Show tunes: Paris Men's fashion week A/W 2013

Show tunes: Paris 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 Paris menswear shows, with a few tracks streamed in for your listening pleasure.



'A Man Alone' by John Barry; 'Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)' by The Horrors; 'Dernier Domicile Connu' by Francois de Roubaix; 'Mattress Instrumental' by Vince Staples & Michael Uzowuru; 'Monica Gems' (Daniel Avery Remix) by The Horrors

Raf Simons

'Plastic Star' (Sleeparchive remix) by Beytone; 'I put a spell on You' by Marilyn Manson; 'Baby did a Bad Bad Thing' by Chris Isaak; 'Altogether Lost' by Emptyset; 'Cactus is SaveD' by Plexus; 'Modern Love' by David Bowie

Music production: Michel Gaubert


Louis Vuitton

'Age of Love' (Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix) by The Age of Love Honey, Dijon Special Edit

Dries Van Noten

'5 Bit Blues' (reworked version) by Kid Koala

Rick Owens

'Hittaz Only' by Katie Got Bandz; 'Helix' by Byetone (Jeff Judd remix)


Junya Watanabe

'Tiganeasca' by Fanfare Ciocărlia; 'Banat' by Amsterdam Klezmer Band; 'Daddy's Gone' by Dejan Sparavalo; 'Manea' by Fanfare Ciocărlia; 'Goodbye Macedonia' by Kocani Okestar

Maison Martin Margiela

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variatio 1 A 1 (Remix)' by DJ Spooky; 'I Feel Love' by Plantains

Comme des Garçons

'Eisbaer' by Grauzone; 'Almenrausch' by Bergtraum; 'Operator' by Tres; 'Living for now (12" version)' by New Age; 'Konkylie' by When Saints Go Machine


'Cold Song' by Klaus Nomi & H.Purcell; 'She Cried' by Rowland S. Howard

Music production: Discodromo


Dior Homme

'Our Darkness' by Anne Clark

Music production: Michel Gaubert


Live drum set

Music: Tokyo Dageki Dan

Damir Doma

Mixed samples of 'Under Ice' by Kate Bush

Music production: Senjan Jansen


'Prognosen Bomm' by Robag Wruhme; 'Governing Correctly' by Breton; 'Taken' by The Eyes in the Heat; 'Jumbo' by Underworld; 'In the Wake' by Tristesse Contemporaine; 'Flyng to Berlin' by Savages


Poursuite' by Guem; 'Ne Noya' (Daphni Mix) by Cos-Ber-Zam; 'Entourage' by Guem; 'Emmenez-moi' by Charles Aznavour (live-performance by Benjamin Clementine)


Paul Smith

1979' by Smashing Pumpkins; 'Sugar Ray' by Jesus & the Mary Chains / Honeys Dead; 'Loose Lips' by Wooden Ships Loose Lips / Start to Dream EP; 'Bullet with Butterfly Wings' by Smashing Pumpkins; 'Tonight' by Smashing Pumpkins

Saint Laurent

Bespoke soundtrack by Ty Segall