‘40’: A Retrospective of Kate Moss by artist Russell Marshall (from 17th Jan)

On the eve of the fourth decade of iconic model and personality Kate Moss, artist Russell Marshall will reveal his latest body of work in her honour. A connoisseur of celebrities due to his time working as the art director for one of Britain’s top newspapers, the artist is drawn to celebrate those personalities who stand out as ‘legendary’ as opposed to ephemeral upon the crowded media landscape. In this spirit, he has engaged with Moss as a subject to produce canvases depicting the model in her various states of glory, through his preferred medium of screen printing.

Russell Marshall - rock chick, mother, model, love her 2011

Russell Marshall – ‘Rock chick, Mother, Model, Love her’, 2011

FAULT will be present at the unveiling of Marshall’s latest body of work to preview the impact of these interesting ideas of media legend upon viewer and artist alike.

Organized in collaboration with Imitate Modern, one of the eminent galleries of the Marylebone set, and Beautiful Crime, a fresh  and interesting new art brand and promotions company, this exhibition will surely draw a new lease of life from an already fascinating example of British pop culture.

Russell Marshall - 'Westwood Geisha', 1992

Russell Marshall – ‘Westwood Geisha’, 1992

Where: Imitate Modern Gallery, 27a Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PN
When: 17th Jan-15th Feb (open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm)

Words by Kat Rutherford

Tyra Banks presents art show, 15, in collaboration with the team behind our FAULT Issue 15 Beauty cover shoot – Udo Spreitzenbarth & Ty-Ron Mayes

TYRA BANKS Presents:15

TYRA BANKS Presents: 15

From September 9th – November 9th ’13 at Jack Studios, New York City, supermodel Tyra BanksFAULT’s Issue 15 Beauty section cover star- will present an exhibition of photographs of herself taken in the style of some of her famous modelling counterparts.  Tyra has once again collaborated with the team that worked on her shoot for FAULT – photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth and creative director Ty-Ron Mayes - to create a series of unretouched, monochramatic images that seek to capture the essence of iconic fellow supermodels – friends, colleagues and competitors alike.

“When Spreitzenbarth and Mayes approached Banks in 2012 about working on an art project together, Banks shared with them her vision of 15. The series then became a reality through artist collaboration with hairstylist Sher Rae Tucker–a protégé of the legendary Oribe, and Emmy award-winning make-up artist Valente Frazier.

In the age of pixilated veils, there is no digital manipulation to the imagery. 15 is Tyra Banks in raw, un-retouched images: the photography, styling, and transformative hair and make-up, along with Banks’ extraordinary ability to emulate each character, takes the notion of “black and white” beyond the portrayed models’ varying ethnicity and a description of the photographs.”

… “Named for the number of the iconic women portrayed, and the age at which Tyra began her modeling career, 15 includes interpretive images of Banks personifying the supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Hall, Iman, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Brooke Shields, Claudia Schiffer, Carmen Dell’Orefice and Grace Jones. Banks also portrays the new wave of talent that has resurrected the genre: Kate Upton, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne. Rounding out the 15, an adult Tyra emulates herself at 15 years old.

With the generous support of Chantelle and VeeV, Tyra Banks Presents: 15 will open on September 9, 2013, with a VIP reception from 7-8pm followed by a general reception from 8-10pm at Jack Studios, 601 W 26 St. (12 FL), New York City

 

Tyra Banks Presents: 15

Images of Banks as 15 iconic supermodels

Photographs by Udo Spreitzenbarth

September 9-November 9, 2013

 Jack Studios, 601 W 26 St. (12 FL), New York City

About Udo Spreitzenbarth

Udo Spreitzenbarth is an international fashion and art photographer. Spreitzenbarth was born in Germany and currently lives in New York City with his wife, model/actress Melissa Kurland. While studying architecture at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Spreitzenbarth developed an interest in modeling and fashion photography. It was then that he realized his passion for being behind the camera. After his first year in New York City, he shot his first billboard campaign that landed on a screen in Times Square. His editorial photography has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and more. His art photography has received international acclaim with a successful series of solo exhibitions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Beijing.

