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


Astrid Andersen

A Danish designer based in London referencing kung fu movies for a label that's finding love at the highest echelons of American hip-hop : Astrid Andersen has gone global in the best possible way. She developed last season's Assassin's Creed-meets-Ghost Dog aesthetic, inspired by a trip to Shanghai and a think about VHS-era martial arts signifiers. Chucked into that mix, said her notes, was a little bit of "Big trouble in Little China" (surely Kurt Russell's masterpiece, the movie is currently subject to disturbing rumors of a Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson remake). This correspondent must confess to being no pro when it comes to traditional Chinese dress, but Astrid Andersen's blossom-brocade mash-ups of changshan with parkas plus baseball, basketball, and hockey shirts seemed why-has-nobody-done-this-before obvious and strong. Supplemental patches of silk brocade on the front of basketball shorts ingeniously communicated ostentatious kung fu master élan. Beneath the martial art top notes -and those hats- ran the core AA codes; urbanized sportswear refreshed by recourse to lush color, decoration, and fabrication : urban sports luxe. A$AP Ferg, in London to launch a collaboration with her, didn't stop filming until the very last model disappeared back down the runway.

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