To celebrate London Fashion Week and the creative relationship between fashion and music, the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation and its music partner, Sony, have launched an album series entitled ‘The Collection for London Fashion Week’. Each season an album will be curated & compiled by a different fashion luminary who will give their sound track to London Fashion Week.
The first collaboration is 'Burberry Acoustic - The Collection for London Fashion Week' - curated by Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey. Not only does the album, which features all British musicians, play host to some big names - Elton John, David Bowie and The Pogues, it also includes four special Burberry Acoustic tracks recorded exclusively for the brand by emerging British bands Ramona, Patch William, Life In Film and Good Shoes. Burberry is the ideal brand to kick off the series as music is part of its DNA. Burberry recently launched Burberry Acoustic, an ongoing project collaborating with British artists to celebrate the brand's heritage of founding, developing and supporting emerging British talent, across multiple Burberry experiences through the attitude and energy of music.
The artwork for the album has been designed by Christopher Bailey and the package is a lavish hardback book, housing the CD and stunning Burberry photography within the booklet. It will appeal to fans of the brand and the bands.
It will be released during London Fashion Week on Monday 20th September and be available from iTunes (UK) and contemporary stores including Browns, Cruise, Matches and START.
1. David Bowie - Eight Line Poem
2. Ramona - How Long (for Burberry Acoustic)
3. Elton John – Skyline Pigeon
4. Midge Ure - No Regrets
5. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc
6. The Pogues - Tuesday Morning
7. Status Quo – Everything
8. One Night Only – Just For Tonight (Acoustic)
9. Squeeze – Who’s That
10. Patch Williams - Jealousy (for Burberry Acoustic)
11. The Boomtown Rats – Diamond Smiles
12. The Housemartins – Flag Day
13. Good Shoes – City By The Sea (for Burberry Acoustic)
14. The Waterboys - Trumpets
15. Carter USM - The Impossible Dream
16. The Pogues - Love You 'Till The End
17. The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
18. Life In Film – Alleyway (for Burberry Acoustic)
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, said ‘We have collaborated on so many projects with new and young emerging British bands over the years. For this album we have put together an incredible group of acoustic tracks from some of the finest talent coming out of the UK, bringing them to a global audience.’
Ged Doherty, Chairman Sony Music Entertainment, said ‘The love affair between British music and fashion dates back to the birth of rock and roll and will continue long after we’ve all gone. With the Fashion Arts Foundation, we can forge an even stronger bond between the best music and design talent to keep these incredible industries at the top of their game. We're very proud to be working with Christopher Bailey on the first 'Collection for London Fashion Week' collaboration. The quality of the music from David Bowie to Ramona and the beautiful design of the Burberry compilation exemplifies how strong the bond between music and fashion really is.’
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council and Chairman of the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, said ‘I would like to thank Sony for their support with this exciting collaboration and Christopher for sharing his great taste in music and design. I’m sure that ‘The Collection for London Fashion Week’ CD’s will become great collectables that people look forward to each season’.
As part of the collaboration between Sony and the Fashion Arts Foundation there will also be a series of live sessions at Tom’s Terrace, Somerset House during London Fashion Week, which will be open to the public. Artists will include Talay Riley, Ramona and Labrinth and DJ sets by BabyDrum, Burns and Retro/Grade.