Kids dont Drink and Drive: Dream and Drive

The Kills are not just an indie band, they are a very good looking and extremely talented indie band! With one half married to uber model Kate Moss, the other side of the coin, Allison Mosshart can certainly hold her own in the pretty woman stakes. With the band’s tenth anniversary looming, and a whole lot of interesting tales on the way, it’s no wonder that a book documenting their time on the road, which for the past nine years has been quietly brewing, has just looking for an excuse to be released!

‘Dream and Drive’ a new coffee table book by photographer Kenneth Cappello is an intimate, personal and down right compulsive insight to the bands up and downs on tour. Including rare and never see before footage, Cappello, as a friend, has caught the duo in all lights. From sunrise strolls to late night parties, the unique book is shot in a reportage style and has been pulled together from over 20,000 photographs and 600 rolls of film.


Available from the Marc Jacobs bookstore Bookmarc, the exhibition launched in London’s Hoxton Gallery last night to a packed Private View. I spied Mr Hince, but unfortunately didn’t get a chance to pap him next to an image of himself- but I can confirm he looks very much like his pictures! And when he disappeared into the crowds, I was left admiring the scenery with Pam Hogg. So not a bad night all in all!

Check it out –  at the Hoxton Gallery, Kingsland Road, London until 2nd October or if you miss that, you can always buy the book.

By Sara Darling

Dazed and Confused- A good exhibition if ever I saw one

Today has been a day of culture, as I popped along to the “Making it up as we go along” exhibition. Trying to squeeze twenty years of one of the edgiest British fashion magazines into the rooms at Somerset House is no mean feat, but the exhibition, curated by Jefferson Hack and Emma Reeves, cherry picked the most memorable and visually inspiring stories, shoots and artwork, in a very Dazed way.

The show was not all about art on walls, but was displayed on cubes and mirrored boxes, which helped with the bottleneck of visitors who were vying to get in to the cosy rooms at Somerset House. Five rooms and the corridor were taken over by the magazine, and I have a feeling it could have easily taken over another five

Choosing the highlights must have been a logisitical nightmare and name checking all the photographers an impossible task; So many creatives have been involved with the style magazine, but it is the iconic covers and controversial stories which have made the cut.

Throughout the exhibition, I kept my eyes peeled for magazines I purchased in my youth. Some were there- shame I haven’t still got them! But I think the same about The Face magazine and I worked there..

As a go to bible for reference, students and fashionistas, Dazed & Confused has been one step ahead of pop culture since its explosive launch in London in 1991; With Rankin on board, it soon developed into a platform for emerging artists, designers and musicians who all wanted a piece of the pie. As an independent title, controversy remains part of its appeal, and the exhibition references some of it’s most memorable stars including Björk to Blondie, Pharell Williams to Kate Moss.

It’s almost too much to take in, in one visit, but as its free I might even go again!

Showing until 29th January 2012.

By Sara Darling

The men of London are a very lucky bunch

From an insiders point of view, menswear day at London Fashion week is much more relaxed, the pace has slowed down considerably, and the fashpack allow themselves to wear what they would normally and chill, without fear of being papped (or not papped if their outfit isn’t ‘funky’ enough!) It also brings alot of commercial interest from the big buyers/editors, who can pretty much get to all the shows as they don’t overlap and are in fairly sensible locations!

With 25 designers showing, and particular attention paid to developing the rising talent, the cross section of menswear is getting more diverse each season.
This season’s menswear day opened with James Long, a recipient of the first NEWGEN MEN talent support scheme.

His show took us on a summer expedition into the jungle; With his use of leopard spots and snakeskin in his collection of woven tops and shorts. Natural linens and cotton yarns with added sparkle mean that this will also keep you cool in the city. Easy to wear and very practical.

LFW

Elsewhere, Topman Design put pyjama suits on the map for the men, showing in the Royal Opera House with the likes of Rick Edwards, Alex Zane and the boys from Dirty Sexy Things, crowding in to the full to the rafters show;, The show opened with 40s inspired double breasted suits and soon moved onto paisley and more exotic styling in the shape of loose bottoms and an array of clutch bags!

