FAULT MAGAZINE BACKSTAGE NYFW@ WOODHOUSE FW16

Photography: Robert Perea

FAULT MAGAZINE BACKSTAGE NYFW@ STAMPD FW16

 

Photography: Robert Perea

FAULT NYFW Reviews: Lucio Castro FW/16 Collection

The FAULT Magazine Editors have been busy catching the shows this season at New York Fashion Week. We present here, our exclusive daily edit of the must-see NYC 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

 

‘Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce Another runner in the night Blinded by the light.’ Welcome to the genius coloring and artful attraction display with Lucio Castro in this 70s leveled love of expression. Colors to spin and whirl, vivid and complimenting to the perfection of prints and patterns tied sharply with the forever footwear of Gola. Pop light bulbs to surround the defined white platformed where this freedom of love was staged. Shaggy do’s, rich eccentric jewel toned hues of emerald plum, apple green, padded caramel, black chunk chained connects draped from belt loop round. A candy collection fit for the gent with the right amount of beauty, sass, creative comedy and inviting intellect.

 

Words: Chaunielle Brown
Photography: Robert Perea

FAULT Reviews Edmund Ooi NYFW FW/16 collection

The FAULT Magazine Editors have been busy catching the shows this season at New York Fashion Week. We present here, our exclusive daily edit of the must-see NYC 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

 

Intergalactic entry fee into a world of technical serenity with Edmund Ooi. Slick and sleek mastered with stapled primary colored gloves as a pop splash. Blue denim hues, cuffed at the ankles, this ain’t no ordinary barn house. Black and white grid lines and fused outerwear with speckles of lavender, olive and reds. We were found in another dimension, a world of gattaca mastered influence. a delightful boardroom of gents, the coats set the tone commanding your attention, all eyes forward, this is your future fall.

Words: Chaunielle Brown
Photography: Robert Perea

SUNDARA KARMA RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘A YOUNG UNDERSTANDING’ – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FAULT ONLINE

 

Reading’s golden boys Sundara Karma have only just unveiled their new single ‘A Young Understanding’. The indie-pop quartet has seen undeniable success over the past year with only just two EPs under their belt and things seem to be getting bigger and better for the boys. They haven’t even released an album yet and they’re already set to globetrot around Europe’s festivals on the same bill as Years and Years, The 1975 and many other household names. It’s difficult not to label them as the next big thing. We caught up with Oscar Lulu, Sundara’s lead singer, and we’re tempted to say that England’s new wave is in safe hands.

 

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You’ve just finished recording your first album. What can you give away?

I can give away that it’s done and that we’re proud of it. It’s a really weird and difficult thing to say. To be honest, I don’t really want to say it. I find it difficult letting things go.

Have you done anything different with the album or is it going to be a continuity of what you’ve released so far?

We’ve released two EPs and I think the album is just going to be an evolution from those two EPs. Our second EP was a progression from our first EP and I think the album will just be a natural progression from the two combined. If you’re fans of the EPs, you’ll be fans of the album. There isn’t a direct distinction.

What’s your production process?

Well, I’m the main writer so it just comes from me singing in my room and messing around, thinking of ideas. Sometimes literature can be a source of inspiration or a certain philosophy that struck a chord.

You’ve also got a tour lined up in March. This is going to be your second headline tour after supporting acts like The Wombats, Wolf Alice and Circa Waves. What do you have in store?

This is going to be our second headline tour, so it should be fun. I couldn’t say what to expect from our shows except for a really good night out. Let’s just say that they’re going to be like an extreme house party.

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Let’s talk a bit about what you’ve released so far. Vivienne and Flame are some of your most popular tracks. What can you tell me about those two?

The early versions of both of those tracks were so different to how they sound now, after we’ve recorded. I think there’s something in the four of us. When we come together, we have this unidentifiable quality that suddenly comes to life. So I suppose those two tracks came to life the same as the others. Flame is more of a wake up call. If someone says something, it shouldn’t be taken at face value. There are different possibilities and there is more to life than meets the eye. That’s what Flame is about. As for Vivienne, we like to think of it as a classic love song.

What about the visuals for the tracks? How much input do you get on them?

For Vivienne, I put that together along with the director. We’re hands on with everything we do, creatively speaking. I feel really strongly that as an artist, you can’t be complacent or lazy about it. You need to be on top of all of it. Especially now, with social media and everything, because people never look at an album cover and see just that. It’s got a lot more to do with the music videos or the pictures that you upload on Instagram. It’s a bigger beef rather than just your music.

What was your concept behind the Vivienne video then?

Tragedy and escapism I suppose.

Do you always have a certain thing that you try to convey through your tracks? As you said, they all come across as a form of escapism, from the outside looking in at least.

I think that the broader message within the tracks is hard to define. You know, I’m 20 years old and I’m still young. I don’t feel like an adult. At all actually. Everything is coming from a very young point of view and it’s just my way of seeing the world at this very moment. I’m trying to stay away from mundane, cliché things. What interests me is obsession and ritualism. Love, hate, sex and drugs.

