“Designing beautiful clothes.” That was Isabel Toledo’s objective for her spring Isabel Toledo x Lane Bryant capsule collection for special-size retail chain Lane Bryant. The designer was charged with bringing fashion to a segment of consumers who can feel neglected by upscale brands, and with Thursday night’s show at the Seagram Building, Toledo sought to dispel that notion.
The designer infused the lineup with her arty aesthetic via Cuban influences and prints designed by her husband Ruben, worked on ladylike silhouettes with flounce and feminine romance. “It’s about the proportion of the clothes,” Toledo said of designing for the Lane Bryant label. “I always say designers all have that customer, just not on the runway.”
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