There is no such thing as a faux pas. There is no such thing as a wrong choice. The fashion landscape is so huge that you have to approach it as self-expression, which brings you to the question of “Who are you?” That’s the question you should be concerned with, not trends. When you know who you are, then you are just wardrobing that persona. You’re not frantically looking for a transformative something in a store. Fashion is great for the soul and a little vanity can be very life-affirming for an artist or craftsperson. Just give yourself permission; the really hard-working artists sometimes self-deny. On days when things aren’t going so well in the studio, maybe you want to throw on your beret and play with your identity as you play with your designs. It’s all about being idiosyncratic and being yourself.
– Simon Doonan