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.
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.
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.
We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. If I had the power, I would ban leggings. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. My learning process is by eye alone; it’s not at all scientific. The difference between style and fashion is quality.
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.
Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. I love women’s fashion, but women don’t need me as much as men do. It’s the men who have nothing to wear. I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually.