The key to my collections is sensuality. An evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny. Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren’t we all? Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution.

I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. If I had the power, I would ban leggings. Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution. Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.

Attitude is everything. I am always locked in my design studio. I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase. Fashion should be fun. It shouldn’t be labelled intellectual. Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.

I always thought what you wore underneath was as important as what you wear on top. There are only three things I can do – make a dress, decorate a house, and entertain people. I love a black wedding dress. It’s really easy to get colors right. It’s really hard to get black – and neutrals – right. Black is certainly a color but it’s also an illusion. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction.

Senior editor at D/G magazine. Writes about all sort of things including tech, design and fashion news.

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