As long as there have been people, there has been fashion. For hundreds of years, we have been looking at the fashion industry to clothe us and make us feel beautiful. Beyond feeling beautiful in what we are wearing is how fashion makes us feel inside. Fashion can inspire us in incredible ways. Here are our top five most inspiring quotes from the fashion industry to prove it.
“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.”
Nobody could have said it any better. True elegance is hard to come by and many will try and fall short simply by overdoing it. At 85 years old, Giorgio Armani is still looked at as one of the worlds most inspirational designers.
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”
This quote is so true in today’s society. Too often we hide behind the facade of our designer clothes rather than letting them be an expression of who we are. This legendary Italian designer had a beautiful way with fashion and a beautiful way with words. His passion clearly poured through into every aspect of his life.
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
Probably the most inspirational quote ever, not just from the fashion industry. Audrey Hepburn was renowned for her elegance and not playing by the rules that society had set aside for women at the time. She made her own path and understood that there was no happiness in being what others wanted you to be.
“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will.”
We need more quotes like this. Women are changing the world, but only once they realize that they can. Young girls who believe in themselves grow up to be a force to be reckoned with, and it’s ladies like Anne Klein who lead the way.
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”
From the lips of one of the most beautiful women to ever walk this planet. Sophia Loren obviously believed in her own beauty and has always been loaded with confidence. She has always been a massive inspiration to the fashion industry and to those around her in general. At 84 years old, Sophia still hails from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She was well known for setting the trends of her time.
A whole lot more than just trendy clothing and accessories. Every designer, creator, and fashion icon knows that it’s style that truly matters and that style can only come from within. It can’t be purchased and it can’t really be taught. Style is how we wear the clothes and the confidence that we exude when we express ourselves through fashion. And that is truly what fashion is really all about… it’s about all of us.