In Manhattan's Garment District, contemporary violinist Owen Pallett, who is about to tour with English indie rock band Bloc Party, performed an original composition.
Pallett said the sound of his violin plugged into a sampler generating soft beats complemented the elegant, geometric-inspired dresses models displayed at Canadian designer Jeremy Laing's show.
"It's pretty surprising that you would get a solo violinist at a fashion show," said Pallett, 27.
"He (Laing) works in a classical tradition that is highly contemporary," said Pallett, comparing his music project called "Final Fantasy" to Laing's new fashion line.
Wish I'd known about this ahead of time, I'm sure this was something to see. Also, does this mean that OP is also in town for the Arcade Fire shows next week? BTW, Final Fantasy are on Bloc Party's west coast dates (along with Smoosh and The Like -- which is totally rad -- makes me wish I were a 16 year old girl again. Totes.).
From the archives:
Final Fantasy -- Peach, Plum, Pear (Joanna Newsom cover)
Final Fantasy -- The Pooka Speaks
Final Fantasy -- This Is The Dream of Emma and Cam
Final Fantasy -- Spell For A Weak Heart
Final Fantasy -- This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine