Show tunes: London Women's fashion week S/S 2013
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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 London shows, with a few tracks streamed in for your listening pleasure.

SUNDAY 16/09

Margaret Howell

'Just My Imagination', 'Vitamin A', 'Confucius', 'Monkey Man' and 'Tears of a Clown' by Jazz Jamaica

Music production: Paul Thomas

Marios Schwab

'Yulunga (Spirit Dance)' and 'Desert Song' by Dead Can Dance; 'Eternity' by Vangelis; 'Ready Let's Go' by Boards of Canada; 'Pure Spirits Of The Forest' by James Horner; 'Moxica And The Horse' by Vangelis; 'Opening the Mouth' by Boards of Canada; 'L'homme à L'harmonica' by Ennio Morricone
'Words Through The Sky' by James Horner; 'Koyaanisqatsi' by Philip Glass; 'Flowers Of The Sea' by Dead Can Dance

Music production: Rafael Wallon-Brownstone


'Hymne Amer America' by Laurent Petitgand; 'Cowgirl Teenbeat' by Mike Kelley; 'Knowing Me Knowing You' by Superette; 'Dancing Queen' by DJ Elton Garland Streisand

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Paul Smith

'Cuivrée' by Débruit; 'Lucozade' by Wishmountain; 'Nigeria What?' by Débruit; 'Killa' by Tune-Yards; 'Crimewaves' by Matthew Dear; 'All The Flowers' by Bibio; 'Voice' by Igor Volk; 'Baby, I Love You' by The Ramones

Music production: Peter Smith and Andrew Hale

Mary Katrantzou

'Body Moving Slowly' by Mirror to Mirror; 'Over The Edge' by Symmetry; 'The Man Who Sold The World' by David Bowie; 'Lost' by Coldplay; 'Wait A Minute Mister Postman' by EkoClef; 'Grandeur' by Gnac

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Jonathan Saunders

'Strange' by Wire; 'Crossing' by Wooden Shjips; 'Backseat Becomes A Zone While We Glide' by Jam City; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter

Music Production: Family

MONDAY 17/09

Louise Gray

'Glamour Girl' by The Look; 'Shake Your Rump' by Beastie Boys; 'Wut' by Le1f; 'Took The Night' by Chelley; 'Train Of Thought' by Escrima; 'Beat Down' by Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas feat. Iggy Azalea

Music production: Hanna Hanra
Burberry Prorsum

'Another Love' by Tom Odell; 'People Help The People' (RAK Studios Session) by Bird; 'Open Up Your Arms' (Live) by Ren Harvieu; 'Walk On' by Ren Harvieu

J.W. Anderson

'Silent Shout' by The Knife

Music production: Jonathan Shakhovskoy


Roksanda Ilincic

'Introduction' by Bel-Sha-Zaar with Tommy Genapopoluis and The Grecian Knights; 'Give It To Me Baby' by Rick James; 'Ghetto Life' by Rick James; 'You And I' by Rick James

Music Selected by: Roksanda Ilincic

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.