Attitude is everything. Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last. It’s really easy to get colors right. It’s really hard to get black – and neutrals – right. Black is certainly a color but it’s also an illusion. If I had the power, I would ban leggings. I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern, very now – no one wears head-to-toe designer anymore. (mai mult…)
Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes. Jeans represent democracy in fashion. Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress. People said making clothes inside out was not proper. I disagreed, because clothes that are inside out are beautiful.
I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey. I didn’t want to be a fashion designer, and for a good half of my career I didn’t like it.