HUGO unveils capsule collection inspired by David Bowie

Fashion brand HUGO has unveiled a capsule collection inspired by the late David Bowie.The British singer-songwriter, who died at the age of 69 in 2016, was as well known for his edgy personal style as for his bold costume choices. Now, designers at th…

Fashion brand HUGO has unveiled a capsule collection inspired by the late David Bowie.

The British singer-songwriter, who died at the age of 69 in 2016, was as well known for his edgy personal style as for his bold costume choices.

Now, designers at the label have released the limited-edition HUGO Loves Bowie line, which includes pieces for men and women.

“David Bowie was a rebel spirit who lived life on his own terms,” said Bart de Backer, senior head of design for HUGO Menswear. “This capsule is an opportunity for us to celebrate the impact he had on the world and the values that we share.”

The range is centred on a palette of black, white, and red, with some items featuring album artwork.

Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, a body of work inspired by the German capital and consisting of the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger, is referenced throughout the collection, with one sweatshirt paying homage to his 1977 album Heroes and including photographs of the Starman hitmaker shot for the album’s cover by Masayoshi Sukita.

There are also accessories and T-shirts printed with the original slogan used to promote the album: “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”

“HUGO is a brand whose DNA is closely linked to popular culture – especially music. Music will remain a source of inspiration for the brand and will continue to influence the collections going forward,” a company representative added.

The HUGO Loves Bowie collection is now available to purchase from HUGO stores, online, and selected partner retailers worldwide.

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Kesha looks to David Bowie for style inspiration

Kesha looks to David Bowie for style and beauty inspiration. The Tik Tok singer is known for wearing bold, colourful, and experimental make-up looks and she has taken this passion one step further by developing Kesha Rose Beauty, a collection of five …

Kesha looks to David Bowie for style and beauty inspiration.

The Tik Tok singer is known for wearing bold, colourful, and experimental make-up looks and she has taken this passion one step further by developing Kesha Rose Beauty, a collection of five eyeliners, eyeshadows, and lip products which launched last week.

When asked who she looks up to for her own style and beauty inspiration, Kesha pointed to late British music icon Bowie, who was known for his androgynous looks and wild make-up.

“I mean, obviously David Bowie was a huge inspiration with the face painting and the androgyny and the colour and never letting anyone put him in a box or define him,” she told People. “He always was so playful with clothing and in make-up and that was one of the main inspirations for the make-up line is that I really wanted to incorporate so many colours because I feel like I promised myself on the last record (2017’s Grammy Award-nominated Rainbow) I’ll find a rainbow… So, I want people to just have fun and feel good and have it not be dependent on any external ideas or philosophies or anything that satisfies anyone except for themselves.”

In a separate interview with Elle.com, the 32-year-old said most of her style icons are men who rock the androgynous look and don’t conform to the norm.

“I really look to David Bowie for just about everything style and make-up-wise. I would always think, ‘Would this make David Bowie proud? Would Iggy Pop wear this?’ But when you go more classic – Grace Jones, Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot. I just love anyone who’s not afraid of colour,” Kesha shared.

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Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill dies

Models and celebrities have paid tribute to photographer Terry O’Neill, who has died at the age of 81.A representative for Iconic Images, which licensed O’Neill’s pictures, announced over the weekend that the photographer had passed away on Saturday ni…

Models and celebrities have paid tribute to photographer Terry O’Neill, who has died at the age of 81.

A representative for Iconic Images, which licensed O’Neill’s pictures, announced over the weekend that the photographer had passed away on Saturday night following a long battle with cancer.

“Terry was a class act, quick-witted and filled with charm,” they commented. “Anyone who was lucky enough to know or work with him can attest to his generosity and modesty.

“As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his legendary pictures will forever remain imprinted in our memories as well as in our hearts and minds.”

O’Neill rose to prominence in the ’60s, becoming one of the most sought-after photographers in London and working with subjects including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Judy Garland.

Over the next five decades, he developed close working relationships with pop stars like Elton John and David Bowie, and also shot members of Britain’s royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, and several statesmen and women, like Nelson Mandela.

