Giorgio Armani Quotes.
Remain true to yourself and your philosophy.
The difference between style and fashion is quality.
My strong sense of discipline has always been with me, and it also gave me the need for deep affection. I have never been satisfied with acquaintances who are superficial, volatile, or quick to change. I have surrounded myself with people with whom I am in total complicity.
If I eat at the Emporio Armani Caffe, my favorite thing to order is risotto or pasta with tomato sauce in winter; in summer, I prefer a Caprese salad, Parmigiano cheese flakes, or some truly fresh ricotta cheese.
I was an observer. I liked to listen rather than openly express myself. This trait is something that I’ve retained over the years.
Without insecurities, I think one becomes a little bit of an idiot.
There are so many things to take into account – your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you’ll be on top of the pile again.
You have to have doubts. I have collaborators I work with. I listen, and then I decide. That’s how it works.
Creative work gives you an almost indissoluble connection with people.
It is difficult to talk about fashion in the abstract, without a human body before my eyes, without drawings, without a choice of fabric – without a practical or visual reality.
I don’t like women who follow fashion in the sense of becoming victims of it. I like women who have elegance, who have allure, who use fashion, rather than the other way around.
A perfume is more than an extract it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
I believe that style is the only real luxury,that is really desirable
That is always what I’ve had to do in life: to show I am capable of surviving.
There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad. Even if you do something beneficial, people say you do it because it’s advertising.
I didn’t have a happy childhood.
China approaches fashion with strong enthusiasm. And I believe that this enthusiasm can be translated into something interesting, economically speaking. Not only for my brand, but also for other brands.
During a fashion show, I want the clothes to speak. The effort I put into my work must be respected.
These designers have no reserve. They’ve chosen a path and thrown themselves onto it head first, regardless of everything. Whether or not their designs are sellable or vulgar. As long as it’s new and people talk about it. That is the truth.
My work has taught me to pay great respects towards human beings.
I’ve always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.
I have never had anything to do with the kind of fashion that is influenced by the press or identified with the spirit of the season. My clients come for me; they come back each season for my spirit. That’s the reality.
I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting.
It would be very hard for me to do things somebody else’s way.
I prefer to look at a natural woman. A woman should be courageous to become older, not desperate to look younger than her age.
The essence of style is a simple way of saying something complex.
Elegance is not about being noticed, its about being remembered.
The excitement does not change. After 40 years in the business, I still find the show to be a magical moment – the performance anxiety, the litmus test.
Eliminate the superfluous.
Acknowledge the elegance of simplicity.
When I started Giorgio Armani in the mid-’70s, I realized that women needed a way to dress that was equivalent to that of men – something that would give them dignity, an attitude that would help them handle their work life.
A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual.
There can be nothing without love. No money, no power. Love is very important. When you wake up in the morning, you need to know that somebody else is waking up, thinking of you.
This is the problem with the world today: Nobody wants to take risks, to risk being themselves.
I don’t have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It’s what’s most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.
SГ¬ is my tribute to modern femininity, an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independent spirit.
I think that everyone has the right to fall in love at any age. But in life you have to learn how to control your emotions. You must know self-discipline.
I am happiest in public, working in my world. Then I can be the star. That I can do. When I am not working, I am more guarded, set apart. It’s not my life, that. I like interactions, but interaction that is not forced.
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
I must always try to do better because perfectionism, and the need to always have new goals and achieve them, is a state of mind that brings profound meaning to life.
A well-maintained physique is a great business card. Ideas and intelligence are what matters, but if you have a well-maintained physique, it’s better.
I must make decisions every five minutes and give the impression of being sure of myself! Sincerely, this is the cause of my verbal violence.
Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory
I dress in my ‘uniform,’ or my own dress code, which reflects my personal method and work ethic. My belief is that my plain T-shirt – I have about 40 of them – or blue sweater helps focus others’ attention on me and on what I say.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.