In Malcolm Gladwell’s book “The Tipping Point,” the author talks of how small events combine to trigger big change. Chicago designer Maria Pinto knows this premise firsthand.
After rebounding from an illness that left her bedridden for six months, a case of employee embezzlement and filing for bankruptcy, Pinto rebuilt her design business piece by piece and client by client until forces began to shift.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"