Quote of the day: Marimekko’s Mika Ihamuotila

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“I often as a CEO say, ‘Let’s not be too commercial and please that segment of the market. Go to your own sensitivities, go to your own art, and do something that you think is relevant at this moment.'”

I agree wholeheartedly with this sentiment from Marimekko CEO Mika Ihamuotila, who just hired & Other Stories head of design Anna Teurnell as its new creative director.

[Image via Slow And Steady Wins The Race]

Quote of the day: Iris Apfel

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“It’s better to be happy than to be chic.”
Love love love a soundbite from Iris Apfel. More here on Tales Of Endearment (and do please stop to appreciate the parrot slippers at 1:10 in the video…)

Quote of the day: Dries van Noten

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Dries Van Noten Paris autumn/winter 2013

“People get this very romantic vision of a fashion designer who in one night makes 25 sketches and in the morning throws them on the table and there are a lot of women in white aprons with the pins on the lapel and they start to grab the sketches and… It’s not like that. Forget it! It’s lists, it’s computers, it’s meetings, it’s planning, it’s organising. It’s all these things.”
Dries Van Noten, The Telegraph

I can’t wait to see Dries Van Noten: Inspiration at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris this weekend!

[Image: The Guardian]

Quote of the Day: Jefferson Hack

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“Now, mobile is in people’s hands every day and they are getting their news and fix of culture from a mix of media. So the print magazine has to become something more than it was. It has to become a printed manifesto and make a radical statement with more elaborate photography and more inspiring content. It has to be collectable and set the agenda.”
Dazed & Confused’s Jefferson Hack, nailing what many of us have been saying for years. Business Of Fashion

Quote of the day: Stephen Godfroy, Rough Trade

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“Visiting us is like visiting a cultural hub; it’s not simply a place for purchasing.”
Rough trade co-president Stephen Godfroy in The Guardian’s story on the opening of Rough Trade Records in New York

[Image: New York Times]

Quote of the day: Daphne Selfe

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“If you start, you have to keep re-doing it. What a waste of money! I’d rather go to the theatre.”
Daphne Selfe on Botox, via The Women’s Room

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Quote of the day: Franca Sozzani

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I feel the same way about style that I do about beauty: I want to be myself. I don’t care what’s in style or not, I’m not a fashionista — I’m a person with style, who wants to keep her style. It’s important to feel like yourself.”
Franca Sozzani, Into The Gloss

Quote of the day: Ozwald Boateng

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“Every Ghanaian woman of my mother’s generation collected hundreds of these fabrics. My mother literally had a room packed with these cloths. When I was 16, I decided I wanted to experiment and made an outfit from them. She came back, saw that I had cut into the cloth, and she lost her mind.”
Ozwald Boateng, Business of Fashion

A great article by Rebecca May Johnson on the Dutch fabric company Vlisco

Quote of the day: Sean Cunningham

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“We are either stuck behind a rope or have to compete with snotty-nosed kids who get in your way as they shoot crap on their iPhones”
Sean Cunningham, because magazine

Fascinating insight on the trials and tribulations of the backstage Fashion Week photographer in this story by Camilla Morton

Quote of the day: Laure Heriard Dubreuil

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“During fashion week, everyone looks like a peacock. And there we were wanting something so basic.”
The Webster boutique owner, Laure Heriard Dubreuil talking about buying mens shirts in the Wall Street Journal resonated with me.

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