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


Viktor & Rolf
feat. Simone Rinaldi by Philip Riches

A fast pace, many deadlines and fierce competition. That’s how Dutch design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren describe today’s prêt-à-porter business. Last year and following Jean Paul Gaultier, they announced that they would be exiting the ready-to-wear business to focus on haute couture, fragrances and special projects. And they made the decision with such finality that they presented their final collection without any grand good-bye gesture. Italian industrialist Renzo Rosso, whose group OTB SpA holds a majority stake in Viktor & Rolf (plus Diesel, Marni, Maison Margiela), called it “a strategic decision to position the brand in the highest luxury segment of fashion".
And if you can expect anything from Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, it's that they would torque a trope and then continue to twist the result. For their final menswear collection, the duo set their sights on humdrum tweed and digitized it so it looked, particularly from afar, like stylized television static. This gave a faint novelty to the suiting, which assumed a sportier image when paired with ski-stripe tops. As applied to some sweaters, the tweed grew enlarged and pixelated; others featured a reworked argyle, although this wasn't entirely evident until it was pointed out. Activewear hybrids made up another dominant theme and were often underscored (or, more accurately, underlayered) with electric green turtlenecks—think chemises fused with sweatshirt collars, streamlined reversible quilted coats, and a deconstructed blue evening jacket in a tech fabric with kangaroo pockets. It would be an ideal choice, perhaps, for any man who yearns to attend a black tie function in a hoodie. The final look, a tobacco-toned suit with corresponding tuxedo striping, won't be an easy sell at retail, but it might very well end up on a red carpet nonconformist. Still, there's a difference between permutations for the sake of permuting and permutations for the sake of perfecting. And in the end, you've got to wonder whether you're sporting clever tweaks or something less inspired.

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feat. Simone Rinaldi by Philip Riches
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