Tadashi Shoji Quotes.
My brother told me he was very proud of me, of the business I have built, and that gives me joy.
Don’t wear dresses that are too tight. A size number is just a number. If the fit is comfortable, it will look more elegant.
Am I famous in Japan? I don’t know, and I don’t really think of myself in that way.
There’s almost a T-shirt feeling to wearing my evening dresses.
It’s a Japanese way of thinking, that I give value for my merchandise. So I don’t want to sell unnecessarily expensive dresses and make just 10 or 20 and then feel satisfied. I want to design for real women who can afford my dresses.
I like quiet. No television cameras. I’m not the Hollywood type.
I am not really brand-conscious; I pick out clothes that appeal to me regardless of the label, but I consider my style very American.
As I get older, I find that wearing bright colors cheers me up.
I design to make women feel confident and beautiful.
Dont wear dresses that are too tight. A size number is just a number. If the fit is comfortable, it will look more elegant.
When I was young, about 18 or 19, I read all the Dostoyevsky novels, which made me want to go to St. Petersburg. So I went, and I was so inspired.
So many designers only sketch and leave pattern-making to others. Pattern-making is important so you know the structure. Then if someone tells me, ‘I can’t make a pattern from that sketch,’ I can tell them, ‘I will make it’ and then they are quiet. If I can’t make it, I don’t design it.
Time flies so quick. I remember my second year in business when Bullocks Wilshire did a whole window of my white dresses. I was so excited, I went there at night and took pictures.
Using a forecasting company is like going to a fortune-teller. If you believe the company and the color does not sell, who do you blame? The forecasters? No, you blame yourself.