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


Homme fatal


WE:MEN (part 1)
Simon Nessman (part 5)

WE:MEN, the male counterpart of glossy WestEast, is a fash mag from Hong Kong. This 8th issue, featuring Simon Nessman as the coverboy (see right-hand column), is all about transformation. Because everyone wants to be a superheroe, a rare beauty... or whatever !
Simon Nessman (still yet to be the fashion model of the week on Morphosis) also appears in this editorial by John Tan shot by Joe Lally. Special hair by Michele Salvadori @ L'Atelier and make-up by Justin Henry @ Artist Loft.

Rykiel (part 1)

Sonia Rykiel bows out of menswear. Yes, the queen of knitwear is pulling its menswear collection, Rykiel Homme, from the market. Too bad."After 18 years of existence, menswear has not exceeded 5% of total sales and is losing money. We are a family run business and we wish to remain so…thus the decision to focus on our core business which is women", Nathalie Rykiel, the label's manager -and daughter of founder Sonia Rykiel- said in a statement confirming the news a month ago.
Sonia Rykiel started her label in May 1968 and opened her first boutique on the Left Bank in Paris. She created a unique style that is recognized the world over. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the house, which designer Gabrielle Greiss was recently named creative director of for the main collection.

Rykiel (part 2)

Due to lackluster sales outside of France, Sonia Rykiel has given the axe to its menswear line. Which is sad because, honestly, who doesn’t own some Rykiel graphic stripes ? Isn’t it unfortunate and regrettable to give up fashion design for business’ sake ?
While the brand is popular in France, it struggles in overseas market, despite being present in over 33 countries.
This is the antepenultimate collection. I love the kinetic fabric in tones of grays. Black is still present, but so are many bright colors. The last collection was presented some days ago in Paris.
Also note the temporary store in Paris will close in January 2009.