WE LOVE WOMEN
PHOTOS BY CLAIRE O'KEEFE
And if it can arouse emotions with its beauty too, then all the better. Function and beauty are implicit in the word “design”. It is also closely related to expression, matter and form and can most certainly create a social impact.
Undoubtedly beauty is essential, as design should provide a function whilst maintaining an aesthetic emotion. Objects define us and we are surrounded by them whether we use them or not, and when we don't use them they are still there, so they should be beautiful, stimulate emotions or be in harmony with their surroundings. Aesthetics are inherent in things, come from inside them, and perhaps therein lies their mystery.
Simplicity or timelessness are two concepts I always keep in mind but which are hard to achieve. I strive to create objects and spaces that won't become ugly as time passes by, whose beauty and functionality are both equally everlasting. I believe that things that are well-made and good quality age well and are durable. And that's applicable to fashion too.