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FAULT Magazine

SUMMER

EDGE Ben Barnes

This is your FAULT Summer 2013

Michael Shannon

This is your FAULT

The EDGE Issue


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FAULT Icon: Tyra Banks FAULTless and flawsome this Summer ...

We’ve always celebrated people’s FAULTs. It’s what makes us who we are, it’s what makes us interesting; and that moment just before our interviewees answer our signature question is always so revelatory about their respective personalities. Reactions have ranged from vacant incomprehension and panicked glances around the room to relaxed and confident chuckles— often accompanied by a cheeky glint in the eye. Most importantly, most people give us sincere answers. Tyra—for all her FAULTs—is a role model for us insofar as she encourages people to embrace their imperfections and be confident about their own self-image. Take away the “smize” and the “fierceness”, the millions earned and the fame and notoriety banked (in equal measure) over many years at the top of the entertainment industry, and Tyra is still a force for good in a celebrityobsessed world that, all too often, believes its own hype. What’s Tyra’s FAULT? Find out on page 85.

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contents

1 OPENER 2 CONTENTS 3 MASTHEAD 153 DIRECTORY 156 LAST WORD

STYLE 5 THE GOULDEN GIRL OF POP Ellie Goulding is not your average pop star. 13 AFTER MIDNIGHT 18 SUGGESTIONS 24 VERTIGO 31 COLOUR BLOCK We’re not all doom and gloom. 36 PHANTASMAGORIA Once upon a time in Lethe ... 41 THE BOX AV/LV: audiovisual love. 49 ALCHEMY Bionic attraction. 55 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Fashion goes feral. 63 NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND “... she throws herself at my feet and tells me that I am her saviour and that she loves me more than anything in the world—the slut!” 66 SANG FROID Le charme Gallique.

FOCUS 96 I LOVE YOU, LONDON! The story of how one American girl fell in love with London. 103 DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: PRIORY OF TEN We spoke with Mei Lui, the designer behind up-and-coming womenswear brand Priory of Ten. 104 SHOOTING STARS Artist, photographer and scourge of decency, Tyler Shields is out to prove he can do more than shock. 107 SECRET GARDEN PARTY FAULT spoke to founder Freddie Fellowes and the team behind the wacky and whimsical Secret Garden Party.

MEN 110 EASY ON THE EYES Ben Barnes makes it look all too easy as he prepares for another summer of stardom. 121 BOYZ NOIZE Men’s fashion is loud and proud in Europe this summer. 126 BREAKING THE ICE Michael Shannon is as cool as can be in the run-up to his biggest summer on screen to date.

73 THE SWINGIN’ ’60S. Fashion goes feral.

133 MONOCHROMATIC Give monochrome a new twist by mixing timeless classics with a sexy splash of urban cool.

BEAUTY

MUSIC

79 MODEL EDGEUCATION Tyra Banks on how her fierce ambition has taken her to the top of the entertainment industry.

139 GOING BIG Prior to the release of his second studio album, FAULT spoke with Big Sean about how he found his EDGE.

86 LITE BRITE 91 EN BLANCO The sweetest taboo

148 UNITED AT BIRTH HAIM talk about their debut album on the heels of superstardom. 152 FAULT FUTURE: ROCKIE FRESH The Chicago-born MC is keeping it fresh after signing to Rick Ross’ Mayback Music.

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PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Nick Artsruni ART DIRECTOR Caroline Lawless U.S. STYLE EDITOR Avo Yermagyan

NORTH AMERICAN EDITOR IN CHIEF Leah Blewitt ONLINE/GENERAL FEATURES Louis Sheridan Chris Purnell

