During February’s London Fashion Week (LFW), top international designer Todd Lynn once again enlisted the services of Gary Powell and 25 Hour cohort Max Mistry to write the soundtrack for his catwalk show at Somerset House in London. The Canadian celebrity designer who has dressed everyone from Mick Jagger to Janet Jackson has been using handwritten scores by the duo for several years now.
Rather than the conventional approach of using well known songs in his shows Todd Lynn prefers each season’s show has a distinct theme, based on the design of the clothes and the vibe that he is trying to portray. This season there was a strong medieval theme to the music.
Having received a great response, music from the show, has also been used in a short video by British photographer Rankin, incorporating clothes from the show and a particularly haunting piece by the duo.
The score is a real departure from Powell’s work with The Libertines/Dirty Pretty Things and highlights his versatility as an accomplished writer in his own right coupled with the production talents of Mistry.
Check out the video of the catwalk show and let us know your thoughts on the sound track.