LFW SS18, Sunday 17th September, Day Three Highlights

     

Mary Katrantzou

To kick off Sunday off, an ‘idealised infancy’ was the theme running through Mary Katrantzou’s SS18 collection; a bright nostalgia trip that anyone from the 80s could understand. Colour-block panelling stood sharply against a backdrop of paint-by-number florals, iron-on Hama beads formed Katrantzou’s signature intricate digital designs and sequinned Lego block skirts matched perfectly with lace up jelly shoes. It was as if the she made her inner child to design this collection, only with the added feminine, athletic silhouettes.

Balloon hems and sleeves added volume to each piece, whereas sporty windbreakers, racer backs and scuba tops punctuated with toggles and go-faster stripes gave it that athleisure look and feel. In a world where we’re technology by tech, Katrantzou grounded herself in her childhood and revisited the building blocks that tasked her creativity.

Lizzie Griffin

 

     

Chalayan

Living in today’s digital age, everyone is entitled – the notion of self worth has become a concept directed by the opinion of others. Blank post-it notes were dotted on dresses and models circled the space wearing sheer veils and sunglasses – a reflection of how consumers miss out on the exchange of digital information.

As with every season, Chalayan’s SS18 collection was all about clean lines and linear silhouettes. Master of tailoring, this collection had asymmetric folds, abstract construction and a nod to the 80s power shoulder, only smoother for the modern age. This neutral show had splashes of sunshine yellow and demanding red; on the back of the checked blazers the fabric darted out like a cape, a playful way to add some volume. Ditching the runway, this felt more like an artistic exhibition; a breath of fresh air and a sideways step from commerciality.

Lizzie Griffin

 

      

Emporio Armani

For the reopening of the Emporio Armani Store in New Bond Street, London, only a spectacular show would do. Walking down the runway in a soft palette of purple, pink and blue, sheer pastels, this season’s show was a total celebration of femininity. Models stormed down clad in sea life prints in candy-striped colours, which transcended to a heritage series of tight blazers and loose tailored trousers with a sports-luxe feel – the outfit we’ll be styling into next season. Punctuated metallic trousers and devoré tops, this playful collection undoubtedly got everybody’s heart racing. Thoughts? It kind of felt like we inhaled a pastel explosion, oh and the checked out two-pieces were the things that every cast member of Clueless would thank you for.

Lizzie Griffin

 

Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell did was she does best and this season focused on proportion, bringing imagination and styling to the most humble of clothing. This contemporary collection was slightly reminiscent of school children’s uniforms, taking inspiration from utilitarian pieces and proving that fashion should equal functionally. With hair and makeup like blank canvases, models strode the runway in checked shirts, knee length of course, and black buckled shoes. The silhouette was simple with boxy-sleeved shirts worn under lightweight duffle coats, just with a sporadic oversized collar or wide trouser leg that attracted the eye as if breaking the school dress code. The collection was monochromatic apart from the flash of khaki that coloured the intermittent showing of socks and light knitted tops. However the reintroduction of boxers and bermuda shorts paired with navy blazers were worn by both men and women, blurring the boy-girl-boy format that you used to find in school.

Sarah Barnes

 

TOPSHOP

There was an undeniable party mood dancing around in the air at the SS18 TOPSHOP show. Inspired by the brands muse Kate Moss (who sat front row) and 90’s nightlife, each piece in the collection clashed in a truly fantastic way. Retro sliver mini dresses were styled with not much else, while snake print tops sat undress yellow lemon suits- right out for a music video. Texture played a hefty role as the models were draped in faux fur coats and pink satin bomber jackets. Leather trousers in shades of blue cleverly contradicted beaded tops and burgundy ruffled dresses, somehow all expected on the dance floor. The show closed with a glamorous parade of double denim, each model with a spray painted t-shirts with their name. This season’s concept of personalisation is available with the brands ‘see now buy now’ ethos at flagship stores, so we can all finally dress like we are in a modern day remake of clueless.

Sarah Barnes

 

Versus

Donatella Versace took to the archives to inspire millennials this season at the Versus show, with an eclectic mash up of western boots, frayed jackets and bucket hats. The female models black eyeliner was rebelliously smudged and the men carried over sized bags with graphic logos printed in an unavoidable font. Sharp black matching suits were lined with red piping and low-slung trousers resurfaced with cowboy style belts. The print of the season was a thin tartan that covered tight mini skirts and shorts, only to be interrupted by the interjection of hot lime green that coated bags and shoes, creating a wardrobe for stylist rebels everywhere.

