002: the epic age

to be played at: Balenciaga

for the girl: who is “like John Rambo meets Polly Pocket; Dakota Fanning crossed with Death Wish 4.” – Mark Millar, Kick-Ass.

mood: The initial inspiration was the word “EPIC.”  I focused on two songs, “Once Upon a Time in China” by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and “The Imperial March” from “The Empire Strikes Back” by John Williams.  It led me to explore scores from movie soundtracks.  With the help of a music extraordinaire and the archives of the sound stylist, Javier Peral, the grandiose songs and positive feel good songs, created a playlist, perfect for a model like Hope Bowers, to march down the runway in Balenciaga gear.

playlist (1 hour, 1 minute):

Once Upon a Time in China – The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Jason Wu FW 2012

2080 – Yeasayer, Max Mara FW 2009

Princess of China – Coldplay ft. Rihanna

Going the Distance (Instrumental) – Rocky Soundtrack – Bill Conti

Jackie – Scott Walker

Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix) – Gorillaz

Paradisco – Charlotte Gainsbourg, Badgley Mischka FW 2012

Wake Up – Awolnation

The Final Countdown – Arrested Development Soundtrack – Europe

We are Gods! We are Wolves! – Le Loup

Heroes – David Bowie, Timo Weiland SS 2011

The Sky Was Pink – Nathan Fake, Rick Owens SS2011

Phenomena – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Robot Super-Human – Display

The Imperial March – The Empire Strikes Back – John Williams, Moncler Gamme Bleu SS 2012

Oh Be One – Oh No Oh My

Yo Adrian! – Rocky Soundtrack

click to listen to 002: the epic year

songs that didn’t make the cut, sadly: I Just Can’t Wait to be King – Lion King Soundtrack

2013 really is an epic year.  It is the year to break out and become who you want to be.

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