FAULT Issue 17 exclusive shoot with fashion blogger Hanna Beth


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FAULT met up with model, fashion blogger and all round internet personality – Hanna Beth. Currently modelling in LA and juggling her many social media outlets, FAULT spoke to Hanna  about the numerous projects she’s got going on and how she keeps centred with such a busy schedule. View the whole interview in FAULT Issue 17 or for more on Hanna Beth, check out her site: www.hannabeth.buzznet.com

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Enfants Riches Deprimes jacket UNIF Clothing grail skirt Penelope and Coco avery wedge Kesha Rose by Charles Albert cannibal cuffand teeth ring

FAULT: What do you love most about the modelling industry? Hanna: I think what I love most is that I’m able to portray so many different looks and try so many different styles. I just get to meet so many different people and fashion has always been one of my favourite things and main inspirations so the fact that I get to work with that is great. I’m only 5’2” so I never really thought modelling would be a career and the fact that I was able to make something out of that, and just prove that you don’t have to be like 5’10” to be able to do modelling.   You are based in L.A. but have you ever considered moving to one of the fashion capitals for your career? For now I love living in L.A. A lot of my modelling is based there just because of my size. I feel like they’re more acceptable to tattoos and edginess, but recently I have been doing more out here in London and in Tokyo as well.   What do you like most about London? I think the fashion. I feel like people are a little bit more edgy and daring in London compared to L.A. and I also love the transportation in London. I hate driving and in L.A. you have to have a car to get anywhere, there’s no real public transportation and here it’s so easy to get anywhere.


Marc Jacobs jacket with fur collar
Result Wear audrey bodysuit 
Baccarat psydelic ring
Kesha Rose by Charles Albert earring
Vivienne Westwood boots

What are your favourite trends of the moment? Right now for Fall and Winter I’m just loving oversized shirts as dresses and anything comfortable. I love just wearing big oversized clothes and pairing it with a really crazy pair of shoes cause I like height. I love the whole plaid, tartan trend that’s happening right now and I just wear a lot of black. I love KTZ!

John Hardy naga ring Vivienne Westwood Red Label blouse Ashton Michael bowtie and shorts

John Hardy naga ring
Vivienne Westwood Red Label blouse
Ashton Michael bowtie and shorts

How would you describe your personal style? I guess it kind of changes day by day. I do love to be comfortable but one day I might go for a more edgy late 70s punk vintagy look and then I could be more boho 60s chic type of thing with a goth inspiration. I’m always changing.   What’s a typical day in the life of Hanna Beth? I guess I don’t really have typical days because I’m always doing something different whether it’s with modelling or something that has to do with my blogging. I’ve been blogging now for 7-8 years so I might be going into Buzz Media and having meetings or I work with a few other fashion brands doing collaborations so I’ve been doing that. When I’m not working I like to just hang out with my friends, go out dancing, go to the cinema, keep it chilled.


Lillian Crowe necklace
ASHI skirt

In previous interviews your spoken about your spirituality and about ‘big loves’ and things like that. Can you tell us a bit about this life philosophy? I guess I just try to live my live to the fullest each day and if something’s not making me happy I don’t want to do it, even if it’s a company I don’t fully believe or style I’m not fully in to – I wouldn’t want to promote something I’m not in to because I just feel like life’s too short. I don’t want to settle. I try to always stay positive and make the most of every situation. 


Anthony Franco tulip gown
Lillian Crowe flexion cuff and double finger ring

What is your FAULT? I’m really hard on myself and I also overthink too much.



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Photographer: Ben Cope Hair stylist: John Blaine Make up arist: Anna Branson Wardrobe Stylist: Holly Copeland Interview: Rebecca Unger Special Thanks: India James

‘FLIPPER’ – Bror Ivefeldt’s FAULT


Top and Leotard: Mark Fast Trousers: Ziad Ghanem

Top and Leotard: Mark Fast — Trousers: Ziad Ghanem

Printed leotards (worn on top of each other) -­? Ziad Ghanem Cape -­? Ziad Ghanem Shoes -­? Manolo Blahnik

Printed Leotards: Ziad Ghanem–Cape: Ziad Ghanem–Shoes: Manolo Blahnik


Printed Leotards: Ziad Ghanem–Cape: Ziad Ghanem–Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Mesh top: Jean Paul Gaultier @ House of Liza-- Dress: Andrew Majtenyi

Mesh top: Jean Paul Gaultier @ House of Liza– Dress: Andrew Majtenyi

PVC printed hoodie: Ziad Ghanem

PVC printed hoodie: Ziad Ghanem

Left Model wears - Bra: Libidex--Dress: Ziad Ghanem Rght Model Wears - PVC printed hoodie: Ziad Ghanem

Left Model wears – Bra: Libidex–Dress: Ziad Ghanem
Rght Model Wears – PVC printed hoodie: Ziad Ghanem

Dress: Scarlet Rage Vintage--Tights – Falke Shoes -­? Manolo Blahnik

Dress: Scarlet Rage Vintage–Tights: Falke–Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Dress : Natasha Zinko

Dress : Natasha Zinko


Photographer: Bror Ivefeldt – www.ivefeldt.com

Stylist: Aiden Connor

Hair Stylist: Steven Riashi

Make-­up Artist: Victoria Hanna

Photographic Assistant: Aiden Jordan

Model: Brenda @ Aimee at D1 Models

FAULT Focus: International Designer Sophie Zinga



What was your primary inspiration when you started the Sophie Zinga label?

