People think I'm strong, but actually I wanted to crawl away. I thought, I'm going to live in the country with my horse and I'll get a nine-to-five; I don't need this.
This one off collection is a 'best of' Stella McCartney. So many people come up to me and say 'I love your designs but could never afford them'. This collaboration is a great way to speak to a wider audience and let them get to know me and my designs better
I literally have meetings at eight o'clock in the morning, and I finish at nine o'clock at night. It sounds pathetic, but I don't even have time to go shopping.
For years, the six of us lived in a two-bedroom house.
I was in this stadium with 200,000 people looking at my mum and dad. That was mind-bending.
The only positive thing you can really gain through losing someone is learning, and teaching other people, ... So I hope to teach other people, and I hope to learn.
That's kind of my strongest thing in the tailoring
I'm not really sure why I'm in this business at the moment
It's immoral that people make money out of writing crap, but I try not to obsess about it. I don't want to spend my life being angry.
I can honestly say this industry hasn't made me neurotic about my looks, except maybe my weight. I hope my clothes kind of reflect that. They're meant to make you feel good.
I think the moment that I'm very proud of is building a business without using animals. And, hopefully, changing people's perception of how you can do luxury fashion.
If people stop liking my clothes, I'll make a record.
If you try to create something people enjoy, and it happens to be made in a responsible way, then that's when you can really strike an incredible balance.
You have to be hopeful that people will be more educated in how they buy things, and hopefully more luxury brands will start to think that way on a longer-term basis.
I didn't want to be thirtysomething and not know what I was going to do. I was quite afraid of that, there were quite a lot of aimless kids around, in that 'other' side of my life, who didn't really know what to do because they always had a bank balance to fall back on and they were quite lost.