Lights of Soho – the global home of creative neon art

Lights of Soho art gallery

Image credit: Dave Hogan

Lights of Soho is the new hangout where the neighbourhood’s creative community meet under the glow of seedy neon signs in a former brothel to conspire, collaborate and create. Not only is it London’s first gallery dedicated to light art but with the addition of a members’ bar in its basement, it aims to become a hub for the meeting of minds.

Lights of Soho members bar

Image credit: Dave Hogan

The venue may be new but the ambience isn’t; reviving the days when Soho’s notorious sex industry lit up the narrow lanes in hot pink and the cheap prices of the area brought in artists, musicians, actors, filmmakers, designers and the like. In keeping with the current interest to uphold the district’s creative legacy despite the rapid gentrification, Lights of Soho has landed just in time to send the message that they too want to keep Soho’s ne-on!

Diana Chire neon art

LITMFAGCHWTHCO by Diana Chire. Image credit: Dave Hogan

The first exhibition is called City Lights and brings together world-renowned artists and up and coming names in one space, earning the gallery the title of the ‘global home of creative neon art’. For the first time ever Tracey Emin, who has helped popularise the use of neon in art, is exhibiting alongside Chris Bracey, known as ‘The Neon Man’ for his iconic strip club signs which appeared all over Soho in the 1970s. Other artists in the group exhibition include Gavin Turk, Chris Levine, Christian Furr, Rob & Nick Carter and Rob Montgomery. At the private view, sponsored by Hoxton Gin, we discovered artworks ranging from poignant statements about love emblazoned in neon, to a Mona Lisa-esque lenticular of Kate Moss, to classic commercial signs promising ‘models upstairs’. The space is a spectacular visual overload.

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Boogie Nights by Christian Furr and I Promise To Love You by Tracey Emin. Image credit: Dave Hogan

City Lights at Lights of Soho opens today at 35 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RX until 5th July. Open Mon-Sun 11am until 8pm. For membership enquiries visit www.lightsofsoho.com.

‘Psychosis’ – A FAULT Magazine Exclusive Editorial by Karl Lam

Feather top and skirt: Burberry Net vest top:  Shiatzy Chen

Feather top and skirt: Burberry
Net vest top: Shiatzy Chen

Top: Shiatzy Chen

Top: Shiatzy Chen

Dress (as Top):  Escada Skirt: Shiatzy Chen Shoes: Rupert Sanderson Head Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress (as Top): Escada
Skirt: Shiatzy Chen
Shoes: Rupert Sanderson
Head Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Escada Belt: Miu Miu Earring: Vintage

Dress: Escada
Belt: Miu Miu
Earring: Vintage

Dress: Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes:  Jimmy Choo Head-Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Salvatore Ferragamo
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Head-Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes:  Jimmy Choo Head-Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Salvatore Ferragamo
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Head-Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes:  Jimmy Choo Head-Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Salvatore Ferragamo
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Head-Gear: Alexandre Zouari

Dress: Prada Earring: Vintage

Dress: Prada
Earring: Vintage

Coat: Miu Miu Skirt: Shiatzy Chen

Coat: Miu Miu
Skirt: Shiatzy Chen

Dress: Bottega Veneta Sock: Prada

Dress: Bottega Veneta
Sock: Prada

 

Photography: Karl Lam
Styling: Syan Leung 
Styling assistand: Alan Wong
Makeup: Jun Lui
Hair: Sean Chiu

Field Day are thrilled to reveal a very special, new stage: The Jägerhaus

LXN Collective will be covering the festival exclusively for FAULT Magazine where they will be joined by Caribou, RIDE, Patti Smith, FKA Twigs, Django Django, Mac DeMarco, Savages, Run The Jewels, Hudson Mohawke, SOPHIE, Chet Faker and Nina Kraviz across the Field Day weekend. The ninth edition of Field Day will be held at Victoria Park, in the heart of East London on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015.

