Modern Rock Star Look
Dave Gahan, the lead singer of Depeche Mode, has displayed a classic modern rock star look, both onstage and in his personal life, throughout his enduring music career.
One of Dave Gahan’s favorite items of clothing is the Lazaro Raven Skull Necklace, which he has been spotted wearing on numerous occasions.
The Tour & New Album
Dave Gahan is currently on the ‘Global Spirit’ tour with Depeche Mode. The band maintains as much popularity now as they did when they first hit the music scene, if not more. The latest Depeche Mode album titled “Spirit” debuted in March 2017 at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.
The singer and songwriter set himself up as a fashion icon early in his career. When Gahan joined the original members of the band they were known as ‘Composition of Sound’. But at his suggestion the band name was changed to Depeche Mode, after a French fashion magazine, translating roughly to ‘Fashion News’. This fitting name set Dave up for fashion icon status in his later life.
The band has reinvented themselves several times over since then, with a musical career spanning decades, out performing many bands that were once their contemporaries, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, or Culture Club.
Dave Gahan: Signature Style
Now much admired for his sartorial style, Gahan has previously appeared in several high fashion campaigns and is known for a modern look with touches of 80’s glam rock that hark back to when Depeche Mode first emerged.On the ‘Global Spirit’ tour, the singer has been seen to wear silver glitter waistcoats with matching boots and a bare chest.
But it has taken time for this signature style to develop, and now in his 50’s Dave can perform in just a waistcoat and pendant and be declared ‘sexier than ever’ in the press.
Dave Gahan's Jewelry
Dave is often pictured wearing our men’s pendant, the Lazaro Raven Skull Necklace. This pendant works well with Gahan’s classic style of black t-shirts and deep neck shirts. A long signature pendant like this can be used to break up a dark outfit and create a streamlined look.
Seen both onstage, and for everyday wear, this men’s pendant is an everyday signature piece. The cast raven skull replica features a sterling silver skull fused with a hand polished bronze beak that is often seen catching the stage lighting when Depeche Mode are performing.Made by expert craftsmen the Lazaro Raven Skull Necklace is set on an iconic 24" Silver Mirror Chain or as a pendant by itself.
The Raven is a symbol of prophecy and good luck, which may be why Dave Gahan is often seen wearing it for important events, performances, and interviews.Dave often pairs the Lazaro Raven Skull Necklace with a simple black shirt, waist coat or a leather jacket in black and red to create the style he is now known for.
You can shop our collection of Raven pendants and accessories here.