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Swarovski just released this video short, showing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work lives of each of the Swarovski CFDA Fashion Awards this year. It's beautiful, brief, and poignant; we love what the designers say.
Richard Chai: "I'm a kid of the 90s, I grew up listening to grunge. For me, there's real sentimental attachment to things I've worn."
Patrik Ervell: "I should sometimes be more reckless. What can you really embellish in menswear? In menswear it's really tricky to make something beautiful and still have it be masculine."
Simon Spurr: "I believe in noticing the guy walking into the room and then noticing the clothes afterwards. The clothes should really empower the soul and the spirit of the man wearing them, not overshadow him."
Alexander Wang: "Definitely there's an irony that I love—things that are a little bit off. You have to learn how to look forward in terms of business, without compromising the brand."
Joseph Altuzarra: "I was kind of a nerd in high school. I thought that somehow if I could find the right clothes, I would magically become really popular."
Jason Wu: "When I was first learning English, when I was 9, I was given a stack of fashion magazines."
Prabal Gurung: "How do I translate something? If there's one thing consistent, it's the girl or the woman I'm designing for. Someone who's aware. I don't know if fashion can change the world, I don't know if anything can change the world, but fashion, to me, is about change."
· Brilliant [YouTube]