When I first launched the line my primary inspiration came from my country, Senegal. I remember sourcing fabrics and creating intricate designs with Senegalese hand woven fabrics.

How would you describe the brand in 3 words?

Feminine. Classic. Minimal.



Congratulations on your first show at Paris Fashion Week! You displayed your AW’14-15 collection – what/who were the main influences behind that (if any)?

Thank you. Even though New York is my base and it’s an untraditional approach, I think my international fan base appreciated it. I think it was important to show in Paris, which is the original fashion capital of the world.

Do you have a favourite piece from the collection?

Yes my favourite piece is the gold metallic lame dress. It is glamorous silk metallic lame but at the same time keeps Sophie Zinga’s minimal quality and focus on lavish fabrics and clean lines.


You have such a cosmopolitan background – from Dakar (Senegal) to New York via Paris and Lagos – how do these disparate influences manifest themselves in your designs?

It comes naturally. Sophie Zinga is named after myself so it reflects parts of personality, my reality and myself, which translates into my designs.

Can you tell us about some of the unique features of the label?

The label is 100% made in Senegal (West Africa).

We love Animals. No real fur policy.

We only use silks, brocades or hand woven fabrics.


Is there a particular process you follow when designing?

I travel a lot. My parents travel a lot so I get a lot of my inspiration from traveling or from my parents’ trips. My mother is a great storyteller so she has an amazing way of giving people details about her trips that makes you feel like you were there. Other than that, it starts with sketches in my red little to-go red book I keep with me at all times. Picking out fabrics is my favourite part! I sometimes source fabrics depending on how I’m feeling.

You describe the label as “socially conscious”. Could you expand on that?

When I first thought about creating the label, giving back and creating jobs in West Africa was my biggest motivation. I have a background in development and economics and I’ve extensively volunteered and worked in development issues regarding Africa so naturally I always wanted to incorporate that in the label’s DNA. I made the conscious move of keeping the manufacturing done in 100% in West Africa. I am currently working with different multinational entities to improve to livelihoods women and girls and to give workers from disadvantaged communities the opportunities to have a dignified job in fashion, which in return benefits the whole community.


Who would be your dream client to design for/work with?

Lupita Nyongo. She perfectly nails the essence of style in an effortless way, without trying too hard. Angelina Jolie would be an amazing client as well. She can do no wrong on the red carpet.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on my Spring/Summer 15 collection, which is going to be the most extensive collection yet to date. Excitement is an understatement!


What are your plans to expand the line?

I would love to expand the line and ultimately create a diffusion line 5 years down the road. In 2016 I plan on developing accessories.

What is your FAULT?

Procrastinating. LOL.


Images: Ibra Ake; Mambu Bayoh

Art Attack! Rachell Smith’s FAULT


Dress Paule Ka
Necklace Vicki Sarge


Necklace from Mawi
Bralet and trousers from Fyodor Golan
Shoes Sophia Webster


dress Tata-Naka
Shoes Miu Miu
Heart shape sunglasses from Jeremy Scott for Linda Farrow


Top and skirt from Peter Pilotto
Bangle from Alexander Mcqueen @ Harvey Nichols
Shoes Vivienne Westwood


Coat from Prada


Full look from Prada


Full look from Miu Miu


Dress by Jil Sander

Photographer: Rachell Smith
Stylist: Alexandria Reid @ Frank Agency
Makeup: Harriet Hadfield Using MAC
Hair: Aaron Carlo @ Frank Agency


Leather Bra: no9.com Leather skirt: Acne Archive Shoes: Zara

Leather Bra: no9.com
Leather skirt: Acne Archive
Shoes: Zara

Cardigan: Helmut Lang Bandau bikini top: Wolford Jeans Acne Archive. Sh

Cardigan: Helmut Lang
Bandau Bikini Top: Wolford


Dress: NLY trend. 7+8. Malin.  Shirt Sleeve Shirt: FWSS

Dress: NLY trend. 7+8. Malin.
Shirt Sleeve Shirt: FWSS

Skirt: Helmut Lang   Earring: Maria Nilsdotter.

Skirt: Helmut Lang
Earring: Maria Nilsdotter

Denim jacket: Acne Archive Leather Pants: Helmut Lang/ Den Dama

Denim jacket: Acne Archive
Leather Pants: Helmut Lang/ Den Dama


Denim jacket: Acne Archive

Denim jacket: Acne Archive


Photographer: Truls Qvale www.trulsmqvale.com

Styling: Margrethe Gilboe/PudderAgency

Hair and makeup: Sissel Fylling using Armani/ shu uemura Aoh/La prairie / Pudder Agency

Photo Assistant: Marius Viken

Models: Malin and Rebekka /Heartbreak

‘Two Heads are Better than One’ – Oscar Alexander’s FAULT




Photography: Woland
Hair: OscarAlexander @ ERA Management using Fudge
Makeup: Natasha Lakic using MAC
Models: Kit @ & Ieva @ Elite London
Photographers assistant: Dan Korkelia

Fault Reviews: Yves Saint Laurent



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Set against the beautiful backdrop of Paris in 1957, the film tells the heady story of Yves Saint Laurent, played by Pierre Niney, and his lover Pierre Bergé, played by Guillaume Gallienne. Together as both business partners, soul-mates and eventually Pierre taking the role of carer to the troubled and reckless Yves, the film delves into the personal and creative life of the young designer.

