Trend focus: Wear it like Bowie

The "David Bowie is" exhibition opens at the Philharmonie de Paris on Thursday March 5th.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. 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.