‘Exotica’ – FAULT Online Fashion Exclusive: Domonick Gravine’s FAULT

Sleeveless top: Alexander Wang Skirt: Alexander Wang Necklace: Stylist’s Own

Sleeveless top: Alexander Wang
Skirt: Alexander Wang
Necklace: Stylist’s Own

Sweater: Prabal Gurung Pants: Proenza Schouler

Sweater: Prabal Gurung
Pants: Proenza Schouler

Sleeveless top: Alexander Wang Skirt: Alexander Wang Necklace: Stylist’s Own

Sleeveless top: Alexander Wang
Skirt: Alexander Wang
Necklace: Stylist’s Own

Shirt: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou Skirt: Alexander Wang Necklace: Stylist’s own

Shirt: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou
Skirt: Alexander Wang
Necklace: Stylist’s own

Skirt Adidas by Mary Katrantzou Skirt: Opening Ceremony Leggings: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou

Skirt Adidas by Mary Katrantzou
Skirt: Opening Ceremony
Leggings: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou

Shirt: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou Skirt: Alexander Wang Necklace: Stylist’s own

Shirt: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou
Skirt: Alexander Wang
Necklace: Stylist’s own

Sleeveless top: Stella McCartnery Jacket: Stella McCartnery Skirt: Proenza Schouler  Handbag: Proenza Schouler

Sleeveless top: Stella McCartnery
Jacket: Stella McCartnery
Skirt: Proenza Schouler
Handbag: Proenza Schouler

Top: Tim Coppens Dress: Alexander Wang

Top: Tim Coppens
Dress: Alexander Wang

 

Photographer: Domonick Gravine
Stylist: Charlie Ward 
Assistant stylist: Lara Glassman
Makeup: Brian Dean 
Hair: Kelley Louisse
Model: Carla Mattei with VNY models 

‘BLOSSOM’ – FAULT Online Exclusive Editorial

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Skirt Dolce & Gabbana
Belt Marni
Shoes Prada

(left) Shirt Dolce&Gabbana 779€ Necklace Marni 449€ (right) Shirt Stella McCartney 695€ Vest Chloè 620€ Trousers Alexander Wang 379€ Bag Cèline 2795€

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Shirt Dolce&Gabbana 
Necklace Marni
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Shirt Stella McCartney
Vest Chloè 
Trousers Alexander Wang 
Bag Cèline

Dress Dolce&Gabbana 1750€ Glasses Victoria Beckham 420€

Dress Dolce&Gabbana
Glasses Victoria Beckham

Shirt Marni 569€ Skirt Marni 569€ Necklace Marni 409€ Glasses Celinè 300€ Pullover Chloè 780€

Shirt Marni 
Skirt Marni 
Necklace Marni 
Glasses Celinè 
Pullover Chloè

(left) Shirt Prada 650€ Skirt Prada 1200€ Pullover Prada 580€ Purse Prada 470€ (right) Shirt Cèline 420€ Necklace Marni 599€

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Shirt Prada 
Skirt Prada 
Pullover Prada
Purse Prada
(right)
Shirt Cèline 
Necklace Marni

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Blouse Victoria Beckham
Skirt Cèline

 

Photographer: Paz Stammler

Makeup: Cory Lackner

Hair: Daniel M. Lugmair

Styling: Casa Moda

Model: Bianka Czodorova @ Elite Models Bratislava

 

 

 

FAULT Magazine Exclusive Editorial ‘Exploring Nature’ – Enrico Labriola’s FAULT

Pants: Porsch Design  Vest: MSGM Shoes: ACNE

Pants: Porsch Design
Vest: MSGM
Shoes: ACNE

Mask: Francesca Ricci Jacket: Moschino Button top: N.21  Bracelet: & other stories

Mask: Francesca Ricci
Jacket: Moschino
Button top: N.21
Bracelet: & other stories

Swather: Dries Van Noten Skirt: ASPESI Socks: stylist made Shoes: ACNE

Swather: Dries Van Noten Skirt: ASPESI
Socks: stylist made
Shoes: ACNE

Dress: Stella McCartney,  Mask: stylist made,  Hand piece: &other stories

Dress: Stella McCartney,
Mask: stylist made,
Hand piece: &other stories

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Photographer: Enrico Labriola
Stylist: Natalie Czyzyk
Make up and hair: Mara Tambu
Model: Axelle@ Major
Post Production: Alberto Salmaso

FAULT TOP PICKS FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK

Alexander McQueen 

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What does the theatrical Alexander McQueen have in store for spring/summer 15? Floral meets bondage meets Aztec meets East Asia. Not quite sure how that would look?

