I was never so directly inspired by fashion. It always came from somewhere else.
In the end, I do think it's insulting to men and women to insist that they fit a certain profile. I never understood that.
Once I'm committed, I'm unafraid of the outcome.
If something is good, it doesn't go out of style every six months. The fashion wheel of today doesn't have to go as quickly as it was pushed in the 80's.
I have always been interested in materials and in transforming them.
To grow up under really simple circumstances, and to understand that certain things were ornamental... that made an impression on me as a child and is something I use.
I think the history and the past we have is just an energy we've built up to do what we do now.
When you're young, you're fearless and more creative, more of an outsider.
I have a lot of insecurities, but you learn from your failures.
The media is looking every season for a designer to tell a story. I have a long story I have to tell, continuing fluently year after year.
I don't think I'm the one that invented glamour at all.
I have been asked to collaborate with fashion houses using my artwork, which I will probably do.
I'm really bad at describing my own life.
I've never been interested in the event when I'm the center of attention.
If you really have your own identity you'll keep on doing what you think is really right for you, and you'll also understand the next step you want to take.
In the fashion world if you're successful, everyone loves you, and you have available every service. It's hard to walk away, except it wasn't hard for me. I had my mind completely made up.