DEPUTY EDITOR Rebecca Unger

FASHION India James Marika Page

MUSIC EDITOR Era Trieman

MENSWEAR EDITOR Kristine Kilty

CONTRIBUTORS Roberto Aguilar Kate Allison Superteam Australia Louie Banks Norbert Bäres Anja Boxhammer Chad Burton Kee Chang François Mauld d’Aymée Freddie Fellowes Romina Fernandez Rachel Gold Steven Gomillion Joon Haque Alexander Huber Benjamin Johnson Anna Klein Annica Klingspor Sami Knight Dirk Krüger Pelle Lannefors Deborah Latouche Gorjan Lauseger Desiree Lederer Alexandra Leese Dennis Leupold Nico Malvaldi Jemima Marriot Benjamin Martin Shella Martin Andrea Massari Ty-Ron Mayes Robert Nilsson Johan Nilsson Sinisha Nišević Jeff Olson Chris Purnell April Roomet Tyler Shields Udo Spreitzenbarth Luke Storey Christine Svanberg Jamie Tabberer Edu Torres Harriet Charity Verney Juan Carlos Verona Lucy Wearing

PARIS EDITORS Hans Weinheimer Ruth Kramer Kat Rutherford SPECIAL THANKS Sin Factory Media Melissa Miller Emmanuel Tremolani Lounge Lover/Les Trois Garçons Seeta Gharu Richard Smith Apartment 58 Sanderson Hotel Brasserie Chavot Buddha-Bar London Grosvenor House St James’s Hotel & Club The Wellesley LONDON OFFICE Suite 7 40 Craven St. London WC2N 5NG United Kingdom PLEASE NOTE: We would like to retrospectively credit the wonderful Rebecca Unger for all her hard work on Issue 14 as Deputy Editor, in particular for her interview with our cover star Daisy Lowe.

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editors’ letter

W

e equivocated for a good long time over this issue’s theme. The concept was always there—darker in tone (figuratively speaking) with rakish looks for men and louche, seductive styles and poses for girls. “Dangerously glamorous” was the overall feel for an issue that was set to include some world-class talent in the shape of Michael Shannon, anti-hero and super villain in this summer’s The Iceman and Man of Steel respectively; Ben Barnes, who has been spending the last few months shooting his first more villainous role in upcoming gangster flick God Only Knows; and the equally famous and notorious iconic supermodel Tyra Banks. Not to mention trailblazing musicians of the calibre of Ellie Goulding and Big Sean... . Encapsulating all of that into a single word proved difficult, not just because of what this issue stood for but also why it was appropriate. All of the artists featured in FAULT Issue 15 are included not just because they can “do” edgy chic, but also because they have taken risks to get to where they are now. At a time when anyone with access to a webcam and a YouTube account is a musician, when anyone with a camera is an artist and when anyone at all can appear on television for any given reason, it is fair to say that the depth of competition has increased considerably. True artists nowadays are the ones who, in our collective opinion at FAULT, are prepared to push themselves beyond their comfort zones to achieve success. The ones whose talents are easily apparent but are honed with more difficulty. The people who want to have an edge on the competition. One of the advantages of FAULT containing all-exclusive content is that we get to spend time with our stars—often face-to-face— rather than buy in pre-packaged content like other magazines. We discovered how Michael Shannon—the man being dubbed the next De Niro—struggled with the “supporting artist” label despite a phenomenal career that has seen him pick up an Academy Award nomination, landslide critical acclaim and a starring role on HBO mega-series Boardwalk Empire. This summer has seen him ditch his familiar “nice guy” role to take on the darker leading parts that have been so successful in 2013. Similarly, Ben Barnes is no stranger to making bold moves to prove his artistic worth. After being cast as the eponymous star of 2008’s Disney epic The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ben was forced into making the huge decision of leaving behind his supporting part in the U.K. theatrical production of The History Boys for a shot at global superstardom. He has been accepting headline roles ever since.