Christopher Shannon showed us that tassels could bring a whole new lease of life to the humble shirt; His collection as a whole was quite utilitarian, but by adding tartan and appliquéd sweaters into the mix, this broadened the range and the shirts, bomber jackets and brogues kept is ideal for summer in the city.

For a more preppy collection, look no further than Hardy Amies, who showed a classy collection of shorts suits, for a sophisticated palette. With the colour range including dusty pink, reds and turquoise, this is definitely reminiscent of romance, and was inspired by Venice and churches.

J W Anderson kept things edgy with molecular prints from the school science lab. The geometric prints were worn with woven leather overlays. Paisley also made an appearance on shorts suits and sleeveless tops and ankle skimming trousers were a main stay.

LFW

The fantastically talented Katie Eary has been collaborating with Kayne West, as the models swaggered down the catwalk at the off schedule venue. Highlights were the tangerine two piece suits, two tone white and metallic trousers and the panther prints. Not for the faint hearted, but definitely fit for a rap star. And from my seat opposite Mr West, he seemed to agree.

Closing the main stage at Somerset House, was KTZ who sent out a mens (and womens) tribal/bondage inspired collection, entitled “It began in Africa” which featured lots of leather, strapping, baseball caps and tattoo prints; Fitting into the niche of the boy who likes to show his body, KTZ are leaders of the edgy pack.

No menswear day would be complete without an appearance of Kate Moss on the FROW, and this time she chose to accompany husband Jamie Hince to the final show of Fashion Week at James Small- His collection included floral shorts and shirts and a selection of transparent shirts and t shirts. Very rock n roll.

Menswear day at LFW certainly does offer something for everyone and long live the celebration of the diversity that fashion offers.

Glassing-if you haven’t heard of them already, you will!

Glassin

If you want to jump on the latest celebrity sunglasses bandwagon, look no further than newbie brand Glassing; Already spied on the visages of Kate Moss, Mischa Barton and P Diddy, they have added to their ‘Music Skin’ range which is influenced by four different musical genres- Blues, Opera, Jazz and Funky..

Moss was spotted in the black and gold ‘blues’ shades and I am lusting after a Funky pair, and at a not bad designer price, that might happen sooner than I think!

The latest addition is called Swing and uses this seasons trade mark crackle effect on each frame, meaning no two pairs are the same. Inspired by 60s styling and particularly John Lennon, these frames come in cobalt blue, pink and black. Not for the shy and retiring, but if you want to hang with the A list…!

Designed by Italians, who have lived in Ibiza and now seen across the faces of the all the cool kids in town. Choose your music and make your mark. Available at Harrods and www.glassing.it

Question Time with the new CK One boy…


Aaron Frew is gaining an international reputation in the world of fashion, thanks to being the current face of CK One; As well as already achieving one of his life’s dreams of working with the worlds best photographers, stylists and designers, and he is still only twenty! Signed to D1, one of the busiest agencies in London, they always have a keen eye to spot new talent. If you think you could be the next Frew, or fancy yourself as a bit of a Moss, get in touch to show them your personality. In this agency, size doesn’t matter! They are currently seeking new faces, so what have you got to lose? Check them on twitter for contact details. twitter.com/d1models.

CK ONE

FAULT: How long have you been modelling?
Aaron: I’ve been modeling since I was 16, so it would be for four years but full time only a year.

FAULT: How did you get discovered or did you go to Agencies yourself?
Aaron:  I got spotted on myspace from a photographer when i was 16 but I approached agencies myself.

FAULT: What was your biggest campaign so far?
Aaron:  The biggest campaign I’ve done so far is for a CK ONE it was amazing being part of it and it was so much fun working with all the other models from around the world and being shot by Steven Meisel was so amazing!

FAULT: Does your job take you all round the world?
Aaron:  My job has taken me to a few places mostly New York – I went 5 time last year; Ive also got to go to Paris and Germany and traveled up and down the UK.

FAULT: What would you do if you weren’t a model? What were you doing before?
If I wasn’t a model today, I would probably still be living in the East Midlands with my mum and working a normal 9-5 job in a shop. Before I was model, I was a sales assistant back in my home town- it was very long and boring.

