I’ve always believed that the people whom I admire in the creative world are immortal human beings. These beings are beyond their century and ours. In every creation, they always leave space for more. For this reason, I believed Karl Lagerfeld was going to live forever. He was such an incredible creative. Each show had a unique vibration that complemented with each of his designs. Through his work, he became an inspiration to many. Even though he had a great team by his side, his creative process was best in the mornings, in solitude, in his home in Paris.
Solitude. Growing up this word was very alarming, playing alone, being alone was not seen as normal. However, looking back, during my childhood I was this kind of person. I adored having my space, creating odd songs in my room, ripping old jeans or sweaters, creating clothing and making collages with fashion magazines and then painting them. In other words, I’ve always been the type of person that is most creative when I am in solitude. Recently I started to fall into the idea that maybe this was not normal and I was a bit odd for being this way then I stumbled to Karl and his thoughts on being creative.
“People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
Thanks to Karl I now embrace and cherish solitude. He will always be an enormous source of inspiration for my work, my life, and my creativity. I admired he strictly designed inspired by his ideas and never designed thinking of what will sell. I will be forever gratefull because through his work I’ve found my passion. Karl stayed true to his label, and he never designed out of an urgency to sell.
Having his words and example while creating a label is a big plus. I will forever design out of the love of creating and not in the commercial selling point world. This morning I learned creative people don’t live forever, however, their memory and work does.
Lastly, I hope Choupette is feeling very loved tonight.
I bet heaven had a beautiful show tonight.