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Petrou \\ Man : Gives a Sneak Preview of Tomorrow’s Hipster

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 5, 2010

By: Melodie Duperval

We just have to mention, Petrou\Man designer Nicolas Petrou’s, sophomore collection for Fall 2010. His current collection is inspired by the nomads and their many journeys that accompany them. Petrou treated each piece of the collection as a form of art representing the many different travels of his main inspiration. Weaving together the different worlds of patterns and fabrics, the designer was able to clearly express the juxtaposition of tradition with the happenings of tomorrow.  Oh and lets not forget the super-talented fashion stylist Robbie Spencer, who once again, brilliantly communicated the designer’s inspiration in form of a perfect fashion week presentation.

Designed for Tomorrow’s Hipster.

Obviously we already know what the modern-day Hipster looks and acts like. Imagine if we could get a glimpse of the Hipster of the future? Petrou has definitely given us a sneak preview of what is to come for the Haute Indie.

The designer has added touches of metal in the collection, in particular, silver and gold safety pins strategically bunched together to maximize bother texture and shine. This metallic technique can be seen on the lapels of the tailored jackets for a subtle shimmer effect, and even as chic designs on t-shirts that appear oh-so- eye catching. Guys, you might want to get a head start on your own journey of style—tomorrow is never far!


Rupert Grint: FAULT Magazine Photoshoot

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 4, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 4, 2010

FAULT Featured: Ben Pakalski

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 4, 2010

FAULT: Who is Ben Pakalski?

Ben Pakalski: 28 year old photographer, based in Mannheim, Germany, who wants to show all the intense moments, he recently saw through his lense. Trying to climb the long ladder all the way to the top.

FAULT: Do you focus on something special?

Ben Pakalski: Fashion, advertising, people and celebrities – those are the main parts i’m working in as a photographer. Not only in Germany, all over Europe and all over the World. There are (almost) no borders in my work.

But my personal focus definitly is the music- and bandphotography. That’s what i do for years – and i love it! In my opinion there is a special harmony between music and photography, that fits together perfecty. I love to show the individual situations, transport the music into and with my pictures, try to let the viewer see and feel the energy. Working with musicians and artists is impressive on the one hand and creative on the other hand

FAULT: Big names in front of your cam so far?

Ben Pakalski Dita von Teese, Eminem, Pope Benedict XVI., New Model Army, Beth Ditto, Amy Macdonald, Wladimir Klitschko, The Rasmus, The Scorpions, Juliette Lewis, Emilie Autumn, Dúné, Eight Legs, Mel B. Just to drop some names… They’re all waiting for you: just visit my homepage!

And my favorit model for a photoshoot in the future would be Monica Belucci! I would love to shoot with her! What a lovely Lady. In music photography i would really love to work with Madonna, Metallica and Marilyn Manson!

FAULT: Future projects?

Ben Pakalski: Oh, there’s so much to come! Most of them are still secret! But what i can tell you by now: Linkin Park and Korn – in the near future… Stay tuned!

FAULT: What is your ‘FAULT’?

Ben Pakalski: I am very impatient. If i have something in mind, i want it right now! This could be an idea for a shoot, scouting a new location, whatever; especially in my work as a photographer i am really impatient. My best ideas i discover through my dreams. So when i wake up i want to realize all what i just saw! The land of my dreams is so inspiring. And i guess very impatient as well. 😉

I know that patience sometimes could be helpfull, yes. In my business it could be very helpfull, indeed, because as a photographer you always have to wait for models, stylists, make up artists, location settings – sometimes you wait longer than you’re shooting! But that bit of impatience, that bit of craziness – that’s just me! Live the dream!

Homepage: www.pakalski.de

Rihanna Polaroid of the day:

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 4, 2010

Heidi Ackerman: creates ethical designs with ‘Future’ in mind

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 4, 2010

By: Melodie Duperval

FAULT: So Heidi, what made you want to become an ethical fashion designer?

Heidi: The pivotal experience leading me to sustainability was when I tree planted in western Canada for a few summers whiles studying at Ryerson. Seeing the affect humans and consumption have on the environment really hit home and made me question the practices of the fashion industry. Sustainability and ethics are at the core of my design philosophy and I always think about it when I am designing and producing new collections.

FAULT: Tell us what goes through your head when you are designing a new collection?

Heidi: Usually when I begin a new collection I start with unconscious drawing – just drawing shapes and movements and interpreting them into garments. Then the challenging part is figuring out if it is possible to make!

I am drawn to abstract inspirations – feelings, movements. On my inspiration board right now are pictures of Klaus Nomi, futuristic armour, commedia dell arte, geometric architecture and Constructivist typography. I am always trying to look to the future and so my inspirations are always evolving and changing.

FAULT: Your designs have been talked about being futuristic. but what is your personal take on the way that you design?

Heidi: As a designer I am always trying to evolve and change and I am still figuring out where this will lead. One of the things I love about designing is the process and seeing the progress of my work.  I am very fascinated by the idea of the future and that is definitely reflected in my clothing.

