From the grandiosely impressive decors to quirky invitations, it's now a given that each meticulous detail of the seasonal show pilgrimage is carefully crafted to be entirely out-of-the-box. And the accompanying soundscape to this spring's men's season posed no exception.
Enchanting live performances (see Rhodes at Burberry Prorsum) and intoxicating DJ sets melodiously accompanied the S/S 2016 men's catwalk collections turning them into event spectaculars rather than just shows.
Jumping genres and eras we enjoyed Marylin Monroe's 'Boop Boop De Boop' at Dries Van Noten as much as Nile Rodgers' exclusive remix for Louis Vuitton's World Clique show. 'Nile is a hero of mine,' explained Louis Vuitton's Kim Jones. 'And he was perfect to work with this season as he is somebody that has crossed all boundaries with the many different artists he has collaborated with the world over,' he added of Chic's lead guitarist. 'Taking those global influences, mixing them together and making a new sound – Nile’s music is a metaphor for the collection.'
'Chic Cheer' by Chic; 'Why' by Carly Simon; 'Like A Virgin' by Madonna
Music production: Niles Rodgers
‘Vienna’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Close Your Eyes’ and ‘I Put A Spell On You’ performed live by Rhodes, accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell
Calvin Klein Collection
‘Born Slippy’ by Underworld; ‘Tormentor’ by Skinny Puppy; ‘Nobody Knows’ by Nitzer Ebb; ‘N.W.O’ by Ministry (Repeated); ‘Slippy’ (Vocal part) by Underworld
Diesel Black Gold
‘Leaving Forever’ by Junto Club; ‘Watch your Back’ by Body of Light; 'Dirt + Hamburg' by Oil Thief; 'Still/ Current - Orange (texture)' by Mukul; ‘Leaving Forever’ by Junto Club
Dries Van Noten
‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley; ‘Pretty Vacant’ by Sex Pistols; ‘L’amour’ by Salvador Dali; ‘Dialogues’ by Marylin Monroe (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot…); ‘This Is Not A Love Song’ by Public Image Ltd; ‘Pretty Vacant’ by Sex Pistols; ‘I Wanna Be Loved By You’ by Marylin Monroe
Congo Dick Dale; ‘Sweet Gene Vincent’ by Ian Dury; ‘Set Phazers To Stun’ by The Time And Space Machine; ‘New Kind Of Kick’ by The Cramps; ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks; ‘Pretty Thing’ by Bo Diddley; ‘I Want Candy’ by Bow Wow Wow; ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes; ‘The Hardest Button To Button’ by The White Stripes; ‘Live Like An Animal’ by The Slaves; ‘Cavern Liquid’ by Liquid; ‘Badder Than The Rest’ by Beenie Man; ‘Have Love, Will Travel’ by The Sonics; ‘Tight Pants’ by Iggy Pop; ‘Day Tripper’ by Shockabilly; ‘Voodoo Child’ by Jimi Hendrix; ‘Master Of The Universe’ by Hawkweed; ‘Misty Mountain’ by The Silver Apples; ‘The Union Forever’ by The White Stripes; ‘Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt’ by Palais Schaumburg; ‘Sweet Like Candy’ by Winston Williams; ‘Johnny’ by Suicide; ‘Domino’ by The Cramps; ‘Young Ones’ by Formation
‘Raised’ by IVVVO; ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore’ by Mark Leckey; ‘The Realm (Acapella)’ by C'hantal; ‘Jupiter Acid (Skudge White)’ by Mono Junk
Exclusive mix of Kat!e by Carnage (ft. Katie Got Bandz)
‘Dance (Beats Mix)’ by Earth People; ‘Release Yourself (Dub Mix)’ by Aleem; ‘Tell You (Original 12 inch Instrumental)’ by Loose Joints; ‘Notice Me (Notice The House Mix)’ by Sandee; ‘Show Me Love (Acapella)’ by Robin S Happy; ‘Stick’ by Steve Pointdexter; ‘Stars’ by Carl Graig; ‘Are You Experienced’ - Jimi Hendrix; ‘Jack Your Body’ by Steve Hurley; ‘I feel love (Acapella)’ by Donna Summer; ‘Additional Beats And Sounds’ by Senjan Jansen
‘Ouverture’ by Maurice Jarre; ‘Oriented’ by Rikslyd; ‘The Curse’ and ‘Beat On The Drums’ by Craig Bratley; ‘Arabian Dance’ by Antares; ‘Let’s All Chant’ by Michael Zager Band