Best Quotes from Phoebe Philo

By | May 3, 2018

I find mediocrity hard. I find that whole area difficult. I’m a very passionate person; I care very much about what I do. I believe I give it a lot, so it’s gotta be good; otherwise, what’s the point?

Phoebe Philo

I decided to work on things that obsess women because women can’t resist things like lace, sequins, animal prints and python.

Phoebe Philo

I have a fantastic team, and it’s much easier having children, because that creates a natural limit.

Phoebe Philo

What I love is this idea of a wardrobe, the idea that we’re establishing certain signatures and updating them, that a change in colour or fabric is enough.

Phoebe Philo

I do like the idea of women not showing too much, of them being quite reserved in a way, and quite covered.

Phoebe Philo

I want to show my personality through my designs and stay pretty anonymous outside the industry.

Phoebe Philo

I just have to be very, very organised.

Phoebe Philo

Things have to sell, of course, but if I don’t want to put bags on the runway, we don’t put bags on the runway. I have complete creative control.

Phoebe Philo

My relationship with fashion is playful and very expressive of what I’m feeling at the time.

Phoebe Philo

I’m not interested in clothes that just convey a certain look or fashion. Clothes for me have always been a form of self-expression.

Phoebe Philo

Everyone wants new things all the time; shops require so much – there has to be consistency.

Phoebe Philo

I try not to intellectualise what I do.

Phoebe Philo

I’m just not very interested in decoration.

Phoebe Philo

I never had a massive desire to buy clothes. I liked to customise the clothes I already had or was given when I was younger. If I didn’t like them that much, I made them how I wanted them to be.

Phoebe Philo

My mother used to dress me in quite good-taste clothes, and I really wanted things that were sparkly and spangly and trashy and nasty. I don’t know if I ever chose fashion; it was just there in me.

Phoebe Philo

I was very, very eager to work. It’s just the way I am.

Phoebe Philo

Time is my biggest luxury. Finding time to do things outside of fashion, which I think for a designer is incredibly important.

Phoebe Philo

Women should have choices, and women should feel good in what they wear.

Phoebe Philo

I’m happy to do interviews from time to time, but I don’t find them that necessary – and that hasn’t seemed to have affected people’s understanding of our work.

Phoebe Philo

I had my daughter, and with that came a deep sense of responsibility; my time for work had become precious, and it had to have more meaning.

Phoebe Philo

I don’t know whether that comes from having a family – having something very important at home that needed to be protected.

Phoebe Philo

I wouldn’t want to even try to begin to describe our customer, as I think she likes a certain amount of anonymity. I try to offer clothes that allow that. I myself do not like being defined so readily, so I imagine that she is similar?

Phoebe Philo

When I was deciding whether or not to take the job at Celine, I didn’t really look at the history of the house. I had other offers to come back, but they weren’t right, or they wouldn’t let me stay in London, which was non-negotiable.

Phoebe Philo

I feel very much that I am a human being, with human limitations, and I need to respect that.

Phoebe Philo

I don’t believe in making fashion difficult.

Phoebe Philo

My favourite eras for styles are still the 70s and 40s, and there will be a few iconic pieces to build the wardrobe around, like there were at Chloe, but I want there to be a feel of mix-and-match.

Phoebe Philo

There is absolutely a gap in the market for thirty something women and, the more I look at it, the more I feel there needs to be a sense of ease and choice.

Phoebe Philo

I have an innate fear of fame. I’ve never thought being famous looked like such a good place to be. I love being incognito.

Phoebe Philo

Until you go through with it yourself, you simply can’t imagine it. But it is the transition of going back to work and the guilt of how much time you spend with your child that’s hard. I worry about not getting back in time for bath-time. I am not a neurotic person at all, but every time the mobile rings, my stomach leaps.

Phoebe Philo

Because I’m a woman, and I’m petite and blonde, you wouldn’t believe how often I’m asked to model the clothes.

Phoebe Philo

It’s been a bit tricky trying to establish a ‘designer’ profile and not a designer-cum-girl-around-town.

Phoebe Philo

The older I get, and the more collections I do, the more I’m driven by real style and beauty. My aim is to reveal and not to display women.

Phoebe Philo

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