Microphone by Hedi Slimane

The curtain has been drawn on global fashion weeks and now there is finally the time to indulge in the fabled R word – relaxation. The wham, bam, thank you Stam pace of the fashion calendar is a force to be reckoned with and in the hustle bustle a great deal can get lost. How can one really pay close attention to the intricacies of fashion when there is a new development every few minutes? Even the most dedicated and diligent follower needs a breather every now and then. With the collections through and a meditative state of mind upon us what better time to appreciate the season’s best music.

The F/W 09 musical variety was eclectic, there were some old favorites – a few new iPod worthy bands and a decidedly languid vibe. Though every show is set to a song tailored to it’s niche – a Sonic Youth spinoff for Rodarte’s neo grunge knits and a cinematic ode to mayhem for Galliano’s high drama ready to wear – the overall mood is just right for R&R. Besides, we all need something to play in the background as we browse through the endless array of runway pictures.

01. RODARTE | THE CICCONE YOUTH – INTO THE GROOVEY

02. MARC JACOBS | SPINNERETTE – VALIUM KNIGHTS

03. PROENZA SCHOULER | THE COCTEAU TWINS – GARLANDS

04. RAD HOURANI | SUICIDE – GHOST RIDER

05. STELLA MCCARTNEY |THE BEATLES – THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

06. JOHN GALLIANO | HANS ZIMMER – WHY SO SERIOUS?

07. CHRISITAN LACROIX | THE VITAMIN STRING QUARTET – LITHIUM

08. JASON WU | NICK DRAKE – CELLO SONG

09. NINA RICCI | MAX RICHTER – ICONOGRAPHY

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