“Every single time I put out a new collection, it’s a risk. I’m exposing myself, running the risk of changing people’s mind one way or the other permanently. I consider that in every piece I design. And, still, I can’t just put out what’s cool at that moment, what people are going to buy, or what our customers gravitate to. I have to consider the customer as a person, as a body, and create something that’s not so complicated, not overthought. It’s still just clothing. It’s a lot to balance.”
"I work out every morning before work to clear my head. I've been a runner since I was 14, and I love doing it alone. It's always been my time to meditate and think things through. Also, when you’re young, no matter what industry you're in, you think that the more you talk the smarter you’ll sound — but listening is such a useful tool. And, the more you listen, the more you learn. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned more and more to just listen."
"People talk about change, but the reality is that it takes people a really long time to alter their daily habits. My parents don’t even use an ATM! Personally, though, I’d love it if, in the future, we could step back and make quality matter more than quantity, slow down trends, and focus on clothing that wasn't so disposable."