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" A lot of designers get caught up in the creativity, but you've got to think about the legs of your collection - essentially, how the line is going to move forward. "
" My friends always joke that I run on batteries. "
" I've always loved when girls carry their wallets as a clutch instead of a bag. "
" It's hard sometimes to take a step back and realize what's happened because you're always trying to move forward. You're always looking at the next palette. "
" I seem to always start a collection by designing outerwear and jackets. "
" No one is going to understand your brand better than you. "
" I think sometimes there are negative connotations for those who have a business mind as well as a creative side. "
" I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education. "
" A lot of my work is a matter of reacting to surprises in life. "
" If someone realises the piece they are wearing is inspired by me then it only broadens my audience. "
" Designing a product and understanding how it filters through into the market and into the rest of the company is very important to me. "
" I've always said I'm not the kind of designer who likes to lock himself away in a studio and let the rest of the company deal with it. I work very closely with everyone on the team. "
" The great thing is that young talent isn't tied to a how-to model for starting a line; we get to find new ways to go about doing things. And don't let people tell you you can't. Go find a way to show that you can. "
" I don't care how small or big they are, insects freak me out. "
" My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I'd ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I'd sketch shoes and shoes and shoes. "
" I love layers! "
" I tend to like the most basic pieces with the perfect fit and fabric, like a simple tank. "
" I don't think fashion week will go back to what it used to be because people are realising that the industry is completely changing. It's not just in Bryant Park any more, people are figuring out who their audience is, where they want to show, they aren't really playing by the rules. It's not so much about these editors, these buyers. "
" I'm not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it's on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context. "
" There's a tendency to think that young designers only do fantasy fashion, but I'm more interested in making clothes that women can afford. "
" I feel so thankful that I'm able to be a part of something that I love to wake up and run to work every day. "
" Time passes faster and faster, but with every project I always want to find the next challenge and the next challenge is just as exciting as the previous one. "
" I thought I would attend school and get an assistant position and work my way up but being in NY and seeing the pace of everything, is very inspiring. "
" No one ever taught me, and I never had formal classes in pattern making, so I was like, Okay, I'll just drape, and I'll sew as I pin it. "
" I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges. "