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


White Mountaineering

The White Mountaineering presentation in Paris opened with designer Yosuke Aizawa's first full capsule collection for Adidas Originals. Previously, he had only created footwear for the athletic behemoth. The 10 body-con looks -all in a palette of gray, blue, black and white- reinterpreted essential sports layers like a chef deconstructs a legendary dish. Simply by angling the iconic stripes diagonally or tweaking their tone, he made them more kinetic. The all-navy sneakers were Yosuke Aizawa's strongest contribution; again, nothing reinvented yet noticeably finessed. Or, as Nic Galway, vice president of global design at Adidas Originals, put it : "he looks forward while staying true to the archive". While there's no question as to the compatibility of these mates, the designer was at peak performance when going solo. Here, he operates outside the playbook, unafraid to imbue his functional apparel with a distinct flamboyance. Embroidered bulls attempted to butt heads from opposite sides of a navy blouson, and a vaguely Ottoman decorative pattern livened up a nylon combo of shell and shorts with a corresponding jacquard base layer. He took a self-referential turn by printing the pattern specifications of his garments onto the completed pieces. All the while, ruched sweatpants, tee-shirts with flattened seams that eliminated stitching, finely perforated jerseys, and jackets in camo jacquard that mimicked suede reinforced Yosuke Aizawa's faith in fabrication above high-octane image. Original, indeed.

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