Among his most notable recent works was an image of Amy Winehouse at the height of her fame in 2008.

Accordingly, a number of celebrities have honoured O’Neill’s memory, with Kate Moss posting a black-and-white image from an early 1990s photoshoot on her Instagram page and captioning it, “Farewell Terry,” alongside a red heart emoji.

Actress Joan Collins added, “So sorry to hear about the death of the talented #terryoneill – he photographed me several times and was always fun, entertaining and a great photographer,” and music icon John shared one of the iconic images O’Neill had taken of him during a concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles back in 1975.

“Terry O’Neill took the most iconic photographs of me throughout the years, completely capturing my moods,” he praised. “He was brilliant, funny and I absolutely loved his company. A real character who has now passed on. RIP you wonderful man.”

O’Neill was last seen publicly in October, when he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to photography by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

He is survived by his third wife, Laraine Ashton, two children from his first marriage to actress Vera Day, and Liam, a son shared with his second wife, American actress Faye Dunaway.

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Iman to receive Franca Sozzani Award

Iman will be honoured with the Franca Sozzani Award for her humanitarian work and efforts to make the fashion industry more diverse.The accolade was established by the family of the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and recognises women …

Iman will be honoured with the Franca Sozzani Award for her humanitarian work and efforts to make the fashion industry more diverse.

The accolade was established by the family of the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and recognises women for their careers in the arts and their dedication to charitable organisations.

The 64-year-old model will receive the award at an event at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice on 27 August. It will be hosted by Sozzani’s son, photographer and film director Francesco Carrozzini, who established the award with his wife Bee Shaffer, daughter of U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

“Iman’s work has disrupted the fashion industry in a way similar to Franca’s: bold, innovative and inclusive,” Carrozzini said in a statement. “Using her platform to the best of its potential, Iman’s work from lobbying the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) for an increase of diversity on the runway to impactful humanitarian work, displays her true passion and focus. We are truly honoured for her to accept the Franca Sozzani Award.”

Iman follows in the footsteps of Julianne Moore, who was the first-ever recipient of the award back in 2017, and Salma Hayek, who was feted last year.

The supermodel began her career in 1975 and was a muse of designers Gianni Versace, Halston, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint Laurent. She went on to develop her make-up collection, IMAN Cosmetics, which caters specifically for women of colour.

Iman, who was married to music icon David Bowie from 1992 until his death in 2016, has also been involved in humanitarian work for the Children’s Defense Fund, Action Against Hunger, and the Raise Hope For Congo campaign.

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Cannes amfAR gala dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie

Carine Roitfeld dedicated the 2019 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie.The annual event, held as part of the Cannes Film Festival, is always a fashionable affair, with Roitfeld acting as curator for the past seven years. F…

Carine Roitfeld dedicated the 2019 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie.

The annual event, held as part of the Cannes Film Festival, is always a fashionable affair, with Roitfeld acting as curator for the past seven years.

For the 26th gala, a rock and roll themed event with the title We Can Be Heroes, the CR Fashion Book editor paid homage to her late friend Lagerfeld, whose sudden death at the age of 85 shocked the world in February.

“Karl was always involved in the event, always attending, joining my table and making sure that any brand he was involved with, whether Chanel or Fendi, was always a big partner in the show and donated clothes,” she said, reports Vogue. “He can’t be with us this evening, but I think he would like what we’ve done because he was also a big fan of David Bowie.”

As well as a host of stars turning out for the bash, there was also a runway show, featuring the likes of Winnie Harlow and Stella Maxwell, who walked in pieces from Givenchy, Alexandre Vauthier and Tommy Hilfiger.

“We’re not here just to have fun, we’re here as a collective with the goal to raise a million. Fashion cares,” Harlow shared.

One of the biggest talking points of the night was the dresses worn by Kendall Jenner, Chiara Ferragni, Bianca Brandolini, Chris Lee, H.E.R. and Ross Lynch, who all debuted designs from Giambattista Valli’s new H&M collection.

