Sound, light, runway! Even before the runway show begins, you hear beats that give you a sense and feel of the show you are about to see on the runway. Music is an integral part of any fashion week. It’s not just the clothes or model that matter, it’s how the whole show is packaged. You ask Jessi Randhawa, what runway music is for her and she says, “A good pair of shoes and music are a must for her to model it out on the runway.” Designers are now going an extra mile to make the music happening. So much so, the music for the finale Manish Malhotra show has been specially tailored to give the whole grandiose appeal except one song that comes from an English movie. It may come across as just a piece of music, but what goes behind making the music, is a lot more.
Ask Anu Ahuja, Fashion Show Directors at Lakme Fashion Week and she says, ”Each year our endeavor is to do something new and unusual and unheard music. It can be the same song but when it’s for the runway, it has to be interesting with a great feel to it. To get the final music composition utterly perfected, it can take anywhere between a single sitting or more to produce the music the designer covets – in confluence with his inspiration, vision and clothing line. The music should connect with the audience and make sure it evokes the vibe and take the runway by storm.”
We totally agree! From soft beats to tribal influences in music to the fusion of Indian dhoom tak with western songs. Even more, the live show by Nilaadari for Anita Dongre was nothing less than a knockout. We heard it all this year and here’s a snippet of best music pieces that ruled the runway – music favorites by Anu Ahuja.
1) London Grammar for Shantanu Nikhil Show
2) Benjamin Britten-English Chamber Orchestra-Simple Symphony for Easton Pearson
3) Queen – The People Princess OST – A piece from Manish Malhotra Show
4) Tung Tung – MTV Sound Trippin – Rezwan Beyg Show
5) Live Music by Nilaadari
Text By: Kinjal Shah
Edited By: Jeremy Cabral