MFW : WOODHOUSE

Words: Chaunielle Brown | Images: Liana Vine

The Woodhouse Army never fails to strike a nuclear and revolutionary chord with collection presentation. This season is no different. Designer Julian Woodhouse continues to surprise and  push the fashion boundaries for menswear while creating echoing staple statements that run concurrently with the society dailies we presently swim and endure in. Marked with traditional army fatigue and bomber jackets, splashed finishes of fur and liquid leather with baseball and beanie caps come strapped on for security. Accompanied by footed favorites, Dr Martens, Woodhouse advances on with strength and unity and encourages the commander in chief in us all. As Julian Woodhouse puts it, “Imagine if we viewed ourselves as a collective society. Imagine our possibilities…Imagine just how far our civilization could venture, together.”

ANNINA ROESCHEISEN : A MULTIMEDIA ARTIST TO WATCH

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Credit to Annina Roescheisen

Annina Roescheisen is a half German half Slovenian multimedia artist based in Paris since 2009 ; she is specialized in Medieval art and she used to work for a little while for Sotheby’s in Munich before being full time dedicated to photography, films, sculptures, drawings, writings and human causes, especially to children. I met her last Saturday at her Parisian studio in 17th arrondissement and we naturally started talking about our common friend and visual artist Fawad Khan who used to sublet his Brooklyn apartment to her when she visited the big apple for work from times to times… At the moment, she is living between Paris and NYC ; NYC is the place where she is creating and writing whereas Paris is where she produces her artwork.  She is exhibiting her last video piece “What are you fishing for?” at the 56th International Venice Biennale in a few days and she is very excited about it : “It will be my first time attending the official opening as a featured artist so I will be going with the flow, it’s a big step for me! I hope I will be meeting up there with some friends : Xavier Veilhan and his studio team, some NY friends and my friend the galerist Imane Fares. I still don’t realize I am part of this international exhibition. It’s completely surrealistic…”. She added : “Having good supportive friends is very important when you enroll yourself in an artistic venture as you can easily feel lonely… It is essential to open yourself to what life is for real, accept failures and be patient, and of course, stop judging and labelling as good and bad things which are around you.” If you closely look at her website, you will notice she has a tab entitled “HUMANITY” where she features all of her actions towards human causes. She was recently selected by a French charity, L’Assiette Gourm’Hand, to take part in the jury process, under the patronage of the President of the Republic François Hollande, of a food experience designed by several groups of developmentally disabled people alongside big French Chefs next November. This human creature is a bottomless pit of generosity and creativity ; it is hauntingly beautiful. At the end of our talk from German painters to autism, she invited me to watch her selected video for the Venice Biennale in a darker and smaller space. The setting was perfect ; she built a TV frame made of birchwood to add a little something to her eight-minute narrative story. The music created by The Shoes’s band member Benjamin Lebeau as a background noise fits it so well. It helps you plunge in the water with this young pale girl all in white -played by the artist herself-, clean yourself from fears and thoughts and make peace with all around you for a bit. It feels so good to be stranded in the present time at this space full of good vibrations and energy. When going back to the main space, she handed me a little rainbow-colored book entitled LILLIE recommending me to read it on the train whenever I feel like it (Of course I read it right after leaving her). LILLIE is her first published book and I believe she is telling her own story through a little girl who is searching for peace of mind, facing both interior and exterior barriers… Welcome home, Annina! And thank you for being true to yourself.

Meet the Wilders

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Credit to Neil Wilder + Tanja Wilder-Roos

 

The creative Brooklyn-based pair Neil + Tanja want their art works to make people smile; and they hope they help them think about what is important in life. They do fashion and advertising. They do portraits too. Vivienne Westwood, Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, JK Rowling, Yoko Ono, Beth Ditto, Arctic Monkeys, Adrien Brody, Adele, Scarlett Johansson… The list of celebrities they already shot goes on and on… What else? They like brie cheese, the orange colour and Ozzy Osbourne ; and today they are enrolling their kids and friends in a new venture. Au menu : animation, illustration, video and conceptual art direction. The Bushwick chocolate factory Fine & Raw whose mission is to save the world through silliness and chocolate is among their best clients. You can find more info about how their hypnotic + childish world looks like by visiting their website. Anything is possible inawilderworld

 

 

Full Moon Fest at Governor’s Island 2014

 

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On August 8th, The Beach at Grovernor’s Island will light up again for the return of Full Moon 2014. Inspired by the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan- Thailand (which is slowly being taken over by the ravenous scores of “lads on tour”), this festival still remains independent and rooted in bohemian New York culture.

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This year the festival will boast headliners The Aston Shuffle, The Knocks, Le Youth and the recent addition of RnB group Young & Sick.

