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


Burberry Prorsum

If you own a piece of Burberry, id est one created under chief creative officer and CEO Christopher Bailey’s reign, its label will say one of the following three : Prosum, London or Brit. The stuff you see on the runway and in those super high-gloss ads ? That’s Prorsum -high design, high style, and generally really expensive. Now the classics -trenches, raincoats, scarves- that’s London. No less top of the line, but certainly more traditional. And finally, the most casual of the bunch, Burberry Brit. To be honest, it can be quite confusing, even for fashionistas. It seems the head honchos at Burberry agreed on it, as they’ve recently announced they’ll be unifying everything under one name : Burberry. The change will take full effect by the close of 2016. As to why, Mr Bailey explained that the high-end customer has changed the way they shop : "the behavior of the luxury customer is evolving, their style is more fluid and this is reflected in the way they shop; the changes we are making allow us to serve this new behavior more intuitively". He further stated that this unification will offer people a more consistent experience across the brand’s offering.
You can usually see the trees and sky through the sides of the huge plastic tent in Kensington Gardens where Burberry mounts its shows, but that specific day nature was closed off behind thick drapes. That set the tone for a men's collection that Christopher Bailey labeled "Classically Bohemian". A little crumpled in his antiqued linens and bookish in his glasses, the Burberry Man had clearly expanded his mind since last season. He wore paisley and floral shirts inspired by quilts from Durham (near to Mr Bailey's birthplace in East Yorkshire), and draped himself in ponchos or huge luxuriantly fringed shawls. Maybe he'd just got back from a trip to India, because he was also dressed in mirror-embroidered shirts, trousers, and a coat. The only thing missing was a cloud of incense. "Decorative and free" was the way Christopher Bailey described the mood. There was glamour in leopard-printed shearling, camo to add more visual texture, and high-pile fabrics in dense, dark tones. The designer liked the idea of classics thrown off-kilter by Bohemia, but if that suggests edge, it shouldn't. Instead, the collection had a subtle, rich flow, ably assisted by Clare Maguire, a singer Mr Bailey came across on SoundCloud. Opening with Marc Bolan's "Cosmic dancer" and closing with "House of the rising sun" while a glitter storm raged, her performance was considerably more full-blooded than the singer-songwriters who usually soundtrack Burberry's shows. That extra oomph rubbed off on the collection.

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