Quotes by Raf Simons (Designer/Belgian).

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I'm very scared sometimes that fashion might attack its own magic by the amount of exposure.
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For me, Warhol made so much sense.
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Computers let people avoid people, going out to explore. It's so different to just open a website instead of looking at a Picasso in a museum in Paris.
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One of the first things I picked up when I was very, very young out of a record store was work from Peter Saville - the early things he used to do for Factory Records.
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In the nineties, it was common to see people who expressed themselves through one designer - the Jil Sander woman, the Martin Margiela woman. You saw her on the street, and you knew who she was.
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I'm not so rock and roll. I'm more techno.
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Berlin is in a state of transition. There are lots of people who don't stay here. They pass through. They might not 'clean up,' but they mature. It is a city where people spend a significant time in their lives, and then they move on.
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I'm a designer, and for me, things are always evolving, and such evolution is necessary.
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My challenge is to find a beautiful balance: to make women beautiful, to make a woman dream to wear a beautiful outfit.
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In fashion design, you can divide people into two groups. You have people who come with an aesthetic that is there forever, even if it evolves. Then you have people I call 'jumpers.' One season it can be this; the next season it's completely something else. I always knew I am more of a jumper.
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Fashion has a long interest in collaborative situations.
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I am somebody who focuses on a dialogue between generations - that's the drive of my work. I believe the young generation take the power; they'll take over at one point, but the older generation, they'll push it away only because of the fear. I'm the opposite; I'm curious.
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Antwerp literally was a trash hole, but fashion changed that. The designers there were extreme, and their work was hard to understand. But now, people from all over the world come to Antwerp to shop.
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Every weekend, I'm on the highway to Antwerp. I need to be there, to have the calm. It's a whole different life: I jump on my bike, and it's so small, I can be anywhere in a minute. I like to be at home when there's free time because when you're at a big company, you're constantly surrounded by 30 people.
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Fashion is such an octopus. You're connected to so many people: suppliers, pattern makers, production teams, marketing teams, vendors.
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Fashion is so mass-produced now; I hope there will come a refocus on how people see couture. And I would also hope for a new focus on the craft.
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My dad only ever talked about two things: bicycles and Mercedes.
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I'm shy, but not on a one-to-one basis. Over the years, I have become acclimatised to a bit of publicity.
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There are people who, if they see something in couture that they perceive as ready-to-wear, they're in shock.
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Dress codes and gestures and attitudes have always inspired me, as has youth culture in general, although now I question it more. If you analyze youth cultures over history, there has always been something strict about them - you have to be like this or like that.
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We all know and we all perceive Christian Dior in a very specific way.
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The fashion thing is something I do, and yes, it is definitely also becoming a part of myself and my personality. It also doesn't really feel like a job, either: it's a dream or a passion or something.
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I never really have to sit at a desk thinking, 'What should I do now?' It doesn't work like that for me, and it never has. My thinking process is constant.
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People who don't know me look at my world as something very hard-core, and I don't feel it that way. It's not what attracts me.
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My mother was a cleaning lady all her life.
• Raf Simons

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