Are you Looking for other ways to calm your nerves or boredom while in quarantine? Now, imagine yourself reliving a fashion show of an iconic brand with a soothing music accompaniment. Fashion house Alexander McQueen launched its soundtrack, April 6, on its new Spotify channel. #McQueenMusic is a part of the #McQueenCreators series.

The McQueen playlist is a collection of music inspired by the previous fashion shows of McQueen and soundtracks of the featured musicians.  

John Gosling, who headed the soundtracks of the runway shows for more than 20 years, curated the playlist, which is a compilation of classical music, orchestral pieces, and vogue-techno-pop tracks. Mozart's compositions and instrumental pieces from movie scores such as "Arrival" and "Interstellar" are part of the collection. Collaborators include Isobel Waller-Bridge and the London Contemporary Orchestra. One of the tracks, "Arise," used in Masha Vasuykova's seascape campaign film, was composed by Isobel Waller-Bride. 

The two collaborators were the composers and performers of the live soundtrack for McQueen's Spring/Summer 2020 runway show, which was held in October 2019.

#McQueenMusic channel has two playlists titled as Alexander McQueen | I and Alexander McQueen | II. The first one consists of 22 songs, and the second has 21 songs. The company said the songs would be continually updated, with new tracks from upcoming shows.

In the era of COVID-19 pandemic amid the unprecedented rates of infections and deaths all over the world, people need a moment or two to pause and find meaning in their lives. Music had become even more essential, as most have turned to entertainment to keep uncertainties at bay. Many of the featured tracks in McQueen's Spotify playlist are comforting, sublime, reflective - sounds we need to hear more often than ever.


McQueen Creators 

Alexander McQueen fashion house started a new social media project the other day called "McQueen Creators." The team thought it was the best way to encourage others to bring out their creativity through weekly activities while staying home.  

One of the challenges is to create art based on pieces selected from McQueen's collection. Inspiring works will be shared and celebrated on the brand's social platforms.

Weekly, a new theme will be announced, and fans will collaborate with McQueen's team through a series of online tutorials.

For this week, the subject is the finale Rose dress from Autumn/Winter 2019. Photos of the sketch or illustration can be uploaded to Instagram with the tags @AlexanderMcQueen and #McQueenCreators. Several creative concepts lined up are 3-D creation, embroidery, and a host of more initiatives to be announced.


Alexander McQueen biography

Alexander McQueen, born on March 17, 1969, in London, came from a working-class family. He is an English fashion designer and became the head designer of the Loius Vuitton-owned Givenchy fashion line.

He worked for the prestigious French couture house from 1996 - 2001 before founding his own company. Gucci gave funds to expand his business. After leaving Givenchy, he won prestigious awards, and his business became more successful. McQueen established himself as an internationally famous designer.

In 2007, he became devastated with the suicide of his discoverer, Isabella Blow. His 2008 Spring/Summer collection was dedicated to the late Blow. Two years later, on February 2, 2010, McQueen's mother died. On February 11, 2010, a day before her mother's funeral, his lifeless body was found in his apartment. The cause of death was ruled to be suicide.

Sarah Burton, his co-designer, continued his legacy by running the prestigious Alexander McQueen's fashion house to this day.