It’s not your job to tell people what to take away from your music, but if it was, what would you want people to take away from it?

Joy or happiness, if you can.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Let It Happen by Tame Impala and 15 Step by Radiohead.

What’s your FAULT?

Impatience.

 

 

You can check out Sundara Karma’s new single below.

 

 

Words: Adina Ilie

 

Nina Nesbitt for FAULT Magazine – Exclusive shoot and interview.

 

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Shorts: Marc Jacobs
Blazer: Dsquared2
Shirt: Belle Epoque
Shoes: Elia B

Nina Nesbitt is slowly but surely carving her way up the pop ladder with her clever and heartfelt lyrics. Over the past years, she’s come into her own as an artist and her latest single Chewing Gum strays her away from the bubblegum girl with an acoustic guitar that we’ve gotten used to. Ahead of her latest EP release entitled Modern Love, we caught up with Nina on growing up, switching gears and relationships in the public eye.

 

You’ve only just released your latest EP Modern Love. How did you put this one together?

I’ve been writing for about two years, changing things here and there until I found the right sound. I wanted to get as many songs in as possible, cause it’s been a while since I last released something. So it took a little time until I found the right combination to put on the record. But yeah, that’s pretty much how Modern Love came about.

You’ve switched gears a bit and strayed away from that image of a ‘girl with a guitar’ that you first put out there. Did you feel that your career needed a bit of rebranding or was that merely your natural reaction to growing up?

I wasn’t really thinking about it as a brand, I was just like really bored of the music I was making. I just needed to do something different cause I didn’t love what I was doing anymore. So I was a bit like ‘Alright, do I stop doing what I’m doing and stop writing songs overall? Or should I just completely reinvent myself?”. I decided on the latter. I think that the most fun part for me was discovering what kind of artist I am.

How do you feel your style and music have evolved over the past years?

I think I’ve just learned how to write songs more. I mean I continued doing what I was doing before; picking up the guitar and the songs would just come out. I’ve worked with quite a lot of writers now and it was interesting to see how they write. I also feel more experienced than before, cause I’ve seen what’s worked and what hasn’t. I got a bit more of an insight into writing music. I’ve just been more open and not stuck on an acoustic guitar. I’ve been experimenting; I’ve got my own home studio and that has been really helpful. I learned how to do production myself and I’ve been a lot freer.

So you’ve been a lot more hands-on with this EP?

Yeah, it’s not that I wasn’t hands on before, it’s just that I had a lot more options with this one.

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Trousers & Jacket: D&G
Bodysuit: Wolford
Shoes: Ash

Where do you see your music going, since you’ve experimented so much lately?

I have literally no idea. I don’t even know what the next album is going to be like. I just try and focus on the current stuff. I’ll probably change things up again, but this album is going to be loud and energetic, a mixture of all of that.

Let’s talk about Modern Love a bit, both metaphorically and literally. Is this an EP that you’ve drawn from personal experience?

Yeah, it’s definitely drawn from personal experience. There’s a track on there that I’ve written after watching a film and it’s kind of like the idea of what it would be like to be in love with someone. And there’s another track that I’ve produced myself, so I’m really excited about that one.

There are a lot of songs out there about casual relationships from a male-driven perspective. You’ve put out Chewing Gum that’s kind of related to that, but from your own point of view. Since this isn’t a topic that you’ve written about in the past, what’s changed that made you want to tackle the subject?

It’s just something that I’ve experienced over the past few years. You know, all the songs come from personal experience. So I just wanted to talk about this. Some women are ashamed about having casual relationships or doing something that they want to do, what they like and what they don’t. I don’t think it’s something that should be shied away from. And I just wanted to write a song about it.

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Shirt: Belle-Epoque
Trousers: Andrew Majtenyi

What are your thoughts on the way that this generation deals with Modern Love – mind the pun?

You know what, I called the EP Modern Love because I thought that the way this generation acts in relationships is very different. Especially in London, everyone is going to put themselves first. So, the women aren’t going to go out and find a man to look after them. Everyone is doing their own thing and the whole Internet thing just leaves things more open. I find the subject really interesting.

What about yourself, as an artist? Do you find relationships harder to build because of your career choice?

I would say that they are difficult for me because when I’m in a relationship, I’ll just write all these songs about it at first. And then, I’ll just try to somehow get out of it, even if I’m happy. I don’t know, I need things to write songs about. It’s kind of a catch 22. I’m trying to think more about myself at the moment.

You’ve already done some shows at the end of January. What else do you have lined up for 2016?

The shows in January were amazing; they were the first Modern Love shows. It was a bit scary going back on the road cause I’ve been writing for so long. As for the rest of 2016, hopefully recording an album, doing festivals and so on.

What’s your FAULT?

I don’t really allow myself to be happy because of my creative nature.

 

Words: Adina Ilie

Photography: Miles Holder
Stylist: Rachel Gold @ LHA Represents
Hair and Makeup: Charlotte Gaskill @ LHA Represents
Styling assistant: Alexx Dougherty