Radiohead’s Thom Yorke DJs New York Fashion Event for Rag & Bone
Upscale menswear isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the name Thom Yorke, but the Radiohead frontman has been involved in the fashion world for a while. In 2011, he created a soundtrack for the premiere of fall line from designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, aka Rag & Bone.
Two years later, Yorke is back at it, having produced a soundtrack of instrumental, ambient electronica for this week’s runway show premiering Rag & Bone’s Fall 2013 ready-to-wear menswear line. This time, he got some help from Atoms for Peace bandmate Nigel Godrich, and the show, which took place at an apartment on New York City’s Upper West Side, featured “‘Bladerunner’-worthy, slow-mo video projections of the models walking,” according to a review in Fader. Fancy!
To see male models strutting down the runway to Yorke’s chill techno beats, click on the big orange button at the bottom of this page. (Or, if you’d prefer, just listen to the thing here.) Spoiler alert: Out of nowhere, Yorke cuts to Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Move On Up’ for the closing minutes of the mix.