23 June 2012 - Short Message

Sound creator Frédéric Sanchez' #music mash up for the catwalk Jil Sander #Menswear SS2013

Paris based Frédéric Sanchez creates sounds in various fields: for the catwalk of international labels like Marc Jacobs, Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier or Prada, designs sounds for the environment like the cabin spaces of Air France, or in the art field such as the creation of a song together with sculptor Louise Bourgeoise or - most recently, sound for the exhibition Bettina Rheims 'Gender Studies' at the NRW Forum Düsseldorf.

Now, Frédéric Sanchez has created the sound for the catwalk presentation of Jil Sander Men's Spring/Summer 2013 collection in Milan on 23 June 2012. The hypnotic floating sound is a mixture of electronic beats by Marcel Dettmann & Ben Klock (track 'Dawning') and two versions of Brian Eno's ambient music piece 'By This River' - the original version and an interpretation of 'By This River' by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto. The music echoes the collection which is designed by the founder of the label Jil Sander herself. Jil Sander created a fashion-stream where classical styles and new approaches to men's wear find fluently together; especially the skirt alike wide, knee-length trousers (derived from board-sports) combined to tailored jackets and jackets that are inspired by English sports-menswear (some of them with interesting wider sleeves - video min. 4:35 or 4:55) are good examples for this classical collection with athletic influences. For the knitwear, Jil Sander was inspired by the work of German painter Blinky Palermo and US artist Robert Mangold.

Video: Jil Sander Men's Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk presentation with sound by Frédéric Sanchez on 23 June 2012 in Milan. (Credits: hair by Guido Palau, make-up by Pat McGrath, set-up and light-design by Thierry Dreyfus).


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