Fashion week, these days, is about much more than just the collections. Showmanship is the name of game, and in the meticulously executed sartorial extravaganzas, the soundtrack is an element that no producer can afford to overlook. Music royalty - past and present - is enlisted to ensure a full assault on the senses. Here, we bring you the soundtrack to the Paris womenswear shows, with a few tracks streamed in for your listening pleasure.

WEDNESDAY 26/09

Rochas

A mix of sounds of the Beach Boys rehearsing and harmonising, taken from the Slime Sessions album



Rochas S/S 2013 show soundtrack

Music selected by: Marco Zanini

THURSDAY 27/09

Rick Owens

Paris Womens AW13 - Rick Owens by Wallpaper* Magazine

'Ice cream For Rick (Jeff Judd Remix)' by Mister Tweeks

FRIDAY 28/09

Christian Dior


'My Peepz (Stabbed)' by Paperclip People; 'A Number Of Names' by Shari Vari; 'Kill 100 (Carl Craig Remix)' by X-Press 2;
'Blue' by Latour

Music production: Michel Gaubert

Maison Martin Margiela

'Black Naga' by Panchaga Boys

Music production: Maison Martin Margiela

SATURDAY 29/09

Junya Watanabe

'25461604859430853501412845836947' by Nibo; 'Uni C' by Alva Noto; 'Uni Mode' by Alva Noto; 'Uni Iso' by Alva Noto; 'Uni Pro' by Alva Noto

Music production: Hell's Kitchen

Comme des Garçons

'Backwell' by Beak; 'I Know' by Beak; 'Subito' by Moebius & Beerbohm; 'Yatton' by Beak; 'Speed Display' by Moebius, Plank & Neumeier

Music production: Hell's Kitchen

SUNDAY 30/09

Kenzo

'West Drive (Kenzo Paris Dub)' mix by Dev Hynes from Blood Orange



Kenzo S/S 2013 show soundtrack

Céline

'Useless' (Kruder and Dorfmeister Session) by Depeche Mode

Céline S/S 2013 show soundtrack

Hermès

'Colossal Youth' by Young Marble Giants

Music production: Pilooski

Akris

'NYC: 73-78 (Beck Remix)' by Philip Glass

Givenchy

'Adagio in G minore' by Tomaso Albinoni; 'Sampling Paradise' by Discodromo; 'Toccata: Dix pièces pour orgue' by Eugène Gigout; 'Magical Space Forms' by Discodromo

Organist: Mr Henri Bouffard

MONDAY 01/10

Stella McCartney


‘I Want You’ by FeFe Dobson; ‘Like This’ by Linkoban; ‘Get Off The Internet’ by Le Tigre; ‘Kilo’ by Bonde do Rolê; ‘I'm His Girl’ by Friends; ‘Parking Lot’ by Nelly Furtado; ‘Check My Machine (edit)’ by Paul McCartney

Chloé

'We're so cool' by Au Pairs; 'Too Many Creeps 'and 'Snakes Crawl' by Bush Tetras; 'Set Up' by Au Pairs; 'Flying to Berlin' by Savages



'Flying to Berlin' by Savages

Music production: Steve MacKey and John Gosling

Saint Laurent

'Music Junior Kimbrough' edited by Daft Punk

TUESDAY 02/10

Chanel


'Tick of the Clock', 'Lady', 'I Want Your Love', 'Running Up That Hill' and 'Kill for Love' by The Chromatics

Valentino

'Spring 0' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Venuta Del Mare (Concert Suite)' - Edda Dell'Orso; 'Protest Remix' by Johann Johannsson; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Horns Of Jericho' by Deadbeat; 'Venuta Del Mare (Concert Suite)' - Edda Dell'Orso; 'Protest Remix' by Johann Johannsson; 'Shadow Play' by Ryan Teague; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Horns Of Jericho' by Deadbeat

Alexander McQueen

'Séance' by Jonathon Bepler; 'Industrial Introduction' by Throbbing Gristle; 'Fascination' by Phillipe D'Aram; Drums by Mekon; 'Death Surf' by Heroin In Tahiti; Strings by Mekon; 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies

Music production: John Gosling

WEDNESDAY 03/10

Louis Vuitton

'Einstein on The Beach' by Philip Glass

Miu Miu

'Miles And Miles Of Miles Davis' by Malcolm McLaren; 'Iʼve Got You Under My Skin' by Neneh Cherry; 'Walking With Satie' by Malcolm McLaren; 'Generique' by Miles Davis; 'Bitches Brew' by Miles Davis

Music Production: Frédéric Sanchez