40+ Fashion Designer Quotes on Creativity, Style & Fashion

Fashion is an art form that uses clothing and personal adornment to express creativity. It is one of the most popular creative outlets for self-expression. Originally, fashion was just about wearing clothing to keep warm or adorn oneself, but it has expanded into much more than that throughout history. It is an expression of creativity and even a way to promote ideologies. Today, fashion has become a very commercialized industry where artists are employed by large corporations, designers work on brand lines instead of single products, and the public is constantly being inspired by new trends that crop up every day. However, fashion is an art form that can be used to send messages about political, social, economic, and cultural ideas. Fashion designers are artists who use clothing as a canvas for their craft. In this blog post we’ll check some great quotes by famous fashion designers on creativity, style & fashion.

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Fashion Designer Quotes on Creativity, Style & Fashion

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

“What is the worst is a fashion designer who talks all the time of his or her creativity, what they are, how they evolved. Just do it and shut up.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“Fashion is my passion, and I respect the creativity that you find in its different levels.” – Maz Azria

“Fashion is like music, we all have to make our own tune” – Karl Lagerfeld

“I don’t like women who follow fashion in the sense of becoming victims of it. I like women who have elegance, who have allure, who use fashion, rather than the other way around.” — Giorgio Armani

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” – Giorgio Armani

“I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace

Fashion Designer Quotes on Creativity

“I love to design. I am a commercial fashion designer. I always design jackets with two sleeves. I don’t design jackets with three sleeves, or the layers and layers come off like little dolls from Russia. Fashion for me is a creative endeavor, but it is not art for me.” – Tom Ford

“I’m a designer of more than clothes. I am a designer of a very creative concept.” – Tommy Hilfiger

“Clothes are functional but that doesn’t mean they’re not a form of art. They’re just another way to express creativity. It could be film, it could be garment.” – Manish Arora

“Fashion is about change. It’s fun to keep changing and to change the silhouettes, to change the fabrics and to change the colour.” – Calvin Klein

“Every problem has a creative solution.” – Donna Karan

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” – Donna Karan

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” – Donna Karan

“Where there is creativity, there is hope.” – Donna Karan

Fashion Designer Quotes on Creativity

“I never see one woman when I design, it’s always a universe of women.” – Donna Karan

“Where there is creativity there is hope and Haiti is the most hopeful place I’ve experienced.” – Donna Karan

“A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.” – Christian Dior

“Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last.” – Vera Wang

“I was stigmatized by being a bridal designer for a long time. I am amazed I have been able to move beyond it. I had really all but given up trying, but I did it because it was my lifelong dream.” – Vera Wang

“The more successful you become and the more financing you have, the more creative you become. If you don’t take care of the business, the creativity will never blossom.” – Tommy Hilfiger

I’m a designer of more than clothes. I am a designer of a very creative concept.
– Tommy Hilfiger

“In designing a lifestyle brand, you have to know more than just designing clothes.” – Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Designer Quotes on Creativity

“No one is an inventor in the fashion business. Designers recreate fashion.” – Tommy Hilfiger

“The main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer.” – Stella McCartney

“Success financially is a measure of creative success, it is the same in all arts.” – Stella McCartney

“I’m useless at staring at a piece of white paper. But if you put a piece of white paper with a black line on it in front of me, I’ll say no that black line should be red and it should go this way or that way.” – Marc Jacobs

“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.” – Marc Jacobs

“The jean! The jean is the destructor. It is a dictator! It is destroying creativity! The jean must be stopped!” – Pierre Cardin

“The ’70s were full of creativity. Everybody was so unique. It was a very creative period, and I think to be a designer you have to know a little about art and literature and music because there is inspiration in all of these things. You’re looking for beauty but also something that makes sense.” – Carolina Herrera

“Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.” – Carolina Herrera

“Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.” – Carolina Herrera

“Not only in the creative world but also in the sports world. The most successful achievers in sports are people that are really driven and have that spirit of hunger.” – Rei Kawakubo

“Creation takes things forward. Without anything new there is no progress. Creation equals new.” – Rei Kawakubo

Fashion Designer Quotes on Creativity

“Fashion is something you attach to yourself, put on, and through that interaction the meaning of it is born. Without the wearing of it, it has no meaning, unlike a piece of art. It is fashion because people want to buy it now, because they want to wear it now, today. Fashion is only the right now.” – Rei Kawakubo

“For me, creation can only come out of a certain kind of unhappiness. They say in Japan, this thing like the hungry spirit – the hungry mind – is what gets you going forward.” – Rei Kawakubo

“The more people that are afraid when they see new creation, the happier I am.” – Rei Kawakubo

“All a designer can do is to anticipate a mood before people realize that they are bored. It is simply a matter of getting bored first.” – Mary Quant

“One of the things I’ve learned is never to horde ideas, because either they are not so relevant or they’ve gone stale. Whatever it is, pour it out.” – Mary Quant

“Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will – like an instinct.” – Edith Head

“Style is a continuum. Style never changes. It’s a straight line. It’s a refinement of the same vocabulary. Style takes you from day to evening, season to season.” – Ralph Rucci

Hope you took inspiration from these amazing quotes on fashion, creativity and style from world famous fashion designers.