‘Touch of Grey’ – Victoria Stevens’ FAULT

Grey coat: A.F. VANDEVOORST,  Grey cardigan: JIL SANDER, Grey striped pants: EDUN

Grey coat: A.F. VANDEVOORST,
Grey cardigan: JIL SANDER,
Grey striped pants: EDUN

 

Tan sweater vest EDUN,  Brown wide leg trouser MARNI

Tan sweater vest EDUN,
Brown wide leg trouser MARNI

 

Grey vest MAXMARA,  Grey coat layered underneath EDUN

Grey vest MAXMARA,
Grey coat layered underneath EDUN

 

Brown knit turtle neck THE ROW,  Brown knit wrap skirt THE ROW

Brown knit turtle neck THE ROW,
Brown knit wrap skirt THE ROW

 

White turtle neck RALPH LAUREN,  White wide leg pant RALPH LAUREN

White turtle neck RALPH LAUREN,
White wide leg pant RALPH LAUREN

 

Camel trench coat PHILLIP LIM,  Camel turtleneck EDUN,  Camel pant EDUN

Camel trench coat PHILLIP LIM,
Camel turtleneck EDUN,
Camel pant EDUN

Photographer: Victoria Stevens
Styling: Marcelo Gaia
Hair: Yusuke Miura
Makeup: Maria Nguyen for MAC Cosmetics
Model: Brit @ Wilhelmina

It’s a Man’s World – new editorial by Tré & Elmaz

Coat by Sorapol Bra by Mimi Holliday by Damaris

Coat by Sorapol
Bra by Mimi Holliday by Damaris

He wears all clothes and shoes vintage from Rokit She wears stockings by Wolford

He wears all clothes and shoes vintage
from Rokit
She wears stockings by Wolford

Knickers and Suspender Belt by Mimi Holliday by Damaris Stockings by What Katie Did Headpice by Fumbalinas

Knickers and Suspender Belt by
Mimi Holliday by Damaris
Stockings by What Katie Did
Headpice by Fumbalinas

He wears vintage jacket and trousers from Rokit She wears body from I. D. Sarrieri

He wears vintage jacket and
trousers from Rokit
She wears body from I. D. Sarrieri

He wears vintage jacket from Rokit

He wears vintage jacket from Rokit

He wears bra by Mimi Holliday by Damaris Coat by Sorapol Vintage trousers from Rokit She wears dress and harness by Manuel Diaz

He wears bra by Mimi Holliday by
Damaris
Coat by Sorapol
Vintage trousers from Rokit
She wears dress and harness by
Manuel Diaz

He wears bra by Mimi Holliday by Damaris Coat by Sorapol Mask by Elliot Joseph Rentz She wears dress by Manuel Diaz

He wears bra by Mimi Holliday by
Damaris
Coat by Sorapol
Mask by Elliot Joseph Rentz
She wears dress by Manuel Diaz

He wears vintage trousers from Rokit Shoes by Charkviani She wear knickers by Mimi Holliday by Damaris Veil (worn over body) by Jay Briggs

He wears vintage trousers from Rokit
Shoes by Charkviani
She wear knickers by Mimi Holliday by
Damaris
Veil (worn over body) by Jay Briggs

He wears glove by Sorapol Bra by Mimi Holliday by Damaris Vintage trousers from Rokit

He wears glove by Sorapol
Bra by Mimi Holliday by Damaris
Vintage trousers from Rokit

Veil by Jay Briggs Knickers by Mimi Holliday by Damaris

Veil by Jay Briggs
Knickers by Mimi Holliday by Damaris

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Trousers vintage from Rokit Coat by Sorapol Shoes by Dora Teymur

Photography by Tré & Elmaz
Talent: Caroline Rausch & Erin Fee @ Storm Models
Styling: Victoria Gregory
Make Up: Lara Brewster
Hair: Stefanie Bacelic
Assistant: Sylvia Pam
Location: Simon Drake’s House of Magic

‘Social Media’ – Exclusive Fashion Editorial By Woland

Vinyl top:  James Hock  Leather cut out bodice: Jane Bowler  Black high waisted knickers: Kiss

