Show tunes: Paris Men's fashion week S/S 2014
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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.



‘Another Brick In The Wall’, performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra; ‘Clubbed To Death’ by Rodd; ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)’ 

Raf Simons

‘Pump Up The Jam (Terence Fixmer edit)’ by Technotronic; ‘Tanzen (Terence Fixmer edit)’ by Tragic Error; ‘Rock To The Beat’ by 101; ‘I Sit On Acid’ by Lords of Acid; ‘Pump Up The Jam’ by Technotronic


Rick Owens

'Meiecundimees Üks Korsakov Läks Eile Lätti' by ­ Winny Puhh (live performance)

Louis Vuitton

‘To The One I Love’; ‘Losing My Religion’; by REM

Music production: R.E.M. and DJ Honey Dijon

Dries van Noten

Solo drum performance by Cindy Blackman Santana

FRIDAY 28/06

Junya Watanabe

‘Holes to Heaven’ by Jack Johnson; ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson; ‘No Other Way’ by Jack Johnson; ‘Wrong Turn’ by Jack Johnson; ‘Witchi Tai To’ by Harpers Bizarre

Maison Martin Margiela

Code in body

"Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries. Christine and the Queens remixx"

Music production: Mike D

Dior Homme

‘Paninaro (Italian remix)’ by Pet Shop Boys

Music production: Michel Gaubert


‘Get Lucky (live version for BBC)’ by Daughter; ‘Woodwork’ by Tristesse Contemporaine; ‘Turn The Eater Off’ by Blackmail; ‘Disappear’ by Petite Noir; ‘Warm Shadow’ by Fink

SUNDAY 30/06

Paul Smith

‘English Rain’ by Triptides; ‘Uncertainty’ by Jagwar Ma; ‘Uncertainty (Time & Space Machine Dub Remix)’ by Jagwar Ma; ‘Sandy’ by Allah-Las; ‘Apocalypse Dreams’ by Triptides; ‘Elephant’ by Tame Impala; ‘Elephant (Todd Rundgren remix)’ by Tame Impala; ‘Elephant (Canyons Wooly Mammoth Extension)’ by Tame Impala; ‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ by Sly & The Family Stone

Music production: Peter Smith and Andrew Hale

Thom Browne

‘March Of The Winkies’ by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg; ‘Jazz Suite No. 1: Foxtrot’ by Shostakovich, performed by Riccardo Chailly and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; ‘March And Courtiers Dance’ by Benjamin Britten, performed by Oliver Knussen and the London Sinfonietta; ‘Suite: The Soldier’s Tale, 1. The Soldier’s March’ by Igor Stravinsky; ‘Ragtime – Octect – Petrushka’ by Igor Stravinsky performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; ‘March Of The Winkies (Extended Version) by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg; ‘All You Need Is Love’ by The Beatles

Music production: Michel Gaubert

Saint Laurent

‘Fire Doesn’t Burn Itself’ by Sam Flax (Composed, performed, produced, recorded by Sam Flax in Berkely, California in June 2013)