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I don’t think I’m the one that invented glamour at all.
– Helmut Lang
The media is looking every season for a designer to tell a story. I have a long story I have to tell, continuing fluently year after year.
I have always been interested in materials and in transforming them.
To grow up under really simple circumstances, and to understand that certain things were ornamental… that made an impression on me as a child and is something I use.
In the end, I do think it’s insulting to men and women to insist that they fit a certain profile. I never understood that.
Once I’m committed, I’m unafraid of the outcome.
If you really have your own identity you’ll keep on doing what you think is really right for you, and you’ll also understand the next step you want to take.
I have a lot of insecurities, but you learn from your failures.
When you’re young, you’re fearless and more creative, more of an outsider.
I’ve never been interested in the event when I’m the center of attention.
I have been asked to collaborate with fashion houses using my artwork, which I will probably do.
I think the history and the past we have is just an energy we’ve built up to do what we do now.
If something is good, it doesn’t go out of style every six months. The fashion wheel of today doesn’t have to go as quickly as it was pushed in the 80’s.
I was never so directly inspired by fashion. It always came from somewhere else.
In the fashion world if you’re successful, everyone loves you, and you have available every service. It’s hard to walk away, except it wasn’t hard for me. I had my mind completely made up.
I’m really bad at describing my own life.