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)

FAULT Magazine attends James Bay X TOPMAN Launch Party

The fashion and music industries have always shared a close bond with artists such as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Tinie Tempah making genuine waves and turning heads within the fashion world. Today we’ve been blessed with a new collaborative capsule collection from Brit Award-winning artist James Bay and Topman.

 

Last night we attended the official launch party at London’s Ace Hotel to get a closer look at the 13-piece line and to see the man behind the collection.

The collection is personal and the pieces are all items which we can imagine James Bay would wear himself as opposed to the old ‘Slap a famous name on a predesigned collection’ which we’ve seen so much of from other brands in the past. As with many things, the true beauty of this collection is in the details; the effort put into the meticulous embroidery, addition of personal lyrics, intrinsic patterns truly show and elevate the collection above the norm.

FAULT Magazine alumni were out in full force last night with Ella Eyre, Vanessa White and Becca Dudley all showing up to give their support.  Sipping Patrón Tequila, including Patrónics, Patron Margaritas on the rooftop bar the space was completely decked out like we were on the set of the lookbook shoot – guitars and all!

A wonderful evening of fashion, friends and music – we’re looking forward to seeing what other exciting strides Topman can continue to make!

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

Saint Laurent releases Winter 17 #YSL11 Fashion Films

 

The latest instalment of Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent fashion film series has released, and it’s the perfect transition from runway to the movie format. Directed by Nathalie Canguilhem, the badassery of the collection truly shines under the neon lights of the city night.

Anyway, less talking more gawking, check out the full video below.

Director: Nathalie Canguilhem
Music: “Kane” by SebastiAn
Models: Binx Walton, David Friend, Dalibor Urosevic, Hiandra Martinez, Louis Marzin, Mica Arganaraz”

LFWM: SS18 -FAULT’S BRAND TO WATCH – BODYBOUND

This season Bodybound burst onto the LFWM catwalk for the first time and they blew us away with their SS18 collection. Check out FAULT’s full review of the collection here.

We have tipped this design-duo as our top brand to watch for the future.  Chidubem from Lost in Talent has photographed the details exclusively for FAULT, so you can take a closer look at the exciting fabrics and details that Bodybound presented for SS18.

Menswear Editor: Kristine Kilty

 

 

 

LFWM: SS18 ASTRID ANDERSEN REVIEW

Always a favourite of London Fashion Week Men’s, the silence and anticipation of crowd at Astrid Andersen’s SS18 show revealed this year to be no different. Astrid Andersen, a woman who confronts the unexpected and makes it desirable. A pioneer in the luxury sportswear game, SS18 proved Andersen remains unrivalled.

Her signature velour comes this season in a moss-like greenish gold, recalling memories of the career-defining oversize velour basketball jerseys of her first ever collection. Other fabrics are more refined; floral satins in Japanese prints are compiled on tracksuits in patches, broken up by sporty black stripes, rich striped silks elevated the collection from streetwear to anywhere.

The often-used ‘safari’ theme is reinterpreted here, as only Andersen can. The flaps of sunbonnet hats trail behind the models as they stomp the runway, and bib-like shirts and loose trousers look as wearable on the streets of London as they would in sub-saharan climates. As usual, Andersen plays with audiences expectations, and we come away jolted, surprised and most of all, thirsty to buy.

Words: Harriet May de Vere

LFWM: SS18 MAISON MIHARA YASUHIRO REVIEW


As the first Japanese designer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week Men’s, it was brave of Mihara Yasuhiro – creative director of MAISON MIHARA YASUHIRO – to take on the punk aesthetic that London invented.

The bravery paid off. Tattooed models with smudged eyeliner slouched down the runway in grungy long cardigans, plaid shirts and torn denim. Patches which mocked the hashtag obsession of our generation were sown onto garments, slogans like ‘#nothing’ and ‘limited edition’ appeared again and again, echoing our culture’s obsession with social media and its unavoidability.

The falseness the online image was mirrored again in the cartoonish aspects of the SS18 collection. Giant zips on jackets and recycling logos graffitied onto denim brought the fun and quirky touches which reminded the audience that this was a Japanese designer. A Japanese designer who managed to bring something new to the decades old, and many times reinterpreted, London punk aesthetic.

Words: Harriet May de Vere

LFWM: SS18 COTTWEILER REVIEW

After a quick Google of the brand revealed Cottweiler to be ‘London’s most underrated label’, their SS18 show began to shrink the disparity between the talent and the hype. Fans of the brand differ from the usual horde of celebabies and reality stars; FKA twigs and Skepta are just some of the influencers who are fans of the brand and who bring with them integrity and not just Instagram followers.

Lizard embroidery tied the collection together, with bag, shirts and even the model’s bodies sporting them. They called to mind the embroidered dragons which covered everyone’s Maharishi cargo pants during the 1990s, and which were due a comeback. Early 2000s tribal patterns were re-invigorated in neutral beiges and greys and textured fabrics, and tufted feathery trousers added a new dimension to these prints.

The sportswear was still there for the fans, even managing to pitch a persuasive argument for cycling shorts on men. Both sexes will be fighting over the sheer nude shorts, and the two-pieces which could be interpreted as both tracksuit and suit. Silver, green and orange fabrics shimmered down the runway on loose vests and oversized trousers. As designers Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty came out at the end, dressed in the collection and to riotous applause, it was clear they are the best advert for their clothes; a demonstration of why everyone can (and should) be wearing Cottweiler.

Words: Harriet May de Vere