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



Before Japanese designer Ryohei Kawanishi moved to Harlem, he spent seven years living in Dalston, a neighborhood in East London that was known for its Caribbean community. He said the main premise for Landlord is to take what he sees on the streets and translate it into fashion. This is a strategy practiced by many -if not most- designers, but there's something different about his interpretations that errs on the side of homage rather than appropriation. Reggae formed the foundation for this season's collection, and sometimes the references were quite literal but still clever. One sweater read "Bob" -as in Bob Marley- and other oversize knits were covered with "Jerk Chicken" and marijuana leaves. Then there was the Rastafarian-influenced color palette of red, green and yellow, which looked particularly fresh on color-blocked pants and jackets made from nylon. Ryohei Kawanishi said visual references from street markets also crept into the collection. This was evident with the camo prints placed to obscure a faux Burberry plaid along with the leather sneakers and sandals worn without socks. Other highlights included a satin parka, a matte leather jacket and the cuffed, baggy denim. The designer, who is now on his fourth collection, has a knack for artfully reflecting the world around him in a way that's current -or trendy- but still original.

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