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


Perry Ellis

"It's really about collage... you see it everywhere, not just in design. Look at social media", said Perry Ellis' creative director, Michael Maccari. The statement held fast and ended up being tepidly provocative; Perry Ellis' SS17 blueprint, all mashed and mixed and layered, is inspired by the now -id est a world that is also mashed, mixed and layered- and for the most part Mr Maccari was successful in his splicing and manipulating. The biggest takeaway, product-wise, was a shift into what he's calling "relaxed activewear". We've heard that term for a while now. Yet even though the trendiness of athleisure has come and gone, pretty much, it doesn't make anoraks and baseball jackets appliquéd with geometric florals or loose-fitting "tech-twill" trousers any less desirable. In a way, the dynamism and dressiness apparent in these pieces felt a little like Dries van Noten's take on color, print and shape. Only this being Perry Ellis, there's a broader, everyman appeal. What might be more challenging for the fans : a nylon trench in a marigold-esque color, or an ombré linen sweater that faded from mustard to blue and back again. These marked a section of the lineup that seemed a little overly crunchy and not quite as clean as the sharp army/navy palette and well-calibrated balance between sporty and stylish seen elsewhere. But when broken down, there'll be plenty to pick from, with those aforementioned jackets being the strongest of the lot.

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