New York S/S 2012 fashion week show tunes

Fashion week show tunes
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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 shows.

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SATURDAY 10/9

Altuzarra

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Y-3

'Saki Hokuru Hana No Youni Neo Visualizm' by Miyavi; 'Yatoware No Mi No Blues' by Miyavi; 'Fuer Immer Jetzt' by Tokio Hotel; 'Selfish Love - Aishitekure Aishiterukara by Miyavi; 'Sonnensystem' by Tokio Hotel; 'Jiko-ai, Jiga Jisan, Jiishiki Kajo' by Miyavi; 'Ashita, Tenki Ni Nare' by Miyavi; 'Are You Ready To Love' by Miyavi; 'Lass Uns Laufen' by Tokio Hotel.

Music selection by Yohji Yamamoto, mixed by Jiro Amimoto

Thakoon

'Ganges Delta Blues' by Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt; 'Cherokee Mist' by Jimmy Hendrix

Music production: Michel Gaubert and Steven Brinke

Tommy Hilfiger

'Crosstown Traffic' by Jimmy Hendrix; 'Somebody Told Me To Feel Good' by Killers vs Gorillaz; 'Ritual Union' by Little Dragon; 'Get It On' by T-Rex; 'Are You Crazy' by The Shoes; 'I Can Get No Satisfaction' by The Rolling Stones; 'You Can't Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix)' by The Rolling Stones

Music production: Michel Gaubert

MONDAY 12/9

Donna Karan

'Star Breathe (Remix)' by Yello; 'Azan Nan Kpe' by Angelique Kidjo

Music production: Kevin Edwards

TUESDAY 13/9

Rodarte

'Fade Into You' by Mazzy Star; 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' by Morrissey; 'Awakening' from Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty; 'The Sleeping Beauty' by Tchaikovsky, direction Herbert von Karajan.

Music consultation: Zach Cowie for Biggest Crush

Diesel Black Gold

'Midnight City' by M83; 'Theme De Camille' by Georges Delerue; 'Forever Young' by Joakim; 'Forever Frost' by Aril Brikha; 'Contact' by Wooden Shjips.

WEDNESDAY 14/9

3.1 Phillip Lim

'Time's Up' by Nguzunguzu; 'You Got The Love (The XX Remix)' by Florence & The Machine; 'Order' by James Blake; 'Pan' by James Blake; 'Far Nearer' by Jamie XX; 'Not Fade Away' by Florence & The Machine

Music production: Sebastien Perrin

THURSDAY 15/9

Ralph Lauren

'Born 1921' by Rasmus Faber; 'He's In Love' by St. Lola In The Fields; 'Anywhere Under The Moon' by Dala; 'Moonwalking' by Late Night Alumni; 'Elegy' by Globus

Music production: Andrew Lauren and Kevin Fleming

Calvin Klein Collection

'Made In China' by The Tear Garden; 'Red Rose' by Swans; 'Two To Tango' by Young Gods; 'A Drawning' by How To Destroy Angels; 'A Animated Description of Dr. Maps' by The Books; '999,999' by Nine Inch Nails; 'The Four Of Us Are Dying' by Nine Inch Nails

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Marc Jacobs

'Knee 1' by Philip Glass; 'Trial 2: Prison "Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket"' by Philip Glass; 'Trial 2: Prison "Ensemble"' by Philip Glass

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.