Icon of the Month – David Bowie
“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human” — David Bowie.
David Bowie was the first person ever to be Icon of the Month (October 2010) which is testament to how highly his style is regarded by the King & Allen team. We would never usually repeat an Icon, but we felt it was fitting to pay our respects to a man who made such a positive impact on our industry.
Much attention has been garnered towards the iconic stage personas – Aladdin Sane’s lightning bolt, Pierrot’s French clown, The Thin White Duke’s gaunt hollowness and of course Ziggy Stardust’s outlandish glam. This is not just since his death, but since the exhibition of his ‘artifacts’ at the V&A in 2013 – the fastest selling event in the history of the museum.
However, it is worth remembering that both on and off stage Bowie wore a suit extremely well. As with his music, he was constantly innovating: experimenting with colour, cut, textures and design. From the sublime to the ridiculous, he did it all. He showed us that suits don’t have to be conformist utilitarian work attire – that you can wear a suit and express yourself.
So the next time you’re designing a bespoke suit, we urge you to think how you too can express yourself – even in a subtle way – as a nod to a true style icon.
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