Philip Levine is very noteworthy during London Fashion Week. He shaves his head and uses it as a canvas! There are lots of people who dress to be noticed or shock but few who actually use their head as a canvas. This might not be a huge trend but it is influencing people. Last season Levine met up with American designer Indashio who was inspired by Levine’s "head art" and painted his models and his own head for his New York fashion show.
Growing up Levine was inspired and influenced by Leigh Bowery, David Bowie, Hedwig (one of my favourite films – Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Grace Jones, Boy George, Freddie Mercury and Max Headroom – many of whom have been known for their fashion extravagance. Fashion is often born out of practicality – Philip was going bald and decided to shave his head. Our hair is really one of our biggest accessories and can in an instant express our style. From this point on Levine came up with the concept of head designs!