Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Donna Karan Quotes

1. It's about enrapturing yourself in the clothes.

2. For me, starting each collection is always about what I really want, what I really need, and I was personally dying for sensual comfort. I think when you think of Donna Karan, you think of sensuality, but it's a different kind of sensuality. A kind of comfort sensuality that is one with your body and the way clothes feel (when they're) on.

3. No question about it. I think she's told us that. You know it's not about us dictating, just giving her tools for her to do it.

4. I love oils - I'm oil-obsessed…I really do think oils are the purest essences there are - unspoiled, untainted, luxurious.

5. It's like you were taking your clothes and putting it on a hanger and just letting them out to air.

6. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!

7. It's naive and sweet, yet at the same time it has a sensuality because it shows your breasts.

8. Natural, beautiful color on the face. We want the casualness of the hair and it's sort of rumpled, you know - but it's done with intention. So it's not just letting your hair go naturally, but we've created the natural.

9. You know the thing I love about these oils? There are four of them and you can play with them, you can mix them, you can put them in your bath…And it's not perfume - there's no alcohol - so it's the nature of who you are in your soul so it really connects on a very, very deep level. It's like, you put it in your bag and let your handbag smell like it, it's that kind of thing. It's pure oil, pure essence, so it's never harsh. It never has that cut.

10. Evening is a time of real experimentation. You never want to look the same way.

11. I realized I had a company to worry about and now an even larger family of all my employees to consider.

12. It goes to the body and then releases from the body. It's almost like reliving the wrap-and-tie skirt in a new way.

13. I'd rather promote New York than anything else in this world because New York to me means the world.

14. If there's hardware, it's a functional hardware used for a purpose.

15. We have taken this process very seriously... We fully recognize the need to improve our expense structure and build shareholder value.

16. Everything was really thought about from the shoe up to the hair - sort of like head-to-toe, we are going into the next century.

17. A fashion victim is dressed in designer clothes from top to bottom.

18. Beautiful studies of new whites - whites that are not really white. They're sort of alabaster and ice tones and gray tones.

19. She's really tiny, but she's really cute. She reminded me of the first time I met Natalia a few years ago. She didn't speak English so well at the beginning, either.

20. Today, fashion is really about sensuality - how a woman feels on the inside. In the eighties women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies - they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes.

21. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.

22. One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have - we just need to learn to tap into and trust it.

23. There's nothing in it, so it creates this rustling kind of effect.

24. He was really the one man who was the voice of the designer. He understood us as designers, and then he could explain us to the consumer.

25. I feel very strongly about dresses on every level - a dress feels like underpinning.

26. Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul.

27. We'd rather they be in our footwear than Nike, Reebok, or anyone else. There's no question.

28. It is an evolvement of this last spring collection from last year and the fall collection of silhouettes and structure.

29. She has very big shoes to fill, but if anyone can do it, Angela can.

30. I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.

31. Everything in life…has to have balance.

32. They're very grounding kinds of shoes, and sexy at the same time.

33. We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.

34. I have always admired LVMH and the environment it has created for designers in supporting their creativity, emphasizing their individuality, respecting their brands and providing the resources to develop global luxury businesses.

35. The color goes from black, which is absolutely great, and liquid colors, to pastels, to chinos and neutrals, to an incredible group of citrus colors: oranges, yellows, greens, and just an explosion.

36. 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.

37. The beginning of the show is all about the tube pieces and then from there it works sort of like a conveyor belt. You just add a piece, and add a piece, and add a piece. For me that's modern dressing.

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