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Tyra Banks could have played it safe after her modelling career, but instead cemented her status as a global icon by branching out into television, film, music and—most successfully—business. She is now known just as much for her entrepreneurial skills and for her presenter-producer role on America’s Next Top Model as for her landmark appearance as the first black woman to appear solo on the cover of seminal magazine Sports Illustrated. Detroit-born Big Sean made the bold move of driving down to his local radio station to meet guest star Kanye West and persuade him to listen to his material. Ellie Goulding has wholeheartedly embraced a fanatical fanbase that she admits sometimes still surprises her and “freaks [her] out”. It is that quality of grasping the nettle, of being prepared to grab a charging rhinoceros by the horn for a chance at success, that gives the stars of FAULT Issue 15 their EDGE. The competition, as Tyra would say, is fierce, but by taking risks and seizing opportunities when they are presented to them, the artists featured in this issue have backed up their natural talent with a steely determination to succeed. It is a theme that applies just as much to our valued contributors as well, with some of the artists showcased here having demonstrated astonishing persistence in pitching projects and submitting work. And let’s not forget the likes of controversial photographer Tyler Shields and model Hailey Clauson, neither of whom are likely to win many popularity contests after raising high profile middle fingers to their respective industries in the past. Much like sister act rock band HAIM, rap prodigy Rockie Fresh or classical composer Fabio D’Andrea, however, these are stars that should—first and foremost (after their natural talent)—be judged by their respective abilities to edge out their competitors by making difficult decisions. Our Issue 15 stars have an edge to them, it’s true. They’re not always the best-behaved guys and girls—but who cares? It’s fair to say that people who play by the rules all of the time tend to lose more often than they win. Creative talent needs to be reinforced by a willingness to stray occasionally from the beaten path and to show the world a different side of oneself. We like to think that it is that quality, so perfectly epitomised by our leading lights in this issue, that also gives FAULT the EDGE over its competition. We’ll leave that for you to decide after checking out the rest of the issue, though. This is your FAULT.


STYLE

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ellie goulding

the

GOULDEN GIRL A great fan of the English countryside and an avid marathoner, Ellie Goulding is not your average pop star.

of Pop

photography LOUIE BANKS styling HARRIET CHARITY VERNEY hair SAMI KNIGHT makeup LUCY WEARING USING M.A.C styling assistance SCARLETT CARLOS CLARKE photography assistance NAOMI MARTIN + SAM HISCOX special thanks EMMANUEL TREMOLANI @ LOUNGE LOVER/LES TROIS GARÇONS

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llie Goulding’s debut album, Lights (2010), established her as one of the most talented pop stars of her generation, and her recent follow up, Halcyon (2012), secured her position in the spotlight. Surrounded by Philip Treacy hats on our shoot at a swanky East London lounge, it’s fair to say that Miss Goulding has come a long way from the small, rural English country village of Lyonshall where she grew up. Ellie’s unique and spirited voice has earned her numerous awards and thousands of fans across the globe—fans who she praises and respects as the reason for her success. She spoke to FAULT about her journey to stardom, the downside of fame and where she’s heading next.

At what point in your life did you know you wanted to go into music? When I was young I used to like writing, and I always sang, but I never thought it would be an actual job. I didn’t know it was going to be a job until I signed my record deal. I did it more because I enjoyed it—it was a hobby and I became addicted to performing songs. What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far? It’s a bit of a cliché to keep talking about it, but performing at the Royal Wedding. It was the most crazy thing to have happened to me. It was so overwhelming and is still something I can’t really comprehend. Do you feel that you’ve stayed true to your original musical style, or have you tailored it to the mainstream industry? I [grew] up with pop music and have always loved it. When I hear a beautiful, well-crafted pop song it makes me feel really emotional. I used to listen to Radio 1 and Radio 2 constantly and just developed

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a real passion for pop music, so singing pop songs was always a given. Where do find most of your inspiration? From a lot of things. [My] childhood was a funny one. Parts weren’t that great and parts were incredible. The fact that I got to have the countryside as my playground growing up was fantastic. And then, I suppose books. I read a lot of them. (At least, I think I read a lot). Murakami is a big inspiration. He’s written a lot of dark, twisted tales. I’ve also always loved the idea of combining something surreal with something real. That’s why Björk inspires me so much. She creates beautiful, surreal imagery then also refers to common, dayto-day situations and relationships. I love her song ‘Human Behaviour’. You’ve said that Halcyon was sort of a “break-up” record. Did you find that process liberating? Absolutely! One thing I feel grateful for is that I have the luxury to write down things and get them out. When people tell me things that have happened

to them, I feel genuine, genuine sympathy for them because the only way I’ve been able to get through express what you feel and have other people hear it and share it. The record was a lot about liberation and accepting certain things and . . . the idea that there’s this time or place that you haven’t got to yet, a place of tranquillity where nothing matters except peace and happiness. Perhaps it exists, perhaps it doesn’t. You’re well-known as a keen runner. Do you find running helps your creative process, or is it just to keep in shape?

