David Bowie harnessed the power of self-invention and boundary pushing fashion to become one of the most iconic figures of our times. Celebrated and mourned at his passing in 2016, his impact on creatives and fans alike endures. The discovery of Bowie by a modern generation sees his creative legacy explored and reinterpreted by a new tribe.
WOOYOUNGMI’s affinity is for a new androgynous romantic bohemian. Bowie, of course, resonates with this vision. A pioneer of gender ambiguity in fashion, he tread a delicate path between masculinity and femininity throughout his many metamorphoses. He created glittering personas, but amongst the spectacular there came also a more laidback romantic figure, effortlessly cool in statement tailoring, often in unexpected colour-ways. This is the Bowie that intertwines with the SS19 WOOYOUNGMI man.
An eclectic line-up continues from previous seasons, emphasised by a diverse use of textiles, creating a clash of vintage and futuristic styles. Relaxed suiting in window-
pane check, pinstripe, bright white, pyjama stripe or leather, is worn with fine glittery knits and metallic effect shirts. The power-shoulder is a distinct feature of the collection, along with large pointed-down collars. Deconstructed cropped tailoring with bohemian flair is created with a cut & drop method.
A matching jacket and shirt in ‘glam yellow’ pays tribute to the renowned 1974 Terry O’Neill photo of a self-styled Bowie.
Retro-futuristic PVC in check print or peachy nude, add a hint of glam rock, worn with second-skin denims and leather pants. Other looks in photoluminescence fabric take a more high-tech futuristic approach. A blurred gender is underlined by accessories, with healed leather kinky boots, chokers, and turn-table inspired handbags accentuating the feminine.
College-Lycee Camille See
36 rue Mademoiselle