Music always plays an integral part in our fashion shows, so when co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon decided to take a new approach to pageantry, they knew we’d need a theme song
. Naturally, we turned to friend and collaborator Sam Spiegel, the multi-talented producer and DJ, who also happens to have killer style (have you seen these flight jackets
?!). Sam had previously produced and performed the music for OC’s one act play, 100% Lost Cotton
, for Spring/Summer 2015, and lucky for us, was game to go another round.
He is known for his eclectic taste and genre-defying sound, and has worked with everyone from David Byrne and John Frusciante to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and several members of the Wu-Tang Clan. If there is one common thread that links his varied work, it’s that Sam is always thinking outside the box, trying to create a sound and mood you won’t find anywhere else. That innovative approach also extends to his DJ skills, and he had everyone at the after party
wildin’ out on the dance floor.
We took a moment to catch up with Sam about his inspiration for the music, weird and wacky samples, and his upcoming projects.