Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
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.
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.
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.
The principle of the design - the harmony, rhythm and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
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.
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.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.