Image : Field Day

Image : Field Day

Field Day are thrilled to reveal a very special, new stage: the Jägerhaus. When you step inside you’ll discover an incredible venue that’s different to anything you’ve seen before. Home to ice cold Jägermeister, the Jägerhaus twists andturns as the day turns to night. They’ll be unearthing the freshest new bands and DJs, and a heap of surprises along theway. Don’t miss the likes of Telegram, Boxed In, Cheatahs, Formation, Jolta, Murkage, Rat Boy, Vaults, Zibra and more on the Saturday as well as Toy, Spring King, Tuff Love, Whilk & Misky, Zun Zun Egui, All Tvvins, Cut Ribbons, Kagoule and more on the Sunday.

Field Day official pre- and after parties!

Finally! Field Day have announced the official pre- and after parties to get everyone warmed up for the Field Day

From pre-parties featuring Peter Bibby, The Vryll Society as well as Leopold and His Fiction at the Shacklewell Arms; POW! at the Lock Tavern, Fukced Up at the Shacklewell Arms; and after parties including Awesome Tapes from Africa at the Adam and Eve; the official Bugged Out! after party at Oval Space featuring John Talabot, Leon Vynehall, Shanti Celeste and Daniel Avery b2b Volteface on 6th June… plus some very special, secret guests playing the Shacklewell Arms after party on Saturday 6th June!

Field Day takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015 at Victoria Park in East London.

More exciting news soon…!

Tickets: http://fielddayfestivals.com/tickets/

 

Confirmed acts for Field Day Saturday 6th June:

A. G. Cook/ Andrew Weatherall b2b Daniel Avery/Antix/ Astronomyy/ Awesome Tapes From Africa/ Bad Vibrations

DJs/ Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann/ Bok Bok/ Boxed In/ Caribou/ Cashmere Cat/ Cheatahs/ Chet Faker/ Clarence

Clarity/ Clark – live/ Danny L Harle/ DJ Barely Legal/ Django Django/ Elijah & Skilliam/ FKA Twigs/ Floating

Points/ Formation/ Frau DJs/ Fryars/ Future Brown/ Ghost Culture/ Hackney Colliery Band/ Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck

& Mike Majkowski/ HONNE/ Hooton Tennis Club/ Hudson Mohawke – live/ Huw Stephens/ i-D DJs/ Jack

Garratt/ Jagaara/ Jen Long DJ/ John Talabot/ Jolta/ Jungle – DJ/ Kindness/ Klaves/ LA Priest/ Lemmy Ashton/ Leon

Vynehall/ LUKA/ Madlib – DJ/ Matthew and Me/ Max Tundra – DJ/ Mssingno/ Mumdance/ Murkage/ Nina Kraviz/ Owen

Pallett/ Phil Taggart/ Philip Selway/ QT/ Rae Morris/ Rat Boy/ Ratking/ ReviveHER/ Run The Jewels –

live/ SAOIRSE/ Shacklewell Arms DJs/ Shanti Celeste/ Shura/ SOPHIE – live/ Spector/ Sylvan Esso/ TÃLÃ/ Tei Shi/ Ten

Walls – live/ Telegram/ Todd Terje & The Olsens/ Tom Baker Soundsystem/ Tom Ravenscroft/ Toumani & Sidiki

Diabaté/ Tropics/ Tune-Yards/ Vaults/ Volte-Face/ Yossarian/ Yung Gud/ Zibra

 

Confirmed acts for Field Day Sunday 7th June:

Allah-Las/ All Tvvins/ Andy Votel/ Bad Breeding/ Baxter Dury/ Bernard and Edith/ Beyond the Wizards Sleeve/ Cairobi/

Cut Ribbons/ DIIV/ DJ Haai/ Ducktails/ Eagulls/ Errors/ Ex Hex/ Gaz Coombes/ Gengahr/ Georgie

Rogers/ Gulf/ Hælos/ Heavenly Jukebox/ Hookworms/ Jane Weaver/ Justin Robertson/ Kagoule/ Mac DeMarco/ Matthew

