A masterclass in opulence, the collection from Raf Simons was lled with glam-rock inspiration – taken from David Bowie himself, and set to a Bowie soundtrack. ‘He’s a chameleon, able to reinvent himself,’ Raf said about drawing inspiration from Bowie, adding that ‘he’s also the materialisation of something else. More than a man – an idea.’ The show was held on two levels, with the upper deck supported by scaffolding that reverberated with the sounds of the models’ Perspex heels. From printed catsuits to ballerina dresses made of graphic layers of sequins, lace and tulle, the collection was playful, romantic and future-focused. ‘The romance of a near past, when space-age and mindexpanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities of society, pop culture and fashion,’ Raf told Reuters.