Design Wisdom

Tomorrow marks the first day of the 2017 New York Fashion Week. From established fashion houses to up-and-coming sartorial ingenues, the greatest designers in American ready-to-wear will have their new fall/winter creations on full display over the course of the next week. Today, we're honoring the highly anticipated shows with 17 of our favorite fashion and design quotes that stoke the fires of style inspiration no matter the season.

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

“Good design doesn’t date. Bad design does.” Paul Rand

“You either know fashion or you don’t.” Anna Wintour

 “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” Coco Chanel

“I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” Ralph Lauren

“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” Yves Saint Laurent

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” Bill Cunningham

“I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” Bette Midler

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” Edith Head

“Fashion and interior design are one in the same.” Iris Apfel

“Big girls need big diamonds.” Elizabeth Taylor

“A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.” David Hume


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

“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” Elsa Schiaparelli

“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.” Diana Vreeland

Posted on February 8, 2017 and filed under Words of Wisdom, Lifestyle, Fashion.