New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 show is over and now it’s London’s turn, while all the beautiful items we saw is not yet available for purchase, here’s something we can take home and play over and over again, the music! Here is the top 10 runway music from the NYFS S2013 shows:
1. “Elephant” by Tame Impala at Helmut Lang, Diane von Furstenberg , andDKNY While Australian rock band Tame Impala’s music is no stranger to the fashion crowd, nothing has resonated with the runway quite like this first song off their forthcoming LP Lonerism. For designers looking for psychedelic grooves, this song features killer guitar riffs and heavy base that’s perfect for keeping models in stomp.
2. “Yaow” by Baauer at Alexander Wang
Leave it to Alexander Wang to be the first designer to catch onto trap music, the latest craze of the electronic music renaissance, and realize its runway potential for his cutting-edge designs. This track by the Brooklyn artist features synthesized, cartoon-like hip-hop and bass-heavy beats that just make you want to bounce.
3. “7 Heures du Matin” by Jacqueline Taieb at J. Mendel
The J. Mendel Spring 2013 collection was inspired by the lush Kawachi Fuji gardens of Japan, and in turn, was exquisite and romantic. Accompanying the designs was French singer Jacqueline Taieb with this 1966 cover of The Who’s “My Generation.” It served as quite the complement to a collection fit for a femme fatale.
4. “Railroad Track” by Willy Moon at Billy Reid
This track by London-based artist Willy Moon, who will soon be touring with Jack White, has the perfect ingredients to close a Billy Reid show. With notes of ’50s rock ‘n’ roll and the same hip-hop sample as Kanye West’s “Power,” it kept Reid’s show in its Southern-comfort zone.
5. “One Diamond, One Heart” by The Smashing Pumpkins at Oscar de la Renta
While it’s not expected for a high-society designer like Oscar de la Renta to match up with the alternative lead-singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, this track was the ideal accessory to the vibrant catwalk. Off of The Smashing Pumpkins’ latest album Oceania, the song was a suitable tune for the models as they glided down the runway with their colorfully-streaked hair.
6. “Never Be Another” by Delilah at Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung, who is distinguished for featuring top-notch runway music, certainly didn’t disappoint this time. He opened his show with this track by British songstress Delilah, and its futuristic vibes were in harmony with Gurung’s modern, hauntingly beautiful collection.
7. “I’m His Girl” by Friends at Charlotte Ronson
Whether it was intentional or not, dance-punk band Friends has the recipe for a NYFW-ready jam with this track, which was featured at multiple shows. However, it was for the Charlotte Ronson girl that this song was best equipped. Props to the designer’s twin-sister DJ Samantha Ronson for the selection.
9. “Tropical Moonlight” by Domino at Jenny Packham
Designer (and Kate Middleton favorite) Jenny Packham set her sights on Las Vegas in the 1960s with dazzling, Swarovski-encrusted designs fit for a lady in the company of the Rat Pack. This glamorous track by pop-rock band Domino surely set the scene.
10. “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” by Culture Club at Alexandre Herchcovitch
What music could better amplify the colorful and eccentric designs of Alexandre Herchcovitch than British pop band the Culture Club? Herchcovitch’s brightly-hued plaids, checkered prints, and oversized hearts called out to Boy George and the lead-singer answered back with this sensational ’80s dance track.
PS. Each music title is link to their YouTube uploads so you can listen to them right away and freely! Enjoy!
Happy listening and stay gorgeous everyone!