 

When: Friday, August 8th
Where: The Beach at Governor’s Island

 

Check out a video from last year below along with short playlist of performing artists:

 

The Aston Shuffle

The Knocks 

Le Youth

Young & Sick

NYFW AW14 Roundup – Part 5 (Marc Jacobs, Diesel Black Gold, Rodarte, Vera Wang)

With NYFW now finished, we’ve edited and rounded up FAULT‘s fashion shows of note from the NYFW Fall/Winter (or AW ’14 to us) ’14 collections. This is our final roundup in a series of posts on our favourite NYFW AW 14 colelctions. To read the rest, just click the links to each part the bottom of this post:

Marc by Marc Jacobs:

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Marc Jacobs’ girl has got something to say this season and she’s saying it in high decimals. 90’s girl power was injected with new life under the designing force of Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley to create a loud and proud model army. The looks were uniform in parts, wild and festooned with 90’s referencing in others. Colours either stuck to the black / white / grey / red / khaki colour palette or were multi-coloured with splashes of royal blue. We’ve seen tartan everywhere this season and there were hints here or there throughout of this popular print. With varying shapes and silhouettes running through the collection, the anchoring aspects of the designs were the sheer, brazened, statement of the pieces. Plus all of the outfits were paired with either comfy looking high-tops or trainers. It looks as if the girls had great fun creating this collection and it shows, girl power is alive and she’s wearing high-tops.

 

Diesel Black Gold:

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I’m loathe to use the words ‘edgy’, but when Diesel Black Gold entered the runway, well, my first thoughts were ‘edgy’ and ‘futuristic’. The commercial aspect of this collection also means that it’s extremely wearable, a plus when your lusting after the new season pieces from the edge of the catwalk. Silver and mosaic reflective panelling featured heavily throughout the show, with reflective material and high-shine, luxe pieces. Black, silver and white were the focal colours and this reserved set of tones served the collection well. It’s all a bit spaceman-esque with a good dose of rock n’ roll thrown in for good measure and the looks translate straight off the runway into real life with ease.

 

Rodarte:

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I have to admit, that when I first saw the Rodarte collection hit the runway, I was confused, and yet then I saw the sparkle; I understood. The ladylike looks that sauntered down the runway had an air of innocent femininity. I noted a 70’s influence within the sheer, drapey dresses, the crochet and the wide-leg trouser suits. All mixed together, it was a visual feast. The glittery coats and jackets got our full attention as a new season essential item. The glitter was mixed into outfits in the form of a jaunty beret, a frilled skirt and top or sparkly socks. The aesthetic was pure, frothy ‘girl’ but with elements that made it feel womanly and grown up. On reflection, the sparkling coats made the collection and we would have loved to have seen more of this worked into all of the looks, I guarantee the coats will be the most memorable piece of this show.

 

Vera Wang:

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Vera Wang turned to the dark side this season and it was a raging success, This hardly ever happens, but there was NOT ONE piece in this collection that I didn’t like in the whole show. Literally every piece was a must have for me. Vera really knocked it out of the park with this collection. Dark, dreamy, grungy and gothic are some of the words that sprung to mind when seeing the models for the first time. The outfits were well thought out, each one balanced perfectly. With oversized knitwear, leather, tartan and sheer fabric with subtle prints worn alone or mixed together, the effect was streamlined and concise. we thoroughly approve.

Keep updated here for more of our NYFW Fall collection updates from the Editors at FAULT Magazine.

Stay updated during LFW via twitter @FAULT Magazine @RachelvHolland

READ THE REST OF OUR ROUNDUPS FROM NYFW:

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Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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BEIGE—BROOKLYN’S LATEST ONES TO WATCH

This past weekend, Brooklyn-based trio Beige played at Williamsburg’s 285 Kent alongside sets by Pictureplane and Class Actress. Beige’s psychedelic, lingering and spacey sound is saturated with reverb and hazy vocals, leaving their live show as anything but “beige.” The band, which includes Terrible Records co-founder Ethan Silverman on bass, plays alongside programmed beats with shared vocals by both the guitarist and keyboardist. Previously they recorded their songs at MGMT’s Blanker Unsinn Studio, under Billy Bennett (MGMT Congratulations), and their hype has continued to rise after self-releasing a select number of songs. A few of their noteworthy tracks, “Hollowpoint” and “Folds,” have been on rotation here at FAULT NYC and we’re anxiously waiting for some new releases and additional tour dates.

Here’s how Beige describes themselves: “Recently our work with color has led us, in spite of ourselves, to search little by little, with some assistance (from the listener, from the observer), for the realization of matter, and we have decided to end the battle. Our works are now invisible and we would like to show them in a clear and positive manner, in our recordings or otherwise, in the lines and tones of beige.”

Beige is a FAULT ones to watch. — Rachel Eleanor Sutton