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The news of David Bowie's death sent shockwaves through both the music and fashion industry today. Bowie was a groundbreaking artist in both arenas and Burberry fittingly paid its respect to the man at London Collections Men, the city's male-centric fashion week. In the past, Burberry and designer Christopher Bailey have featured live musical performances, and, as The Cut notes, pay special attention to British artists. And today guests arrivals were soundtracked by "Where Are We Now?" the melancholy lead single from Bowie's 2013 album The Next Day.
There were also, coincidentally, signs of Bowie throughout the collection, according to The Cut. Although the range was designed months ago, there were glam-rock leaning garments, like jackets and trousers covered in sequins. Teen Vogue also reports that makeup artist Wendy Rowe added rays of glitter around models' eyes to make it look as if they were "crying tears of glitter." One model even had Bowie written on her palms, with "Bo" on one hand and "Wie" on the other.
After the show, Burberry played guests out with Bowie's "Oh! You Pretty Things."