Apple Music have introduced a new fashion curator program where they get a top fashion designer in each month to curate a playlist of their music picks.
The lines between fashion and music often blur with fashion show front rows filled by artists, and artists like Kanye West and many more who have their own fashion lines. Always searching for new ways to stay ahead of trends, Apple Music are partnering with a certain prominent figures in the fashion industry, starting with Alexander Wang.
Apple Music’s new fashion section features three playlists, each curated by Wang:
Chill: “Chill is my go-to playlist when I get home, when I need to decompress, or when I’m having a night in.” – Includes Drake, Rihanna, and Juicy J.
Hype: “Those songs are mostly derived from playlists that I’ve played in a party bus or en-route to a festival or going out. They are songs that kick up the energy.” – Includes Diplo, M.I.A., and Lil Jon.
Vibe: “Vibe is more a playlist that’s in between, with songs that have high energy and also are great classics. It’s good for having people over, drinks; it’s kind of pregame music.” – Includes A$AP Rocky, Rich Homie Quan, and Meek Mill.
Alexander Wang has a lot of friends and connections in the music industry, some of which appear in his playlists. He told Vogue: “I love musicians because they personify their work. It’s always exciting to see a new, up-and-coming musician evolve and watch how their physical appearance evolves as their music evolves because of who they’re collaborating with or what designers they start working with.
“That’s the thing about musicians that I’m attracted to, that their physical appearance and their style play such a big role in how they connect to people. In fashion, the biggest movements that I feel connected to have always been from music, whether it’s grunge, punk, glam rock, hip-hop.”
Wang will continue to update his playlists throughout the year so that you can keep up to date with the influential fashion designers tastes. He said: “Year-round I’m always trying to find music and define who the character that season is, thinking about the show, the energy, and the venue, so I start collecting a playlist throughout, using it like a memory bank for songs I like.