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


Haider Ackermann

Throwing a show in which the audience could actually see the clothes, look by look and in full evening sunshine, was a transformative improvement on Haider Ackermann's terrible old presentation format. The uncharitable could argue that this designer's oeuvre is a one-trick deal. But what a trick it was. Snortingly masculine of shoulder, Hedi-enragingly etiolated of leg, Astaire-ishly trim of waist, Cuban of heel, and damned fierce altogether : you could almost hear the estrogen flooding the balcony as Scott Barnhill clenched his way in gold Lurex Chelsea boots, monochrome pinstripe jeans, a complicatedly tiered cummerbund, and a multi-collared, sleeves-pulled-up, gold-on-black kimono top. All his energetically stylized detail can be exhausting to process -imagine leopard-print slippers under zebra socks under pinstripe pants below a Breton shirt under a chalk-stripe jacket, and try and keep your head together- but this designer has total harmonic control of his ingredients. "It was my ideal road trip", he said backstage : "I always wanted to be a dancer. I want to go back to Japan, to travel through Persia... these are all my fantasies of escape". Judging by the whooping at his finale, it's a fantasy shared. A cracker of an Ackermann.

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