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David Bowie serves as inspiration for new Vans shoe line

Rocker David Bowie is to be honoured with a new collection for skater shoe brand Vans.Bosses at the always hip footwear company are paying tribute to the music icon, who passed away at 69 in 2016, by referencing one of his classic albums in each design…

Rocker David Bowie is to be honoured with a new collection for skater shoe brand Vans.

Bosses at the always hip footwear company are paying tribute to the music icon, who passed away at 69 in 2016, by referencing one of his classic albums in each design for the fresh range.

NME reports the Slip-On 47 VDX style honours Bowie’s 1971 album Hunky Dory, while the Sk8-Hi offering has a pink and lilac lightning stripe set in the side panel on the sneakers to acknowledge the star’s Ziggy Stardust era.

The Old Skool shoe taps into Bowie’s 1973 Aladdin Sane record and the Era style takes on the vibe of the musician’s Space Oddity single with interstellar blue bubbles and the word ‘space’ written on a side panel.

Designs from the limited edition Vans collection will become available for sale in stores from 4 April (19).

Bowie becomes the latest in a long of rockers who have been honoured by the footwear brand – the members of Led Zeppelin announced a new collaboration with the company as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations last month (Feb19).

Representatives for Led Zeppelin announced the joint project on the group’s Twitter account, sharing two versions of the newly-licensed Led Zeppelin shoes, which each feature famous images from the band’s classic albums, such as the record cover from their eponymous 1969 release, which included a black and white image of the Hindenburg blimp disaster in 1937.

The Led Zeppelin collection also offers a T-shirt for sale.

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Johnny Flynn to play David Bowie in biopic

Actor Johnny Flynn has been cast to portray late singer David Bowie in a new biopic. The South African-born Brit, who is known for roles in the film Clouds of Sils Maria and in Pablo Picasso TV drama series Genius, will star alongside Jena Malone, who…

Actor Johnny Flynn has been cast to portray late singer David Bowie in a new biopic.

The South African-born Brit, who is known for roles in the film Clouds of Sils Maria and in Pablo Picasso TV drama series Genius, will star alongside Jena Malone, who will play Bowie’s first wife, Angie, in Stardust.

The movie will centre on the rock icon’s first visit to America in 1971, a trip credited with inspiring Bowie to create his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

Comedian Marc Maron will also appear as Bowie’s record company publicist in the film, which is slated to start production in June (19). Christopher Bell has written the script, while Gabriel Range will direct.

It is unclear if the biopic will feature Bowie’s music, but news of the project comes days after it was revealed that lost footage of the hitmaker’s first performance as Stardust had been uncovered by a fan. It was believed the late rocker’s appearance on a 1972 episode of British series Lift Off With Ayshea had been lost forever after the show’s tapes were wiped, but a fan recently found a copy he had recorded.

Film researchers are now working to remaster the footage so it can be used in upcoming BBC2 documentary David Bowie: Finding Fame.

“For fans, it is something of a Holy Grail,” Francis Whately, the documentary’s producer and director, told the Radio Times. “It would fall apart if we played it, so it’s had to be very carefully restored. It will be a real coup if it comes off.”

Finding Fame will feature previously unheard Bowie recordings, including the singer’s 1965 BBC audition with his band the Lower Third.

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Iman refuses to let her daughter enter modelling business

Iman won’t allow her 18-year-old daughter to enter the modelling industry.The Somali-American supermodel first appeared in U.S. Vogue in 1976 and soon became a muse for many designers, including Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan. While Im…

Iman won’t allow her 18-year-old daughter to enter the modelling industry.

The Somali-American supermodel first appeared in U.S. Vogue in 1976 and soon became a muse for many designers, including Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan.

While Iman has enjoyed a long career in the fashion world, she has now confessed that she doesn’t want Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Jones, her daughter with her late husband David Bowie, to follow in her footsteps.

“Every agency, every designer, called me to say: ‘If she wants to, we’d love for her to model for us,'” she recalled to Porter magazine of the time she uploaded photos of Lexi to her Instagram page to mark her birthday in August (18). “I said: ‘No, she doesn’t.’ I know why they wanted to her to model – it’s because she is David Bowie’s daughter.”

