Fashion Rant: Runway Music

People always ask me where I get such weird taste in music, which some incidentally like and others don’t. I’m quick to point out that 70% comes from simple research on forums on TheFashionSpot. There are so many moods that fit music, and one can definitely say that it affects the way clothing is portrayed.

I can’t stress how important music is on the runway. You don’t have to be in the front row to know that a playlist affects the whole presentation. With the new digital age, entire videos are uploaded within hours of the actual show (or in the case of McQueen and Vuitton, live) and usually you get a better view than Anna Wintour. Luckily, some reliable youtubers have good versions of shows with the original music and all.

But to emphasize how important the music and the beat the models pounce to on the runway, here’s a little demo.

1. Now here’s my favorite song/runway combo from Spring Summer 2010: Alexander Wang heightening his sportswear (quite literally) with Major Lazer’s “Pon de Floor.” Simultaneously play the playlist song with the video below (make sure it’s on mute). Observe the genius harmony at work…


2. Once again, play Major Lazer’s “Pon de Floor,” this time with the Rochas SS10 collection.

See the difference? What a difference a playlist makes.

And to top off my youtube mania, I leave you with the only video I came across on the music selection process of the runway. This is from BCBG Max Azria FW08.

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Still a novice at htmls, thus the abundance of links. Bear with me folks.

Au revoir.

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