ARLINGTON, Va. — Isabel Toledo’s advice for aspiring designers: Learn to sew.
“Become great sewers because that really expands the world for you,” Toledo told students at Marymount University’s annual “Portfolio in Motion” student fashion show here Thursday night, where the designer was honored by the school for her body of work. “Don’t just sketch an idea — think about it in the round, build it, work it.”
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?"