Inspirational Quotes from Fashion Designers

Being a fashion designer is a lot of hard work. However, one of the hardest aspects is finding the inspiration for your work. Why are you a designer? So we scoured to find some of the most inspirational quotes from famous designers that could help you find the style for your designs. 

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel, Designer

“I design for the woman I wanted to be, the woman I used to be and to some degree, the woman I’m still a little piece of.” – Diane Von Furstenberg, Designer

“The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.”- Oscar De La Renta, Designer

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.” – Giorgio Armani, Designer

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace, Designer

“When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little.” – Miuccia Prada, Designer

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“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” – Alexander McQueen, Designer

“The customer is the final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I’m not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum.” – Marc Jacobs, Designer

“Fashion is instant language.” – Miuccia Prada, Designer

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren, Designer

“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.” – Sir Francis Bacon, Philosopher

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“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose. – Lauren Hutton, Model and Actress

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself aloud.” – Coco Chanel, Designer

“I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.” – Alexander McQueen, Designer

“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.” – Vera Wang, Designer

“I always find beauty in things that are odd and  imperfect. They are much more interesting.” – Marc Jacobs, Designer

“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” – Vivienne Westwood, Designer


“Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, and great pieces of music.” – Michael Kors, Designer

“Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together.” – Carolina Herrera, Designer

“In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.” – Christian Dior, Designer

“Taking sartorial risks and not following other people is what makes you stand out.” – Zac Posen, Designer

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“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent, Designer

“Good grooming is integral and impeccable style is a must. If you don’t look the part, no one will want to give you time or money.” – Daymond John, FUBU Founder

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not of a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen, Designer

“Regardless of how good or bad a collection might be, it’s a letdown after the show is over. It’s done. Something you’ve worked on for months is just over.” – Oscar De La Renta, Designer

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston, Jewelry Designer

“I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be the same person every day.” – Stephanie Perkins, Author

“When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.” – Vera Wang, Designer

“We don’t need fashion to survive, we just desire it so much.” – Marc Jacobs, Designer

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