Q. whats the best advice youve ever been given?
It's difficult to separate into a few little words: don't look before you leap? Talking about how much you have to love what you're doing. Shirley Hecks, a tutor of mine, said 'You have to really love making hats. You can't resent it for one second.' Tat's what I've really taken to heart, and I do still love it thirty years later. And every designer I work with gives me advice. Rei Kawakubo, years ago, taught me about surprise in fashion - she said, I don't want you to make things that I want, I want you to make things that I don't want. That's the surprising thing in fashion.