A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.