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



A mix of sounds of the Beach Boys rehearsing and harmonising, taken from the Slime Sessions album

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Rochas S/S 2013 show soundtrack

Music selected by: Marco Zanini


Rick Owens

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Paris Womens AW13 - Rick Owens by Wallpaper* Magazine

'Ice cream For Rick (Jeff Judd Remix)' by Mister Tweeks

FRIDAY 28/09

Christian Dior

'My Peepz (Stabbed)' by Paperclip People; 'A Number Of Names' by Shari Vari; 'Kill 100 (Carl Craig Remix)' by X-Press 2;
'Blue' by Latour

Music production: Michel Gaubert

Maison Martin Margiela

'Black Naga' by Panchaga Boys

Music production: Maison Martin Margiela


Junya Watanabe

'25461604859430853501412845836947' by Nibo; 'Uni C' by Alva Noto; 'Uni Mode' by Alva Noto; 'Uni Iso' by Alva Noto; 'Uni Pro' by Alva Noto

Music production: Hell's Kitchen

Comme des Garçons

'Backwell' by Beak; 'I Know' by Beak; 'Subito' by Moebius & Beerbohm; 'Yatton' by Beak; 'Speed Display' by Moebius, Plank & Neumeier

Music production: Hell's Kitchen

SUNDAY 30/09


'West Drive (Kenzo Paris Dub)' mix by Dev Hynes from Blood Orange

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Kenzo S/S 2013 show soundtrack


'Useless' (Kruder and Dorfmeister Session) by Depeche Mode

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Céline S/S 2013 show soundtrack


'Colossal Youth' by Young Marble Giants

Music production: Pilooski


'NYC: 73-78 (Beck Remix)' by Philip Glass


'Adagio in G minore' by Tomaso Albinoni; 'Sampling Paradise' by Discodromo; 'Toccata: Dix pièces pour orgue' by Eugène Gigout; 'Magical Space Forms' by Discodromo

Organist: Mr Henri Bouffard

MONDAY 01/10

Stella McCartney

‘I Want You’ by FeFe Dobson; ‘Like This’ by Linkoban; ‘Get Off The Internet’ by Le Tigre; ‘Kilo’ by Bonde do Rolê; ‘I'm His Girl’ by Friends; ‘Parking Lot’ by Nelly Furtado; ‘Check My Machine (edit)’ by Paul McCartney


'We're so cool' by Au Pairs; 'Too Many Creeps 'and 'Snakes Crawl' by Bush Tetras; 'Set Up' by Au Pairs; 'Flying to Berlin' by Savages

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'Flying to Berlin' by Savages

Music production: Steve MacKey and John Gosling

Saint Laurent

'Music Junior Kimbrough' edited by Daft Punk



'Tick of the Clock', 'Lady', 'I Want Your Love', 'Running Up That Hill' and 'Kill for Love' by The Chromatics


'Spring 0' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Venuta Del Mare (Concert Suite)' - Edda Dell'Orso; 'Protest Remix' by Johann Johannsson; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Horns Of Jericho' by Deadbeat; 'Venuta Del Mare (Concert Suite)' - Edda Dell'Orso; 'Protest Remix' by Johann Johannsson; 'Shadow Play' by Ryan Teague; 'Spring 1' by Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter; 'Horns Of Jericho' by Deadbeat

Alexander McQueen

'Séance' by Jonathon Bepler; 'Industrial Introduction' by Throbbing Gristle; 'Fascination' by Phillipe D'Aram; Drums by Mekon; 'Death Surf' by Heroin In Tahiti; Strings by Mekon; 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies

Music production: John Gosling


Louis Vuitton

'Einstein on The Beach' by Philip Glass

Miu Miu

'Miles And Miles Of Miles Davis' by Malcolm McLaren; 'Iʼve Got You Under My Skin' by Neneh Cherry; 'Walking With Satie' by Malcolm McLaren; 'Generique' by Miles Davis; 'Bitches Brew' by Miles Davis

Music Production: Frédéric Sanchez

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.