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



Marcel Duchamp is Mihara Yasuhiro's hero. He loves Dada. It's partly the influence of his mother, a painter, but his own appetite for collage and an edge of chaos in his clothing also marks him as Dada by nature. "I don't want to make it too obvious", he said during a presentation in his Paris showroom, "so the abnormality is subtle". Or maybe not. This season's collection was full of disorienting details : the trompe l'œil pockets hand-painted on a biker jacket, the shirttails sewn over shorts, the coat that tied with two additional sleeves. His skill as a designer is that he has been able to turn such tricks into a convincing design signature. That's because his clothes never look precious. They've been to hell and back, worn, shredded, patched, ingeniously reconfigured so that the old looks new again. Here, khaki and denim, for instance, were alchemized with wrapping, bias cutting, unexpected volume. But for all the acute technique, there was nothing flashy about these designs. "Fashion is so bright now, patterns are so strong, I want my clothes to be subtle", he said. The collaging of unlikely elements was a Dada trademark. It doesn't sound like the easiest proposition for a collection of menswear. But Miaha Yasuhiro continues to give it a grungy, slouchy sex appeal. Which is not so bad at all.

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