FAULT Faves from LC:M Day 4

Louis Leeman


The glossy Café Royal hotel on London’s Regent Street provided the perfect setting for Italian-made luxury shoe brand Louis Leeman’s new collection presentation. For AW15, their high-gloss sneakers, loafers, lace-ups and boots have a naval twist.

The new styles were posed on a giant Battleships board and perched on oil drums covered in camouflage net. Some were even under siege from gold-coated toy soldiers. Sparkling chevron stripes referenced military symbols of rank, slip-on skate shoes featured a camouflage print and gun-metal studs covered eyelets on classic oxford brogues. Hi-top trainers stuck to a navy-inspired colour palette for casual dress while lace-less sergeant boots in a mottled brown or navy leather offered something for more formal dressers.

Whether you’re looking for boat shoes, Heffner slippers or dress shoes, Louis Leeman is offering it all next season, each with acute attention to detail and top quality materials that recall the brave, honourable and elegant world of the navy.

-Olivia Pinnock


Xander Zhou

Photographed exclusively for FAULT Magazine by Chris Yates


It was cowboys and Indians at Xander Zhou on the final day of LCM. Rugged denim and a mixture of black and tan leather was mixed with more fun elements such as tasselled trouser seems and fur cow print jackets. Diamonds in various sizes formed an interesting pattern on shirts and coats, that hinted at Native American markings. Shirts were tied at the front and accessorised with large neckerchiefs worn to the side and cowboy boots (naturally). Ponchos draped asymmetrically to the floor and jeans were loose and torn.

This was far from gimmicky though and the dusty brown and cream colour palette had a smart edge to it and contemporary shapes such as leather city shorts and leather bomber jackets meant that this collection was easy to pull apart and incorporate into your wardrobe. Ultimately though it was creative, structural and macho all in one. Yee-hah!

-Olivia Pinnock