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



"I love drama", Donatella Versace announced backstage. "You know I'm a drama queen". Sure thing ! So, with silk scarves billowing, sand underfoot, and a suitably dramatic quote from Lawrence of Arabia projected on the back wall ("No man needs nothing"), the Versace show space on Via Gesù was turned into a vast and luxurious Bedouin tent. Against this backdrop, the clothes that paraded past were the familiar répertoire -blousons, leathers, firm-shouldered tailoring- cannily given an exotic twist to fit the theme. And that twist turned up on tops elongated to at least mid-thigh, more often to the knee. Even a button-down shirt was kurta-length, worn under a softly tailored suit. The proportion play emphasized the collection's sensual fluidity, especially when it was expressed in sinuous tie-dyed knits, which looked sun-bleached. Sand, spice, the purple of sunset, and the navy of night also riffed on a desert color palette. The longer layering didn't always work and the styling ran away with an outfit or two (one head-scarfed honey was all about the Axl Roses), but the air of elegant menace that Versace veteran Scott Barnhill (opening the show) projected in his suit and loooong shirt emphasized the formal potential of the combination. If no man needs nothing, then every man needs something and, from this collection, Barnhill's look was it. Point is, Donatella's still looking for a new style yet to be found. Whiter Versace ?

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