Florals came as large narrative prints spaciously decorating dresses. There were also the overly romantic evening dresses with tiers of ruffled silk with delicate fabric flowers sewn down it.

By contrast, the black latex face masks and gladiator heels worn by the models and the thick black leather harness straps brought the macabre edginess we all love from McQueen.

The lace-up boots, whilst working with the erotic theme, also helped set the scene for Aztec influences. Grids of circular motifs looked like ancient symbols and mosaic tile maxi skirts and capes tapped into the theme too.

The distinct reference to Far East culture came in the bold red, white and black colour palette and the stylisation of the floral prints. Mandarin collars also featured as did tightly belted waists on flat-collar jackets which hinted at an attempt to appeal to the brand’s wealthy Asian following.

Despite the jumble of apparent influences, this was another strong and dramatic collection with lashings of leather and quirky prints that softened the effect to avoid looking severe.

 

Iris van Herpen

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Forget ‘what’s in’ ‘what’s hot’ and what’s the latest trend, Iris van Herpen is in a league of her own. The only trend she’s concerned with is technological ones that can help her to create something new and extraordinary.

There were some very wearable pieces such as a structural power jacket that stuck out from the waist, a distressed denim-effect mini dresses with a flipped up collar and a black jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and embellished waistband but that’s not why you go to the Iris van Herpen show. You go for the alien-like blue metallic cage dress and the 3D printed, interlocking fabric that created a chainmail effect on cocktail dresses, cap sleeve jackets and a sleeveless shift dress with exaggerated hips and a waving hem line. You go for the finale dresses that, surrounded by coral-like structures, looked like living organisms.

It was typically other-worldly, typically Iris, and yet every season she gives us something to gasp about and applaud her genius as an architect of fashion.

 

Saint Laurent

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Slimane appeared to have created a new subculture at Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 15 show. The uniform is a cross between rockabilly neck ties and pop prints (cherries, leopard print, stars), biker chick leathers and black sheer tights and hipster kid pork pie hats. They flaunt their long legs in ultra-high hemlines and have no qualms in taking necklines down to their navels either. They show-off their youthfulness. They clash multiple prints and mix every texture going – sequins, leather, denim, lamé, suede and fur. Platform sandals are the footwear of choice.

This collection is begging to be adopted by the hippest new poplings and given a soundtrack to complete the cult. Their style may be difficult to imitate but they’ll have everyone trying.

 

Sonia Rykiel

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Next season, Sonia does boho as the Parisian label sent tiered maxi dresses, denim jumpsuits and fur gillets down the runway at Paris Fashion Week. There was a heavy dose of ‘free love’ too with sheer babydoll dresses, bandage crop tops and studded leather jackets, miniskirts and belts for a sexy twist on the daydreamer vibe.

Street style favourite culottes were also key from tailored brilliant white pairs to functional khaki and denim. The dungaree-style jumpsuits will be a hit with the office-to-bar crowd but we’ll be leaving the comeback of the poncho on the shelf.

Stella McCartney

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Stella McCartney presented ribbed knits, parachute material jumpsuits and pyjama two-pieces in what was a rather cosy collection for spring/summer 15.

In a loungewear-friendly palette too of white, nude, navy and black, more structured elements included oversized buckle straps, cut-out oblong and semi-circle shapes on the décolletage, midriff and calves and exposed zips on lightweight jackets and coats.

Bedtime checks on shirts with matching palazzo trousers and sleeveless spring dresses with scoop necks cemented Stella’s place as the queen of nightwear as daywear yet again this season. A flurry of fine, silky dresses in a jumble of mixed prints with butterfly shaped panels closed the show for a new element to the collection to complete a 360 wardrobe for relaxed yet elegant style next season

Sacai

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Sacai infused lace, prints and pleats into a utilitarian uniform for spring/summer 15 presenting the tough woman who isn’t afraid to use her femininity. Boxy silhouettes, breast pockets and large black buttons complemented the military-like khaki and navy ensembles while asymmetrical side splits in skirts added a feminine touch compared to the rigid, high collars and blunt, short sleeves.

Skirts were given delicate lace trims or sheer pleated panels juxtaposing the tough, practical fabrics. Warrior-like blue tartan also made an appearance, as did the modern office-workers battle uniform – pinstripe. Aggressive touches like the Mongolian fur lined leather jackets and feet laced up in open platform sandals make the Sacai woman an intimidating force to be reckoned with and she has a killer wardrobe to match.

 

Words: Olivia Pinnock

Part 1: Paris Fashion Week Roundup, AW14 Womenswear

The Paris collections of  A/W 14 veered between a beautiful aesthetic restraint and a highly ornamental treatment of textile. When designers pared it back, they hit upon a class, luxury and elegance that not only reminded the world of the French standard for ultimate quality and design, but provided a respite to the more brazen bling of Milan. Next to Karl Lagerfeld’s post-modern riff on supermarket-chic, with a brilliant supermodel-populated suburbia at Chanel, Jeremy Scott’s brash, comic take on McDonald’s uniforms for Moschino suddenly seemed a bit under-developed.

