#LikeforLikes – Christopher Polack’s ‘selfie’-inspired editorial for FAULT Online

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photographer CHRISTOPHER POLACK
stylist FAUSTINA ROSE
model OLGA VLASENKO @ MAJOR MODELS
hair and makeup JOSEFINA FERNANDEZ

Backstage at Berlin Fashion Week: DARE by Johny Dar

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Johny Dar closed the show at Berlin Fashion Week with his bold combinations of fashion design and body art

Artist and fashion designer Johny Dar closed Berlin Fashion Week with a spectacular 30 minute show of his work. FAULT spoke to the man behind the painted models…

FAULT: Congratulations on an incredible show, how has been the response so far?

Johny: The crowd clapped for three minutes, we had a standing ovation and people who were at the show definitely enjoyed it because it was a real show.

You opened and closed the show with some beautifully painted models, similar to your work on Tuuli Shipster [Rankin's wife]. How has the artwork on these models continued on from your work on Dar the Book and the ‘Tuuli by Dar’ project? 

I was setting myself up for the biggest challenge of my career by promising to paint 11 models and three performers in one day before the show, when my work with Tuuli took anything between 6 to 12 hours to create each look, and the images from DAR the BOOK came from a journey of over five years. So for this show I had to come up with a technique where I didn’t have to sacrifice the detail and potency of my style that really comes through in Tuuli by Dar, but where I was also able to get it done within the 16 hours right before the show. The body is split into two halves, which in this case represented the masculine and feminine aspects within the body.

Johny Dar's SS ' 15 show took place at Erika Hess Eisstadion on July 11, 2014 (Photo by Peter Michael Dills)

Johny Dar’s SS ‘ 15 show took place at Erika Hess Eisstadion on July 11, 2014 (Photo by Peter Michael Dills)

Did you face any challenges? 

Well, put it this way, by 10 o clock in the morning I was supposed to be done with the first layer of the models, but by 10 o’ clock I had a leg and a half done and only 4 out of 11 models had showed up. Really the show was overcoming challenges until it ended – until the last second everything was on the verge of collapse and somehow we made it through.

Talk us through the idea behind the incredible hair pieces they were wearing in the opening?

I wanted to create a veil out of the human body – out of an extension of the human body – so naturally what came to mind was the hair as that veil to hide behind and show as much as you are comfortable with. For me there is nothing more mysterious and sexy than flowing hair.

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What thoughts were you trying to express with the clothing? It felt very tribal and earthy to us. 

I’m glad that’s how you see the collection. So far we have been attracting a great variety of reviews on the fashion which is great because I wanted it to be free from any defined style, so naturally it invokes variation in the reviews.

What I showed in this collection is basically different ways to wear your sexuality and sensuality as an empowerment, because I believe that those aspects should really empower the feminine not make her into a sex object or a material possession.

This collection was meant to be a journey through the various aspects of security and insecurity within the feminine experience – like not having big enough boobs so stuffing the dress with mesh, or being sick and tired of it all so just wearing an elastic band. It was meant to show the difference between overwhelming yourself with an outfit and letting your wings take form through your outfit.

Photo by Frazer Harrison

Photo by Frazer Harrison

Tell us about your production choices for music, lighting and graphics. 

I definitely didn’t want it to be what fashion is today, which is another fast food order – super size it, double cheese it, give it to me in the pink wrapper instead of the blue wrapper for the season. I’m sick and tired of the same old show.

I wanted to show the symbiosis between music, art and fashion and how they are just the same person in different roles, in different outfits, in different expressions. Because, after all, it was meant to be an original experience beyond selling clothing.

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Backstage with Johny Dar as he does his body painting on the models

You’ve said this was a prelude to your couture collection next season, any hints as to what we can expect from that? 

If you are looking at the body painted part of the show you can imagine high-end couture ski-suits next. The laser cut out pieces – you can expect maybe a 3D head to toe dress showing off a million colours.

With the coming couture collection I’m introducing a new idea for couture, a new concept for design in relation to the body, and how we can reintroduce our relationship towards clothing and creating our image. So it’s designing from a body perspective rather than imposing an idea or concept upon the body.

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For more, visit:

www.DARtheBOOK.com
www.facebook.com/DARtheBOOK

www.twitter.com/DARtheBOOK1
www.instagram.com/DARtheBOOK

Words: Olivia Pinnock

Dannii Minogue – exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 18′s reversible cover

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Dannii Minogue was shot in London by photographer James D Kelly and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18
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FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features multi-talented Australian beauty Dannii Minogue as its reversible cover feature. Dubbed (by us, for the feature ‘s title) the “Down Under Designer Darling”, Dannii’s sense of style is self-evident as she shines in looks by the likes of Nicole Farhi, Missoni and Viktor & Rolf.

Shot exclusively for FAULT at the Hoxton Hotel in London by photographer James D Kelly with styling by Rachel Holland, Dannii’s feature includes an in-depth interview and runs over 9 pages in the magazine, including the Style section cover inside the magazine.

