Aladdin Sane, most people will immediately see a bolt of lightening flashed across the face of David Bowie as soon as the title of thet 1973 album is mentioned.
This iconic album and it’s exceptional imagery was one of Bowie’s biggest sellers… if you have never heard it, do yourself a favour and download it today!
But more than just the music, the lightening flash has also stood the test of time and is a favourite image for lots of fashion designers.
It’s fair to say no star shone more enigmatically and outrageously that David Bowie’s. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s his constant image and sound changes captured the hearts and minds of young people searching for an identity to latch on to. The 90’s and beyond until his untimely passing in 2016 saw some fascinating variations in his musical output culminating in the epic Blackstar released days before he passed away.
Aladdin Sane, without doubt has left behind a legacy that is heard and seen almost daily in modern culture. The music inspires artists to this day, and the imagery that went with the album has become a staple part of fashion (turn to the left …. turn to the right).
“Lightning bolt,” David told the magazine Rolling Stone when asked what it was. “An electric kind of thing. Instead of, like, the flame of a lamp, I thought he would probably be cracked by lightning. Sort of an obvious-type thing, as he was sort of an electric boy.
And now it’s part of our everyday life, not only for Bowie fans but for the fashionista in general.
That’s why Gail has chosen to add a new collection to OceanJ. From design house Miss Sugar comes a collection of jumpers with thunderbolts and stars featured in a selection of fabulous colours. 50% cashmere, 50% wool these on trend jumpers with their Casual fit make a perfect high fashion statement that nod to the 70’s but are absolutely 21st century style.
It’s easy to see the full collection, simply click .’NEW IN‘ on our homepage and browse through the awesome collection Gail has handpicked for you.
These jumpers are sure to delight anyone with their ultras soft, easy wear appeal and the uber cool colourations that make each of them a unique and highly prized piece of clothing.
All Bowie pics uncredited (apart from insert in post).