The Cobras performed a Clean Version (“Put Your Finger Up”) of ‘Middle Finger’ this morning at the LIVE! with Kelly Show, under the beautiful sun on Hawaii!
While during Fashion Week, “outrageous” fashion reigns, at the Tommy Hilfiger show, guests were mostly dressed in their “cocktail best, ” obviously very eager to see Tommy Hilfiger’s unique runway show featuring the fictitious Hilfiger family, complete with hound dog and Jr.. Many of the guests were probably past the age where they would have been instantly familiar with the chart-topping band, Cobra Starship, but American Express tapped this fun, electro-pop band to perform live during the show. According to Tommy Hilfiger: “Having the Hilfigers walk while Cobra Starship performs live will be a once-in-a-lifetime show…Our brand has always been inspired by music so I’m thrilled that when introducing the Hilfigers in person to our customers for the first time, it will be to the backdrop of great music.”
Cobra Starship’s most recent album, Night Shades, includes a now double-platinum hit single called: “You Make Me Feel…” featuring Sabi (formerly part of the Hip Hop Girl Group The Bangz).
At rehearsal, the models seemed to really enjoy walking to the lively music including You Make Me Feel,” along to riffs such as “Beat It” and “Freeze Frame” and other former pop hits. Normally, the runway music is recorded, so the electricity generated by live artists seemed to make the models even more animated.
Backstage, I asked Cobra Starship’s front man Gabe Saporta what the connection was for the band, to fashion week. After jokingly saying: “We just wanted to see pretty girls walk up and down the runway” he seriously added: “Fashion has influenced us, and Our audience is into fashion. Kids like clothes and can connect with both music and fashion. Music and fashion are totally connected.” Saporta also credits social media with a large part of Cobra Starship’s success, helping them sell their first single.
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You never know who you’ll run into during Fashion Month—and while waiting backstage before Tommy Hilfiger’s American Express show last week, I found myself face-to-face with Gabe Saporta and Ryland Blackinton of pop group Cobra Starship. The duo were prepping for their performance later that night, where they provided the live soundtrack for the runway presentation. Luckily, they were happy to field a few fashion-related questions. Read on for the scoop.
Did you guys manage to catch any NYFW shows?
Ryland: I really enjoyed Narciso Rodriguez. The color palette was amazing. There were a couple of really bold reds, with golds and browns mixed in…colors a layperson like myself would never think to combine on a garment. It made a big impact.
Gabe: I thought Tommy’s menswear show was awesome, and Simon Spurr’s too. But I have to say that my favorite fashion show—and I’m not just saying this because she’s my girlfriend—was Erin Fetherston’s.
What was the last item of clothing you bought for yourselves?
Ryland: Probably something at Uniqlo. Their stuff fits tall, thin guys pretty well [laughs].
Gabe: I went to the All Saints sample sale recently and just went crazy. I got, like, seven pairs of shoes for $50 a pop.
Nicely done. So what do you like to see us girls wearing, in all seriousness?
Gabe: High-waisted pants.
Sorry, did you say…
Gabe: High-waisted pants? Yeah.
I just always thought that was most guys’ least-favorite item of clothing ever.
Ryland: Well, it depends on the girl.
Gabe: Depends on the guy, too! If he has good taste, that is.
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