“I’m scared of her because I respect her so much. She never smiles. She always looks like she’s been sitting in a cell thinking about hemlines for two years like a Catholic saint who gave up everything to think about how to deconstruct clothes. You don’t see her sense of humor when you meet her — she always wears leather and black and seems to be surrounded by bald-headed women. I think, of course, she has a great sense of humor. No one could design clothes that witty who didn’t. I think you can be very serious about your work and have a sense of humor, too. I am very serious about my work and I try to make good trash.”—John Waters on Rei Kawakubo. From "Rei Kawakubo, I’m Your Biggest Fan," September, 1998. (via papermagazine)
“When the blood of your veins returns to the sea and the dust of your bones returns to the ground, maybe then will you remember that this earth does not belong to you, you belong to this earth.”—(via atmosfare)
In his first collection working on Demi-Couture at Vionnet, Hussein Chalayan created a range of garments that worked with pleating and layers of sheer fabrics often embellished with cords and metal hardware. There was also a nod to the pattern making process with fabric prints that resembled pattern making paper.