I’ve to say, I really feel so fortunate that I’m a part of this neighborhood. I really feel like I have been uncovered to a lot extra in life and so many extra attention-grabbing individuals. I’m the place I’m proper now due to who I’m, and I really feel extremely fortunate and lucky to have had the expertise that I’ve had over time, whether or not right here in New York or in Los Angeles. I believe our trade could be very open and inclusive, and is accepting and inspiring with reference to being true to your self.
I’ve at all times wished to design for everybody. I believe probably the most vital issues inside my collections is the thought of individuals discovering themselves. I’ve at all times inspired that, and I’ve at all times designed with that in thoughts, so it is actually vital to me.
I believe the best way I’ve approached gender over time has undoubtedly advanced. I did not actually assume that shift by means of a lot, it simply occurred. However I did have a spring assortment in Paris, the place I put males in what are stereotypically girls’s garments. In the beginning, I wished to verify I used to be exhibiting one thing attention-grabbing for males, one thing that wasn’t as classically thought out, and that might problem males to assume in another way about the best way they costume. After which, over time, with my girls’s collections, I have been attempting to do the identical—specifically, to make tailoring extra attention-grabbing, in a manner that was impressed by menswear, however made girls really feel actually comfy in that world as nicely. However because the world—and I—have advanced over time, I virtually do not design for women and men anymore, I simply design for various collections. I believe that is a way more attention-grabbing and related manner of working.
I believe it is nearly being true to your self, approaching vogue in your individual manner, and surrounding your self with individuals who really feel the identical manner. A very powerful factor is that it is genuine, and that it by no means feels compelled. We stay in essentially the most wonderful world that accepts a lot about individuals simply being themselves and I believe actually, you understand, it has to only begin from that place of being actually genuine to your self.