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Dougie Poynter’s Exclusive Photoshoot and Interview for FAULT Magazine Online

 

Dougie Poynter first burst onto the scene back in 2004 as part of the band Mcfly  who in their career spanning over thirteen years have amassed 19 top 10 singles, 5 albums and will be heading off on their 14th tour in September! Dougie’s personal writing skills are just as impressive, credited for his songwriting on tracks by 5SOS and One Direction respectively, he has also cut his teeth as FAULT Magazine’s own guest reporter at London Collection Man. 

We caught up with Dougie to discuss next month’s tour, favourite band moments and where his creative steps will take him.

 

When the news broke that bandmate Harry Judd had suffered a neck injury forcing you to postpone your Mcfly Anthology tour, were you relieved for the extra rehearsal time?

It’s weird, it felt like someone had moved Christmas. I’m still very excited though and now Danny will actually have learned all the songs again. The only bit of production we were bringing on tour was an autocue for lyrics so it’ll be nice to just let loose without it!

 

You’re going from 6 members in McBusted back to 4 in Mcfly, will the stage feel more daunting with less members?

There will be more space, that’s for sure because with 6 of us we were constantly running into each other. When we would play arenas it was fine because the stage was massive but our guitars came away full of dents! I have some gnarly jumps up my sleeve now we have the extra space.

 

In a few words, what can fans expect to see on your tour?

It’s every album back to back. There will be songs that as a band we’ve only ever played one time during recording sessions but never played live. It will definitely be a one off for us.

 

Looking back to 2013 and to McFly’s first album, many people said you’d be a passing fancy but here you are in 2016 you’re about to embark on nationwide tour. How does it feel to prove so many naysayers wrong?

It doesn’t feel like good in a smug sense because for us it’s been a continuous thing. It really weirds us out when people are like “you were my first concert when I was in year 6” and now they’re all adults with jobs and kids! We’ve never really stopped working, even when we took 9 months off after McBusted to work on other projects, we were all still working.

We are just grateful that we have had the opportunity to stay making music because we always say to ourselves that “the band won’t be around forever” although we’re starting to think it will be! Our awesome fanbase keeps us going even though we haven’t released new music in so long. We’ve actually recorded 2 albums and just scrapped them because we can’t make up our minds at all!

 

Do you foresee there will be McFly tour when you’re old and grey?

If we survive that is! Everyone keeps hurting themselves, Harry has slipped a disc and Danny fractured his elbow so it’s pretty good we had more time to recoup and recover!

 

Can you pinpoint one favourite moment from your career?

We’ve done some really cool stuff and won awards and set world records but honestly, when we’re all together and reminiscing, our favourite moments are when we’re just pissing around and getting up to no good. It’s the little things…Although it is nice to win awards.

 

Future plans for the rest of the year?

Everyone has their own thing going on. As we’ve gotten older our solo careers keep us busy, Tom has his songwriting and Danny is a DJ and I’ve been out in the states doing my own thing. We’ll probably postpone the tour again after I hurt myself on this shoot!

What are you working on in the states?

I’ve been studying acting for the last 2 years. I just really enjoy studying and taking on new crafts. It’s a bit of everything and by the end of the tour I plan to relocate to LA and continue the acting.

Despite only ever putting your music out there, the press continuously write about your personal relationships, has that pressure every become too much for you?

I don’t like the personal stories about me. It always freaks me out, I know some celebrities can just brush it off and say any press is good press but there’s something about it that makes me feel very uneasy.

What is your FAULT?

I hate the feeling of powerlessness. I’ve been very involved with charities cleaning up the ocean and stopping plastics and micro plastics from being dumped but it Is bewildering to see just how much needs to be done and how little I can do alone.

 

Words: Miles Holder

 

 

Fault Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Reviews Katie Eary SS17 LCM Show

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Katie Eary LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.

