The 50-year-old, who made his film directorial debut in 2009 with "A Single Man", said he always ensures his garments are functional and live up to traditional expectations of design, rather than being experimental or avant garde, reported Femalefirst.
"The film industry is slow and I would lose my mind. You can really only make a movie every couple of years. I love to design. I am a commercial fashion designer. I always design jackets with two sleeves. I don't design jackets with three sleeves or the layers and layers come off like little dolls from Russia. Fashion for me is a creative endeavour but it is not art for me," he said.
Ford also admitted he would have liked to have been a cosmetic surgeon had he not pursued a fashion career.
"In another life I would love to be a cosmetic surgeon because it's architectural. You know, you are trying to figure out where the seams go. Can I do it in one piece like Halston? Can you formaldehyde DNA?"