It’s been an eventful season. We’ve seen a Givenchy collaborate with performance artist Marina Abramoviç, Kanye West spring Yeezy Season 2 on us unexpectedly, Gareth Pugh put on an ode to Soho and its fabled characters, and Rick Owens make a comment on female strength by sending women strapped to other women down the catwalk. You may have caught our round-ups of the season’s best art history crossovers, its finest beauty moments and breakout models, but what about designers’ quotes? Here we bring together the best soundbites from New York, London, Milan and Paris. As well as giving us an indication of their various inspirations, they also serve to paint a picture of what the fashion industry is like at the moment – from its attitudes to gender to its approach to casting. Check out the gallery above for some of the best quotes of SS16.