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Designer Music: A Playlist For Your Runway

Designer Music: A Playlist For Your Runway

What separates fashion shows from traditional marketing are that they do not simply focus on the product. As shows should, they present a cohesive experience, complete with the ambiance, models, presentation, and of course, runway music. Fashion and the rest of the arts often walk the same path - from Schiaparelli collaborating with Dali for the lobster dress to rappers endorsing designers in their lyrics. Saturated by cultural icons of all kinds, the fashion show is society's epicenter of artistic convergence. Concurrently, the apparel designers put out today reflects the aesthetic zeitgeist also inherent in music. Notice how many designers have forgone classical music for techno, house, and even hip hop in their production, and this picture of Anna Wintour with Drake:

So naturally I wonder what kind of music taste contemporary designers cultivated through working with musicians, and what kind of music they would produce if given the option. The playlist below reflects my thoughts on this matter, and features modern, cutting-edge tracks that will make you feel like you're walking on a runway.

Tracklist:

  1. Mark Johns - 5 South (feat. Brasstracks)
  2. Jamie Woon - Sharpness (Kaytranada Edit)
  3. Sango - Maluco
  4. Låpsley - Love Is Blind (Sam Gellaitry Remix)
  5. GRADES - Crocodile Tears (DEVolution Remix)
  6. Bonzai - KBG
  7. Christian Rich - Compromise (feat. Sinead Harnett, Goldlink & Secaina Hudson)
  8. Cosmo's Midnight - AlunaGeorge - Superstar (Cosmo's Midnight x Lido Remix)
  9. Mark Ronson - I Can't Lose Ft. Keyone Starr (Pomo Remix)
  10. Sam Gellaitry - Waiting So Long (CRNKN Remix)
  11. Kanye West - Bound 2 (Aire Atlantica Flip)
  12. BOSCO - GG2 (Christian Rich Rework)
  13. Friend Within - The Sound
  14. Pat Lok - You Street
  15. Branchez - Truth
  16. TroyBoi - And Wot?
  17. Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Fantasy (BLU J Remix)
  18. mura masa - .. Girl
  19. stwo - Haunted (ft. Sevdaliza)
  20. TÂCHES - Eat Your Friends (Ft. Shoffy)
  21. Chet Faker - 1998 feat. Banks
  22. Lianne La Havas - What You Don't Do (Tom Misch Remix)
  23. Beyoncé - What's It Gonna Be (Sam Gellaitry Remix)
  24. Kill Me Softly - Catch (Tobtok Remix) (feat Jane Elizabeth Hanley)
  25. Two Door Cinema Club x SAINT WKND - SUN
  26. George Maple - Talk Talk (Moon Boots Remix)
  27. Flight Facilities - Heart Attack feat. Owl Eyes (Radio Edit)
  28. Snakehips - Gone (Feat. Syd)
  29. Kali Uchis - Table For Two
  30. TastyTreat - For a Minute (feat. MOONZz)
  31. Pharrell - Frontin' (Disclosure Re-Work) (feat. Jay-Z)
  32. Mary J - I Can Love You (Kaytraflip)
  33. MIA - Borders
  34. Arian Cook - Quantum Racer
  35. Maths Time Joy - Missing (Maths Time Joy x Kimberly Anne)
  36. Mausi - My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (The Magician Remix)
  37. Marcus Marr & Chet Faker - The Trouble With Us
  38. Cyril Hahn - Slow ft. Rochelle Jordan
  39. Shift K3Y - Gone Missing (Brasstracks Remix)
  40. Tennyson - With You

Let us know in the comments down below if you enjoyed the playlist and if you want to see more like this in the future!

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