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


Jil Sander

"I wanted to convey a sense of relaxed lightness", said Rodolfo Paglialunga backstage after this Jil Sander show. He tried to bring a natural ease to the quite strict house codes, without betraying their substantial legacy. Lines were clean, bordering on the severe, with an almost purist bent. The designer worked around a concept of reduction and restraint, peeling off, as the press notes stated, even the slightest layer of "the superfluous" -a term that, by the way, has never been even remotely associated with Jil Sander's style. The show was a rendition of classic staples, almost archetypal -boxy workwear-inspired blousons, unstructured cotton suits with controlled volumes, dusters of ample near billowy proportions. It looked pared down and practical, a modular wardrobe for the modern zeitgeist. Fabrics were light yet textured; the color palette spanned from luminous hues -pale blues and grays, delicate greens- to sun-bleached, ombré effects that, as Rodolfo Paglialunga described, gave an almost "foggy" patina to part of the lineup. It was testament to the designer's sophisticated flair, yet it darkened the summery mood, bringing it down a notch. A well-needed jolt of energy came via a leather blouson in a bright shade of sunny orange. Seeing more of that spirit would've been a welcome choice -it wouldn't have been be considered at all "superfluous".

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