Beyonce’s Homecoming documentary on Netflix follows her incredible rehearsal process for her iconic 2018 Coachella performance. Queen Bee made five costume changes, all custom-made by Balmain’s Olivier Rousting. Her outfit changes even went so far as to change her nail polish colour. One item of clothing viewers can’t get their head around is the jumper she wore for songs such as Crazy in Love, Formation, and Freedom.
Why do Beyonce’s clothes go from yellow to pink in the Homecoming documentary?
Beyonce’s clothes do not change colour in the Homecoming documentary on Netflix.
The two-hour long film documents her intensive rehearsal process before her big comeback show at Coachella music festival 2018 following a two-year break from the spotlight.
Coachella took place over two weekends in April 2018, with Beyonce headlining both weekends.
Although the set, choreography and the costumes were very similar over both weekends, Beyonce distinctively wore two different coloured jumpers across the two performances.
On the first weekend, she wore a bright yellow jumper and the second weekend wore the same jumper but in hot pink.
The front of both jumpers had the logo ‘BAK’ written on the front.
The A was replaced by the Greek sign for Delta, which means change.
Beyonce never did clarify what BAK actually meant but fans were quick to offer some explanations.
B is the first letter of her name, the Delta symbol is the fourth letter of the alphabet which all Beyonce fans will know that four is her favourite number.
K is also the first letter of her maiden name, Knowles.
Others noticed the logo’s similarities to HBCU sorority houses who use Greek letters, so Beyonce may have made her own sorority house for the performance.
HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for African-American students.
In Greek, this would mean her sorority house would be called Beta Delta Kappa.
Beyonce’s backing band also had the same logo printed on their bright yellow outfits.
The singer paired both jumpers with a pair of high-waisted light blue denim jeans and Christian Louboutin knee-high boots with sparkly tassels.
Beyonce’s set included a lot of her old hits and performances of her latest album Lemonade, which addressed the cheating scandal surrounding her husband Jay Z.
The 37-year-old was the first Black woman to ever headline Coachella and her performance celebrated HBCUs, feminism, activism and the African-American community.
The yellow outfits were significant as they resembled a half time show at any historically black college and university.
Speaking in the documentary, Beyonce spoke about how she met with Rousteing several times to create her costumes with references to African-American culture.
Wearing the hoodie, Beyonce honoured black culture in her performance, playing an excerpt from Maclom X’s 1962 ‘Who Taught You to Hate Yourself speech’ and also sang Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is considered the black national anthem in America.
Beyonce also sampled Nina Simone’s ‘Lilac Wine’ whilst wearing the jumper.
Last year, you could purchase the hoodie itself with all proceeds going to the United Negro College Fund.
Following the release of the documentary on Netflix this month, this week Beyonce released a live album titled Homecoming and made her 2016 lemonade available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce is streaming on Netflix now
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