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.
Happiness is just a hairflip away.
"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".
A few seasons ago, Donna Karan was expressing her conviction that young men were craving a collar and tie. It's young men her DKNY (Donna Karan - New York) collection is aimed at, and this season it's ties she's given them. The collection's theme was "New York Art & Design", which was most obvious in the graphic blocking of the silk ties, especially when an orange hue (called "Popsicle") was set against black or gray for a vaguely constructivist effect. Given the concept, it seemed reasonably safe to assume the DKNY man has gone through his college phase, his hint-o'-grunge phase, and his vintage phase. He's now graduated to a "proper" job with a gallery or an architect, and he's dressing more smartly. Tailoring dominated the collection, in urban shades of gray : stone, cement, and newsprint. Cottons and poplins had a tech stretch factor, a tip of the cap to the casual/formal hybrid that is now ingrained in American menswear's vocabulary. Alongside the vibrant multi-options of the women's range, the men's clothes looked a little like an afterthought this season. Perhaps that's Karan's way of slyly suggesting that it's a woman's world -and men just live in it. Or maybe it's simply a case of men's DKNY in transition. Big question is : is a tie still trend-right ? High street says… err, nope.
Posted by Lestat at 11:22 AM
Swedish ex-fash art director-turned-photographer Andreas Sjödin is a frequent contributor to premier int'l publications. He worked at H&M for five years from NYC before Harper's Bazaar offered him his first personal assignment. Back in Sweden, he nonetheless shot for Barney's NewYork, Paul & Joe, Balmain, YSL, Vogue to name a few...
Take a look at his website from here.
Yay, this is -once more- MORPHOSIS all-time big star Sean O’Pry, shot by Swedish iconographer Camilla Åkrans for the third time (take a look at this and that) ! You may recognize the style. This editorial appears in the second (thick and heavy) issue of Brit fash mag Man About Town, a biannual journal for men, featuring Hayden Christensen as the coverboy. Don’t miss him tomorrow, stay tuned on MORPHOSIS !