December 21, 2012


Photo by Tommy Ton

"Fashion today is all about the product. With all the pre-collections and the shows that are just marketing exercises, it has turned into a system. For an old romantic like me, this is hurting a little bit. That’s why I try to do things my way. I like to have happy people around me, and it’s for these people that I create my collections. Fashion should never be too dark or too gloomy: it should evoke feelings of joy. I believe in clothes as tools for self-expression. The biggest compliment is if I see someone on the street wearing something I have created in a way I would never have imagined. Clothes should always tell something of the person that wears them – and very little of the designer who made them." - Dries Van Noten


Vanesa Cruz said...

Love the above quote. So true!

Malu Keizer-Swartjes said...

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Maxens M. Finch said...

Dries Van Noten, I like how you think. Except what if I'd like to express my gloominess? What if it makes me feel great/better to express my gloominess? "Dark" emotions are necessary and just as good as "happy" emotions. Plus something can be gloomy and joyous at the same time.
Great quote!

Courtney said...

Ah, beautiful!

C x

Claire said...

Brilliant quote. Just so completely inspiring.

morganvsmorgan said...

While I agree with a commenter above about it being good to be able to express gloominess through your outfits too, I think the best items of clothing are still the ones that when you have them, you're excited to wear them (for whatever purpose)

AVY said...

True, too bad most people only dress to please others.


Unknown said...

the perfect quote!

x marly