Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Snapper : JR West

Ian Alexander & Richard Boyd by JR West
The true measure of an artist is the ability to embrace and excel in the intrinsic art of resilience, reinvention and relevance. JR West personifies artistic expression through the lens as one of Atlanta's emerging high fashion, editorial and commercial photographers. Transitioning from Corporate America after losing his job in the middle of an economic downturn, he used the setback as fuel to redefine himself and rocket into his creative purpose in the fashion and photography industry. Quickly establishing a solid reputation for his creative eye and work ethic, his name is often mentioned alongside the likes of a few of Atlanta's top photographers. In a small window of time his photography portfolio has grown to include a long list of models. Additionally, his work has been featured in ads in Urban Lux and Fenuxe Magazine. Major campaigns done the "West way" include Atlanta's V103 FM's "Mommy Makeover" with radio personality Egypt Sherrod, Property Virgins TV show for HGTV Network starring Sherrod, to the TLC Network's reality TV show "Atlanta's preacher's wives".

Goan Fragoso (part 10)
by Danilo Borges

Roger Frampton (part 15)
Muscle design

Simonas Pham (part 9)
by Ricardo Santos

This series of pictues features Lithuanian model Simonas Pham groomed by Tom Perdigão, styled by Joel Alves in Alexandra Moura SS16 collection and photographed by Ricardo Santos.

Diego Barrueco (part 12)
by Edu García

"El rey de Instagram" is the title of this editorial by Gerard Solé featuring Spanish model Diego Barrueco photographed by Edu García for Men's Health Spain.

Игорь Пиджаков - "Любовь"
Igor Pidzhakov - "Love"

After "Лава" some months ago (here on Morphosis), Igor Pidzhakov, 24, is back with a second single entitled "Любовь" ('Love') also produced by Maxim Fadeev. He realized music was his vocation only when he turned 18, but this didn't prevent him to quickly achieve success in his native Yekaterinburg, where he's long been considered a local star, performing in the best clubs in the city. He participated in many contests and finally reached nationwide fame earlier this year thanks to The X Factor Russia - Main Stage. He decided to postpone his career to take care of his family when he learned his girlfriend was pregnant. Igor and Katya now have a son named Maximilian. So he recently decided to get ready to conquer the world. Directed by Ivan Vinnikov, the accompanying video sees the singer surrounded by a bunch of scantily clad hot gals in what looks like an orgy. Is "Love" the proper title for this ? Игорь, задумайтесь над тем,чему вы учите молодое поколение !

B.A.P - "Young, wild & free"

B.A.P (short for Best Absolute Perfect) is a six-piece hip-hop South Korean boyband formed in 2011 under the management of TS Entertainment. On January 26, 2012, they released their début single "Warrior", followed by the release of their début eponymous EP in February 2012. And you might discover them here on Morphosis last year with their previous smash "1004 (Angel)" taken from their first full-length studio album, "First sensibility". Choi Jun-Hong aka Zelo, Bang Yong-Guk, Jung Dae-Hyun, Moon Jong-Up, Kim Him-Chan and Yoo Young-Jae are back with "Young, wild & free" lifted from their comeback mini-album, "Matrix". This is a comeback because the band filed a lawsuit against their label in November 2014 to nullify their contract due to unfair conditions and profit distribution. TS Entertainment then issued a press release refuting the claims made, stating that "there have been neither such maltreatments to the artists nor unfair clauses in the contract". However, the company's claims were challenged when B.A.P released another statement claiming lack of accountability and the group was considering filing for defamation of character. But all's well that ends well, four months ago, the band returned to TS Entertainment as both parties reached a settlement. And here is their new single ! You can now understand the title.

Issue Man #8
Daan van der Deen (part 6)

"Tiro al blanco " ('Stake on white') is the title of this cover story by Roberto Torres featuring Dutch model Daan van der Deen groomed by Wild van Dijt, styled by Minerva Portillo and shot at Hotel Balneario Las Arenas in València, Spain by French photographer Jeremy Zaessinger for the current issue of Chilean magazine Issue Man.


Sergio Corneliani dedicated his collection to a man who behaves like a prince, dixit the show notes. However, despite a pervasive solemnity and an abundance of blue, there was actually nothing particularly regal going on in the show, which took place in a misty atmosphere around a contorted tree -a nod to deep, complicated family ties, maybe. Nobleness was hidden in the fabrics : tactile wools, grainy cashmeres, ombré mink. Some of them were given a feeling of greater depth by way of needle punching, brushing or twisting. A mix of the sartorial with the relaxed is what you generally get at Corneliani, and this collection was no exception. The label has long produced informalized formalwear, something that has been central to the Italian fashion debate for a while. Corneliani proposed a refined take on the topic this season; outerwear, in particular, had an elegant firmness. The long double-breasted coats were the standout pieces, at once protective and aggrandizing, while suit jackets with ribbed shawl collars had an intimate, domestic feel. As a whole, the collection was smooth, if not exactly surprising. The trouble with a show like this is certainly not the pieces per se; fabrications and the level of execution were top-notch. The drawback is precisely the fact that they are clothes and just that : sent onto the catwalk one look after the other without a particular narrative, and sometimes even with little coherence -practically every possible trouser length was shown at some point. Storytelling is the direction Corneliani should pursue in the future if the label really wants to take a step forward from making clothes, which it does extremely well, to making fashion.