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


E. Tautz

"We're not trying to change the world. We're just trying to make some nice clothes", said Patrick Grant. He achieved both these aspirations in this gently new wave-inflected collection for E Tautz. As often, these were clothes redolent of whatever bucolic hybridized montage of wearable long-lost Englishness floats within his psyche; a dash of "Chariots of fire", a smidgen of public school uniform, and a hefty dose of early-Thatcher tailoring and sportswear. The New York Times recently decreed the black tube sock pulled high over skate shorts as de rigueur for a forward-facedly fashionable fellow. Here Mr Grant reminded us that nothing is new under the sun with cuffed high-waisted and high-legged shorts worn above fine cotton socks in beige or navy, all pulled proudly high over beautiful woven Louboutin plimsolls based on 1960s Keds. There was a great deal of tasteful casual sportswear including a frankly never-going-to-happen effort to reassert the safari suit in a roomy two-piece hewn in striped linen. Tailored jackets were cut broad of shoulder, long of skirt, with a shallow single vent, and a satisfying slouch to them. All the outerwear came with double pockets, one for hand-warming, the other for storage. Pants were high-waist, widish-leg, and looked to have pleating emphasized by pintuck. Patrick Grant loves a billowing shirt and here there was a fair America's Cup-worth of tucked-in shirting straining handsomely against the waistbands below. Those interesting elongated double pockets used on many of the shirts were adapted from a railwayman's shirt issued in the Thirties and were, he said, rather handy. "I quite like function -functional is good,” said the designer.

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