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


Dirk Bikkembergs

"Brutal honesty", said Dirk Bikkembergs' creative director, Lee Wood, backstage at his sophomore show this morning. He was referring to a kind of internal reckoning -one sprung from looking at Brutalist architecture, naturally- as he continues to clean up the Bikkembergs aesthetic. And what he revealed was, honestly, solidly fortified and generally pretty convincing. He made sure to mention sturdy fabrics, such as a 'rough' jersey used to build out a workwear jacket, or a raw highlighter green denim and black leather combo that was "so stiff, it stands up on its own". This was used to create another utilitarian-leaning jacket. Crombie coats had leather strap bands sewn at the shoulder; a great oatmeal-hued windowpane tailored suit was washed in starch to give it "awkwardness". These were all strong. Lee Wood's palette was clean, moving from dark to light with the added dashes of green near the catwalk's end. And even though a few pieces in the roster stepped too headlong into odd territory (some of that chartreuse color-work, for example), there was some intentionality there. "I don't want to make things too pretty", said the designer.

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