Jun 11, 2016

Who is David Bowie? 8 DAYS TO GO!

We open our doors in 8 days, and we absolutely cannot wait for the David Bowie round to begin, but why did we choose Bowie? What makes him so special? Read on to find out...

David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, actor and producer and was in the music industry for over 5 decades, He was awarded a place in the rock and roll hall of fame in 1996 due to an estimated 140 million record sales worldwide, making him one of the world's best selling music artists.
Bowie's music was groundbreaking and unique, and he filled the rock and roll scene with sounds and styles nobody had heard or seen before. During the glam rock period of the early 70s, Bowie had already been in the music industry for about 10 years, but at this stage he transformed himself into his alter ego Ziggy Stardust who represented flamboyance and androgyny. Bowie was the king of changing styles, and after a year as Ziggy, his style and appearance changed again and again as he proceeded to dabble in soul/funk (late 70s), new romance (80s), electronica (90s) and neoclassicism (noughties).
Bowie also starred in some fantastic films, including 'The Man Who Fell to Earth', 'Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence', and of course the dark fantasy movie 'Labyrinth' in which he plays the King of Goblins, Jareth.

So what will our designers create for this round? Will it be fantasy? Androgyny? Rock and Roll? You'll have to wait and see, but you can check out our shopping guide for a small selection of what's on offer, and in the meantime enjoy a song from the starman himself!


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