Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The DIRs meet Maria Pinto!

Maria Pinto, renown fashion designer, who has designed clothes for Oprah, and the current first lady, and the Joffrey Ballet, visited the Chicago Fashion Incubator on Wednesday July 25th to meet with the Designers in Residence! She spent two hours at the Incubator, talking to the designers about her experience in the industry and dispensing advice.  "Do what you love, money will come" advised Pinto. She talked about perfection of production and her "less is more" strategy of "staying small and well edited." The designers also got to hear about her upcoming exhibit at the Field Museum. Lastly, she took a look at each designer's collection and advised. It was time well spent and advice well received. CFI thanks Maria Pinto!

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