Tom was commissioned to write the music for Carolina Herrera's February 2013 runway show for New York Fashion Week. Working with her long-time music director, Javier Peral, he created a rework of Beethoven's Kreuzer Sonata for piano, strings and tuned percussion, which they recorded with the London Contemporary Orchestra in Abbey Road Studio 2.
Carolina herself was present at the recording session, and after hearing the music for the first time said “the moment I first heard the music I saw the whole thing in my head...It’s perfect because it starts soft, and then it goes in crescendo. Just like I’m trying to do with the show. Soft looks at the beginning and then crescendo! All the drama. Then there’s romance. Then there is melancholia.”
Tom wrote a blog post about the experience, which you can read on the Huffington Post here.