Design is a series of creative choices - it's a collaborative effort, an evolutionary process. You choose your fabrics depending upon what you want to say, then you work with mills to get those fabrics. Through the process, you realize what you want it to be. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going - I have no post-satisfaction. Dressing is a way of life. I don't try to be in fashion; I don't try to follow trends. You just end up out of fashion that way. What I hate is nasty, ugly people.
Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. I like things simple. I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style. You have to always work against what you did before, and even against your taste. My learning process is by eye alone; it's not at all scientific.