Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself. I love a black wedding dress. I never look at other people’s work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions. Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.
I don’t care about money. I really don’t care. I just want to do what I do. I never look at other people’s work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions. Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive. Dressing up. People just don’t do it anymore. We have to change that. I have an obsession with details and pattern.
Age and size are only numbers. It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference. Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. It’s sometimes said that I’m rebellious and I do things to push people’s buttons, but I just like the challenge. Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.
You cannot be creative with people around you. I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon. It is not easy to dress well. 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. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years.
I’ve been doing the least lately, and this fiery, bronzy palette was just what I needed to inspire me to get back to using color, and to get back to having fun! It was so dope to zone out for a bit, and come back to life looking like a Phoenix.