Philip Levine and the Painted Head!

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!

Philip creates his own designs and works with body painter Kat Sinclair. The designs can take up to 4 hours to create and they have just been sponsored by by Mehron (the biggest body paint supplier in the US) to create painted jewelry designs onto the public and models for London Jewellery Week. This May look for Levine’s 1000 Swarovski Head Piece featured on billboard posters for Art Below – in the London underground!

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3 comments on “Philip Levine and the Painted Head!

  1. Ben
    April 6, 2009 at 10:10

    I saw this Cat at Fashion Week – HE RULES!

  2. Courtney
    April 6, 2009 at 18:18

    Go Phil!

  3. Kristen
    April 8, 2009 at 15:15


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