It is no secret that fashion imitates music, and making a nod to our favourite rock bands through vintage Led Zeppelin t-shirts is no new thing. An instant way of toughening up one's look is sticking on a t-shirt emblazoned with the image of a hardcore punk band you've never heard of; a thing of which I'm sure many are guilty.
I would go so far as to say the item of clothing that defines 2009 is the sequinned blazer. I cannot help but detect a tragic irony in the fact that this new wardrobe staple conincided with the untimely demise of Michael Jackson; King of Pop. Spookily, last season we also saw an influx of ankle grazers worn with brogues and penny loafers a la Jacko. In the week following MJ's death it was hardly surprising to see various women's fashion magazines scrambling to put together last minute shoots of female models dressed in tribute to all things Jackson. And boy did it work. Rihanna has been chanelling MJ for some time with her fingerless leather gloves, aviators and military jackets. While Beyonce emulates stage Jacko through her alter ego Sasha Fierce in gold plated armour. For a man with disctinctive style traits, never has their been a time they've looked more relevant. If you ever had an urge to don a single sparkling while glove, now would be the time to do it. Regardless of an homage to Michael Jackson, in terms of our current trends no one would bat an eyelid!