SXSW is one of the more laid-back festivals when it comes to performers' style. Since most attendees are industry types on the hunt for the next big thing, performers are more focused on putting on a good set than a good outfit. (Not to mention the outdoor temps that hover over 70 degrees as showgoers hop from venue to venue.)
But Kacy Hill, who performed on the first day of the annual music event on Tuesday, was clearly focused on building her on-stage aesthetic as she hit the Spotify House stage in a purple velvet jumpsuit adorned with sparkling gems, beads and studs. And if the gilded embellishments weren't enough, her full-length look also features a mock-neck and cutouts. The jumpsuit was custom-designed by Marco Marco and Johnny Wujek — the duo previously worked with Katy Perry on her Prismatic tour outfits — and inspired by Cher. It looks like Hill has a penchant for the one-piece silhouette since she also has a similar one in red. While rehearsing, she goes for a low-key black version and when she attended the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards last year, Hill sported a jumpsuit by Jonathan Simkhai.
The Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based singer was discovered by Kanye West as a backup model/dancer on his Yeezus tour, and he signed Hill on his G.O.O.D Music label in 2014. Her music falls between an electronic, R&B-tinted sound — à la James Blake and Låpsley — and an anthemic vibe not unlike Florence Welch. Add that to her appealing style and we have a feeling Hill will play muse to the fashion world in the near future. (She's already snagged a few editorial spots in Vogue and W.) Plus, Guido Palau would likely applaud her signature red bob, too.
You can stream her EP, titled "Bloo," right now and expect a full-length debut album soon. But we suggest you check Hill out live while she's still on tour as an opener for UK singer-songwriter Jack Garratt — because the chances of experiencing this jumpsuit IRL are pretty high.
Update: This story has been updated to include the designers behind Hill's custom jumpsuit.