Vinyl top: James Hock
Leather cut out bodice: Jane Bowler
Black high waisted knickers: Kiss Me Deadly

Vinyl mac: Chic Freak Black bikini suit with gold metal buckles: Bordelle Heeless lace Platforms: Natasha Marro

Vinyl mac: Chic Freak
Black bikini suit with gold metal buckles: Bordelle

Corcet: Calico  Black bra with gold hoop: Bordelle

Corcet: Kocolala
Black bra with gold hoop: Bordelle

Black leather thumbless glove with jewelled detail: Sorapol

Black leather thumbless glove with jewelled detail: Sorapol

Black vinyl cut out crop top:  Jane Bowler Black bikini top: Femme Noir  Black bikini briefs: Espiral

Black vinyl cut out crop top: Jane Bowler
Black bikini top: Femme Noir
Black bikini briefs: Espiral

Black lazer cut top: Martina Spetlova Black leather caged skirt: Vita Gotlieb

Black lazer cut top: Martina Spetlova
Black leather caged skirt: Vita Gotlieb

Vinyl black geometric cut out with silver studs: Jane Bowler Black leather and silk woven vest top: Martina Spetlova

Vinyl black geometric cut out with silver studs: Jane Bowler
Black leather and silk woven vest top: Martina Spetlova

Black bra frame: Bordelle  High waisted silk knickers: Kiss Me  Black strapped leather zip cuff: Deadly

Black bra frame: Bordelle
High waisted silk knickers: Kiss Me Deadly
Black strapped leather zip cuff: Bordelle

 

 

Photographer: Woland – http://www.woland.co.uk/

Stylist: Claudia Behnke – http://www.claudiabehnke.co.uk/

Make up: Natasha Lakic using rodial and mac

Hair: Sofia Sjoo using Joico for Billy & Bo

Models: Lera Kiryakova Premier

Stylist assistant: Wendy Quintana & Sharon Lazarus

‘Why Should I Care?’ – Exclusive Fashion Editorial By JC Verona

Sunglasses: Black Eyewear Leather Biker Jacket: Topshop

Sunglasses: Black Eyewear Leather Biker Jacket: Topshop

Coat: Monki Lace Top: Alex Ulichny Trousers: Meam Shoes: Finsk London Leather Chokers: Expectations Bracelet: Hermes Ring: Bulgari

Coat: Monki
Lace Top: Alex Ulichny Trousers: Meam
Shoes: Finsk London
Leather Chokers: Expectations
Bracelet: Hermes
Ring: Bulgari

Top: Tube Gallery Bra: Woolford Leather Panel Skirt: Tube Gallery Cuff: Expectations

Top: Tube Gallery
Bra: Woolford
Leather Panel Skirt: Tube Gallery
Cuff: Expectations

Top: Tube Gallery Bra: Woolford

Top: Tube Gallery
Bra: Woolford

Coat: M-Sew Leather Choker: Expectations Ring: Cos

Coat: M-Sew
Leather Choker: Expectations
Ring: Cos

Hat: Monki Coat: Monki Emroided skirt: Tube Gallery Leather Cuffs: Expectaions Socks: Barcode Berlin Shoes: Finsk London

Hat: Monki
Coat: Monki
Emroided skirt: Tube Gallery
Leather Cuffs: Expectaions Socks: Barcode Berlin Shoes: Finsk London

Coat: M-Sew Leather Choker: Expectations Ring: Cos

Coat: M-Sew
Leather Choker: Expectations
Ring: Cos

 

Photography: JC VERONA
Styling / Creative Direction: VESA PERAKYLA
Make up: ELIZABETH HSIEH
Hair: ADRIANO DASTOLTO using Bumble and Bumble

Model KIT @ Elite Models London

FAULT Magazine first looks from Milan Fashion Week

Stella Jean 

Stella Jean (4)

Stella Jean (3)

Stella Jean (2)

 

Nicholas K 

Nicholas K (5)

Nicholas K (4)

Nicholas K (3)

Francesco Scognamiglio

Francesco Scognamiglio (6)

Francesco Scognamiglio (1)

Francesco Scognamiglio (3)

Byblos

Byblos (5) Byblos (4) Byblos (3)

Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti (3) Alberta Ferretti (2) Alberta Ferretti (1)

All Photographs by Nigel Pacquette exclusively for FAULT Magazine

FAULT MAGAZINE BACKSTAGE AT PARIS FASHION WEEK

 

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Photograper: Felix Alexandre

ISSEY MIYAKE OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE IN MAYFAIR

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Saturday 11th October 2014 marks the opening of Issey Miyake’s new flagship store in the centre of Mayfair designed by Tokujin Yoshioka.

