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


Alexander Wang

What does an Alexander Wang dude do during the summer ? This year, he is the surfing type, haunting Venice Beach in clothes designed for days and nights around the bonfire. Some of the pieces will be familiar to fans from the brand's surf-core SS17 womenswear show, namely the tie-dyed sweatshirts scattered with patches of buxom Eighties babes, but there are plenty more variations on the elevated Spicoli theme for the menswear. Here, board shorts came embroidered with bikini-clad ladies, while black jackets were stitched with Girls. Reversed koi fish prints echoed the chill vibes of a Pacific coast dweller, whereas proper pullover anoraks and mixed-plaid shirts felt more suited to the North Atlantic bad-boy type. The staples of an Alexander Wang collection -beanies, stripes, leopard prints- persisted in ways new and old. The designer is a master of isolating and riffing on subcultures. Over the years he's astutely elevated the mall goth, the moto girl, the under-the-bleachers troublemaker, and so many more American tropes. His newest reworkings, while savvy and commercially viable, didn't necessarily get the heart racing. They're familiar. What did create excitement was a series of rugby shirts made of heavy sport-technical knits. They were preppy, athletic, all-American. I don't know a single man who owns something like this or would even think to want it though.

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