“Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.”

– Virginia Woolf

Infamous for its reputation of superficiality and snobbery, the fashion industry is hardly an industry most would think of as being synonymous with wisdom.

Yet, behind the lush velvet curtain, the bright flashes of lights, and the faux air kisses, you may just find that authenticity and inspiration can be found just about anywhere – and the catwalk is certainly no exception.

With that said, here is a compilation of thought-provoking quotes uttered by some of the industry’s most iconic and creative talents which may just convince you that there’s much wisdom to be learned and gained from the world of fashion after all… Enjoy!

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