In the interview, Dannii speaks about life in Australia with her 4 year old son, Ethan, her desire to get back into TV in the UK, her dreams of working on her own productions and her continuing achievements in the fields of music and fashion.

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FAULT: We hear that you’re looking to do some other things in future in addition to working on ‘X Factor (Australia)’ – could you elaborate?

Dannii: I’ve been having meetings about TV that I might come back and do here. I definitely want to come back and do something – I’m just trying to find the right thing, Leaving X Factor here when it was just such a juggernaut… you kind of want it [the new project] to be something just as special. I guess I am looking for projects where I can be involved, not just as hired talent but more from the production side. I’m starting to look at that as something I can retire into – not just yet but, at some point, I’d love to being doing both: being on camera and also involved in the production.

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Interview by Louis Sheridan

That’s definitely the way to do it, take control! Let’s talk about music too… I hear you’re back in the studio, can you tell us more about that?

Yeah, I recorded some stuff that I’ve co-written and some stuff that friends have written and others that I’ve found and just love. I’m just trying out loads of different stuff with no pressure of a record company or a deal or a date or anything. I’m actually really enjoying it. I’ve spoken to a few record companies, I’ve said I’m not ready to commit to anything and they’re like, “That’s cool, that’s how it should be. Just do it and enjoy it, and from that enjoyment you’ll find something”, so I’m just seeing if I can find that something special but, again, it’s been so long since I’ve done it that I don’t want to come back with something unless it’s special.

You recently announced the launch of your own online e-commerce store, DanniiShop.com, and have also worked on a clothing line in Australia for petite sized women [Dannii for Target, available in Australia]. Tell us about that?

Yeah, I’ve been working on a big range of stuff, primarily for Australia, at the moment. Earlier this year we were just trying to make sure that you could get the stuff of DanniiShop over here – delivered online and stuff – and now you can. That’s a project that I love working on.

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 …

What is your FAULT?

My fault… I think I’ve noticed I’m a real worrier. Especially since being a mum, I just worry about stuff and I’m like, “I don’t want to be that person!” I worry a lot, it’s stupid. It’s such a waste of energy and time – I need to toughen up!

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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder – first look at our exclusive Men’s section cover shoot for FAULT Issue 18

 

FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features OneRepublic front man and unstoppable hit-maker Ryan Tedder on it’s internal Men’s Fashion section cover. In addition to the cover, Ryan’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Kell Mitchell and stylist Patricia Villirillo – runs over 6 pages in the print issue.

 

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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder was shot in London by photographer Kell Mitchell and styled by Patricia Villirillo exclusively for the Men’s section cover of FAULT Issue 18
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… 

FAULT: What was working with Leona Lewis for her break-through single ‘Bleeding Love’ like?

RYAN: I would’ve bet money against that song being a hit anywhere outside of the UK.  That’s how cynical I was. I had no idea of the expectation that there was for it. I didn’t even know till after we did the song that she had been on X Factor.

 

FAULT: Did you feel any pressure from Simon Cowell’s label?

RYAN: Of course. Simon didn’t get to where he’s got by sitting back in the passenger seat and just assuming or hoping that things will just take care of themselves. His label is aggressive, flat out aggressive. They have an objective, they have a goal, a single-minded goal and everyone at that label is dead on in their approach. They’re like, ‘here’s when it’s coming out, here’s when it’s due, boom boom boom boom boom boom.’ When you’re making an album you can move things around, but when you have TV involved it is completely different. Their calendar is their bible. They cannot change the dates of when something is going to broadcast and so because of that they have a more militant approach.

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Ryan wears looks by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Ann Demeulemeester. Interview by Chris Purnell.

FAULT: Does it feel different working on one of OneRepublic songs as opposed to a song for someone else?

RYAN: OneRepublic songs are a lot harder for me. I compare it to theatre. A OneRepublic album is a play written, directed, produced, performed by us, by me, but when it’s for another artist I feel like I wrote the dialogue, but I don’t have to stand on stage and deliver it, so I’m not the one getting tomatoes thrown at ‘em if it doesn’t go well.

 

On making pop music: “You have to have hits all the time: that is your currency. You have to have the most cutting edge, innovative, driving, fantastical songs that the world instantly reacts to. They don’t need a lot of thought, and you don’t have to dig deep. “

 

FAULT: Have you ever worked in the situation where the artist hasn’t been in the driving seat but it’s been the machine behind them?

RYAN: Yes. If the artist is part of the machine then they’re too busy to really artistically care, they just say, ‘Give me the biggest hit.’

 

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Pixie Lott – first look at our exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 18′s front cover

Pixie Lott: “Beauty comes from the inside out. If you are feeling good on the inside and give out love and kindness it does show, and makes you look and feel more beautiful.”  

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Pixie Lott was shot in London by photographer Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18
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FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features British songstress Pixie Lott in anticipation of the imminent release of her eponymous third studio album. In addition to the front cover, Pixie’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Simon Harris and stylist Marika Page – runs over 9 pages in the print issue. Pixie also covers the issue’s Music section inside the magazine.

