Although the legendary pop singer died over five years ago, his presence still stalks London's streets, igniting excitement and thrill into the everyday lives of Londoners. His what was meant to be temporary mural is now a permanently listed site dedicated to the lordship himself. There's even a Bowie-themed bar in the city, marking where Ziggy Stardust supposedly had his 'Last Supper'. So even though he may not be with us physically anymore, musically, he's always lurking, immortalised through the countless creatives he influenced throughout his career with his charming wit and dazzling talent, including our very own director Nick Knight. (Explore SHOWstudio's homage to Bowie through our 2016 project Oooh Fashion! here.)
Celebrating what was meant to be the singer's 75th birthday, London (and New York) will see the arrival of a new Bowie-inspired pop-up store, Bowie 75, with the London boutique fittingly located on Heddon Street in Mayfair - where the cover was shot for his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.The store sells limited-edition records and will show unseen behind-the-scenes footage of the Starman star while also boasting a gallery of photography and installations that will offer insights into Bowie's career. The outlet will close in the new year, just in time for Bowie's 75th birthday on 8 January.
Hang onto yourselves, London, and get ready for a Bowie-themed winter, it's going to be a good one.