Mar 3, 2015
Trend focus: Wear it like Bowie
Mar 3, 2015
The runways are awash with references to the flamboyant glam-rock inspired fashions of the 1970s. Designers in Paris, London, New York and Milan have been sampling some of the star's most iconic genderless looks: from jumpsuits to lurex, fantastically wide lapels and snazzy sequins to mohawks.
Long-standing Bowie fan Saint Laurent head designer Hedi Slimane launched the trend seasons ago, then last year Raf Simons kickstarted the Bowie revival when he unveiled his Spring 2015 Haute Couture collection for Christian Dior. The Dior runway was replete with all-over sequined onesies fit for Ziggy Stardust and outifts in psychedlic prints that would be at home on any of Bowie's arty album sleeves.
At the Vivienne Westwood catwalk show in London last month, models sported bright Bowie-style furry mohawks while face paint was a key runway beauty look at British designer Gareth Pugh's show.
At Milan Fashion Week, Alessandro Michele channelled the androgynous 70s pretty-boy look as he sent male and female models down the catwalk for his debut F/W 15-16 collection for Gucci.
Selfridges of London is launching its in-store Agender project this month (launching online on March 12), which will feature unisex clothing, a gender-less window display, and art pieces that examine the concept of gender-neutral fashion.
This week as the fourth and final leg of ready-to-wear week arrives in Paris, followers of the star's exuberant stye can enjoy a Bowie fashion fest off the catwalk at the "Bowie is" exhibition, which opens on Tuesday at the cool new Philarmonie de Paris music complex.
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