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


Steven Alan

Steven Alan has dabbled in denim before now, but this collection marked his first heartfelt foray into that hotly contested market. His came in natural blue and over-dyed and bleached so pale it almost looked acid-washed. And, as an added grace note for all the denim nerds out there, his relaxed jeans and boxy jackets were sourced, soup to nuts, from Japan. The Steven Alan clientèle will be psyched. The designer knows his customer well. The new denim was part of a larger story here -one inspired by his visits to the new Whitney Museum downtown and his re-appreciation of Abstract Expressionist canvases and, by extension, the men who painted them. Steven Alan said that he wanted to make clothes "a guy could work all night in", and with that in mind, he erred his collection toward shapes with a worn-in sense of ease and materials, such as the moleskin he used in shirt-cum-jackets, that could withstand a beating. Even Steven Alan’s suiting looked like it could stand up to a spontaneous late-night painting sesh. The AbEx influence also reared its head in the collection’s smudged, Rothko-esque palette and in its nods to mid-century beatnik-itude. To wit, the sweatshirt with a turtleneck collar and Steven Alan’s shrug-on (but nevertheless natty) overcoats. The designer wasn’t reinventing his aesthetic, but did give it a considerable twist by hinting hard at bygone downtown bohemia. Still, the great-looking denim was the real story here.

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