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


John Varvatos

The John Varvatos man, to use fashionspeak, has been undergoing a transformation in recent seasons. He's been morphing from affected rocker dandy to something a little more grounded, less peacocky. As the designer explained before the show, he was thinking of "urban romantics" for this season, most definitely intending the contradictory references. There was indeed an urgent wistfulness to the collection, with the shaggy-haired, vampire-thin models charging out of the darkness of the dungeonlike subterranean nightclub. John Varvatos blended hard and soft, crisp and rumpled, shiny and matte to emphasize the complexity of his protagonist. Collars were held up with internal wires; gray linen suits, some double-face, were woven with metallic fibers; a modified black fencing jacket was fully trimmed with buttons; and a moto jacket was elongated to duster length. Jackets were often paired with matching vests or only a loose tank, and most looks were worn with narrow boots and a scarf tied nonchalantly. For the most part, John Varvatos ably realized the scruffy, raffish poet look he was going for, a worldly chap in vaguely vintage threads, harking back to another time and place. "Like something out of old Provence", the designer said, "that transcends modern notions of athleisure or whatever buzzwords are floating around now".

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