Sounds of Paris AW14

From Hedi Slimane's latest obscure LA find to RP Boo, we select the best tracks from Paris menswear

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Young LA band Froth were invited to produce the soundtrack – a hazy series of tracks influenced by the dreamy sounds of the 60s. They might only have a thousand or so fans on Facebook, but that’s sure to change overnight. You can watch the entire show on the Saint Laurent website.

Backstage at Dries Van Noten AW14
Backstage at Dries Van Noten AW14 Shot by Lea Colombo

For AW14, Dries Van Noten was all about a new youth religion: a cult of rave, scientific deconstruction and centuries-old ritual, played out against a backdrop of The Rolling Stones who dominated the soundtrack with “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Gimme Shelter”.

Givenchy AW14
Givenchy AW14 Shot by Lea Colombo

With models caged behind a wire fence and concealed under face nets, this season Riccardo Tisci was set on playing his own ball games, which included a soundtrack created exclusively for Givenchy by U.S. DJ-duo Chris and Steve Jr. Martinez of the The Martinez Brothers. You can listen to the show video in full below.

Backstage at Walter Van Beirendonck AW14
Backstage at Walter Van Beirendonck AW14 Shot by Lea Colombo

Walter Van Beirendonck was sending out a clear message with his AW14 show. As street cast models stepped out in felt soldier bucket hats and laced up crocodile trainers grimacing with white teeth and peeping googley eyes on the tongues, anti-racism slogans, 'Stop Racism' were inked across Stephen Jones headpieces as “For Those About To Funk”, by Mooro signaled the finale.

Backstage at Rick Owens AW14
Backstage at Rick Owens AW14 Shot by Lea Colombo

This season was about severity, authority or as the collection was called: défilé. An intense and abrasive onslaught of sounds played soundtrack to the show – but did you expect anything else? For the finale, the boys marched as one army, all in black, to RP Boo “Off Da Hook.”

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