How do you find the time? I don’t, really. I had to stop in the middle of my tour to do a half-marathon and had to cut a couple of shows out. I have to admit, I put too much strain on myself. That tour was the most stressful thing I’ve done in my life. At times I felt so detached and lonely, but I’m letting myself chill out a bit now. I’m getting a trainer on the Bruno Mars tour, which I expect won’t be nearly as stressful. It’s easier to move around nearly as much. What tracks do you listen to to get your endorphins going? don’t have any real rock ’n’ roll on my phone. At the I’m really into garage and two-step.


Previous: Hat by Philip Treacy, top by Erickson Beamon, cuff by Butler Wilson and stylist’s own skirt and bag. This page: Hat by Philip Treacy, necklace by Erickson Beamon, stylist’s own coat and shoes, harness by Dilara Findikoglu and Ellie’s own rings.

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Jacket by Cervolante.

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SUGGESTIONS

photography JEFF OLSON styling ALEXANDER HUBER hair/makeup DANIELLA KLEIN styling assistance ANDREA SUAREZ model KARINA G. @ FRONT

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STYLE

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Clockwise from top left: Bra by Très Bonjour, skirt by Balmain and earrings by Louis Vuitton; top by Cèline, briefs by Très Bonjour, shoes by JImmy Choo and stylist’s own peplum skirt; briefs and bra by Très Bonjour, shoes by Jimmy Choo, pants by Hugo by Hugo Boss and necklace by Louis Vuitton. Opposite: Jacket by Cervolante, briefs and stockings by Très Bonjour, shoes by Louis Vuitton and glasses by The Row.

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VERTIGO photography JOHAN NILSSON styling GORJAN LAUSEGER hair ALIINA JUN makeup VERONICA LINDQVIST photography assistance MATHILDA AXELSSON


Opposite: Jacket by V Ave Shoe Repair, coat by The Local Firm, T-shirt by Hernandez Cornet and hat by Samsøe Samsøe. This page: Scarf by Part Two and necklace by Efva Attling.

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STYLE vertigo

This page: Jacket by Altewai.Saome, top by Longchamp, lingerie by Flexees by Maidenform and Necklace by Efva Attling. Opposite: Jacket by Anja Stuebling, lingerie by Flexees by Maidenform, belt by Designers Remix and ring by Pandora.

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STYLE vertigo

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Opposite: Bodysuit by Made by Noemi, pants by Rodebjer, hat by Tiger of Sweden, necklace by Friis & Company and ring by Bjørg. This page: Swimsuit by made by Noemi, pants by Club Monaco, shoes by Finsk, belt by Hope, handbag by Longchamp, necklace by Bjørg and ring by Efva Attling.

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STYLE vertigo

Jacket by Bruuns Bazaar, dress by Josefin Strid, necklace by Hope and bracelets by Efva Attling.

COLOUR

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COLOUR BLOCK We’re not all doom and gloom. photography FABIAN FROST styling THEOPHILE HERMAND @ SCANDALE PRODUCTION production RENAN LELIEVRE @ SCANDALE PRODUCTION hair/makeup FELIX @ NUDE AGENCY USING M.A.C

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STYLE

the swingin’ ’60s T-shirt by Acne Arcive, tights by Wolford, bracelet by Friis and Company and vintage fur and dress.

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BEAUTY

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MODEL

EDGEUCATION Tyra Banks on how her fierce ambition has taken her to the top of the entertainment industry. words LEAH BLEWITT photography UDO SPREITZENBARTH style direction TY-RON MAYES makeup VALENTE FRAZIER hair SHER RAE TUCKER nails FLEURY ROSE

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FAULT Magazine

SUMMER

EDGE Ben Barnes

This is your FAULT Summer 2013

Michael Shannon

This is your FAULT

The EDGE Issue

FAULT Issue 15 Teaser  

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