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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: NYT, WSJ, and the best runway soundtracks

By Nancy Boyd

NEW YORK—New York Fashion Week may now be over, but the newspapers and blogs are still buzzing about what went on in those tents.

Inlcuding the music.

The DJ for the Supima show, Javier Peral, has been singled out for special attention.

The Wall Street Journal’s blog quoted him about the season this way:“It’s not just music, it’s not just fashion, it’s a hybrid of both intended to create something entirely new,” Peral said backstage, as he prepared the music for the Supima Design Competition. Because several designers were part of the show he chose music that was “fresh and fun and hip,” reflecting the clothes and the designers themselves, he said.
(To read the entire story, click here.)


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Supima, it seems, selected the best of the best for its first Fashion Week foray—since Peral was also the subject of a NYT story, “Music to Strut the Collection By,” about the music of Fashion Week:

The 47-year-old Madrid native has put his 20,000-plus record collection to use in shows for Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang.

Show you played Carolina Herrera.

Mood you were creating The initial inspiration was the graphics and colors of the Bauhaus movement. I explored musical composers of that period like Stefan Wolpe. It led me to create a continuous orchestral piano piece that felt as fluid as most of the looks Ms. Herrera showed.

Playlist Tom Hodge, “Paganini Rocks”; Hauschka, “Two AM”; Robortom, “Paganini Rocks” (remix); Tom Hodge, “Aerodynamic.”

Songs you avoid Anything that sounds out of Fashion Television.

Most-played on your iPod Koudlam, “Sunny Day.”

Dream fashion show Paris, 1998, YSL fashion show with 300 models at the finale of the World Cup in the Stade de France.

Ultimate runway song David Bowie, “Heroes.”

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