The shoot, based on the issue’s theme of ‘RAW’, shows off Pixie’s natural beauty with the singer taking up some frank, unassuming poses to complement FAULT’s traditionally distinctive, often monochromatic, editorial style.

In the interview, entitled ‘Made for This‘, Pixie discusses the pressures of life in the public eye and her approach to staying positive, regardless of public reaction to her life away from music. She reflects on how the new album reflects her personality better than anything else she has released and her total conviction, even from an early age, that she was destined for a career in music.

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Interview by Chris Purnell

FAULT: I was wondering how it feels as a musician to have so many other aspects – particularly your fashion and beauty choices – sometimes overshadowing your chosen mode of expression?

PIXIE: I always want my music and live shows to be the most important [thing], as that means the most to me. There is no better feeling for me than singing live for people and I really want that to come across, especially with the new sound of my new album. But I do have a passion for fashion, make up and costume, and it’s fun that I get to combine it all.

You have said that your new record best represents you as opposed to your others. Why is that?

It’s very soul influenced but still current. I grew up listening to music from the 60s/70s and mixed that with who I am. It’s the favourite album I’ve made so far. It best represents me, with is why I named it ‘Pixie Lott.’

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Did you go into the studio with a clear plan for what the record was going to be, or was it more of a process?

I knew I wanted it to have a cohesive sound and not lose the soul.  It’s what I want my second album to be, but that didn’t end up happening.

From an early age you seemed destined to be singing and performing. Is that how it feels?

Yes, definitely. I always wanted to be a recording artist. I always had that goal to strive towards from an early age.

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Was there ever any doubt that what you were doing was the right thing?

Never.

Is there ever any doubt now?

Not at all.

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FAULT Issue 18 – The RAW Issue – is now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 18 – The RAW Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 20/07/14

Pixie Lott was shot in London by photographer Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18  Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 18 front cover star Pixie Lott was shot by Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page. Reversible cover star Dannii Minogue was shot by James D. Kelly and styled by Rachel Holland.
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FAULT Magazine  - the RAW Issue - proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Dannii Minogue – REVERSIBLE COVER FEATURE

Pixie Lott

Ryan Tedder/One Republic

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Stromae

Ella Eyre

Lydia Hearst

Zara Martin

Corinne Bailey Rae

Alpines

SXSW ’14 – backstage exclusives

Plus a FAULTless selection of the the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography that ripped up the status quo in 2014 – all presented in style that juxtaposes, on the one hand, a sense of minimal, effortless style characterised in the world of contemporary fashion and, on the other, the untamed, in-your-face passion that underpins so much of the natural talent in the arts and entertainment industries.

 

This is your FAULT

 

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FAULT Favourite photographic artist Christy Lee Rogers launches new series, ‘ÉLAN’, with June solo show in London

FAULT Favourite photographic artist Christy Lee Rogers has announced her latest solo exhibition, this time with The Outsiders Gallery in London – the sister project to famous gallerist Steve Lazarides’ Mayfair-based gallery.

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‘Ciel de Pluie’

Christy’s latest series is entitled ‘ÉLAN‘ - French for vigour, spirit, and an enthusiasm typically revealed by assurance or brilliance of performance. It is a fitting title for her new body of work, another triumph of typically un-manipulated aquatic photographs. The series consists of 24 pieces in total and each will be sold as a number of very limited editions in varying sizes. Each piece has been heavily and patently influenced by the circus and, specifically, performances associated with Paris, such as the Moulin Rouge.

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‘La Promesse’

“I was inspired by Paris, the performances of the Moulin Rouge, the old circuses, wild abandonment and that feeling of letting go that explodes out of you like you’re drunk with love,” says Christy of her new work. “I imagined living in Paris during the1920s as a performer, with no possessions except for your talent and art, and how free, yet desperate, that would be.”

Shot in Las Vegas and set to be unveiled in London, this Hawaiian-based artist’s latest exhibition is not to be missed. Already considered a cult artist by a growing legion of fans all over the world, ÉLAN is surely another step in Christy’s inevitable rise to truly iconic status.

Catch her while you still can.

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‘Fantome du Coeur’

WHEN:

Private view:  Thursday 12th June ’14, 6-9PM
13th – 19th June ’14, 11AM – 7PM

WHERE:

The Outsiders Gallery
8 Greek Street, Soho
London W1D 4DG

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please visit www.christyrogers.com

www.theartcollector.org/christy-lee-rogers/

An Affair in Alloy – Christopher Polack’s FAULT

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SWEATER – ALICE & OLIVIA, EARRINGS – YVES SAINT LAURENT (CIRCA 1980), BELT – CHANEL

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EYEWEAR + BLAZER – STYLISTS OWN, EARRINGS – VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS (CIRCA 1975), PATENT WALLET (INSIDE BLAZER) – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

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Photography by Christopher Polack

Styling by Faisal Westheimer

Hair and make-up by Janice Wu

Model: Catherine Grant at Elite London

Photo Assistant: Nick Parkinson Shot at Sun studios, Melbourne