E. White/ My Brightest Diamond/ Nimmo/ Outfit/ Pale/ Patti Smith & band perform Horses/ Peter

Bibby/ Ride/ Savages/ Shacklewell Arms DJs/ Sonic Cathedral DJs/ Spring King/Tom Baker Soundsystem/ Toy/ Tuff

Love/ Viet Cong/ Whilk & Misky/ Zun Zun Egui

Victoria Park, E3 London

‘She dreams in colour’ – Dan Kennedy’s FAULT

Top: D&G Earrings: stylists own

Top: D&G
Earrings: stylists own

Top: D&G Lingerie: Myla

Top: D&G
Lingerie: Myla

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Neon bra: Playful Promises
Trousers: Haute couture stylists own
Earrings: Erickson Beamon

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Bralet: Playful Promises
Trousers: Jaeger

 

Berry lace bra: Agent Provocateur  Pinstrip trousers: Ralph Lauren Ankle strap platform sandles: Prada  Bangle: Pebble London

Berry lace bra: Agent Provocateur
Pinstrip trousers: Ralph Lauren
Ankle strap platform sandles: Prada
Bangle: Pebble London

Berry lace bra: Agent Provocateur  Pinstrip trousers: Ralph Lauren Ankle strap platform Sandles: Prada  Bangle: Pebble London

Berry lace bra: Agent Provocateur
Pinstrip trousers: Ralph Lauren
Ankle strap platform Sandles: Prada
Bangle: Pebble London

 

Photography: Dan Kennedy 

Stylist: Rachel Gold @ LHA Represents 
Hair & Makeup: Malin Coleman using Este Lauder and Paul Mitchell
Model: Eva P @Lenis model management
 
Photographers: assistant Hamish Melville 
Post Production: Mariel Montaner
Digital-Tech: Anthony Yates
Producer: Laura Cannon 
Shot at A Black Lie Studio www.ablacklie.co.uk

‘The new 90s’ – Exclusive Editorial for FAULT Online

Suit: Gestuz Earring: H&M

Suit: Gestuz
Earring: H&M

Suit: Gestuz Earring: H&M

Suit: Gestuz
Earring: H&M

Dress: Weekday Jacket: Vintage fur

Dress: Weekday
Jacket: Vintage
Fur

Jeans: Weekday Top: Mads Norgaard Shoes: Topshop Belt: Vintag

Jeans: Weekday
Top: Mads
Norgaard
Shoes: Topshop
Belt: Vintage

Pants: Adidas Top: Weekday Shoes: Vagabond Earring: Vintage Watch : Casio

Pants: Adidas
Top: Weekday
Shoes: Vagabond
Earring: Vintage
Watch : Casio

Tights: Calvin Klein Shirt: H&M Earring: H&M

Tights: Calvin
Klein
Shirt: H&M
Earring: H&M

 

Photographer: Andreas Bach

Stylist: Mette M. Pors – www.mmpors.com

Assistant: Annelene Overbye

Hair & Makeup: Ann Borghelt

Model: Iben S.

‘Anatomy Of The Look':FAULT Online exclusive editorial – Martin Brown’s FAULT

Total Look: Givenchy

Total Look: Givenchy

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Skirt & Shorts: Givenchy Leather Laceup Boots: Givenchy Waistcoat & Polo Shirt: Givenchy

Skirt & Shorts: Givenchy
Leather Laceup Boots: Givenchy
Waistcoat & Polo Shirt: Givenchy

Total Look: Calvin Klein Collection

Trousers: Calvin Klein Collection

Leather Tanktop: Calvin Klein Collection Socks and Sneakers: Calvin Klein Collection Trousers: Calvin Klein Collection

Leather Tanktop: Calvin Klein Collection
Socks and Sneakers: Calvin Klein Collection

 

Photographer: Martin Brown @ R Agency NY
Groomer: Nayo Thomas using Chanel & Oribe
Model: Yunis Torres @ Red