Photography: Conor Clinch
As London’s menswear presentations came to a close yesterday, music icon David Bowie’s death was announced and cast a somber spell across the final events. Burberry responded to the news of Bowie’s 18-month battle with cancer by sprinkling glitter beneath the eyes of select models, but designer Katie Eary’s collection unintentionally paid tribute to the late singer without making any last-minute additions—a testament to his long-lasting influence.
The fall ’16 presentation was inspired by Alec Londsell’s 2010 documentary The Sacred Triangle – Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-73, which explores the magical relationship between Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Eary’s models wore crushed velvet jackets in cobalt blue and burnt orange, their retro shaggy hair, silk shirts and vinyl pants strengthening the allusions to Bowie’s glam-rock aesthetic.