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


Andrea Pompilio

"I was thinking about what I'd like to wear in the city after work, but then on vacation too. We are in Italy and we are lucky -we have a whole month off", said Andrea Pompilio on this sweltering Milanese afternoon. Everyone in the showroom was daydreaming about their upcoming exodus from town. This collection is a contemplation of what to do if you could no longer bear it and had to get out ASAP, hastily packing before heading to Malpensa and buying a ticket to wherever wanderlust beckoned strongest. In expected Pompilion style, though, this wasn't some slapdash scramble -the designer has a lot going on visually in his clothes, but he's a sharp editor. There were : baggy tee-shirts with Oaxacan embroideries on the breast pocket (these were standout pieces); sweatshirt-material tops with a giraffe-toile print (these, less so); stringy, inside-out beach-bum jumpers; great bomber jackets with industrial namesake placards (because at the end of every getaway, the city and its working life await); and an enhanced focus on plaids. "I like how they clash", said Andrea Pompilio, holding up a pair of russet-checked "dry cotton" Bermuda shorts against an alternatively schemed shirt. Also, slouchy, multi-tonal denim hit a high note; this was almost like his interpretation of "Inherent vice". Think : a hybrid of faded Seventies, half-baked beach vibes blended with his de facto Italian polish and idiosyncrasy. It wasn't necessarily the best trip ever, but it was enough to make anyone reconsider their next resort wardrobe.

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