This season London Fashion Week's (LFW) album series entitled 'The Collection for London Fashion Week' is being curated and compiled by Matthew Williamson. The album series was launched in September 2010 to celebrate London Fashion Week and the creative relationship between fashion and music through the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation and its music partner Sony Music.
Matthew Williamson features some of his favourite tracks from shiny electro-pop to rock and shimmering soul; it includes names that are familiar such as Kelis and Roisin Murphy alongside tracks that he has discovered on his extensive travels – such as 'Oh Land', a Danish electro artist resident in New York City.
The artwork for the album has been designed by Matthew Williamson and the package is a lavish hardback book, housing the CD and stunning photography within the booklet. It will appeal to fans of the brand and the artists and be highly collectable.
It will be released straight after London Fashion Week on 28th February and be available nationwide from iTunes, Amazon, HMV, Play as well as selected contemporary fashion boutiques. A limited number of albums will also go on sale this week in Matthew Williamson stores and online at www.matthewwilliamson.com.
1. Marlena Shaw – California Soul
2. Empire Of The Sun -Walking On A Dream
3. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
4. Best Coast – I Want To
5. I Blame Coco – Selfmachine
6. Róisín Murphy – Overpowered
7. Kelis featuring André 3000 – Millionaire
8. The Charlatans – The Misbegotten
9. Ladyhawke – Back Of The Van
10. The Raveonettes – Lust
11. Santigold – L.E.S Artistes
12. Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry
13. Ali Love – Love Harder
14. Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix)
15. Brazilian Girls – Pussy
16. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
17. Caribou – Bees
18. 4hero – Morning Child
Matthew Williamson, said 'Music is an integral part of my life. It evokes ideas, feelings, powerful emotions. Music is with me from the start to the finish of my day: when I'm getting ready to leave the house, during travel, in my studio, and of course on the dance floor at night. The most exciting moment is when the lights go down and the music begins at a fashion week show; selecting the right music is so crucial to expressing the inspiration behind a collection. I don't mind that it's subjective; I love how music takes people to different places.'