Top 388 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Fashion designers

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Black is always elegant. It is the most complete colour in the whole world, made of all the colours in the palette.
You can find inspiration in everything. If you can't, then you're not looking properly.
I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion. β€” Β© Yohji Yamamoto
I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.
God didn't give me the ability to play the piano, or paint a picture or have compassion. But... he did give me the ability to crack a walnut with my hoo-ha.
How obvious it is that color has its various connotations-hue, value, and intensity - and without the basic understanding of these three determining factors, we are somewhat limited in the proper use of color in rooms.
Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.
I really think that creating clothes and fashion has to be a statement about how we live and where we live and what's happening in the world.
I think you have to humble yourself before the process of starting and running a business. Only the incredibly fortunate achieve their success quickly. Most people, it takes many many years of incredible hard work, and many periods of severe poverty, and it kind of makes it all the better.
An easy way to find your own style is to exaggerate yourself a bit and then find a balance.
I love creativity, with no fear of what people think.
No matter how much I try to be plain, people don't accept me, so I might as well be fabulous.
You have to look at fashion from the perspective of high end editors and publications. Read all the magazines--commercial and underground--and your voice will evolve from what you see there.
Simplicity survives the changes of fashion. Women of chic are wearing now dresses they bought from me in 1936. Fit the century, forget the year. β€” Β© Valentina
Simplicity survives the changes of fashion. Women of chic are wearing now dresses they bought from me in 1936. Fit the century, forget the year.
A dash of eccentric glamour gives you the power to keep the wrong kind of men away.
People have asked me, what about your tattoos when you're ninety? Why would it bother me then? I would still want to get tattooed even when I'm a grandmother.
When it comes to Fashion Week, I think it's time to hit a refresh.
Start the week with a striking indigo skirt paired with an embroidered suede moto jacket.
I don't design clothes for the Queen, but for the people who wave at her as she goes by.
It sounds crazy, but I promise you it's true; wearing red lipstick really can change the course of a night out
The price of clothes may be low, but they are paid for with human lives.
Matchy-matchy is not for me. I don't want things to be too perfect. It's like pairing a matte top with a shiny skirt, so they play off each other. I want there to be relationships with texture and color, and sometimes it's more about the contrast that chimes.
Fashion should go back to what it should be: closer to art, not totally commercial but have some artistic value at its core.
The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. When a woman smiles the dress must smile with her.
If you want to be in fashion you have to absolutely love what you do, because it's more than a job - it's your life. This is a very intense and hard business. But don't worry, trust life. Anything you want, you are capable of getting, it just takes a combination of effort and grace.
My body is here, but my mind has already teed off.
Masculinity & femininity are just styles. They are interpretations
I've got hope, I've got dreams and I have aspirations. I don't need to climb mountains; I don't need to build nations. What I do need is the courage to look deep inside, Cos I'm me and from me I know I can't hide. I don't wish to fly, I'm quite happy to glide. I am who I am and I'll be me with pride.
I defy anyone to design a hat, coat or dress that hasn't been done before...The only new frontier left in fashion is the finding of new materials
When you do something that you know is authentic - embrace it, run with it, and trust yourself before the critics.
A fashion faux pas is what happens when you're not confident with yourself.
Traveling and other cultures provide me with great inspiration, especially unusual people and cultures totally unlike my own. They generate many new ideas for me.
Luxury must have that over-the-top attitude but be effortless at the same time, that's what feels chic to me.
Good fashion is evolution, not revolution.
A hat is an expression of a woman’s soul. It is something that she wears on her head, but it belongs to her heart. It is the keynote of her personality, the finishing touch that makes her look beautiful, smart, and sure of herself.
I go to see the clothes [I designed] in the shops, and of course they're not perfect, and I see only the imperfections. But it doesn't mean it's a failure-you just think, I wish it could be better than this. Sometimes I cannot achieve what I really want to do in just one collection, so in the following collection I do it again. There are certain things I've been working on for three years.
You get a lot of mileage from understanding what your voice is. When you have a strong idea and you know exactly what you're doing, it becomes hard for people to throw up resistance. It becomes much easier to work with you.
I try to make things more interesting. I want to inject a little bit of excitement. I try to do the show for the sake of the show itself, not to make money. Fashion isn't always about making money.
Fashion will go out of fashion. β€” Β© Rudi Gernreich
Fashion will go out of fashion.
When you live with beautiful things you stimulate your mind, you enjoy life a little bit more.
I am an artist, not a dressmaker.
I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful.
I tried to always include my children in everything that I did. I traveled with them, I brought them with me to work, I tried to balance it between work and being a mother as best as I could.
Often fear is the same emotion as excitement. It means you are breaking ground.
Clothes aren't going to change the world, the women who wear them will
Put even the plainest woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she will try to live up to it.
Fashion is like eating. You shoudn't stick with the same menu.
I just don't like to settle. Good enough is never good enough.
We always come back to our first love. β€” Β© Etienne Aigner
We always come back to our first love.
A perfume is an intimate object, it is the reflector of the heart.
Brave is not saying I have no fear. It’s being terrified and still moving forward.
I try to transform a dream's magic into reality.
I have 'Happy Birthday' in multiple languages on my iPod - I like to play it at company birthday parties.
Because I am untrained I approach my designs in an unconstrained way and I feel a freedom in this. It is unconventional but it means outcomes are not limited by traditional boundaries.
Jewellery takes people's minds off your wrinkles.
If clothes look like a couch or an ottoman or a love seat, you just wanna stay away from it.
Whatever someone told you, you can never be sure of what they said. Whatever someone said, you can never be sure of what you were meant to understand - so if it's really this complicated, what's the point of trying to infer things when you can just ask.
I'm addicted to Jack's Wife Freda, a South African - Jewish-inspired restaurant founded by my brother Dean and his amazing wife, Maya. The vibe is cool and relaxed, perfect for a daytime bite or a nightcap. I always get the Peri-Peri chicken and the kale Greek salad, but all the food is delicious. You simply cannot go wrong!
A single James creation is worth the whole output of a 7th Avenue year's work.
The best-dressed woman is one whose clothes wouldn't look too strange in the country.
When I design a collection I strive to make a woman feel as special as the delicate creation she is wearing; take her to an enchanted time and place where women are princesses and magnificent goddesses. In today's modern world we need to pause and indulge in beauty.
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