The famed designer seeks internet backers to fund affordable women’s wear line, M2057.
The famed designer seeks internet backers to fund affordable women’s wear line, M2057.
September 5, 2013

Maria Pinto Launches New Brand on Kickstarter

On September 2 ABC News and Refinery 29 showcased Maria Pinto’s (BFA 1990) capsule collection M2057, which the famed fashion designer is launching with a Kickstarter campaign. The new affordable brand is Pinto’s first collection since she closed her Chicago boutique three years ago, and features seven dresses, two jackets, a shrug, a wrap, and two scarves all priced between $75 and $250. To fund the project Pinto aims to raise $25,000 before October 14. "I'm really looking at what women need," she told the Huffington Post on September 3. "I love the ability of building a community through Kickstarter." Check out Pinto’s page to view the entire collection.