By: Carolyn Michelle
Edit: Alison López
"I think an artist must always be faithful to the dictates of his heart. "
On January 10, 2016 the world lost one of the most influential and innovative artists of recent times: David Bowie (his real name was David Robert Jones); with 69 years and a recently released album "Black Star" (critically acclaimed) his sudden death due to a terminal illness mourned the hearts of thousands of his followers and many people who admire his prolific career. p>
After his mythical appearance and mysterious bicolor look (product of a fight occurred in his adolescence) is the genius that transcended music, cinema, theater, painting among other branches of art in general, his closest friends and those had the opportunity to deal with him, claim that David was a man with a very sharp and above average intelligence, in addition to having a character that led him to experience and renew himself constantly; from a very young age he learned to play the saxophone, demonstrating his interest in art in many ways. At the age of 16 he studied at an art school and met the renowned artist Lindsay Kemt, from whom he learned a lot about mime, make-up, costumes, and how all these elements collectively gratify the senses of the audience both audibly and visually. Bowie and fashion
He pointed out repeatedly that the fashion was not of his special interest, that what he really wanted was "to see how his music sounded "But the wonderful relationship between style and Bowie is undisputed.
And David Bowie is considered a precursor of this current, with the album The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust released on June 6, 1972 and the introduction of this character of David who comes to be his alter-ego: Ziggy Stardust, is that the musical paradigm changes dramatically, many concepts such as glam, androgyny (sexual ambiguity) unknown until then begin to have a meaning, people of the time begin to react to his proposal, astonished they appreciated the artist in multiple clothes, colorful, bright, asymmetric haircut and dyed red, rays and prints that marked a before and after not only in the world of music but throughout the artistic scene. Its innovative character attracted the attention of great artists among them designers, in the years 70 dressed in costumes designed by Yves Saint Laurent and a certain time took on a style "dandy" earning the nickname "White Duke" ( flared pants, white shirts and fitted vests that gave him an elegant style with influences from the German cabaret of the 1930s); but also was visionary as he allied with emerging talents as happened in 1997, where he asked a young Alexander Mc Queen to make a Levite (a garment that covers the body to the knee) and this represented all the creative genius of David in the unforgettable "Union Jacket" jacket. Many designers fell prey to the image of Ziggy Stardust as Frida Gianini in her feminine collections for Gucci and the renowned Jean Paul Gaultier, who took reference to its spring-summer collections of 2011 and 2013, his admiration was expressed in the following lines: "Personally, I was inspired by his creativity, his extravagance, his sense of fashions (reinventing them), his appearance, his elegance and his play with him. gender. "
From here we pay a small tribute for his invaluable contribution to art, we are sure that many directors, singers, painters, actors and artists in general will find inspiration in their image and from here we thank you for teaching us that one must experience, renew and innovate because ...
"We can be heroes just for one day".