FAULT: What kind of woman do you envision to wear your clothes?

Heidi: The woman who wears my clothing is strong and confident. She is interested in fashion forward style and is excitied by the prospect of combining that with sustainability.

FAULT: What is your FAULT?

Heidi: My obsession with working! More time out of the studio would do me some good.

FAULT Magazine featured Roos van der Kamp

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 3, 2010

By Sarah Klose

Roos van der Kamp, the designer behind the Label Roparosa, presented her latest collection ‘Come out and Play’ at the AIFW for the first time after she won the dutch edition of Project Catwalk this year.

The 25-year-old Roos founded her label already in 2007 and brought out her third collection now, consisting of soft and strong colours like red, blue, yellow, brown and white, and characterized by the repeating sharp shoulder forms, which was all in all something very fresh.

For me, her second collection (Catch as Catch Can Part 1) was the most exciting one so far. She played with different and big forms and made the clothes to some striking pieces through that, regardless of whether they are wearable or not. I admire the development to this collection from her first one. It seemed like Roos creativity was totally exploding and coming out while her first pieces still appeared a little bit “safely”.

Roos has that what a good designer needs: individuality, uniqueness and independency, and she is definitely on a good way!

In an interview with Roos I could find out more about her personality and work.

First of all, congratulation that you won the dutch edition of Project Catwalk! Could you tell us a little bit about how you did experience the time there and why you have decided to go this way? What did you expect from that?

Thank you, I am very happy that I won the show. It gave me lots of opportunities I otherwise wouldn’t have had, such as showing at Fashion Week. And that is also the main reason why I decided to enter the competition. I wanted to reach a big public and I wanted to prove myself.

How has your life looked like previously? You already founded your label Roparosa in 2007.

After my graduation as a video artist I got a prize from a Dutch art foundation. With that money I wanted to do what I love the most, designing. So I founded Roparosa. First of all I had many private orders, for example wedding dresses and winter coats. And I also did a lot of customizing of vintage clothing and some work for a theatre. Then I joined designers collective Vezjun* and there I started to sell my own line.

You presented your latest collection ‘Come out and Play’ during the last AIFW. What did you want to express with it and what was the idea behind choosing this name for the line?

I want to excite women to take up a powerful and dynamic lifestyle. I see more and more young people getting serious. I would like them not to forget to play and enjoy their life. The clothing fits easy, but they’re still powerful. I think this is the right combination for young women today.

The whole collection appears to be made out of many different materials. What exactly did you use and why?

I used loose fit materials like jersey and silk for comfort. For the powerful look I used leather and plastics. I like the contrast between both ones.

In your own words, how would you describe your work/collections in general?

My style is best described as comfortable powerdressing. Masculine shapes are combined with a feminine fit and sportswear inspired materials.

Is fashion something you have always been interested in? Could you also imagine to do something else?

I have been making my own clothes since I was sixteen, so it was always my interest. At the Utrecht School of Art I studied Fine Art, because I like lots of directions. After art school I decided to commit to fashion, because it comes natural to me. I never had to even think about designing, I just do it.

Have you ever doubted you might not be good enough, or wouldn’t make it in this business? Or did you maybe get some negative reactions from your family or friends because you’ve selected this way?

I believe in hard work and doing what you love. I think I have been successful, because I am very enthusiastic about my work. I have never really doubted.

Tell us something about yourself and your hobbies, Roos’ personality.

I am always looking for balance in my life. My way of relaxing is to do yoga and pilates. It is very important to me to feel fit. In my spare time I enjoy to see beautiful things, like movies and theatre, that inspire me. And last but not least I like to send time with my friends. Connecting to other people and sharing ideas and experience, is very valuable for me.

Regarding the next time and the future, what are you aspiring to?

Right now I am looking for ways to expand my business. My goal is to have a successful international label.

*Vezjun is a shop in Amsterdam for young designers and fashion students to sell their work.

Photos by Sarah Klose

Wei-Chieh Shih: Time to LASER suit up!

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 3, 2010

By: Melodie Duperval

Look at what we’ve discovered! Its a futuristic “200 LD Stage Suit” made by Taiwanese designer, Wei-Chieh Shih. With creative expertise in digital art, installation, and sound design, Wei has invented this costume made of 200 laser diodes attached to a nylon jacket that covers the wearer’s upper torso. (we can definitely picture Lady GAGA sporting this light attraction at one of her concerts!)

Here’s how it works:

The lasers are positioned in all different directions on the jacket, so when the wearer has it on the lasers will be able to produce an epic light extravaganza for you and onlookers close by!

Yea sure, in the daylight the costume looks like a spiky concoction reminiscent of the dinosaur age, but when night falls–get ready to see RED laser beams fill up your area. With this suit, you’re just begging to be the center of attention–all eyes on you!

FAULT Magazine Polaroid of the day

Posted in Uncategorized by faultmagazine on August 2, 2010

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