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.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
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.
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.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
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.
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.