Sarah Barnes

 

‘The War Princess’ FAULT Exclusive Fashion Editorial –

 

Dress: Gucci Bracelet: Giuseppe Zanotti

Dress: Gucci
Bracelet: Giuseppe Zanotti

Jacket: Giorgio Armani Dress: Lanvin Necklace and ring: Giuseppe Zanotti

Jacket: Giorgio Armani Dress: Lanvin
Necklace and ring: Giuseppe Zanotti

Dress and pants: Giorgio Armani Necklace: Giuseppe Zanotti

Dress and pants: Giorgio Armani
Necklace: Giuseppe Zanotti

Dress: Hugo Boss Jacket: Calvin Klein Collection Necklace: Giorgio Armani Ring and shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Dress: Hugo Boss
Jacket: Calvin Klein Collection
Necklace: Giorgio Armani
Ring and shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Jacket and pants: Tom Ford Top and Belt: Goirgio Armani  Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Jacket and pants: Tom Ford
Top and Belt: Giorgio Armani
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Top: Emporio Armani  Jacket: Goirgio Armani  Necklace: Giuseppe Zanotti

Top: Emporio Armani
Jacket: Giorgio Armani
Necklace: Giuseppe Zanotti

Photography: Jeff Ip
Styling: Syan Leung, assisted by Cava Chan
Makeup: Miffy Ng
Hair: Alex Chu @ A ten studio
Model: Anastasia Guseva@Mission Model

‘ALONE WITH ROME’ Exclusive Fashion Editorial

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R. DRESS : Giuseppe Bonafede POCHETTE : Carola Roma SHOES : Jimmy Choo

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R.
DRESS : Giuseppe Bonafede
POCHETTE : Carola Roma
SHOES : Jimmy Choo

SHIRT : Gianni Sapone EARRING : Luigi Borbone BRA : Alexander Wang UMBRELLA : Emporio Armani TROUSERS : Luigi Borbone

SHIRT : Gianni Sapone
EARRING : Luigi Borbone
BRA : Alexander Wang
UMBRELLA : Emporio Armani
TROUSERS : Luigi Borbone

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R. JACKET : Olga Sholoh TROUSERS : Luigi Borbone

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R.
JACKET : Olga Sholoh
TROUSERS : Luigi Borbone

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R. JACKET : Olga Sholoh TROUSERS : Luigi Borbone

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R.
JACKET : Olga Sholoh
TROUSERS : Luigi Borbone

EARRING : Luigi Borbone SWEATER : Ermanno Scervino SKIRT : Gianni Sapone

EARRING : Luigi Borbone
SWEATER : Ermanno Scervino
SKIRT : Gianni Sapone

HAT : Antica Manifattura Cappelli NECKLACE : Toi et Moi COAT : Antonio Grimaldi DRESS : Linda B

HAT : Antica Manifattura Cappelli
NECKLACE : Toi et Moi
COAT : Antonio Grimaldi
DRESS : Linda B

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R. NECKLACE : Zero43 CAPE : Theodora Bak TOP : Antonio Grimaldi GLOVES : Sermoneta SHORTS : Luigi Borbone

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R.
NECKLACE : Zero43
CAPE : Theodora Bak
TOP : Antonio Grimaldi
GLOVES : Sermoneta
SHORTS : Luigi Borbone

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R. DRESS : Giuseppe Bonafede POCHETTE : Carola Roma RING : Zero43

SUNGLASSES : L.G.R.
DRESS : Giuseppe Bonafede
POCHETTE : Carola Roma
RING : Zero43

 