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There was a decidedly ‘street’ element to the looks on show at Chanel, with the appearance of crop-tops, leggings (complete with ladders and holes in them), puffa-tweeds and trainers. Lagerfeld never allows the show concept to overwhelm the clothes, and the most the supermarket theme really infiltrated the collection was in brilliant bouclé-bound shopping baskets and, perhaps, the food packaging candy-colours of some of the prints. This intelligent consideration of colour was key to the Paris collections, such as at Kenzo, where prints were measured and brilliantly composed, in jewel tones and off-kilter neon shades (ochre and burnt orange.) Like Lagerfeld, the designers balanced proportions and shapes to balance this treatment of print, with cinched waists and unusually cropped hemlines acting as counter-weights for bold sleeves and volume in skirts and trousers. Givenchy also tread this balance, with Riccardo Tisci breaking down animal prints and loud colour across refined geometric detailing, from obi belts and pockets to inserts and cuffs. In this careful and measured treatment of materials like leopard print and fur, Tisci epitomised a very French approach to luxury; effortless, elegant, intelligent.

 

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Stella McCartney also used this approach, with knitwear and comfortable, easy silhouettes providing a vehicle for experimental, even ornamental, colour and print detailing. By blocking the colour out, McCartney was able to maintain her trademark balance of masculine tailoring and feminine aesthetic, layering prints and textiles without losing the utility so central to her label. Under Alexander Wang’s guidance, Balenciaga used colour in much the same way as at Givenchy, with bold geometric inserts and thick bands of colour on cuffs, collars and waistbands. Wang’s Balenciaga is a consistently brilliant, aligning the house’s tradition of chic tailoring and experiment, with a modern, almost underground energy. As the collection unfolded there was an almost biomorphic quality to the silhouettes on display, rendered in heavy leather, knit and silk. At Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, these biomorphic silhouettes also prevailed, with Miyake’s pleats ballooning in curvilinear shapes with beautiful drapery and scalloped detailing. Colour was bold but relatively restrained, either in colour-blocking or in geometric, mosaic prints. At Yamamoto, colour was highly decorative, exploding in intricately-detailed drawn prints or in fine detailing and trim.

 

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READ PART 2 HERE

Words by Will Ballantyne-Reid

‘Blue Velvet’

V1 (Custom)

MM6 trousers
John Smedley knit polo neck
Masha Ma jacket
Jimmy Choo boots

V2 (Custom)

(left): polo neck – gap; DKNY top
(right): Felipe Olivier Baptista top and trousers; Joseph Boots

V3 (Custom)

Lacoste dress
Guiseppe Zanotti boots

V4 (Custom)

(left): jumpsuit Thomas Tait
(right): Tommy Hilfiger top and trousers; Noel Stewart Hat

V5 (Custom)

Heowhan Simulation blue jacket & silver jacket
Thomas Tait skirt
Jimmy Choo boots

V6 (Custom)

(Left): Jumper Dress Stella McCartney; Skirt Masha Ma; Boots Felipe Oliveira Baptista; Ring on thumb & bracelets Maria Black; 2 gold rings, stylist own
(Right):Gap polo neck; Victoria Beckham jumper and skirt; Illesteva sunglasses

ABSOLUT Vodka x KITTY JOSEPH

ABSOLUT Vodka is celebrating all things autumn with a launch of limited run of four million designer bottles to get us in the mood for the party season!

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With previous collaborations with Tom Ford, Versace, Stella McCartney, Gaulthier and Gareth Pugh, this season they have produced a capsule collection of womenswear and accessories, designed by recent graduate Kitty Joseph. Entitled “ORIGINALITY”, it celebrates emerging talent and is modeled by breakthrough US artist Njena Redd Foxx in the accompanying fashion film, (directed by Rohan Wadham).

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Kitty Joseph’s collection takes inspiration from the ASOLUT traditional cobalt blue and the unique printing process mirrors the flow of vodka to create a fluid and flattering print on a dress, skirt, vest jacket and trousers. She has also created a limited edition jewellery range including sunglasses, rings, earrings and bangles, which will go on sale alongside the bottle.

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Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2011, Kitty has forged a career in trend prediction and colour consultancy. She has already collaborated with Zandra Rhodes and Piers Atkinson, and has created bespoke pieces for Lady Gaga and Carine Roitfeld, and now you can wear her wares.

Check out the collection here and Add Your Drop!

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By Sara Darling

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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