Show tunes: Milan Men's fashion week A/W 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 Milan menswear shows, with a few tracks streamed in for your listening pleasure.


Jil Sander

'Tilt' by Scott Walker; 'Patriot (A Single)' by Scott Walker; 'Asayita' by Abdulla Rashim

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Ermenegildo Zegna

'About Today' (live version) by The National

DJ: Matteo Ceccarini of Sode Sound Design

Burberry Prorsum

'Someone Told Me' by Jake Bugg; 'Country Song' by Jake Bugg; 'This is The Life' (Acoustic Version) by Amy Macdonald; 'Pride' (Live at the Engine Room) by Amy Macdonald; 'Seen It All' by Jake Bugg

Neil Barrett

'Hip hop spa' by Fatima Al Qadiri; 'Wake me up' by Deniz Kurtel; 'Geffen (Sampled Sirens)' by Barnt; 'She lost control (Sampled guitar)' by Joy Division; 'Eisbaer' by Grauzone; Finale: 'Greffen' by Barnt

Music production: Pascal Moscheni


Bottega Veneta

'Um Dum Dom' by X-TG; 'The Subordinate' by Peter Bourke & Lisa Gerrard; 'Munich' by Photek; 'Pallandino Montage' by Graeme Revell; 'Swamp, Swamp Pt. 2' by John Lurie; 'Promenade Du Maquereau' by John Lurie


'Effetto Bosco-Caccia' by Matteo Ceccarini; 'Let's Get Jiang' by David Holmes; 'All Sewn Up' by David Holmes; 'What R We Stealing' by David Holmes; 'Benedict Returns' by David Holmes; 'Money Maker' by The Black Keys; '$165 Milion + Interest (Intro) The Round Up' by David Holmes; 'Psycho Killer' (Live) by Talking Heads

DJ: Matteo Ceccarini


'Henrik Schwarz' by Frank Orange; 'Take words in Return' by Frank Orange


'Blind Hombre' by Sacri Cuore


'Eclisse Slow' by Giovanni Fusco; 'Bolero Avventura' by Giovanni Fusco; 'Um Dum Dom' by Throbbing Gristle; 'Concerto for two violins in A Minor rv523 L'Allegro Molto' by A. Titov/V. Gluz/I.Romanyuk; 'Le Dernier Amant Romantique' by Blaine L. Reininger; 'Moments of Love' by Charli XCX; 'Prologue: into the end of the world' by Der Blaue Reiter; 'Snif sniff' (instrumental) by Stavros Logarides; 'The Falconer' by XTG Feat. Marc Almond; 'La Tempête : Allegretto' by Jeno Jando

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez

Calvin Klein Collection

'NYC 73-78' by Philip Glass and Beck; 'Stripped' by Depeche Mode

Music production: Frédéric Sanchez


Emporio Armani

'Patience (Reprise Long Version)' by Marsmobil; 'Howling (Âme Remix)' by Ry & Frank Wiedemann; 'Night Out (Jonas Woehl Remix)' by Slackwax; 'El Zahir (Acid Pauli's Acid Dub)' by Raz Ohara; 'Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)' by David Bowie


'NYC73-78' by Beck; 'Elephant (Todd Rungren Remix)' by Tame Impala; 'NYC 73-78' by Beck

Music production: By Michel Gaubert

Z Zegna

'What is a number, that a man may know it?' by Barnt; 'Poem For The Youth' by Pachanga Boys

DJ: Michel Gaubert (noiseboys)

Umit Benan

'Rectum' by Thomas Bangalter; 'Our Darkness' (Rmx Matteo Ceccarini); 'Another Excuse' by Soulwax; 'Acceleration' by Franz & Shape; 'The Only One' by The Black Keys

Music production: Matteo Ceccherini


Giorgio Armani

'Ishmael' by Nicolas Jaar, Will Epstein & Dave Harrington; 'Sunset Adventure' (original mix) by Tvardovsky; 'Paris is for Lovers - My Love' (feat Tomas Hoffding) by Terranova; 'Geffen' by Barnt; 'In D (Remix By Spitzer)' by Arandel

Diesel Black and Gold

A sound collage of tunes including 'I was dreaming I was awake' by Klaus Schulze; 'Space Invaders' by Earl Clifton Radio; 'My Girls' by Animal Collective; 'Rolling out' by Moon Duo; 'Elephant' by Tame Impala; 'Stone free' by Jimi Hendrix

Music production: Fausto Intrieri

Sujata Burman is a writer and editor based in London, specialising in design and culture. She was Digital Design Editor at Wallpaper* before moving to her current role of Head of Content at London Design Festival and London Design Biennale where she is expanding the content offering of the showcases. Over the past decade, Sujata has written for global design and culture publications, and has been a speaker, moderator and judge for institutions and brands including RIBA, D&AD, Design Museum and Design Miami/. In 2019, she co-authored her first book, An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture, published by Hoxton Mini Press, which was driven by her aim to make the fields of design and architecture accessible to wider audiences.