Reed Krakoff Quotes.
Museums that aren’t perfect are the ones that I love. Museums that aren’t overdesigned. I always like to visit the strange, odd museums. In New York, the Frick is absolutely my favorite, favorite place because I like to think that it was someone’s home not that long ago.
I feel lucky to love what I do. It doesn’t feel like working. I do all the projects I do because I like doing them, whether it’s a book or a photo shoot. For me, my work and my life are the same.
Great fashion is all about surprise. It should always be about doing something that isn’t by the book.
I don’t want to have a singular vision. I don’t have that kind of discipline. I love the randomness of my life – how I have five, six, seven projects going on at one time.
If clothes can help you see yourself on your best day, why shouldn’t every day be that day?
I think sometimes you get too caught up in the business side, and you make compromises, and then the brand becomes unexciting. I think in the early stages you have to be bold. You have to define yourself. Everyone wants to understand who you are and why you’re here. I think the best brands are forever surprising people.
Having your own store is one of the most immediate ways to connect with the customer, to really get to know her and develop a more intimate relationship.
I’m attracted to that mix of things that are very refined and polished, and things that are almost accidental. I feel like the best things happen when you’re on the path to making something, even if where you end up is not where you thought you would.
When a silhouette or shape is as beautiful as it is functional and relevant, that’s true luxury.
Being a photographer helps me see the work differently. I always walk away seeing things differently than when I stare at them myself. It gives me a little distance. So I love photography, but it also helps me tell the story. When I shoot the ad campaign for my work, it allows me to be much more direct.
In design I look for something I’m drawn to. I try to look for an immediate connection with something – something I just fall in love with. I feel if people have to explain to you why it’s good, it’s not so good.