I like the idea of infiltrating an area that is not really exposed to me or my work.
Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.
I hate it when people romanticize Scotland.
I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design.
I think I should be a president. President of the United States.
I’m not big on women looking naive.
I’m interested in designing for posterity.
I was three years old when I started drawing. I did it all my life.
I’m mad in the front of my mind, but business-minded in the back.
I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.
I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there’s no room for fault. But I don’t expect to turn things around all by myself. I’m not a saint.
I was never a big networker, but I was a spin doctor, all those shock shows, that’s how I got my first backers. But fashion’s a scary industry to be in, especially if you’ve not grown up with it.
I have been skiing since I was in school, but I’m not great. I am never going to break an Olympic record, I just want to go down the hills, on red or blue runs, but not… black.
I like the concept of dressing people. I used to not care whether people bought the clothes or not, but I kind of like it now. I wouldn’t label that commercialism; it’s more like I do this work because I want people to wear it.
Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there’s no room for fault. But I don’t expect to turn things around all by myself. I’m not a saint.