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.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
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.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
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.
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.
Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.