Belfast Telegraph

Florence channels Nick Cave fashion

Florence Welch is constantly influenced by David Bowie's style.

The flame-haired singer is known for her eccentric wardrobe and often rocks tailored tuxes or bohemian outfits when out and about.

The singer and her band Florence and the Machine recently made a welcome return to music, and have third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful set for release from May 29.

Last month they played a surprise gig in London, with Florence wowing in a silky blue trouser suit.

"Magically, I found the suit the day before the gig in a vintage store. I became obsessed with Nick Cave while I was writing the record and I guess I wanted something I thought he might wear," she told Q magazine. "[David] Bowie is always an influence, though - we even had a poster in the studio that just said, 'What would Bowie do?'"

This weekend Florence was forced to cut her second Coachella set in half, dropping from a planned hour at the American music festival to just 30 minutes. It came after she broke her foot during her performance at the event the weekend before. Despite the injury, Florence still looked radiant in white as she perched on a stool.

The 28-year-old previously admitted that despite her enviable wardrobe, she usually ends up wrecking her clothes.

"Everything I wear ends up destroyed. I'll go to a party and what I'm wearing is usually so old it just falls to bits, which is a sign of a good party!" Florence told British Elle. "I have this lovely lady who fixes things for me. Every month I send her all the wrecked vintage dresses I've had too much fun in."

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