"What I find most interesting in fashion is that it has to reflect our time. You have to witness your own moment."
Nicolas Ghesquiere

"The corporateness of the fashion industry tends to take away or distort the freedom of creation."
Rei Kawakubo

"I'm very scared sometimes that fashion might attack its own magic by the amount of exposure."
Raf Simons

"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment."
Alexander McQueen

"To me, fashion is like a mirror. It's a reflection of the times. And if it doesn't reflect the times, it's not fashion. Because people aren't gonna be wearing it."
Anna Sui

"Fashion somehow, for me, is purely and happily irrational."
Hedi Slimane

"The fashion world doesn't know the word 'stop,' so you have to make sure there are sublime moments every day."
Raf Simons

"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."
Sarah Burton

"My intention is not to make clothes. My head would be too restricted if I only thought about making clothes."
Rei Kawakubo

"Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume."
Vera Wang

"I'm usually very attracted to things that I can't define. If something's too clear, it's very often not inspiring to me anymore."
Raf Simons

"Learning never exhausts the mind."
Leonardo da Vinci

"When you focus on the consumer, the consumer responds."
Alexander Wang

"Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together."
Carolina Herrera

"I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I follow it."
Grace Jones

"I'm a designer, and for me, things are always evolving, and such evolution is necessary."
Raf Simons

"I never went to fashion school. I didn't know what a designer was. I knew I had something, but I didn't know what it was. And it could just have easily been nothing."
Ralph Lauren

"If you try to create something people enjoy, and it happens to be made in a responsible way, then that's when you can really strike an incredible balance."
Stella McCartney

"I sometimes feel that a pattern is almost a fashion statement in itself."
Jil Sander

"I always loved designing, but the context needs to be right, and have a positive perspective."
Hedi Slimane

"With the clothes I design, I think about my friends, how I'd want them to dress, what I'd want them to wear."
Jeremy Scott

"One thing that is exciting about fashion is the surprise element. People don't know what they want. They just know when they see it."
Marc Jacobs

"About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
Manolo Blahnik

"Fashion and interior design are one and the same."
Iris Apfel

"I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I'm a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good."
Vivienne Westwood

"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures."
Tom Peters

"I think fashion takes itself way too seriously. It's just fashion, people. It's just clothes. It should be frivolous and fun. You're not meant to see it as church and pray to a blouse."
Jeremy Scott

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."
Coco Chanel

"I'm a multidimensional person and that's the freedom of fashion: that you're able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever."
Emma Watson

"I love clothes. Maybe I can say I don't love fashion, but I love clothes completely."
Miuccia Prada

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