NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE MISSHAPES LOVE MADONNA, WON'T PLAY MICHAEL JACKSON
Next up in our Fashion Week DJ profiles are The Misshapes. A DJ trio made up of raven-haired “It” girl Leigh Lezark, Greg Krelenstein and Geordon Nicol. Collectively, the stylish group is currently working on preparing runway music for shows in both London and New York including Zac Posen, Costello Tagliapietra, BEBE, Cynthia Rowley and Henry Holland.
Below, they fill us in on their favorite moments on the job, how to look stylish while DJing and more.
What is your prediction for most overplayed song during the shows or parties? Lana Del Rey.
Which artists should never be played at a fashion show? Michael Jackson and Lana Del Rey.
What is currently on your playlist? Azealia Banks, Chairlift and Pulp.
What was the first fashion show you ever went to? Cynthia Rowley. Ironically, we now do all of her show music.
What do you wear if you are DJing a show? Usually, when you produce the music for a runway show you are in a sound/lighting booth, and you’re hidden, so the focus is on the clothes. The music we play/produce for a runway show is done in collaboration with the designer and often pre-mixed and recorded. When we are at the show, we will usually just wear black or something easy as we’re part of the production.
What was your best experience as a DJ? One of our favorite runway show moments ever was Hercules and Love Affairs “Blind” first being played at Chanel, it was huge.
What show would you most like to DJ? Chanel or Versace, both are such theatrical shows with high production quality.
What is the first fashion show you DJ’ed? What did you play? Our first was Henry Holland in London and we played all 90’s club music and some Sugababes. It was his first collection, the one with all the slogan tee shirts.
What is the last song you downloaded? Ladyhawke, “Black, White and Blue.”