Festival Style

Olivia Lopez of Lust for Life in Hunter boots

L.A. blogger and lifestyle expert Olivia Lopez knows how to pack for any destination. Her blog, Lust for Life, is an enviable chronicle of her adventures in the world. Saturated photos of Lopez stylishly negotiating the streets of Miami during Art Basel, the cobbled roads in Portugal and the beaches of Costa Rica provide premium travel-style inspiration.

We caught up with Lopez after she returned from Coachella to ask her about festival dressing—she endorses the Hunter boot method of battling the terrain—and her native L.A.

Olivia Lopez of Lust for Life in Hunter boots


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Hunter’s Creative Director Alasdhair Willis on Kate Moss, the Concept of Progressive Heritage and Living Through Magazines | Behind the Brand

Alasdhair-Willis-0183[2]British brand Hunter has transitioned in recent years from complete dedication to functional rubber boots to mattering on fashion runways, and has done so largely under the creative directorship of Alasdhair Willis—the distinguished brand builder who happens to be wedded to Stella McCartney.

On the phone, Willis told us everything began to change for Hunter when Kate Moss wore Hunter Wellies to Glastonbury in 2005. Fashion capital accrued forthwith.

We talked about Hunter walking the tightrope of emphasizing heritage while avoiding calcification, how BLITZ magazine saved a young Willis’s life—and we finally learned once and for all who made the first wetsuits (spoiler: it was Hunter).

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Related: Hunter’s spring ’16 collection

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Hunter: It’s What to Wear to Next Year’s Music Festivals

If you polled every Sasquatch and Stagecoach-goer along with all the European kids at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds about their music festival must-have style pieces, we’re reasonably certain Hunter would come up awfully darn often. Or, maybe, always.

All images via Hunter/Fashion GPS Radar 

Smart, then, of Hunter creative director Alasdhair Willis to create their spring ’16 collection around the muddy fields of the outdoor music scene. Here’s more on the ripstop-tent runway and the tools the brand says you need to “survive the sun-soaked main stage” and the “after-hours downpour where adventure begins”. Oh, and the new brand style: Hunter’s Original Clog.

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Happy When It Rains at Hunter Boots, Donna Karan X Paul Andrew in Mayfair, Missguided Guides Itself to Nordstrom and Whitney Port and Her Personal Stylist Talk … Style (What Else?)

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Hunter Boots has always had a great heritage and a great story to tell, but they only had one boot to tell it with,” said Alasdhair Willis, who might also be known as the brand’s creative director and/or Stella McCartney husband. Regardless, it was clear at the Albert Embankment Warehouse on Monday night that Willis is keen on adding to the narrative.

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What Would Billie Kent and Lady Mary Wear in a Snow Storm?

Easy. No question. Can they make these harder, please?

The brand new fringe-front boots from Hunter take the fever for vintage-riffing, decorative edging out in the elements where, we have to assume, they help make the most of stomping in puddles and powering through urban snow drifts. Pair them with a ’20s frock or a pair of skinnies—either way, you’re vibing with Atlantic City showbiz hopefuls and aristocratic ice queens, and showing the weather who’s boss.

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—Laura Cassidy


Try This On: Hollis Wong-Wear in Helmut Lang, SJP, Hunter Boots and More

Studies show shopping is at least 12 times more fun en masse. Our Try This On series is all about the camaraderie of sartorial group projects.

A.L.C. lace crop top | ASTR textured skirt | SJP leather pumps | Shiraleah embellished wool clutch

Of all celebrated occasions and festive dates, New Year’s Eve expects the most out of your outfit. Especially if you’re going to be in New York City, and especially if you’re writer/singer/style icon Hollis Wong-Wear.

No, the Seattle-based GRAMMY nominee and Macklemore collaborator isn’t performing in the final moments of 2014—or at least there are no plans for such a thing as of yet. But wouldn’t “always be prepared—and dressed!—for anything” be a good New Year’s resolution? And one to enact early? We took Wong-Wear into the dressing rooms of our Downtown Seattle store to dial in three versions of ready-to-go ready-to-wear to kick off 2015.

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Street Report: Juliet Outside Hunter

Juliet’s amazing fringed leather skirt caught my eye immediately, since fringe is having a major moment and this is one style I’ve got to get into my closet ASAP. Juliet told me that she plucked this vintage skirt out of her mom’s closet—so jealous! Juliet let her statement skirt shine by pairing it with a simple black top and clear shades. Her Givenchy clutch adds a touch of whimsy, while her bold lip adds a hint of color.

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