Discwoman producer Mobilegirl, South London’s Shygirl and rap queen Lil’ Kim were the order of the day at NYFW’s 2018 edition.

From Eckhaus Latta’s baby orchestra to Lil Kim’s explosive appearance at the VFiles show, the 2018 edition of New York Fashion Week has once again proved to be not only one of the biggest dates of the fashion calendar but also a essential showcase of musical talent.

VFiles Yellow Label kicked things into gear by closing its show with rap queen Lil’ Kim, an appearance made all the more iconic as the models stormed the stage to her 2005 classic ‘Lighters Up’.


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Staycore affiliate and Discwoman signee Mobilegirl delivered a raucous mix to soundtrack Chromat’s ‘Saturation’ show, mixing aquatic sound design with Objekt’s pummelling ‘Agnes Demise’ and a high-energy edit of Lechuga Zafiro’s ‘Agua Y Puerta’.

Telfar lived up to the precedent set by last years Dev Hynes and Kelela-featuring show by enlisting Onyx Collective’s Austin Williamson and South African performance art duo FAKA for an exhilerating rain-soaked performance, also featuring R&B artist Ian Isiah and FACT favorite Moses Sumney.


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Finally, London label Nuxxe affiliate Shygirl provided the highlight to the soundtrack to Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie show with her confrontational club stomper ‘Rude’.

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