Whether it was his skin-tight jumpsuits, abstract prints, glam rock tartan or sharp blazers, David Bowie was the undisputed trailblazer of 20th century style. A pioneer of androgynous dressing, his alter-egos Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke saw him switch from 70s psychedelia to 80s power suits with ease. As the star’s former bassist Tony Visconti launches his new project The Best Of Bowie at Town Hall, a B:Music venue next month, we take inspiration from this most eclectic style icon.
From the “mother of punk” Dame Vivienne Westwood comes this vintage-inspired knitted tank vest. Available from Selfridges, it offers a modern iteration of classic heritage 70s dogtooth, while the V-neck style is shaped to a relaxed silhouette.
There’s no doubting Versace is all about confidence and there towering Intrico platform boots are a case in point. From Selfridges, this exaggerated pair offer a real nod to a bygone era by marring a vertiginous heel with a chunky sole for a sturdy design.
Psychedelic prints remain for SS22, and Valentino’s track jacket features a boldly energetic pattern that’s a neon interpretation of the label’s signature camouflage. Available from Harvey Nichols, it certainly makes an electrifying statement when worn with the matching sweatpants.
No longer the preserve of the glam rock brigade, tartan maintains a true fashion staple. We’re loving this Victoria Beckham belted cotton coat from Selfridges. Key detailing include all-over check pattern with contrasting collar and button-strap cuffs.
From Harvey Nichols, this checked blazer is part of Gucci’s Ouverture collection celebrating timeless codes and vintage inspirations. Made in Italy from lightweight linen, the single-breasted style panelled with patch pockets; one of which is adorned with a GG-embellished bow.
David Bowie’s former producer/ bassist Tony Visconti takes centre stage with his The Best Of Bowie show, featuring long-time friend and Heaven 17’s vocalist Glenn Gregory plus the all star band Holy Holy. Together, they’ll be performing iconic hits and cult classics from Bowie’s extensive back catalogue. Tickets are available now for the event at Town Hall, a B:Music venue. Click here for more information.