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


Richard James

A Savile Row fixture since it first opened in 1992, English brand Richard James showed a collection initially inspired by Ellsworth Kelly's simplistically abstract, yet thought-provoking "Atlantic" painting from 1956. The label's design and brand director, Toby Lamb, expanded upon that base to channel a mid-century (but modernized) rendering of summertime on Long Island, where and when Kelly and other culture vultures of the era would spend time during the season. What resulted was a solid lineup, with a natty-preppy color scheme of pistachios, coffees, ivories and dusty pinks, and, "in a kind of new area", some luxe casualwear like striped sailing shirts made of looped-back jersey cotton. "That's definitely an East Coast thing", said Mr Lamb. There's generally a hint of the flamboyant, or at least the eccentric, in Richard James' seasonal collections -that was fulfilled here with Kelly-esque geometries hand-embroidered on jumpers or screened on scarves. The best two pieces were a bomber jacket of green Ottoman cotton with a raglan sleeve treatment that gave it an immediate Fifties-meets-nowadays desirability, and a cotton-linen "toweling effect" blazer so featherweight that if you held it to the window, light poured through. Unlined and unpretentious -while still keeping quite dapper- it would fit right in at a cocktail party in Oyster Bay.

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