What’s on Paul Smith’s playlist?
The British designer raids his iPod for music to accompany his latest collection.Robert Chilton February 1, 2016
Paul Smith has always been a barometer of cool when it comes to clothes.
But judging by the songs he selected to accompany his new Fall Winter collection for 2016 in London, he’s got a pretty sharp ear too.
Smith’s show featured bold reds and greens – and dinosaur prints – and the music was similarly strong. Read on to see the pop that Paul picked.
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
Big vocals and even bigger guitars shook the fashion crowd down to its polished loafers.
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
An energetic call to arms that raises the hairs on the back of your neck every time.
Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
A trippy tune with underlying funk from Manchester’s indie darlings.
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
One of the best, thumping bass lines ever recorded, the models had no trouble strutting to this one.
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
A classic rock anthem that everyone can sing along to – almost.
Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
A second track from Queen, this time featuring the vocals of David Bowie alongside Freddie Mercury. One of rock’s greatest collaborations.
Step On - The Happy Mondays
A rumbling shoe-gazing beat marriesperfectly with a tinkling piano on this tune from Shaun Ryder and his crew.
Come Together - The Beatles
Shut your eyes, take a deep breath and find your inner self with this blissful 1969 hit from the Liverpool lads.
Oh You Pretty Things - David Bowie
A fitting and touching tribute to the style icon and music genius ends Smith’s show.