A History of Androgyny in Fashion

Androgyny has always existed, and it’s important to clarify that in this article where the terms ’androgyny’ and ‘androgynous’ are used, I will be talking about clothing, appearance and playing with traditionally gendered items of clothing to create a look that doesn’t fit comfortably into the categories of masculine and feminine; not gender or sexuality. […]

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I’m a Blackstar: the fashion of Bowie’s farewell

It speaks to the particular genius of David Bowie that he approached his death as, first and foremost, an artistic opportunity. The man who created, adopted, and eventually outgrown Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke – icons that have spoken to generations of music lovers and fashion followers alike – found himself […]

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Everything’s Alright: Bowie’s Light Shines On

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people are born, and people die. Stars are born, and they too, must eventually die. On 6th January 2016, a star whose light has been shining since he launched his music career back in 1967 died aged 69, after an 18-month long struggle with cancer. That star, of […]

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New Band / Old Band: MGMT and Ziggy Stardust

Let’s make this clear, this goes deeper than the glitter. MGMT’s gravitation towards face-paint and feathers may well be influenced by the alien rockstar Ziggy Stardust; but more underlying similarities lead me to make the link between the New York duo and Bowie’s most famous alter-ego. In Oracular Spectacular MGMT are what David Bowie would […]

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