"i don't think it represented her, and I didn't think she worked hard enough. i even told her to her face."
- hussein chalayan on kate moss and her topshop collections
on being called "avant garde": "i hate that term. it's a real hindrance because i don't think it expresses what we're about. it makes it sound like we can't appeal to people or something, and it's absolutely rubbish."
on models turning designer: "if you have a really strong sense of style and people want to aspire to being like you, i can understand that. but if you really are doing it just because you think of yourself as a brand and you haven't had the training and you know nothing about clothes, it kind of demeans all the training designers have had."