Where great fashion goes, great music follows. Or is it vice versa? Either way, nothing captures the audio/visual combo so perfectly as a pair of not-so-humble headphones, perhaps the only wearable (Opening Ceremony bracelet excluded) that has truly been able to straddle the line between glam accessory and tech necessity. This season, Dolce & Gabbana’s bedazzled versions majorly turned up the volume, but if you’re looking for something that makes a more subtle statement we’d suggest these lambskin-cloaked pair from Proenza Schouler Master & Dynamic, available exclusively at Barneys.
Lucky for you, we’ve got the playlist to go along with them.
We checked in with some of fashion week’s biggest stars to recap the songs that backed up this month’s shows. From original renditions to tripped-out remixes, the resulting ambient playlist begs to be paired with activewear that’s just as fashion-forward (we’d say VPL or Live The Process) on your daily workout, for your morning commute, or dancing like no one is watching.
1/ Broken English Club — “Divinity” 2/ Cut Hands — “The Claw”
1/ Jean-Michel Jarre — “Equinoxe IV” 2/ Aphex Twin — “Polynomial-C” 3/ Jean-Michel Jarre — “Oxygene IV”
1/ “You Don’t Own Me” 2/ “After The Rain”
Especially composed and performed for the KENZO FW 15 fashion show by St. Etienne.
Public school scored all their own music, with the exception of The Jungle Brothers’ “JBEEZ COMIN THRU BONUS BEATS.” (The original non-bonus beat version is included on the playlist.)
1/ Hans Zimmer — “Mountains” 2/ Koudlam — “Negative Creep”
Barry Lyndon — “Sarabande”
1/ Gesaffelstein – “Pursuit” 2/ Drvg Cvltvre — “(i don’t want to die in) James Franco’s house” 3/ The Prodigy — “The Day Is My Enemy”
Maria collaborates with her brother, Rodrigo Cornejo, on the music. He makes custom tracks for each show and mixes them live. For Fall/Winter 2015, he sampled Bjork’s “Hope,” mixed with an a cappella version of Bjork’s track “Moon,” mixed with instrumental sounds from the Alboca, an instrument from the Basque region of Spain. (Remixed versions of the same Bjork songs are included on the playlist.)
Rag & Bone
Higher State of Mind — “Josh Wink”
Following her performance at the Burberry menswear show in January, British singer-songwriter Clare Maguire returned, playing four songs live including an original composition, “Give Me,” written exclusively for the show, “Will You Love me Tomorrow,” “House of the Rising Sun,” and “My Sweet Lord.” Clare was accompanied by London Contemporary Voices, The Langley Sisters and her band.