The design duo of Isabel and Ruben Toledo have just polished off a three-week stay deep in the woods of Washington state as artists-in-residence at the Dale Chihuly-founded Pilchuck Glass School. What they did on their summer vacation — if you can call it that — will be auctioned at the school’s Oct. 23 annual fund-raiser, a favorite stop for glass art collectors and one the husband-and-wife team will co-chair. Here, the designers chat with WWD about the experience.
WWD: How did you hear about Pilchuck and had you worked with glass before?
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?"