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


Damir Doma

Damir Doma was so attached to his previous credo, "Never for money, always for love" (Talking Heads), that it made an encore for this season; only this time, the money part was noticeably absent. The designer wasn't dismissing its importance -no fashion business can- so much as giving greater significance to 'always for love'. "People have lost that, and maybe for a while I lost that, too; and so I decided to implement it as a motto, not only in the collection but in the company", he said, before broadening his theme : "I think it's an honest and idealistic -almost anarchic- way of living. But this is what life should be about". When the designer noted how the women's and men's looks have moved even closer toward each other this season, he was referring to the repetition of two-tone knits embellished with velvet thread, or the his-and-hers buffalo-hide pants; but metaphorically, this was proof of his objective. The combined collection used wraparound shapes, ethnic accents, and materials that hinted at time's onward march to evoke a sweeping depiction of reason and emotion. The former took the lead via studied tailoring that gathered, tied, and twisted; the latter overruled when layers of looks peeled and draped in as studies of undress. Add to this duality the shared domain of decorative details -pendants featuring stones suspended in resin, belts that trailed dramatically, and the airbrushed striped brogues or vivid velvet boots- and Damir Doma's expression of love read as a collection of conceptual memories. As such, retailers and customers will face the task of singling out the pieces that speak to them in the present. One person's bleach-splattered satin is another's impression of a smoldering fire.

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