I have an obsession with details and pattern. Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last. Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. It is important to be chic. You can’t just buy things for the label – it’s ridiculous.Brides today are increasingly sensitive to the tastes, feelings and finances of their attendants. You can only go forward by making mistakes. I am what I am. Before I was not so proud to make fashion. My family thought fashion wasn’t very interesting. So I hid that. I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing. Money is the most corrosive aspect of life today because it means that all attention to detail is forgotten. Fashion moves so quickly that, unless you have a strong point of view, you can lose integrity. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. Fashion can be this mysterious thing that you can’t explain. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman’s personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. I think it’s the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers. I don’t like trends. They tend to make everybody look the same. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself. For me, art is about learning and about living with people. It’s alive. I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle. What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language. War taught me that not everything is glamorous.
– Markus Zusak
- Clothes can transform your mood and confidence. My learning process is by eye alone; it’s not at all scientific. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years. Clothes can transform your mood and confidence. Dressing is a way of life.
- I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress. You have to always work against what you did before, and even against your taste. I love you if you love me.
- We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great.