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. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. I think it’s the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.
I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes. I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really. If you wear clothes that don’t suit you, you’re a fashion victim. You have to wear clothes that make you look better. 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. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I’ve always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it’s late. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good. Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.