Friday, March 13, 2009

Daft Punk: idaft + Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2008 Mix

Recently a free Daft Punk-inspired web-based application has been circulating around Twitter. It's called The Daft Punk's Console or idaft beta 2.0 by and instructs you to "Work It, Make It, Do It." Tap on some keyboard letters and make some music via Daft Punk "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" samples!

As I mentioned in a
previous post about Justice's runway mix for Dior Homme, Daft Punk contributed the soundtrack to the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2008 womens ready-to-wear collection presented in October 2007. I love when music and fashion collide! Daft Punk's electro beats and computerized vocals were set against a parade of models beginning with erotic nurses in see-through plastic belted coats and lace face masks. This was followed by a frenetic pastiche of clothes of pastel shades, odd combinations of fabrics and textures, and deconstructed fragments. The shoes (pointed-toe pumps accented with bows and sparkles) and costume jewellery (chunky, statement pieces) were much more grounded in the mainstream and on trend. Jacobs created a balance between the playful and sophisticated; as put it, he managed to walk the line "between creative freedom and commercial innovation." With the opening of the show, Marc Jacobs referenced the artist Richard Prince, who created a series of Nurse paintings. Jacobs said the inspiration for the collection, "all came from our collaboration with Richard Prince, who is an artist who appropriates references within his work, which is what we do—which is fine, so long as there are three differences in everything! And I'm a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants—and for all I know, so is Rei Kawakubo, because that's where our color came from!"

You can see the YouTube videos of the fashion show below. The mix was available for download on zSHARE but has unfortunately since been removed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love, love, love au courant! thanks for keeping me in the loop. :) I hope we can hang out soon.