The Katie Eary show was by far my favourite show of LCM. I loved everything about it. The soundtrack was great and totally on point.
The set down the runway itself had fishing nets and other nautical items. FYI I’m a huge fan of the ocean and pirates (is piratoloigist a thing? If it is then I am one).
The show began in true Katie Eary style with bright colorful printed silk shirts and matching shorts, which you can tell just from looking are as comfortable as wearing nothing at all.
I LOVED the striped breathable knitwear which were more on the 90s grungy side of things with the wallet chains.
I literally want every piece from this collection. Check it out. Mind=blown!
Words: Dougie Poynter

Fault Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Reviews Christopher Raeburn SS17 LCM Show

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Christopher Raeburn  LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.

 

You can never go wrong with mixing space and fashion in my books. I’m a huge fan of astrology and space exploration, so the theme of this show was totally up my street. Many of the items either had Astro like prints or some kind of nod to modern and old Russian space program suits.

For me the shorts were spot on length wise and cut as I like them – just half way on the knee.  The sound track included the new Radiohead song which I was totally stoked on.
All the usual suspects attended the show. Sadly I have no more Oliver Cheshire in pink speedo stories, but I did shaky handy with Mr Gandy 😉 .

The overall vibe was good, and wearable on a day to day basis. Peace!

 

Words: Dougie Poynter

 

FAULT Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Review Agi & Sam SS17 LCM SHOW

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Topman LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.

The show opened with an awesome cover of Jolene which set the tone. I really loved a lot of the jackets in this show, especially this floral vintage looking one.  I thought the creepers with the slightly looser short cut pants were an awesome touch. I just wish I wasn’t as small as a smurf so I could pull them off!


I’m very much into shirts with huge collars at the moment so I’m stoked that these guys are bringing them back. Overall, a great show from Agi and Sam.

 

Words: Dougie Poynter

 

 

FAULT Magazine Guest Fashion Reporter Dougie Poynter Reviews Topman ss17 LCM Show

 

This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Topman LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.
When I first arrived I saw lots of friends like Nick Grimshaw and Oliver Cheshire, who told me he had just got back from a shoot where he had been wearing roller skates and speedos :-).
As the show started it was evident it was to be a celebration of Britain. Starting with the soundtrack, which included a number of drum and bass tracks that I grew up with as a kid. The music gave the show real a sense of nostalgia.
When it came to the fashion I was particularly into the top half, especially the silk shirts with the slight western details. I also thought the fall track suits were very cool. The oversized jackets were also something I will definitely be investing in! I also need to find out what the models were using in their hair and how can I get it?
Great opening to LCM!
Words:  Dougie Poynter

LC:M January ’16, DAY 1: THE FAULT AW16 DAILY EDIT

The FAULT Magazine Editors have been busy catching the shows this season at London Collection Men. We present here, our exclusive daily edit of the must-see London shows. Be sure to stay tuned to FAULT Online for exclusive backstage photography, daily updates and our daily show edit. To see the new season collections, with us, as they happen check out our official Instagram

Topman Design
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Topman Design’s AW16 offering was a sort of jumble sale, but nonetheless one worth looking at! The designers drew inspiration from Seventies glam rock and suiting, Nineties grunge and sportswear (can grunge be glam? Topman certainly thought so and somehow managed to pull it off!), and even a bit of Charles Dickens; one of standout looks was an all out homage to supreme Dickensian antihero The Artful Dodger!
This mad hatter selection was interpreted across the board stylistically, representing the diversity of the individual British menswear tribes. Topman continued on the march away from the ‘skinny’ silhouette playing with exaggerated size and proportions, and layering was key. Colours were bold, fabrics lux and patterns baroque, and outerwear was extremely strong as always. Oh and kimonos as outerwear anyone?! And I’m not quite sure if I loved, or was appalled by the tank tops over floral shirts: anyone who like myself endured an Eighties childhood will well recall this being Mothers favorite look for dressing her son in,and yes there is photographic evidence! There was double denim, LOTS of double denim, in a faded washed blue that said Seventies, but appeared on Nineties-influenced streetwear, and all was styled and finished to elude a veneer of faded glory. Louche and eclectic, the vagabond princes of Topman are how I would imagine Withnail & Marwood to appear were Withnail & I filmed today!

Words: Ian Michael Turner

 

Barbour

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On a voyage of unadulterated British-ness, this season saw Barbour set out to redefine the essence of traditional menswear design with quality and durability at it’s core. Classic Barbour styles that we have come to expect from the brand such as wax jackets and immemorial tartan are transformed into standout contemporary pieces with the introduction of technical fabrics and a sophisticated palette of oxford blue and goldenrod yellow. Seamlessly honing in on a more neoteric approach to design, AW16 is all about the finished look and sees the brand showcase two new bags from their latest collaboration with Universal Works. Whilst a lean towards modernity is evident, Barbour remain true to their DNA, nurturing traditional pieces with contemporary vigor and laboured construction.

Words: Sarah Young 

Nigel Cabourn

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Taking place at Cabourn’s London store ‘The Army Gym’, AW16 unveiled the designer’s latest endeavor into vintage military outdoor and work wear pieces. Taking inspiration from the uniforms worn by men of the ammunition factories during World War I and the post-war uniforms of railway workers, the collection elevates utilitarian staples with traditional craft. Classic parkas, authentic trench coats and vintage Sherpa jackets are met with Chuck Taylor Converse specials and striped pom-pom hats to give functional staples a fresh face whilst a military palette of army green, navy and burnt orange remains prevalent throughout. Inspired by militia sportswear, the Fred Perry x Nigel Cabourn collaboration adopts a more muted tone as casual gym pants and jersey sweats come in subdued hues of ivory, stone and oxford blue. This collection is Nigel doing what Nigel does best; simple cuts, traditional designs and a vintage aesthetic labored with deviceful craft and ingenuity.

Words: Sarah Young 

 

CMMN SWDN 

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Continuing from last seasons endeavor into retro refinement, AW16 saw CMMN SWDN deliver a collection bound with nostalgic direction. Warm and inviting, the collection serves as a ‘home from home’ straddling a late 70s/early 80s interior aesthetic; think old leather couches, velvet armchairs and wood panel walls to boot. Jackets and tops are dominated by boxy, cropped fits while trousers and jeans are defined with slim legs and super high waists. An exploration into the definition of ‘luxury fabric’ runs throughout the collection as CMMN SWDN present key pieces in both real and faux suede and leather, combining craftsmanship with a modern and playful aesthetic. This season, the design duo manipulate classic sartorial menswear, successfully constructing a new image of masculinity with tender familiarity and a rock-‘n’-roll edge.

Words: Sarah Young 

 

Joshua Kane

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Joshua Kane’s AW16 presentation, titled ‘Houndsditch’, was a suitably sharp and starry affair, with several of Kane’s celebrity friends taking to the catwalk and the F-row filled with some of the London fashion scene’s finest. Models including Dougie Poynter and The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo showcased a sharp and dark collection, inspired by the tales of an early 20th century battle between an East End gang and Winston Churchill’s forces.

Presented in the opulent surroundings of Christ Church in Spitalfields, Kane’s collection took heavy inspiration from the infamous ‘Siege of Sidney Street’ and presented pieces directly referencing the characters involved, such as Churchill’s trademark fur-collared overcoat.

Portraying a sartorial elegance with a sinister undertone, the collection offered up a slick and sharp style, in shades of black, white, grey and oxblood. Prints were strident and bold; varying from classic houndstooth and an oversized variant, to polka dots, painted scenes and gallant tartan and checks.

Baroque prints in black and bronze and flashy gold embellishments added a rococo flair to the presentation; the prints were mixed with opulent black and oxblood velvets for a sumptuous look.

Shapes were slim cut in Kane’s inherent style; trousers were cut especially close, with the coats and blazers tailored perfectly for an incredibly sleek and sharp finish.

Accessories played a huge part in this collection too; models wore bold black fedoras with white bands, along with satin bowties and dark shades too. Bright, oversized houndstooth mittens added a touch of fun to this seriously slick collection, and we’re lusting over the matching oversized scarf thrown casually around the models.

A slick, elegant and elaborate collection with more than a hint of darkness – we’d expect nothing less from Joshua Kane.

Words: Ian Michael Turner