Yes, design is visual and instinctual but it’s also tactile. So my hands are my everything. To touch a piece of fabric is to know and love it. In order to design for women, you must understand them and the materials you are working with.
This level of understanding translates to unique collections that combine design, aesthetics, price, function, and fit. None of these qualities is more or less important than the other. They are equals. They are partners. Like a pair of hands, they work together.