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



The gents in this Daks show were attired as though attending a turn-of-the-century Henley Royal Regatta -the turn of the 20th century, to be clear. So impeccably vintage were their looks -the boater hats, the moustaches, the waistcoats and nautical sweaters, not to mention the antique boats and suitcases staged down the runway- that this crew may as well have rowed through a time canal with no sense of how radically the world has changed. The casting -depicting zero diversity beyond a few silver-haired coach types- compounded the issue. So for all the respectable tailoring that went into those generously sized, high-waist linen slacks and classic summer-weight jackets, the overall statement was quite literally too sepia-toned to be taken seriously. Backstage, creative director Filippo Scuffi did hint that he was aiming for irony -and reviving a moment when sportswear was at its most dapper qualifies as a well-intentioned message. Still, the artificially jaunty interactions among models weighed down by heritage made for a scene more fitting of a period movie than the present day.

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