The imagery is as stunning as you can imagine, featuring the original YSL garden in Marrakech, Morocco and various evocative scenes across Paris.  Original couture pieces from the YSL archives feature throughout the film, with a cast decked-out in a film wardrobe to die for. The full effect of the movie, creates a rich and idealistic story of the making of an internationally acclaimed fashion brand and how a designers relationship with their models, staff, friends and the people surrounding him / her can make or break a career.

Yves Saint Laurent, is portrayed as a creative genius, a tortured artist and a revolutionary designer, with Pierre as the rock that held the entire show (and Yves life) together season after season. Although this story sometimes glosses over some of Yves’ life and fails to explore what happens after he and Pierre separated, it’s worth seeing for the beautiful scenery, the costumes, and a deeper understanding into one of the greatest designers of our time.

Directed by Jalil Lespert

With Pierre Niney de La Comédie-Française, Guillaume Gallienne de la Comédie-Française, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet and Marie de Villepin

YVES SAINT LAURENT is released in cinemas across the UK on 21st March 2014





Part 2: Paris Fashion Week Roundup, AW14 Womenswear

Following on from PART 1 of our Paris Fashion Week roundup, here’s our review from some of our favourite fashion designers;  CélineBalmain, ACNE, Margiela, Rick Owens and more.






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Saint Laurentlaurent

At Céline and Balmain, animal prints were presented with a similar luxurious subtlety as at Givenchy. Céline’s Phoebe Philo worked the prints into a collection that was beautifully restrained, with a palette of black, grey, cream and camel, woven into which were a muted leopard print, hints of enlarged gingham and textiles like feathered wool and Astrakhan. Balmain’s collection was a much more clear reference to safari, with riffs on safari suits and camo colours, amidst abstracted zebra and leopard print. Zebra print also made an appearance at Acne Studios, in a collection that seemed to also draw on the safari influence, with a nod to Yves Saint Laurent’s famous collection in the Seventies. This retro inspiration was clear in the swirling print patterns, the candied colour palette and wide-legged trousers. This Seventies influence was as potent as ever in the actual Saint Laurent collection, with Hedi Slimane’s ongoing tribute to glam rock androgyny helped along by Alex Turner and Miles Kane sipping champagne in the front row. From the fur and sparkles, to the miniskirts and floppy hats, amidst prints of paisley and plaid, this was a veritable feast of retro style and it is testament to Slimane’s electric modernity and eye for youth that the references didn’t feel tired.


Vivienne Westwood westwood


Maison Martin Margiela margiela

Vivienne Westwood’s collection was a true celebration of her label, possessing much more impact than her relatively tame Red Label show in London the other week. This show exploded in colour and print, combining label signatures of silhouette and shape with a youthful, almost riotous energy. At Maison Martin Margiela, there was a similar sense of heritage and label hallmarks, but here these were in the treatment of tweed, merged with the silhouettes and tailoring upon which Margiela made its name. The result was an incredibly beautiful and subtle collection that was at once feminine and finely detailed, yet effortless and utterly wearable.


Rick Owensrick


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At the opposite end of the spectrum to the candy colours, decorative detailing and concept prints of labels like Chanel and Kenzo, some collections offered the avant-garde minimalism that has been central to Paris since the arrival of the Japanese designers to the city in the 1980s. Rick Owens, who has made this kind of punky minimalism a hallmark all of his own, delivered looks in total blocks of either black, oxblood or grey. The shapes were oversized and, again, biomorphic, with curvilinear sleeves and shell-like drapery. Pleats and variations of textile allowed for a considered experimentation, fully expressing Owens’ unique and intelligent eye.  Gareth Pugh’s collection was in a vein that was at once similar, and entirely different. Whilst minimalist in terms of being rendered entirely in white and silver, this collection was extravagant in silhouette and cut, with Pugh’s tailoring of a breathtaking standard. Consistently eye-catching, he continues to push his label forward with intricate detailing. Rei Kawakubo’s collection for Comme des Garçons was again a pushing of the boundaries of fashion, in line with her desire to make ‘objects of the body’ as declared last season. The result was in biomorphic, tubular knits that hung like literal sculptures , protruding from the body.


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In terms of the influence of the Paris shows, it will surely be the clever treatment of colour and print that filters into the mainstream; the broken animal prints, the neon inserts, the ongoing block-colouring filtered through pleats and trouser-suits. With your local supermarket and McDonald’s now firmly absorbed into the fashion domain, perhaps the industry’s influence will be more pervasive than ever.

Words by Will Ballantyne-Reid