There are only three things I can do – make a dress, decorate a house, and entertain people. Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny. I didn’t want to be a fashion designer, and for a good half of my career I didn’t like it. I always wanted to do other things. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.
Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind. I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. Instead of buying six things, one thing that you really like. Don’t keep buying just for the sake of it. I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty.
I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. I didn’t like the ’80s at all; it was a vulgar moment of fashion. I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to. Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.
I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty.
Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language. In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish. We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. The market is like a language, and you have to be able to understand what they’re saying.
I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. Online media is increasingly influential in fashion. That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable. Clothes can transform your mood and confidence. I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes. Money is the most corrosive aspect of life today because it means that all attention to detail is forgotten. Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren’t we all?
I’ve always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet. Jeans represent democracy in fashion. Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I’m attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually.