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.