Miuccia Prada - Quotes

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What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language. ---->>>

I always wanted to be different. I always wanted to be first. ---->>>

I always loved aesthetics. Not particularly fashion, but an idea of beauty. ---->>>

I once tried to make lace - which has been a great obsession of women - unsexy. And I achieved it. ---->>>

When I was younger, shopping helped me discover many new places and many new things. ---->>>

If you ask, do you like strong men or weak men, I'd say, I like who I like. ---->>>

I want to make clothes that are beautiful of course, but also clothes that are interesting and considered and intelligent and not out of place. ---->>>

It's horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn't bring them the happiness they think it will. ---->>>

Daring to wear something different takes effort. ---->>>

My learning process is by eye alone; it's not at all scientific. ---->>>

The only way to do something in depth is to work hard. ---->>>

I hate the idea that you shouldn't wear something just because you're a certain age. ---->>>

Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I'm attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. ---->>>

The moment you start being in love with what you're doing, and thinking it's beautiful or rich, then you're in danger. ---->>>

Every day I'm thinking about change. ---->>>

For me, art is about learning and about living with people. It's alive. ---->>>

Fashion fosters cliches of beauty, but I want to tear them apart. ---->>>

For me, it's important to anticipate where fashion is heading. ---->>>

I don't believe that anyone is not bothered by critics. I think that everybody cares. ---->>>

Many of us grew up with a kind of puritanism against shopping. But shopping can be much more than how it is cast. If you are bored or you have problems, it can be a way of lifting your spirits, by doing something light and superficial. Why not? ---->>>

What people sometimes interpret as quirky is my attempt to subvert the concept of luxury by introducing elements that are considered ordinary or commonplace. ---->>>

I always believe in doing new things and using new materials that I have never used or that I didn't like for a long time. ---->>>

I had no fun. My family was too serious. ---->>>

I like the irony in my work. ---->>>

I was a feminist in the Sixties, and can you imagine? The worst thing I could have done was to be in fashion. It was the most uncomfortable position. ---->>>

Usually my ideas come from what I don't want to do, or what I find is old. ---->>>

You have to always work against what you did before, and even against your taste. ---->>>

Women often don't want to admit that they like fashion. And yet fashion enthralls everyone, from the taxi driver to the mega-intellectual. I have often asked myself why this is. I don't know the answer. ---->>>

Now, I'm not saying I'm fashionable, but there are sociological interests that matter to me, things that are theoretical, political, intellectual and also concerned with vanity and beauty that we all think about but that I try to mix up and translate into fashion. ---->>>

I love clothes. Maybe I can say I don't love fashion, but I love clothes completely. ---->>>

Basically I'm trying to make men more sensitive and women stronger. ---->>>

I am interested in communicating with the world by selling to many people. ---->>>

I just hate talking about myself. ---->>>

You want to be understood by the sophisticated few but you also have to be more loud somehow, otherwise your message doesn't go through. ---->>>

In Europe the world of fashion is too conservative, very eighties. ---->>>

I would say there is no Prada woman. I'm interested in women in general. I don't have any kind of preference. ---->>>

My parents were truly severe. ---->>>

Talking about the democratization of fashion is just one of the many trite things people say these days. ---->>>

What interests me most is when a work of art is no longer just an object, but also touches reality and life. ---->>>

When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little. ---->>>

I was a communist, but being left-wing was fashionable. I was no different from thousands of middle-class kids. ---->>>

One's life and passion may be elsewhere, but New York is where you prove if what you think in theory makes sense in life. ---->>>

Before I had kids, I was out every night of the week. ---->>>

I do what I think is right. ---->>>

I've always been shy. ---->>>

The process of a date, I think, is terrible. Horrible. Because everything is banal and predicted. ---->>>

Everybody knows that I don't have a muse. I'm not interested in that. ---->>>

I have to say that my husband and my children are so tough, there really is no space for pretension. ---->>>

I'm not interested in how people dress. ---->>>

I wanted to try to push some freedom into the men's clothes. ---->>>


Nationality: Italian
Born: 05-10, 1949
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Occupation: Designer

Miuccia Prada (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmjuttʃa ˈpraːda]; born Maria Bianchi Italian pronunciation: [maˈriːa ˈbjaŋki]; 10 May 1949) is an Italian fashion designer and businesswoman. She is the head designer of Prada and the founder of its subsidiary Miu Miu. The youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, she took over the family-owned luxury goods manufacturer in 1978 (wikipedia)