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It’s a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world. Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would become a fashion designer. I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting. Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last. My learning process is by eye alone; it’s not at all scientific.

It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. I’d like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they’re wearing what they like and what suits them. It’s not a status thing. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. I don’t like trends. They tend to make everybody look the same. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor.

I love my beauty. It’s not my fault. What I hate is nasty, ugly people. I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey. Design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good without a lot of effort so you can get on with the things that matter. Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.

I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle. Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution. Age and size are only numbers. It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference. Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. When I was young, I lived like an old woman, and when I got old, I had to live like a young person.