Twice a year, the runways come to life with the soundtrack of a new season. During the Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear collections, there were calls to the past, flashes of the future, but above all, rhythm and hem interwove.
Heard: “That’s Not My Name”—The Ting Tings Scene: “They call me sexy” blared as sassy red-lipped vixens stormed the catwalk, swingin’ their hips at Betsey Johnson. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Mrs. Robinson”—Simon and Garfunkel Scene: How apropos to cheers Mrs. R as Galliano brought her spirit fresh life in feminine suits and sixties styling at Christian Dior. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Come As You Are (remix)”—Nirvana Scene: This symphonic take on Nirvana’s angst-ridden jam helped dark romance meet colonial polish at Alexander McQueen. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Flashing Lights (remix)”—Kanye West Scene: To the beat of Kanye’s hit, there were bolts of colour and flashes of fabric in sleek lines at Balenciaga. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Wanna Be Starting Something”—Michael Jackson (or “Please Don’t Start The Music” —Rihanna) Scene: With the circus capes and feather theatrics on-stage at Galliano, who but MJ could fill the room with matching flava? See it for yourself!
Heard: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”—The Beatles Scene: Flowing flowers girls found their step to the dreamy sounds of Liverpool’s sons at Anna Sui. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Blind”—Hercules and Love Affair Scene: The sounds of Hercules matched the Grecian drapery at Versace like something out of mythology. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Bamboo Banga”—M.I.A. Scene: The tough grungy broads at Alexander Wang fit the sounds of London’s baddest chick, M.I.A. See it for yourself!
Heard: “American Boy”—Estelle feat. Kanye West Scene: Stella McCartney called out to American sportswear…and American boys. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Tranquilize”—The Killers feat. Lou Reed Scene: Bohemian cowgirls in flowing frocks bejeweled with Wild West details rode in to Gucci’s catwalk on The Killers’ playful twang. See it for yourself!
Heard: “Chick Habit”—April March Scene: Colourful frocks lit up the runway at Sonia Rykiel as models skipped to the sounds of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite cheeky pop. See it for yourself!