By Rachel HahnJuly 11, 2019FacebookTwitterPinterest
VogueworldRosalía Gives Flamenco Ruffles a Cool Girl MakeoverPhoto: Getty Images / Javier BragadoFacebookTwitterPinterestRosalía might have cut her teeth in Catalan’s storied flamenco community (she studied for eight years with a local teacher), though her sense of style is far from traditional.
Just take the bright red velour tracksuit and the fuzzy salmon pink sweater and skirt set that she wears in her music video for “Malamente,” released in the spring of last year, likely the first visual that you saw from the Spanish artist. It’s a far cry from the classic cascading ruffled dresses that have long been associated with the centuries-old art form.
But then again, Rosalía’s never adhered too strictly to old formulas.Now, the Spanish singer is isolating one of flamenco's most iconic style signatures in a radical new way. She took the stage in Madrid at Madcool Festival yesterday in a cropped aquamarine turtleneck with a plunging V-neck ruffle accent that extended from her torso all the way along the length of her sleeves.
In place of the customary full-skirt, she pulled on a pair of thigh-grazing sea foam green hot pants and then accessorized the look with a comfy pair of clean white sneakers, not a flamenco heel in sight. In this way she nodded to the past, while bringing flamenco’s trademarks, both musically and stylistically, firmly into the future.
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