FASHION EDITOR/PRODUCER . GIOVAMBATTISTA SCUTICCHIO FODERARO

PHOTOGRAPHER . NATHAN CYPRYS

STYLIST . SILVIA BERARDI

HAIR STYLIST . SALVINO PALMIERI

MODEL . OLGA @ VR MANAGEMENT

PRODUCTION LINE .KATY FODERARO

EDITION ASSISTANT . MIRIAM SGAMBATO

LOCATION : ROME

POWERED BY VR – STEERING MEDIA STUDIO

FAULT ONLINE EXCLUSIVE FASHION EDITORIAL – NICKY ONDERWATER’S FAULT

Coat: AVELON

Coat: AVELON

Cashmere: Turtleneck GUCCI Pants: EMPORIO ARMANI

Cashmere: Turtleneck GUCCI
Pants: EMPORIO ARMANI

Long Wool Dress: PEET DULLAERT

Long Wool Dress: PEET DULLAERT

Oversized Wool Hat: EMPORIO ARMANI

Oversized Wool Hat: EMPORIO ARMANI

Black Wool Dress: EMPORIO ARMANI Shoes:RIVER ISLAND

Black Wool Dress: EMPORIO ARMANI
Shoes:RIVER ISLAND

Pantsuit: EMPORIO ARMANI Shoes: RIVER ISLAND

Pantsuit: EMPORIO ARMANI
Shoes: RIVER ISLAND

Black Bra Top: LA FILLE D'O Pants: PEET DULLAERT

Black Bra Top: LA FILLE D’O
Pants: PEET DULLAERT

 

Photographer: Nicky Onderwater @ Solar Initiative
Styling: Roel Schagen @ Eric Elenbaas
Hair: Stef Ralbovsky @ Annelies Tan 
Make-up: Chiao-Li Hsu @ House of Orange
Model: Karlijn @ Paparazzi Models
Assistant photographer: Julie Vielvoije

FAULT ONLINE FASHION EXCLUSIVE BY Catherine Harbour

Jerusalem Cross: Amber Souk Blue leather jacket: Papillonne

Jerusalem Cross: Amber Souk
Blue leather jacket: Papillonne

 

Leather Jacket: Schott NY Ribbed cotton blend Henly tee: Ralph Lauren blue label.  Jeans: Stylist own River Sandle: United Nude

Leather Jacket: Schott NY
Ribbed cotton blend Henly tee: Ralph Lauren blue label.
Jeans: Stylist own
River Sandle: United Nude

Left: Black Vest: Emporio Armani White jersey tank: DKNY

Left: Black Vest: Emporio Armani
Right: White jersey tank: DKNY

 

Black tank: H&M Mary lace blouse:D&G Leather jacket: Schott NY

Black tank: H&M
Mary lace blouse:D&G
Leather jacket: Schott NY

Sequin hot pants: H&M          White tee: Armani Emporio Stud leather jacket :Schott NY

Sequin hot pants: H&M
White tee:  Emporio Armani
Stud leather jacket :Schott NY

 


Photography: Catherine Harbour @LHA Represents
Fashion Stylist: Rachel Gold @LHA Represents
Make-up: Becci Vallis Mac & Bare Minerals 
Make-up: Carly Hobbs using Chanel, Nars and Mac
Hair: Mark Eastlake using Kevin Murphy & Sleek hair
Model 1: Quirine @Milk Management 
Model 2: Vita @Milk Management 
Stylists assistant: Lauren Godwin
Hair assistant: Charlotte Minden

Concave Kingdom – Delcho D’s FAULT

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Jacket – Guess by Marciano, necklace – private collection

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Union suit – Guess by Marciano, shoes – Emporio Armani MAN

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Whole look – Guess by Marciano

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Dress – Guess Jeans , clutch – Lui Jo, jewelry – private collection

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Coat – Emporio Armani MAN, shoes – Emporio Armani MAN

Photographer: Delcho D
Assistant : Zahary Popov
styling: Mariya Ch
hair: Avram Golemechkov / La Biostatique
make-up: Veronica Filipova
model: Victoria Miledina @ Ivet Fashion MA Bulgaria

FAULT reviews: Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Manchester

For the first time in its four-year history, Vogue Fashion’s Night Out was held outside of London. The 2013 event, widely referred to by its hashtag #FNO, travelled north to Manchester, bringing with it some of the most influential figures from the world of fashion. British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman, designer Matthew Williamson and Kate Phelan, creative director for both Topshop and Vogue, were just some of the members of sartorial royalty in attendance.

