We didn’t want to be fashion designers, and for a good half of our careers, we didn’t like it. We always wanted to do other things. We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It’s a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world.
Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity.Jeffrey Spender
Fashion should be fun. It shouldn’t be labelled intellectual. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good. I don’t like trends.
Dressing is a way of life
I don’t like trends. They tend to make everybody look the same. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. Fashion should be fun. It shouldn’t be labelled intellectual.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, It should be three things:
- The difference between style and fashion is quality.
- I wanted to dress who lives and works.
- Jeans represent democracy in fashion.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
I never like to think that I design for a particular person. Insecurity is a waste of time. Go to a place where you’re not going to be stressed, because a honeymoon itself can be a stressful thing. I always thought what you wore underneath was as important as what you wear on top. I design from instinct. It’s the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. I think it’s an old fashioned notion that fashion needs to be exclusive to be fashionable. I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really. Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool – I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice. I’d like to believe that the people who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they’re wearing what they like and what suits them. It’s not a status thing. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. I am convinced that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a million.
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. I try to contrast, life today is full of contrast. I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress. I think it’s the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.