"We continue to bring comfortable fashionability into the design of the shoe. We research changing podiatry trends and adapt accordingly. We will never compromise on ensuring that Grasshoppers are the most comfortable shoes ever made."
Grasshoppers CEO Alan Fleetwood on keeping the heritage brand relevant

"Data is abundant and offers a world of opportunity, but brands have to earn customer data by providing a form of value and a highly personalised experience is seen as valuable to customers."
Yellowwood's Refilwe Maluleke on how brands should use clients' data

"Instead of having Western designers use African designers' textiles and not get it right, let them do it, give them the credit. Because that's what happens, they don't get the credit and it's wrong."
Naomi Campbell on African design at the CNI Luxury Conference

"It takes courage to stay young, to make your enthusiasms work for you. Don't let anyone drag you down."
Ken Adam

"The single most important key to success is to be a good listener."
Kelly Wearstler

"There's a reason good fabrics have a cost. They're done with good quality to last."
Zac Posen

"I'm not an artist: I'm a businesswoman. Well, maybe an artist/businesswoman."
Rei Kawakubo

"Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation."
Jasmine Guinness

"Be the weirdest little weird in all Weird Town."
Grace Helbig

"Good design should be honest."
Ferdinand Porsche

"The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work."
Michael Jackson

"The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected."
Julian Casablancas

"The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process."
Gianfranco Ferre

"Form follows function."
Louis Sullivan

"I think you achieve a lot more through love than negativity."
Alexa Chung

"The unexamined life is not worth living."
Socrates

"Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience."
Paul Cezanne

"People only see what they are prepared to see."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"
Frida Kahlo

"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world."
George Santayana

"To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter."
Francoise Sagan

"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind."
Johannes Brahms

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
Richard Avedon

"Necessity dispenseth with decorum."
Thomas Carlyle

"Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas."
Donatella Versace

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money."
Thomas Jefferson

"Perfection is the child of time."
Joseph Hall

"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."
Ray Bradbury

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
E. B. White

"The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are."
Paul Tournier

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