Yoshioka has torn out the previous bank fittings and left the texture of the bare walls on display. However this is no bohemian market store, quite ingeniously Yoshioka has  also contrasted the withering walls with futuristic surfaces of aluminium. Both fragments of the past and visions of the future come together within the store creating a shopping atmosphere between time and space. It is no wonder that Yoshioka went on to design all furniture, fittings and seating.

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See the whole shoot, out now in FAULT Issue 19

We’re obviously massive fans of Issey Miyake and in FAULT 19 we’ve dedicated 7 pages to an awesome editorial featuring clothing exclusively from Homme Plisse. Shot by photographer Leigh Keily and styled by our Fashion Editor Kristine Kilty, you’ll can see the whole editorial (and many more) inside FAULT Issue 19, our now and available to order for delivery worldwide.

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ISSEY MIYAKE 10 Brook Street will carry the following collections

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ISSEY MIYAKE MEN

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BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE

IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE

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ISSEY MIYAKE WATCHES

ISSEY MIYAKE FRAGRANCES

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FAULT Focus: AMBEREBMA Designer Noriko Yoshii

Japanese-born, Netherlands-based idealist Noriko Yoshii is the designer behind cutting-edge handbag label AMBEREBMA. Made from real leather in traditional tanneries in Italy, AMEREBMA products can be distinguished by their dedication to quality, precise attention to detail and an overall brand aesthetic that draws heavily on elements of the occult and dualist philosophies. Noriko’s monochromatic, palindromic approach immediately marks AMBEREBMA out as a uniquely positioned brand – one with a clearly defined identity that is underpinned by a firm commitment to keeping their products individually unique and faultlessly durable and long-lasting.

FAULT Focus had the pleasure of speaking to her about her approach to her business so far:

AMBEREBMA JJ5

AMBEREBMA JJ5
Photographer: Zak Andrea Zaccone

FAULT: What was it that first spurred you to launch your label? Was there a specific event that helped you to make the decision or was it a process that took a long time before you made the big fist step into production?

Noriko: I used to live in Italy, and over there I was a designer for a fashion label. At that time, I thought to myself strongly that I would never start my own brand. That was because, throughout my career as a designer, I had learned that in order to create and sustain a brand it costs a lot of money and also a lot of work.

However, after I moved to Netherlands I was able to meet a lot of artists. Not just designers, but painters, musicians and people with a lot of new thoughts, ideas and energy. Coming into contact with them allowed me to think that I was able to do something too. Many people told me that I should start design bags once again.

The words of the owner of the factory where I make my bags now have also affected me greatly. He had been producing bags for couple of big designers, but for the past few years he constantly declined offers from small brands. Despite that, he told me that, if I were to start a brand, he would like to work with me.

I decided to start my brand from the support of all these people around me.

 

We love the name of your brand – AMBEREBMA – and the values it stands for: longevity and timelessness bound up in hopes for the future. On that note, you have mentioned how people are moving away from the idea of using a high quality statement pieces for a long time – presumably in favour of cheaper, ‘disposable’ items. Why do you think that is?

10 years ago, with the flow of different identities and hobbies, there was fashion. But now, we are flooded with information whether you are out on the streets or you are in front of the computer. The economic decline that we are going through has now lead people to seek cheap products. They tend to pick similar products to the people around them in order to feel like they are also ‘on-trend’ – just like everyone else.

I am also just a normal woman in her thirties who likes fashion. Feeling that ‘flow’ [trend] myself, I wanted to stop and think: “Is this what I want or now?” As much as the world has become accessible and convenient, there is also the other part of the world which is suffering from all of that: whether that is people, products, or the environment. I wanted to focus my eyes and energy on those things.

