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Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor for BBC Four, says: « Vibrant, ground breaking and innovative are all words synonymous with the worlds of fashion and music which makes them perfect partners for The Sound Of Style season. And for BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music both renowned for their music programming to be collaborating in this way, bringing their insight and expertise together for the first time, will really bring the season alive to create fascinating, informed and brilliantly sound tracked programming for audiences. »Central to the season is Oh You Pretty Things starting on Wednesday 17 September at 9pm on BBC Four (made by Oxford Scientific Films). The three part series explores the relationship between British rock and pop music and the fashions that have accompanied it. And in this first time collaboration between BBC Four and 6 Music, the soundtrack to each episode will be curated by a 6 Music presenter Don Letts (ep1), Stuart Maconie (ep2) and Steve Lamacq (ep3), with Lauren Laverne narrating the series.Paul Rodgers, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 6 Music, said: « The Sound Of Style is an exciting opportunity for 6 Music’s presenters to add their music expertise to BBC Four’s, sound tracking the series by selecting some of the key musical moments that have helped shape and influence fashion. And 6 Music will be further exploring The Sound Of Style across the network, through tailoring our regular programming plus excellent documentaries featuring some key figures from the fashion and music industries. »Bringing its own alternative spirit to the season, 6 Music will be featuring tailored programming with originations and through its regular shows featuring special guests exploring further the themes of fashion and music. And when each episode of the TV series airs, 6 Music will be styling its music and chat that day around the decade covered in that programme.Oh You Pretty Things (weekly from Wednesday 17 September at 9pm, BBC Four) follows the cut and thrust between British subcultures expressed through two sides of British creativity music and fashion. From the mid 60s to the early 90s, the series reveals a fascinating cultural and social history of Britain and looking at the enduring legacy which is still influencing artists, designers and the high street today. It features musicians and fashion designers who created and were at the heart of the scene. And 6 Music presenters, Don Letts, Stuart Maconie and Steve Lamacq will each be sound tracking an episode bringing their expertise of music with an alternative spirit to showcase the social history, sounds and looks from the decades covered. And 6 Music presenter, Lauren Laverne, provides the narration across the series.Episode one opens in 1960s looking at the story of how the love affair between music, fashion and shopping began, and how it became the most colourful and powerful expression of our identity amid the huge cultural and social changes of post war Britain from Cilla Black’s Biba dresses, the emergence of the Mod movement and Roxy Music’s glamorous art rock.Episode two, against the backdrop of economic decline and industrial turmoil of the 70s, tells the story of how musicians and fashion designers collaborated, leading to the creation of extravagant stage personas. They used clothes to create fantastical characters with elaborate stage shows which shocked, surprised and delighted in equal measure. Punk followed and was even more about image and performance than many of the bands that had gone before.Episode three enters the 1980s and the age of the music video. Fashion became a big industry and the visuals of a performance were all important, with stylists brought in to perfect the look, exemplified by Duran Duran’s iconic video for ‘Rio’. The late 80s bought Soul to Soul’s funky street style which opened the doors to black music and urban fashion, followed by the club culture trends in the 1990s. And today, the relationship between music and fashion has become increasingly complex the fast paced world of the internet is changing the face of the music industry, whilst fashion grows apace as people become increasingly obsessed with defining themselves through images shared online.Contributors include Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki, Zandra Rhodes, Brian May, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, designer Anthony Price, Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay, OMD’s Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphries, The Small Faces’ Kenney Jones, Warren Gold of Carnaby Street adidas e shop Lord John, designer Brenda Knight, Cilla Black, Nick Rhodes, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland, Jazzie B, The Struts’ Luke Spiller, Nigel Weymouth (Granny Takes A Trip boutique), Pam Hogg, Rick Wakeman and Suzi Quatro and a bright selection of ordinary people who have had their lives transformed by the joy of British music and fashion.On BBC Radio 6 Music, in Never Mind The Cobblers, Gemma