Vivienne Westwood has taste. You may think this is a glaringly obvious statement, after close to forty years wowing the fashion world with her provocative designs, from the early punk days to her presence at this years shows in Paris, London, Milan, New York and London. To stay relevant for so long is hard to do in any field, but in the fickle fashion world, it takes someone with rare vision and a finger firmly attached to the ‘pulse’ to survive.
So how does Viv ensure her continuing relevance? Well, of course the frocks have got to be spot on for a start, but you can’t just throw a model down the catwalk without an achingly cool soundtrack to which they can shake their hips. Who you gonna call? Jerry Bouthier of course!
Vivienne Westwood Man AW’12 (show music by Jerry Bouthier)
William Orbit ‘Aquarium’
Laid Back ‘Cocaine Cool’
Penguin Prison ‘Golden Train (dub)’
Hans Zimmer ‘Time (We Plants Are Happy Plants remix)’
Rondo Veneziano ‘La Giudecca’
The Phenomenal Handclap Band ‘Baby (Clock Opera remix)’
Nicolas Jaar ‘El Bandido’
Aufgang ‘Dulceria (Akiko Kiyama remix)’
Produkkt ‘Ciampino Airforce (Irish Steph remix)’
Cosmo Jarvis ‘Gay Pirates’
Jerry, Vivienne and JBAG’s other half Andrea Gorgerino have been collaborating on show soundtracks for few years now and if you can find them, our there in the interweb, they’re all great little mixes in their own right. Grab this one while it’s about. More Jerry Bouthier to come. So keep your eyes peeled x