Not preposterous

Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." — Marc Jacobs

"Every time you dive, you hope you'll see something new - some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn't." ― James Francis Cameron

"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." — Bill Cunningham

"When you hear designers complaining about the challenge of their profession, you have to say: don't get carried away—it's only dresses." — Karl Lagerfeld

Design

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." — Rachel Zoe

"The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table." ― Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

"Good ideas come from everywhere. It's more important to recognize a good idea than to author it." ― Jeanne Gang

"The designer's job is to imagine the world not how it is, but how it should be." ― Terence Conran

The final filter

"The customer is the final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I'm not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum." — Marc Jacobs

"We have an internal check and balance system. By design we are so filled with possibility, opportunity, with greatness that when we live small, within the bottom of our capability, we innately know we should be living greater than that, and it creates a disconnect inside that leads us to feeling empty, unhappy, maybe even depressed." ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

"Trendy is the last stage before tacky." — Karl Lagerfeld

"Pure, intense emotions. It's not about design. It's about feelings." — Alber Elbaz