AMBEREBMA JJ2

AMBEREBMA JJ2
Photographer: Max Botticelli

How do you intend to change that trend with AMBEREBMA?

I don’t intend to change the way people think. I believe that people do not change from being told. They change by realizing it themselves. With AMBEREBMA, changing something is not my intention – it is more that I intend to make my statement through it. If there are people who agree with it and with whom I can share that thought then I’ll be very happy.

Living in this world now, with massive amount of information, we tend to forget what’s really important. We forget that there are traditional crafts within different countries which we must protect.

In Italy, there are tanners and leather craft factories that have been making these products for a long time. I use real leather (animal skin) to make my products, therefore I want to make a statement of respect for those industries and put across other important messages through the label.

 

How do people buy your products?! We can’t do that through your website yet, it seems…What are your plans to make the line more widely available?

Right now we have 6 shops around the world which carry AMBEREBMA. There are shops which already have an online store and there are also ones that are planning on starting one. Unfortunately, at this point I’m not thinking of making an online store myself.

Right now I do a pop up store/exhibition twice a year in Tokyo, and a couple of times in Amsterdam and Milan. Actually talking and coming into contact with the clients is the method that I think suits me most.

AMBEREBMA JJ4

AMBEREBMA JJ4
Photographer: Zak Andera Zaccone

We were intrigued to see so much diversity between your products in terms of their individual designs and inspirations. There are unifying themes, of course, but why it is it (do you think) that so many of your pieces showcase such a wide range of influences?

The core of my philosophy has always been the same. I like the phrase “nothing is good or bad: thinking makes it so”.
The world exists from two core aspects; however, it all depends on how you perceive things. That is the reason why I make unisex products and why black and white is emphasized. That dualist philosophy is always present when I design the bags and when we shoot the products. I focus on portraying the image of AMBEREBMA when I design: “It looks simple from the outside but there is an inner strength that lies within”.

I like the thought of this, and I would like to be like that as well. I believe this comes across quite strongly in my designs.

 

Is there a particular process you follow when designing?

In the process of designing, image research and material research is important but, even more than that, I find importance in communication and coming into contact with people. At the exhibition, I talk to clients and I listen to their feedback. When we shoot the campaign imagery, I talk to the photographer. When I work on collaborations, I talk to the artist.

The smallest things can turn into a big idea for me. I draw my designs by hand and I make the paper patterns myself.

AMBEREBMA MM1

AMBEREBMA MM1
Photography: Jim Plasman

Do you have a favourite piece from your current collection?

[Laughs] That’s a hard one!

To me, each item is like my child. I use the SS1 (the card case), SS2 (coin case), and MM1 (multi-case) daily. I also use JJ2 bag frequently and, since I travel a lot for work, I use the SS4 (passport case).

I try to use all the items in order to see the good and bad sides of the product.

AMBEREBMA JJ3

AMBEREBMA JJ3
Photographer: Zak Andrea Zaccone

Describe your ideal customer: what type of person would most appreciate the AMEREBMA label?

The target for this [sort of high quality] brand. I use high quality materials and the products are long-lasting. So I’m not focusing on age or gender. I guess you can say that anyone who agrees with and shares my mission statement is my target.

 

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a joint exhibition with the artist Alice Morishita in Tokyo. We’ve recently done some collaboration pieces together and the exhibition is on Oct 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Afterwards, I am going to show at an Open Atelier in Amsterdam with the Dutch jewelry artist, Jacomijn van der Donk. It will be on November 22nd and 23rd.

I will also be having a pop up store/ exhibition in Milan in December. Please check my Facebook page for details:  www.facebook.com/amberebmabag

AMBEREBMA MM2

AMBEREBMA MM2
Photography: Jim Plasman

What is your FAULT?

[Laughs] I’m stubborn and I tend to focus too much into my own world. That’s why, maybe I’m a little weak on the sales aspect.

 

For more information on Noriko or AMBEREBMA, please visit www.amberebma.com