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#FNO was born in New York in 2009 and has since been held in Paris, Berlin and Sydney, to name a few. The UK event, however, has always been confined to London, an obvious choice with its glitzy flagship stores and exclusive hangouts. Surprisingly, though, #FNO is not about exclusivity, nor is it merely a vehicle for the fashion elite to rub shoulders with each other while sipping expensive cocktails and telling each other how wonderful they are. Testament to this was a chilly October evening in Manchester, when magazine editors, designers and top stylists mingled with crowds of eager shoppers, happy to stop and talk or pose for photos.

In the Emporio Armani store in Manchester’s trendy Spinningfields, we chatted to British Vogue’s fashion editor Francesca Burns. “I helped curate the window display here, as well as choosing some editor’s picks,” she explains. “I’m really glad we brought this to Manchester; it’s a great city. Fashion shouldn’t be exclusive to London.” We tell her that Twitter is overflowing with Tweets from residents of other UK cities, asking when #FNO will be coming to them. “Yes, I think that’s a great idea,” she says. “I’d love to take this on tour.”

The Maccebbes prepare to DJ at Emporio Armai, Manchester, for Vogue's Fashion Night Out

The Maccebbes prepare to DJ at Emporio Armai, Manchester, for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out

Arielle Free, 4music presenter and DJ, agrees. “I love Manchester!” she says. “I actually think this is better than [the London event]. It’s great to see Manchester getting this kind of exposure and to see so many people shopping. Although I think the free booze probably has something to do with that!” Indeed. In Armani, a pop-up cocktail bar has amassed quite a queue, while waiters from hip restaurant Australasia are weaving through the crowds with trays of fresh sushi. The Maccabees were about to take to the decks, but we caught them for a swift chat before their set. It appears they were slightly immune to the excitement. Guitarist Felix White told us that they’re “just here to play some music for an hour or so.” This throwaway comment should not be mistaken for nonchalance, though – he and his fellow band members happily posed with shoppers wanting ‘selfies’ with the band.

Jameela Jamil DJing at Vogue's Fashion Night Out in Manchester

Jameela Jamil DJing at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Manchester

On the way round to Selfridges to catch Jameela Jamil’s DJ set,we came across Rosie Blake, the blogger behind Rosie Glow and social media assistant at Boohoo.com. “I think this is great for the city,” she concedes. “Everything seems to be based in London, which is irritating for someone like me as a blogger, who doesn’t live there. It’s great to see a big event somewhere else.” And what does she think Manchester’s general consensus is? “To be honest I was worried this might bomb, because it’s the first time anything like this has been held here,” she says. “But it’s gone amazingly. So many people are out shopping, and there’s even a crowd doing the Harlem Shake outside Selfridges…I’m not sure why!” Ah, the perils of free alcohol.

sushi (Medium)

(The food was pretty good too…)

The after party at Malmaison was open to all attendees of the event, with not a guest list or door policy in sight. We spotted Matthew Williamson sporting a navy crushed-velvet blazer while throwing some serious shapes in the bar and asked him if he had anything to say about the night’s events. “I’ve had the time of my life,” he gushes, before twirling off into the night with his entourage. Personally, we think he spoke for everyone in attendance. The verdict on Manchester’s first #FNO? A resounding success.

Words and images by Thea de Gallier

Project/Girl – exclusive fashion editorial for FAULT Online

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Shirt: Steffen Schraut
Belt: Prada
Skirt: Kaviar Gauche
Boots: Doc Martens

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Trousers: Celine
Shirt: Pendleton
Socks: Falke
Shoes AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni

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Skirt: Emporio Armani
Sweater: Jil Sander
Shirt: Mango
Jacket: Windsor
Shoes: Chanel

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Dress & Belt: Prada
Blouse: Givenchy Leather
Jacket: Replay

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Dress: Valentino
Red Coat: Drykorn

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Cape: Moncler Gamme Rouge
Cardigan: Prada
Cap: House of Flora
Jeans: Diesel

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Skirt: Stella McCartney
Socks: Marni
Boots: Chanel

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Oversize Sweater: Closed
Skirt: Stella McCartney
Socks: Marni
Boots: Chanel

Photographer: Daniela Müller-Brunke
Styling: Nicole Schneider
Hair and make up: Manuela Kopp
Model: Anna Nevala @ m4 models
Retouching: Chris Czech @Czech and Partner
Photo assistant: Bastian Beuttel