Iman went on to share that Lexi is currently taking a gap year. She also admitted that her daughter thinks she is “overprotective” when it comes to keeping their lives out of the spotlight.

“She says I am overprotective,” the 63-year-old sighed. “But I told her, this can all wait, it isn’t going anywhere. Have a life that is private while you can, because one day soon it is going to be public, so enjoy this.”

During the chat, Iman spoke about her successful Iman Cosmetics company too. She launched the brand in 1994 after years of struggling to find the right foundation shades for her skin tone, with her trailblazing products leading the way for other cosmetics giants, like M.A.C and Fenty Beauty.

“Now, every brand has 40 shades of foundation, but Iman Cosmetics was one of the first that changed the way we think about make-up,” she smiled. “That will be my legacy, and I am very happy to be remembered that way.”

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Law Roach: ‘My clients have conviction in their clothes’

Stylist Law Roach’s A-list clientele don’t care what people say about their wardrobe choices.Style trailblazers Zendaya, Celine Dion and Ruby Rose are all on his roster, with Law helping each star establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with on …

Stylist Law Roach’s A-list clientele don’t care what people say about their wardrobe choices.

Style trailblazers Zendaya, Celine Dion and Ruby Rose are all on his roster, with Law helping each star establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet.

Talking to The Guardian, Law explained of his approach to styling: “You want to play, and you want to take risks. My clients also don’t care what people say.”

Case in point is 22-year-old Zendaya’s 2016 Grammy Awards vibe.

“We went to the Grammys after David Bowie had just passed, and she wore a tuxedo and a mullet in homage. You’ve got to be a strong girl to do that on the red carpet,” he praised. “You have to have conviction to say, ‘I like this, and I think I look cool, and f**k you to everybody who doesn’t.’ I think all my girls have an element of ‘f**k you’ in them.”

Law is also the man behind The Greatest Showman star’s 2015 Oscars outfit, a look which prompted TV presenter Giuliana Rancic to comment that Zendaya, who wore a cream silk Vivienne Westwood dress and her hair in dreadlocks, looked like she smelled of “patchouli oil. Or weed”.

Giuliana’s throwaway remark led to a public outcry, which America’s Next Top Model judge Law is certain helped to change the conversation around black hair.

“What’s appropriate for black hair at the Oscars. What’s appropriate for black hair in the workplace. That story got billions of impressions, and I believe it did help to bring about change,” he said.

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Iman launches online Q&A series

Iman has launched an Instagram Q&A series.The legendary supermodel is inviting her followers to get in touch online and ask her questions about her life and career. Posting a short clip ahead of the first Dear Iman episode on Wednesday (29August18), Im…

Iman has launched an Instagram Q&A series.

The legendary supermodel is inviting her followers to get in touch online and ask her questions about her life and career.

Posting a short clip ahead of the first Dear Iman episode on Wednesday (29August18), Iman explained: “Hey everybody, tomorrow I am lunching Dear Iman. What is that? It’s an opportunity for you to ask me any question. But tomorrow, it’s all about beauty.”

Using the hashtag #DearIman, her fans can get in contact with their burning questions.

In an interview with Vogue Arabia earlier this year, the Somalian beauty, who lost husband David Bowie in 2016, spoke about how she championed for change during her modelling heyday.

“As my career progressed, I became the first black model to refuse to work for a lower wage than other girls. To me, I was providing the same service, so I had to be paid equally,” she said.

And she recalled how once, during a shoot for American Vogue, the make-up artist didn’t have foundation for black skin tones. This inspired the 63-year-old to launch her own beauty line, Iman Cosmetics, which debuted in 2004.

“When you work in the industry, your looks are your currency,” she said. “If you don’t have a good appearance, you won’t be booked again – and no one will blame the beauty team or the photographer. This made me start experimenting with make-up from an early stage. I would buy any foundation with pigment so I could mix and match.”

Iman also took to Instagram on Wednesday to mark what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday. She uploaded photos of the pair in costume on the set of the 1992 video for Michael’s Remember the Time, where Iman starred as the wife of Eddie Murphy’s Pharaoh.

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