Raf Simons

Fashion is such an octopus. You're connected to so many people: suppliers, pattern makers, production teams, marketing teams, vendors.Raf Simons

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My dad only ever talked about two things: bicycles and Mercedes.Raf Simons

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I'm a designer, and for me, things are always evolving, and such evolution is necessary.Raf Simons

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Dress codes and gestures and attitudes have always inspired me, as has youth culture in general, although now I question it more. If you analyze youth cultures over history, there has always been something strict about them - you have to be like this or like that.Raf Simons

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I'm not so rock and roll. I'm more techno.Raf Simons

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My challenge is to find a beautiful balance: to make women beautiful, to make a woman dream to wear a beautiful outfit.Raf Simons

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In the nineties, it was common to see people who expressed themselves through one designer - the Jil Sander woman, the Martin Margiela woman. You saw her on the street, and you knew who she was.Raf Simons

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For me, Warhol made so much sense.Raf Simons

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Our society wants things to grow, and our society wants things to become bigger and bigger. Everything has to be put under the spotlight.Raf Simons

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You cannot have adoration without being criticized.Raf Simons

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I'm shy, but not on a one-to-one basis. Over the years, I have become acclimatised to a bit of publicity.Raf Simons

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My mother was a cleaning lady all her life.Raf Simons

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What I've been conscious of, from the beginning is that I can't be Jil Sander.Raf Simons

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I'd like to see fashion slow down a bit. What freaks me out about fashion today is the speed - the speed of consuming, the speed of ideas. When fashion moves so fast, it takes away something I always loved, which is the idea that fashion should be slightly elusive. Hard to grasp, hard to find.Raf Simons

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My point of view is that if I love a certain kind of beauty, I want more of that beauty. I don't need 200 different beauties.Raf Simons

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My inspiration is endless; I can't define it. It is a constant flow and evolution. In general, I'm taking it from everywhere. People get nervous when they walk with me, as I'll see something and suddenly have to text it to myself.Raf Simons

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My ideas for the next collection always happen a couple of months before the show. I have learned to shut up and not bother my assistants with it.Raf Simons

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I am somebody who focuses on a dialogue between generations - that's the drive of my work. I believe the young generation take the power; they'll take over at one point, but the older generation, they'll push it away only because of the fear. I'm the opposite; I'm curious.Raf Simons

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I'm fascinated by the way Diane Arbus saw things. She came from this fashion background and then twisted it.Raf Simons

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You can instantly spot a Chanel woman, so I want to develop the Dior woman.Raf Simons

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I like very much to put on fashion shows.Raf Simons

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If I see a fashion show with literal influences, it doesn't make me think any more. It doesn't make me dream.Raf Simons

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I fantasise about what the future could be in terms of aesthetic and psychology. It's the most difficult thing to do because you have to start from the past - your favourite architect, your favourite song - you take it all with you.Raf Simons

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Computers let people avoid people, going out to explore. It's so different to just open a website instead of looking at a Picasso in a museum in Paris.Raf Simons

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The Chanel woman? I don't even need to see; I smell her from round the corner.Raf Simons

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We all know and we all perceive Christian Dior in a very specific way.Raf Simons

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I want to get away from couture just being done for a picture or for a single moment on the red carpet. I want to try and convince women that couture can be worn in the day and that there's a reality and relevance there, because that's what Mr. Christian Dior wanted.Raf Simons

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In my opinion, Christian Dior was never, ever theatre.Raf Simons

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Fashion is so mass-produced now; I hope there will come a refocus on how people see couture. And I would also hope for a new focus on the craft.Raf Simons

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I couldn't go now to a brand that had a niche attitude like... gothic. I couldn't do that. Well, I could do it, but I wouldn't find it interesting, challenging.Raf Simons

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