Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last. Money is the most corrosive aspect of life today because it means that all attention to detail is forgotten. Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead. Money doesn't buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. Age and size are only numbers. It's the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference. I like the irony in my work. Don't dress to kill, dress to survive. I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.