Powerhouse couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo will be designing a capsule collection for Lane Bryant which will be launched in 500 of their stores and online. The initial holiday release will include a novelty t-shirt and tote bag designed by the Cuban-American design team, followed by their full ready-to-wear collection for Spring 2014 along with what will most likely be a fabulous fashion show to celebrate the launch.
The Toledos, who met as teenagers in New Jersey, released two collections as a team in 2010, a swimwear line for Target to celebrate the opening of their Harlem,NY store and a shoe line for Payless Shoes. The talented couple (and my new official crush) is currently creating over 100 Jazz Age costumes for the Broadway show “After Midnight”.
Individually they are respected in their own creative fields Isabel as a fashion designer and Ruben as an illustrator. Isabel is one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers while Ruben has illustrated the book cover of Nina Garcia’s “Look Book” as well as revamped the covers of six classic novels which include “Pride and Prejudice” and “Jane Eyre”.
I’m really excited about this collection since it is the first of it’s kind in the plus size industry and with Isabel and Ruben’s “vision of color,design, look and style” it’s bound to be a showstopper.