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



Every season, Cadet’s duo Raúl Arévalo & Brad Schmidt pick one wartime photograph for inspiration. This time, it was a snap taken during WWII of, straightforwardly, Morse code. "Long and short signals", said Brad Schmidt. "So we did a shorter jacket and a longer pant". The latter is of the greatest interest; Cadet makes a truly killer trouser. A couple here had an athletic cuff -somewhat of a house signature- while others came in charcoal wool, with button-closure ankles that marched up to the mid-shin (the effect provided the slightest humorous relief to the show’s austere styling and moody soundtrack). A closing flight pant -matched with a coordinating trenchcoat above- boasted a cool "smoke-screen" motif on a nylon-wool blend. Said Raúl Arévalo : "the print is from radio waves carrying top-secret messages". Not something that can be made up indeed. Military is forever the label’s modus operandi. And the rigidity that comes with militarism is sometimes overwhelming; you want to see these clothes live, breathe, and not look as though they’re part of a roll call. Perhaps that will be achieved when they are de-coupled and worn IRL. On a high note, a ray of street savviness and approachability presented itself in Cadet’s latest collaboration : high-tops, in black-on-black or silver foil, with Greats, a Brooklyn-based footwear startup.

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