I didn’t consider myself a fashion designer at all at the time of punk. I was just using fashion as a way to express my resistance and to be rebellious. I came from the country, and by the time I got to London, I considered myself to be very stupid. It was my ambition to understand the world I live in.
Attitude is everything. It is important to be chic. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something.
I am like a freight train. Working on the details, twisting them and playing with them over the years, but always staying on the same track. If you cut a painter’s hands off, he’d still feel the urge to pick up a brush. I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I’ve always my back.
Go to a place where you’re not going to be stressed, because a honeymoon itself can be a stressful thing. Jeans represent democracy in fashion. I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: ’60s. It was a sort of little revolution; the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.