FAULT: Did you find ever think you wouldn’t make it, as you are shorter than the average male model? Do you have your own male model heros?
Aaron:  I’ve always been a very ambitions person and I never give up! So when I want something I go for it and I wont stop till I get it! So I always thought I would get somewhere in the fashion world! But I never thought I would be where I am today with an amazing agency D1 MODELS supporting me and being a short model! There are a few male models I look up to and who inspire me. They are: Ash Stymest. Luke Worral and the new face of fashion Issac Carew!

FAULT: Do you have much competition at castings? You have a very definite look.
Aaron:  Everyday I face competition at castings because clients always prefer the taller lad. Even if they like my look, a lad who maybe a tiny bit taller will get booked over me so I have to show them my energetic personality and hope it enough to back up my look and that it makes up for not being 6 ft!

FAULT: Whats the best thing about being 5’7?
Aaron:  The best thing about being 5 ft 7 is that straight away I’m different to all the other models and I always get the funny look from other models and clients which I kinda like! I would prefer to be different than be the same as everyone else! What you see is what you get!

FAULT: Clients obviously like your look, do you feel there’s a space for more ‘muses’ now in fashion – who don’t have to be stereotypical?
Aaron:  Totally! Fashion is changing in many ways especially with models, more unique quirky models are appearing in magazines and on the runway! Each model now has something different about them. e.g Lara stone my good friend-she’s known for her gap in her teeth; Kate Moss for her height, Alice Dellal for her shaved sided hair.

FAULT: Who do you look up to?
Aaron:  I look up to Kate Moss, she’s achieved so much for being short! She’s my muse! so strange that she shot ‘ck one back in 1994-1995 and I just shot ck one in 2011 and we were the short models in the campaign!

FAULT: Who would you love to shoot for?
Aaron:  I would love to shoot for JEREMY SCOTT, GIVENCHY, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, MUGLER ….. I could go on forever i wanna do it all and more!

FAULT: Have you got aspirations to get into presenting/acting like a lot of other successful models?
Aaron:  When my modelling career comes to end, I would love to go in presenting, either on telly or doing a radio something in which I can with interact with other people!

FAULT: What’s next for Aaron Frew?
Aaron: Whats next for me eh? You’ll be seeing my face alot more I’ll tell you that now. The world is my oyster and I’m guna work until I’ve achieved all my dreams and more!

Who can tell alot about a girl by her choice of shoes…

 

 

If you can think of only one genuine footwear rock n roll legend, I bet you would think of Terry De Havilland, who has been creating shoes for the rock n roll fashionistas for the last half a century; He claims he is 73, which makes his tales as a party animal even more difficult to believe! (he looks amazing!!)

His reputation for designing sex on legs has had nearly every glamour puss from Cher to Dita Von Tease, Twiggy through to David Bowie and Jamie Cullum (small feet) calling in for a pair, he established himself as a celebrity magnet, long before celebrity dressing got as many column inches as it does today! He actually seems like he is friends with most of the people he works with and most recently, he can divulge his gift to Miss Moss or should that be Jamie Hince as he provided a pair of  “F*ck Me” shoes for the honeymoon!

Working from his studio in East London, with his lovely wife Liz, Terry has many many stories to share. Being surrounded by the beautiful and talented in the fashion and music industries is a breeding ground for his creativity, as he continues to develop newer and edgier designs. Working from his original 70s platform design, all his shoes are trademark De Havilland and no imitations will ever come close.

For those who have not been lucky enough to witness the sex appeal in person, I would recommend popping down to the Shoe Hall in Selfridges, where not only can you try on and buy the AW11 range, there will be four exclusive anniversary models: the Dragon, a silk-screen printed, red and gold wedge; Leyla, an emerald lace mule; Dagger, a leather ankle boot with a silver dagger heel; and Lola, the gold wedge featured on the cover of Goldfrapp’s Supernature album, alongside a carefully selected selection of his shoe history for your viewing pleasure in the Terry De Havilland retrospective. Starting from July 11th, it will be showing for a month.

 

Text Sara Darling