It’s not a Public School runway show without a soundtrack by Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr. He’s done them all going back to 2012, becoming an essential piece of the New York City brand along the way.
For the show that just occurred at New York Fashion Week—and which our Senior Writer Laura Cassidy attended and covered excellently—that music takes the form of an original 9-minute dance mix.
Most Twin Shadow music is pop rock. This is a bunch of drums and squeezes of chipmunk soul. It’s a change of pace and it’s great. ’Nuff said.
The bond between music and style is strong in any situation. But with Twin Shadow and Public School, it’s dang near familial.
Backstage before the Public School show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, rock star Twin Shadow talked with us about scoring every Public School show so far and what specifically was asked of him for this spring/summer 2016 collection. He was also a model in the show.
This past weekend marked the 16th-annual Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle’s own three-day, six-stage, 100-band music festival. Acts included Neko Case, Fitz and The Tantrums, Grimes, Aesop Rock and Youth Lagoon—but as always, the real highlight was the people-watching.
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[Above]: Concertgoers enjoy free shades from event sponsor Rhapsody.
The next-best thing to free: KW sunglasses
The crowd at Twin Shadow. (See, the sun does come out here. At least once a year.)
A northwest-ified version of Gosling’s iconic scorpion jacket from Drive.
The crowd at Saturday headliner Major Lazer. Cue fog machine.
Photos taken (and/or pilfered from friends) by our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram guru, Lily. Here’s what happens, in her words, “when I go a little overboard on the neon. (Hat borrowed from a stranger.)”
And now, for your afternoon enjoyment, selected tunes from CHBP artists:
[Individuals and artists featured do not endorse Nordstrom.]