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A month of sleepless nights, a constantly updated wishlist of new products - all this is over. While the world still remembers the most striking outfits from the past Fashion Weeks, discusses streetstyle chronicles and gives a comparative assessment of everything that happened in the fashion industry, let us recall the best musical compositions that sounded during the shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York.
Chanel, as you know, never happens too much. Literally and figuratively. Almost a hundred outings featuring new things from tweed, leather and denim, with frills, decorative elements made of pearls, emoji motifs … The show at the Grand Palais had everything - the dynamics and energy of the fashion house in general and Karl Lagerfeld in particular can only be envied. This time, they were helped by Robert Hood's remix of Big Black Coat by Junior Hood. This is where we begin our musical journey!
After the departure of Raf Simons, the mission to release the House's fall-winter collection was entrusted to Serge Rufier and Lucy Meyer, designers brought to the fore from the depths of the House. The duo behaves very carefully and, it seems, does not want to take risks - including musically. The soundtrack for the show was a Mogwai remix of Path 5 by British composer Max Richter.
An ode to femininity with fitted silhouettes and a discreet color palette that blend in impeccable proportion with each other, was shown at the Hermés show. A perfect collection of the perfect soundtrack - the final release of the models was accompanied by one of the most famous songs of the British band Massive Attack - Paradise Circus.
Perhaps the most talked about brand of this year, thanks to one of its creators - Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia, whose name is heard by everyone thanks to his position as creative director of Balenciaga. Vetements is just about risk and provocation: the place of the show was the cathedral of the 19th century, where Gvasalia invited DJ Clara 3000, widely known in narrow circles, who, in the allotted 15 minutes, managed to mix dance hits from the 80s like Vamos Companeros from Harmonia 76 with surf punk - a sketch of I Don't Like Beer performed by a child. For dessert there was glam metal and the final release of the models. The curtain.
Elie Saab also excelled: the House team invited the 27-year-old Danish singer MØ, who sang Kamikaze, among others. It was to this song that Kendall Jenner appeared on the catwalk in a luxurious dress and a leather jacket over it.
Quite a dramatic composition Paris by young Canadian Alex Fleming, better known as Black Atlass, sounded during the Courreges show. There is a touch of irony and romance in the fact that the track that was chosen for the show is called Paris - just like the city where it passed. Trip-hop, with a touch of noir and Alex's sweet vocals, was a really great addition to the show.
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Rei Kawakubo always knew how to surprise. Each CDG show is a dive into a new plane of her fantasy. This time, the Japanese designer decided to play with a theme that could hardly have occurred to anyone else - the "chic punk" of the 18th century. Bizarre (if not strange) shapes, a riot of floral prints, powdery pink, faux fur, variations on the theme of knightly armor and potential heroes of Alice in Wonderland were accompanied by parts from Tchaikovsky's much more classic The Nutcracker. This is what it means to find a middle ground among the incompatible.
Fatal show of a rock soundtrack (yes, the accent in words this time you can choose to taste). Models Miucci Prada appeared on the catwalk to the song To Bring You My Love from the early repertoire of PJ Harvey. The symbiosis of music and its new autumn-winter collection is evident.
They paid tribute to the 80s and Yoko Ono in particular at the Fendi show. Frills became the leitmotif of the show, which were present in almost every image by Karl Lagerfeld.
Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey's love for music has brought Burberry Acoustic to life, enabling any musician to share their creations on the House-launched platform. Naturally, the chances of being heard by Bailey himself are very, very high. You don't have to go far for an example - Earlier this year, at the Burberry men's show, 25-year-old singer, songwriter and songwriter James Bay, Brit Awards winner, Grammy nominee and, among other things, the face of Burberry's Christmas campaign, was responsible for live sound. This time the choice fell on another young Briton - 22-year-old Jake Bugg with a folk song On My One.
The main fighter against the use of natural fur and the foreman of eco-fashion Stella McCartney paid tribute to the swans this season. Feathered imagery has found a place in prints, but the fragility these birds reflect in fall / winter looks has been balanced out by a very solid soundtrack from MIA, which recently unveiled a new work by Ola. However, something suggests: the audience will remember more the other composition that sounded during the show - Get Yo 'Tofu On of the Snaxx project. The drum'n'bass track about kale, kombucha, tofu and superfoods may well qualify for a new meme: thanks for the line "Bitch, I'm Vegan".
One of the most impressive soundtracks for the New York screenings was a special mix from Baauer, a producer and one of the foremost EDM, trap and bass scene. The 45-minute pre-show compilation features compositions from the two founding fathers of the Wedidit Collective music label, Henry Loefer, aka Shlohmo, and his closest friend D33J. In addition to the aforementioned performers, we also recommend paying attention to Chainless and HNRK sounding in the mix.
Grimes with Venus Fly became the adornment of the dynamic Altuzarra show. The young Canadian performer has recently been on fashion radars more and more often - either she plays a DJ set at a Dior party, or becomes the heroine of the Stella McCartney advertising campaign.
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