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


Kris van Assche

"It's like an urban warrior -taking camouflage out of a military context and putting him into the city. It's a guy on a bike, not a guy with a gun". This was Kris van Assche's excellent summation of his (final) collection. The subsidiary detail is that he appropriated the eye-confounding patterns of camouflage, blew them up, and used them as decoration in myriad manners. The upshot was that, rather than protecting you from exposing yourself, Kris van Assche's camo deterred invisibility. The thesis was expressed as plain, irregular-shaped panels on suits, swirling knitwear, and shiny parkas. For those urban warriors who want to go dark, the designer presented un-dazzled pieces, too -although any sensitive streetwear spotter would have noted the sneakers in a heartbeat, as well as the mod-touched Fred Perry collar flashes. There were some alarmingly desirable clothes here. Even when built for going under the radar, Kris van Assche's work emits a signal.
Times are tough for independent designers. That’s the somewhat bitter observation made by the designer, who has announced the shuttering of his eponymous ready-to-wear line. "This wonderful adventure has reached a point where I feel the need to take a break and some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future", said Kris van Assche, who will now concentrate his efforts on Dior Homme while, "awaiting the right project for [his] label".

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