Cairney meets shoemaker Terry de Havilland. Known in the trade as the rock ‘n’ roll cobbler, his designs for winkle pickers, platforms, wedges and stilettoes were worn by the scene setters of the day including David Bowie, Cher, and Debbie Harry, and the likes of Amy Winehouse, Alison Goldfrapp and top models more recently. People queued from dawn till dusk to get their hands on a pair of his shoes. Gemma speaks to Terry, plus his many adoring fans including Noel Fielding, Ana Matronic and Viv Albertine about the impact he has had through his fantastical shoe designs (Sunday 21 September, 1 2pm).Gemma Cairney said: « Terry de Havilland is more than a cobbler, more than a shoe designer, more than a name in fashion. He is part of a rock ‘n’ roll legacy. His very shoes have stomped and grooved on the soles of most musical legends, from Bowie to Bianca Jagger, Robert Plant to Kate Moss. They all love Terry. All this history and he’s still making shoes and coming up with new styles in 2014, over 50 years after he started. If there ever were someone to sum up why fashion and music go hand in hand it’s him. It warms my heart to share his story. There is no better place for this than BBC Radio 6 Music. And boy, are there some cracking tales and tunes in this documentary. »Also on 6 Music, in Making A Scene, Lauren Laverne goes on a whistle stop tour of British fashion to see how musical subcultures have shaped our style over the last 50 years. She’ll be joined by Barbara Hulanicki, founder of iconic shop Biba, which was a hang out for the likes of Mick Jagger and David Bowie, leading Punk designer Pam Hogg, the woman who styled Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Harry, Don Letts and Pauline Black from The Selector talk about the influence Jamaican style had on ska punk, and the leading figures of the Blitz Club take listeners back to the birth of the New Romantic. Woven throughout will be music from some of the bands which sound tracked alternative fashion throughout the ages, from the sharp tailoring of The Small Faces to the billowing blouses of The Smiths (Sunday 21 September, 4 6pm).In his 6 Music show, influential DJ, filmmaker and Grammy winner, Don Letts, selects songs and tells tales illustrating his unique path and direct involvement in music and fashion trends from the 60s to the present day. Don’s eclectic taste and style takes in everything from the Jamaican ska his father played at dances, through to rock, soul, funk, disco, punk, dub and hip hop to the sounds his son Jet (a third generation DJ) plays and beyond (Sunday 21 September, 10pm midnight).Don Letts said: « Unknown to many, where I stand today is the direct result of a magical combination the British are so good at style and music (well it’s magical when you get it right!). When I left school my further education came via the Kings Road, Chelsea, where I worked in various fashion boutiques before eventually managing the legendary ‘Acme Attractions’, one of the two coolest shops on the road back the mid to late 70s the other being Malcolm McLaren and Vivien Westwood’s ‘Sex’. These two shops provided key ingredients to the punk explosion of which I am a product. »In The Suit, John Cooper Clarke the bespoke and bespectacled Bard of Salford will be spinning quality tracks with a definite nod towards the sartorial with specific reference to the suit. For his weekly Sunday afternoon show, Iggy Pop will be presenting a fashion themed special. Iggy and fashion are clearly no strangers he’s been known to wear see through trousers as well as a maternity dress and golf shoe combo. This programme will feature his personal music choices and anecdotes, from the benefits of wearing leatherette to strolling around London in satin pyjamas and slippers back in ’72 (Sunday 5 October, adidas obuv dámska 4 6pm).Mary Anne Hobbs welcomes fashion expert and former singer and guitarist with The Fall, Brix Smith, who delivers a 3 Minute Epiphany on why music needs fashion (10am 1pm, Saturday 11 October).Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe have lived through the iconic fashion and music movements since the late 60s so will be reminiscing and sharing their own tales of these times. Plus, they’ll be welcoming cape wearing prog rock god, Rick Wakeman who was a key figure during the heady days of the 70s (Monday Friday, 1 4pm).And Gideon Coe will be theming two shows as part of the season one with music that celebrates clothes and another with music celebrating bands who attended art school (Thursday 18 September and Thursday 2 October, 9pm midnight).6 Music will also be broadcasting a range of documentaries from the archive, including ‘The Look Of Music, The Sound Of Fashion’ presented by Malcolm McLaren, and ‘You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again’, a history of the British teenager introduced by John Peel which focuses on changing fashions and pop culture from the 1950s to the 1980s. With exclusive clips and content including a special 6 Music photo story featuring iconic shoe designer Terry de Havilland, galleries and audio and video clips from 6 Music and BBC Four.