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17 Hot Songs Straight From London Fashion Week

Music is crucial during a fashion show (or after-party)—it gets the crowd buzzing, the models seriously strutting their stuff and generally sets the mood for a collection. Oh, and it’s pretty hard to miss—especially if it sucks. Thankfully, Elle UK has listed a bunch of songs designers are using in their runway shows and after-parties—great music, mind you—perhaps a few new tunes to add to the old iPod? After the jump, the bitchin’ hot songs on replay this London Fashion Week, who sings them and where they were heard.

1. Bryan Ferrry, “All Along the Watchtower” (sung live at the Topshop Unique party)
2. Nirvana, “All Apologies” (Topshop Unique, again)
3. Deee-Lite, “Groove Is In The Heart” (at Julien Macdonald)
4. Editors, “Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors” (from the Burberry Prorsum show)
5. Joy Division/New Order, “Medley” (from Luella)
6. Billy Idol, “White Wedding” (at House of Holland)
7. Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (from Roksanda Illincic)
8. Bedrock, “For What You Dream Of” (Marios Schwab)
9. Madonna, “Holiday” (Ashish)
10. The Slits, “Heard it on the Grapevine” (from Danielle Scutt)
11. Jam International, “Dub Be Good To Me” (Danielle Scutt, again)
12. Nina Simone, “Wild is the Wind” (at Meadham Kirchhoff)
13. Patti Smith, “Redondo Beach” (from Margaret Howell)
14. Fleetwood Mac, “Big Love” (from the Burberry show)
15. Toto Coelo, “I Eat Cannibal” (at Jeremy Scott)
16. Type O Negative, “Summer Breeze” (Louise Goldin)
17. Friendly Fires, “Lovesick” (it was performed live at the Mulberry party)

Listen to (most of) the songs above!

[Elle UK]

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