Music To My Clothesby Eyal de Leeuw | 01.07.13
Fashion shows in recent years are much more than just a platform for exhibiting seasonal collections. The catwalks turned into site specific art performances that are displaying the creative DNA of the house and involving many disciplines, including clothes.
This year, next to Raf Simons runaway which consisted of Jean Prouvé and Alexander Calder setting, live music was a key element to many designers.
Quirky of them all (as always) was Rick Owens who has invited Estonian hardcore punk band “Winny Puuh” to perform during the show. And if you haven’t seen this video yet – prepare for a very intense 10 minutes. The collection, by the way, is great as well.
Dries van Noten decided to emphasize on only one instrument during the show and invited jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman. With gold-foil covered wall in the background Blackman and her drum kit set the rhythm during and after the show.
After the show Blackman continued to play while guests were getting a closer look at the floral collection by the magic gardener from Antwerp.
Last in the music chart are Kenzo, who staged a wonderful fashion circus, with models walking into the ring under the sound-cloud created especially for the show by Beastie boy Mike D. Later on that night Kenzo celebrated another successful show with handful creative people including Michael Stipe and Beck, in the picture next to Kenzo’s Humberto Leon.
KENZO Men Spring-Summer 2014 by Carol Lim & Humberto Leon. Music by Mike D: