Now & Then – Volker Eichenhofer’s exclusive editorial for FAULT Online

Jacket and Shorts – Maison Margiela

 

Shirt – You Must Create
Trousers – Jil Sander

 

Tank Top – Schiesser
Trousers – Comme des Garçons

 

Customized Jump Suit – Dickies

 

Whole look – Dior Homme

 

Trousers – Comme des Garçons

 

Photography and Styling by Volker Eichenhofer / www.studioVE.net
Model Azhar S. (Kult Models)

Rare photos of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso @ Zebra One Gallery, London

These fantastic, never-before-seen images of legendary artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are currently being exhibited at the Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, London. The shots, on display until the end of September ’17, give a rare, intimate glimpse into the lives of two of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

Commenting on the shots, the gallery shared the thought that, “Throughout Salvador Dali’s career, a question that reoccurred time and time again was whether he would cut his iconic moustache – a point that is addressed in many of these shots, with him at the mirror with a razor and holding a sword against his moustache.”

Whether he actually cut it or not is still up for debate…

Salvador Dali Moustache Miroir by Paul Popper, 1964.

 

Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Gilles Ehrmann, 1952. This iconic portrait a favourite of Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline Roque, and is the only one which is hung in their house in Mougins.

 

Dali, a woman and his cane by Unknown Artist, 1967. The photo shows Dali standing next to a young woman brandishing his famous cane.

A legend in his lifetime by Edward Quinn, 1968. Here Picasso arranges two works for viewing: Figure carrying a stone, 1931 and Figures by the sea, 1931.

 

Salvador Dali and Captain Moore with an Ocelot by Unknown Artist, 1967. The photo shows Moore holding a pet Ocelot watched by Dali with the port holes of the ship behind them. This is a surrealistic scene which would have appealed to Dali.  The ocelot, named Babou, was Dali’s favourite pet.

 

Visit www.zebraonegallery.com for more information.

Paved Paradise – exclusive editorial by Bonnie Nichoalds

Shoes: Marques’Almeida Jumpsuit: Vintage Escada from The Way We Wore https://thewaywewore.com/ Belt- Saint Laurent

 

Top- Vintage Ralph Lauren Shoes- Shoes Marques’Almeida Bottoms- Monki www.monki.com

 

Denim Dress: Eklektik www.eklektikonline.com/ Shear Top & Leggings:  39vii http://www.39vii.bigcartel.com/

 

Top- Astrid Andersen http://www.astridandersen.com Hoops- Melody Ensi https://melodyehsani.com

 

Top-Stylist own Pants: Ganni www.ganni.com/en

 

Top : Monki http://www.monki.com Bottoms: Weekday www.weekday.com Shoes: Marques’Almeida

 

Photographer: Bonnie Nichoalds
Model: Angelina | freedom models LA
Stylist: Hodo Vodo
Makeup: Britten Faith
Hair: Jesus Guerrero & Angel Gonzalez

Premiere: Ed Harcourt debuts new video for ‘The World is on Fire’

Ed Harcourt premieres new video for ‘The World is on Fire’ on FAULT Online. Photo: Steve Gullick

Former Mercury prize nominee Ed Harcourt has unleashed a new music video for ‘The World is on Fire’, the opening track from last year’s album ‘Furnaces’.

Harcourt’s seventh album was critically acclaimed, picking up an average 4/5 star rating from jaded critics and aficionados of deeply melodic, atmospheric pop alike.  If ‘The World is on Fire’ sets the tone for a richly immersive aural feast, the new video by Annick Wolfers matches its brooding intensity step for step:
 

 
Described as an apocalyptic painterly video, the short film was inspired by the mythology of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, and was filmed in the Scottish Highlands. Taking a near-literal take on the song title, the video sees a statuesque warrior as the last woman standing in preparation for the end of the world as we know it.

The video continues a theme of exceptional art direction from Harcourt – the artwork for both this single and the ‘Furnaces’ album was designed by highly regarded British cartoonist Ralph Steadman:
 

To book tickets to Ed’s upcoming shows, visit:

IBIZA ROCKS x BULLDOG Gin @ Lights of Soho

Photographer: Luke Dyson

Last Thursday 8th June, FAULT were privileged to attend the launch of legendary live music brand, IBIZA ROCKS‘ hardback photographic book by acclaimed French photographer Jérôme Ferrière. Curated by Dawn Hindle, Creative Director and co-founder of Ibiza Rocks and co-owner of the iconic Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, the book is ultimately a powerful retrospective filled with over 100 rebellious, irreverent and iconic images that document a fresh new generation of live music – encapsulating the magic that is Ibiza Rocks.

Jérôme Ferrière poses with a copy of the IBIZA ROCKS book

IBIZA ROCKS is a must-have for die-hard music fans and also for Ibiza-culture lovers everywhere. The book is a visual feast of the frontline of fame. The electric essence and edgy spirit of Ibiza’s live music shines through each picture, and the book is peppered with original quotes from many of the artists who have been included.

Hosted at FAULT’s favourite London cultural hotspot, the incomparable Lights of Soho, Dawn also showcased her latest True Rocks jewellery line in collaboration with Bip Ling who hit the decks to entertain guests.

L-R: Jérôme Ferrière, Bip Ling, Dawn Hindle

The event was supported by BULLDOG Gin and, after a successful partnership in 2016 with the ‘BULLDOG Brunch at Pikes’, BULLDOG Gin and Pikes will be continuing their strategic partnership this summer, bringing a mix of culinary delights, delicious cocktails and Ibiza vibes to London with a series of pop-up brunches at various London locations. We’re already looking forward to the next one!

P.S: Happy Birthday Suzi!

Snakehips: FAULT Favourites release new single

You know an act’s hot when they’re namechecked in every other feature in FAULT Magazine. That’s what people say, right?

As uncertain as that may be, it’s clear that British electro duo Snakehips (aka Oliver Lee and James Carter) have been making waves with a host of our featured artists recently: Olly Chamberlain, Vanessa White and Midnight Pool Party are all big fans.

Following the success of January single ‘Don’t Leave’ – featuring acclaimed Danish songstress – the remixers-turned-producers have returned with their latest offering ‘Right Now’.

Buy/Stream ‘Right Now’ Here

Featuring Snakehips’ customary lineup of electrifying young talent, ‘Right Now’ marries sensual club vibes with crisp hip-hop lyrics performed by Lil’ Yachty collaborator D.R.A.M. Emerging Atlanta-based singer/songwriter ELHAE and mysterious vocalist H.E.R. also feature on the track. With a back catalogue of projects with the likes of Anderson Paak, Chance The Rapper, Syd, Tory Lanez and Tinashe, it’s fair to say that Snakehips have a knack of working with the hottest breakthrough artists around. We expect to be hearing a lot more from the capitalized trio very soon.

After two major festival dates in Ireland and Spain, the duo will be touring in American throughout June (full tour schedule below). On the 8th September, the pair will return to London for what promises to be a huge homecoming gig at the 2,300 capacity O2 Forum in Kentish Town. We’ll be there – and we suggest you snap a ticket while you still can!

Tour dates:
Sat 3rd June – Forbidden Fruit, Dublin, Ireland
Sat 4th June – True Music Festival, Madrid, Spain
Sun 18th June – Firefly Festival, Dover, USA
Thur 22nd June – Flash, Washington, USA
Friday 23rd June – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, USA
Sat 24th June – Velvet Underground, Toronto, Canada
Sun 25th June – Electric Forest, Michigan, USA
Wed 28th June -Mr Smalls Theatre, Pittsburg, USA
Thur 29th June – Grog Shop, Cleveland, USA
Fri 30th June – Electric Forest, Michigan, USA
Sat 1st July – Hard Rock Live, Las Vegas, USA
Sun 2nd July – The Republik, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Buy tickets for Snakehips at O2 Forum Kentish Town on the 8th September here:
Ticketmaster.com / Seetickets.com / Dice.fm / Ticketweb.co.uk

FAULT Reviews: ArtBaB Fair, Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain may be small but it punches above its weight in the wealth and new tech stakes. It is now establishing itself as a leading cultural destination in the Gulf via ArtBaB.

Guests at ArtBaB

Guests at ArtBaB

 

FAULT’s sister publication, The Art Collector, visited ArtBaB (Art Bahrain across Borders) which is just in its second year. ArtBaB’s mission is to create a platform for both local and international galleries to engender a dialogue on how art bridges geographical locations by a shared aesthetic and artistic language. The incubation of high-quality home-grown artists juxtaposed against international ones created a fascinating platform for comparison of both the differences and the similarities.

There are several factors that contribute to making an art fair globally significant. The foundation is, as ever, great art; the structure is heavyweight collectors; the organisation is logistics, sponsors, media and invited guests.  This is what has made the Frieze Art Fairs a superbrand.

A spade of art fairs in the UAE means that ArtBaB fits nicely into the emerging rhetoric of the Middle East as a cultural hot spot that is shaping up as a formidable contender to the West.

The requisite art-collector-guest ratio that is needed for a successful art fair is beginning to coalesce around ArtBaB. The fair is still young, but it means that ArtBaB is able to cultivate high-quality artists and works whilst building a more substantial art platform. The fair has already attracted renowned Middle Eastern artists and a handful of high-end commercial galleries from around the world such as Maddox Gallery, London, XVA Gallery, Dubai, Project 88, Mumbai and Bait Munza, Oman.

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The artists

For the seasoned art circuit-hopper the art might come across as not edgy enough. At the same time, the works on show were underpinned by great skill and good taste. This is art that is not pandering to trends but has its own agenda. Some of the works had an iconic quality about them and will pass the test of time. It is, after all, the strength of talent that will place Middle Eastern (and Bahraini) artists into the cannon of contemporary art.

A good example are the works of  Lulwa Al Khalifa defined by her own mission statement:

“Today art is weighed down by pretension that defies its true purpose, to inspire, evoke, provoke and delight. I believe that art is for everyone, it should be shared and appreciated.”

A self-taught painter, her oil canvasses are a mixture of abstract expressionism and the figurative. The blend creates a mellifluous hazy texture in the background, which is often in stark contrast to the very real and very beautiful figures in the foreground. The result is a magical – filled with colour and emotions.

You can view a sample of her works here.

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Omani artist Ahmed Al-Shukali was one of the few Omani artists exhibiting at ArtBaB. His introspective portraits draw in the viewer who are confronted with a very raw and real view into the everyday life of the working man. The portrait photographs are intimate and, relatively uncontrived, show every human’s basic essence – with the only difference being the eyes, which, as the proverb goes, are the window to one’s soul. Equally impressive are the expansive landscapes which breathe new life into an often empty space.

Structure: the Collectors

The fair has already attracted a few patrons from the Gulf and a trickle of quality collectors from around the world, clearly aiming at becoming a contender to the well-established neighboring ArtDubai.

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The fair

With several well-known international galleries firmly entrenched at ArtBaB, it is evident that in a few years the fair will be booming with talent from around the world.

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In terms of juxtaposition between art from the West and that from the Middle East, the former was dominated by trendy styles that are recycled in a lively manner with an array of pop art, the conceptual and the abstract. The Middle Eastern art, on the other hand, appeared to retain its traditional roots all the while experimenting with contemporary ideas. The Middle Eastern rhetoric is supported by traditional motifs and references, and enhanced by contemporary ideas and styles. It is already both well-received and exhibits all the hallmarks of enduring relevance.

 

 

 

ArtBaB is evolving organically, striving to combine authenticity with quality, as it grows to join the ranks of international art fairs. Having already generated sales of over 200,000 Bahraini Dinars this year alone, it is already making serious strides in that direction – both in terms of the works on show and in terms of high-profile attendees.

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With thanks to sponsors Gulf Air for assisting with the flights and the Four Seasons Bahrain.


Originally posted on The Art Collector

Four Hot Designers Using Upcycled Materials

 
As more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, fast fashions have fallen out of favour. Instead, the style-conscious are turning to eco-friendly, fair trade styles that feature recycled materials. Upcycled products and materials give today’s designers a wide range of textures, colours, and finishes to play with, for truly timeless results. Here are four fashion brands out there working wonders with upcycled materials.

  1. Matt and Nat

Carried by the likes of Natalie Portman, Ellen Page, and Olivia Wilde, Matt and Nat handbags are the vegan accessory du jour. These fashion-forward accessories are not just vegan, however. Matt & Nat bags also feature a lining that’s constructed from 100% recycled bottles. The designers favour sustainable materials like rubber, cork, and nylon, which is upcycled into sleek eco-friendly designs.

Image Source: Matt and Nat

The name “Matt and Nat” stems from a combination of Mat-erial and Nat-ure, and the fashion brand works hard to find new ways to play around with these two concepts. Formed in 1995 in Montreal, the brand has only grown since then and you can now purchase fully recycled, animal-free designs that stand on their own as statement pieces.

  1. Titania Inglis

Fans of minimalist fashion won’t want to miss the latest looks from Titania Inglis. This edgy LA-based designer uses materials like dead stock wool and Japanese organic cotton to create raw, visually striking garments. Her designs are often sported by musicians, including Kim Gordon, M83, and Charli XCX.

Image Source: Titania Inglis

With a rock and roll aesthetic and dedication to sustainable material sources, Inglis snuggles comfortably into the niche between haute couture, fancy dresses, and environmental friendliness. You can choose from a range of complimentary separates as well as jewellery and handbags, all capable of taking you from day to night with a flattering flair. The pieces are designed to last from season to season, ensuring long life and durability.  

  1. Elvis & Kresse

One of the most creative forces in upcycling, Elvis & Kresse is an English brand that uses everything from coffee sacks to old parachutes in their accessory line. The fire hose is the brand’s signature material, which they save from landfills to transform into something new, innovative, and gorgeous. Parachute silk is another favourite material, turned into bags and wallets. Printing blankets, old leather scraps, and shoe boxes are just a few other raw materials of choice.

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While these materials would normally clog landfills, instead they’re recycled into practical pieces. On top of this, they donate a sizeable portion of their proceeds to charity.

  1. Charlotte Bialas

Based in Paris, Charlotte Bialas works with beautiful vintage textiles. Silk scarves from the 1950s are upcycled into completely one-of-a-kind designs. Bialas only sources the highest-quality raw materials, scouring vintage stock, mills, and auctions across the globe.

Image source: Charlotte Bialas

If you’re looking for garments that are truly unique, it’s hard to beat the ethereal, sophisticated design of her pieces. Bialas’s garments are timeless in their silhouette, while retaining a contemporary flair. The timelessness of the garments and high quality of the recycled silk ensures that the clothing will be a long-lasting favourite in your wardrobe.