How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Visualizing Fashion / Art & Design
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
05-11-2006
  16
The future is stupid
 
MissMagAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 25,321
Ruben & Isabel Toledo...all from 2006






wireimage

__________________
Love is what you want.

  Reply With Quote
 
05-11-2006
  17
The future is stupid
 
MissMagAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 25,321




wireimage

__________________
Love is what you want.

  Reply With Quote
06-11-2006
  18
taz
MUSE
 
taz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,548
love his lines..so strong & confident..

  Reply With Quote
06-11-2006
  19
Eat me, drink me
 
two months off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Costa Rica
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimair

Thanks so much for this link! I enjoy the illustrations but had only seen them in print ads; I didn't know they were also on nordie's site.

__________________
Three inches is such a wretched height to be!
  Reply With Quote
22-11-2006
  20
backstage pass
 
Piewi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: (ER) Argentina
Gender: femme
Posts: 729
I simply love their atelier...it really does look like fantasyland! I particulary love his studio the skylight is dreamy

And his artwork is beautiful too. The mosaic is great, the expressions of the faces are very well done

  Reply With Quote
23-11-2006
  21
Stitch:the Hand
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Among the trees
Gender: homme
Posts: 12,959
I love Ruben Toldedo So much passion and magic in his work that I completely identify with. He's an amazing artist.

He also did the design for the amazing Antwerp/London exhibition,"Spectres: When Fashion Looks Back".

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/con...res/index.html

  Reply With Quote
25-12-2006
  22
V.I.P.
 
*Happiness*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: it's beautiful up here...
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,115
Gosh! Ruben & Isabel look so much alike.

I like their home...quite eclectic & artsy.

__________________
"when you become quiet, it just dawns on you."
~thomas edison.
  Reply With Quote
20-02-2007
  23
The future is stupid
 
MissMagAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 25,321
At the Movies with Reuben Toledo
Plus! Scorsese and Armani return for part due


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

(NEW YORK) Another Giorgio Armani-related fête is coming to the Big Apple. Ruben Toledo, the Cuban-born artist and fashion illustrator best known for his drawings and collaborations with Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom, is releasing his third book, Fashionation (Edition 7L), next month. Only 1,000 copies of the $360 coffee table book, which explores the changing landscape of fashion and the body language of style, will be available, each signed and numbered by Toledo himself. Simon Doonan has penned the intro and essays by fashion curators Valerie Steele of F.I.T. and the late Richard Martin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others, are included as well.

To celebrate the book’s launch, Toledo will be hosting an event at the Metropolitan Club next month along with a screening of the 1999 documentary, Il Mio Viaggio in Italia [My Voyage in Italy], directed by Martin Scorsese and executively produced by Armani. The four-hour documentary chronicles of the history of Italian cinema through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Scorsese and Armani, incidentally, are currently hard at work on a sequel to the award-winning film. A release date has not been set for part two of the documentary, which will snake through the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.
fashionweekdaily

__________________
Love is what you want.

  Reply With Quote
02-04-2007
  24
rêverie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: norcal / the philippines
Gender: homme
Posts: 5,471
he's so dashing his works are very self assured ... and i love isabel also

__________________
... they lived and laughed and loved and left ...
pseudo-oz~ tintin!
  Reply With Quote
14-04-2007
  25
Be a good one
 
julesrules815's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,051
I was lucky enough to see Ruben and Isabel speak at a career day event a few weeks ago and I was so in awe of them. They were so down to earth and so fascinating! Its like your attention is drawn to them.

__________________
Daiane|Angela|J.P.|Rachel A.
  Reply With Quote
25-04-2007
  26
The future is stupid
 
MissMagAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 25,321
source: fashion informer

Quote:
Isabel and Ruben Toledo Talk Form and Fashion
"You don't need much of anything to start – just energy and enthusiasm. Don't let anyone tell you there is a right way to do it."

So said fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo about undertaking a career in fashion at the lecture he gave with his designer wife, Isabel, at Manhattan's Parsons the New School for Design on the evening of Tuesday, March 6th.

Though it was ostensibly aimed at Parsons' fashion and illustration students - who lapped up the Toledos' advice and hard-won wisdom like so many thirsty young pups - the 90-minute lecture, entitled "Form Follows Fashion: Isabel and Ruben Toledo," was an inspirational call to arms for any creative-thinking person who yearns to follow their dream but isn't quite sure how to go about it.

Of course, the Toledos' story is a bit more romantic than most rags-to-riches tales. Both Cuban immigrants, the two met in suburban New Jersey as teens in the 1970s and have pretty much been together ever since - and they are still clearly besotted with each other. On top of that, despite a few minor blips on the career front, they've been unusually successful from the get-go, he as a well-respected fashion illustrator and mannequin designer (you may know his work from those Nordstrom ads) and she as a insider-favorite fashion designer (Isabel's line was picked up by Barneys in the mid-80s and her eponymous collection has always a huge cult following, and last month she debuted her first collection for Anne Klein, where she was recently named creative director). But they've always played by their own rules. Not bad for a couple of down-to-earth, envelope-pushing iconoclasts.

That's not to say it's always been easy, or that the Toledos didn't work hard to get to where they are today. After a brief slide show outlining Isabel's design aesthetic (based on the principles of shape, liquid architecture, organic geometry, origami, suspension and shadow), Ruben told stories about the completely self-taught duo scrambling to make their early orders for Barneys and other stores, with Isabel (who has never taken a fashion design or pattern making class) cutting and sewing the clothes from patterns that Ruben (who never studied art) sketched, and the two of them delivering the items to each store themselves.

"It was a crash course in business," Ruben told the rapt students, a big grin on his face. Throughout, the couple asked questions of the audience, too, resulting in a lecture that was anything but, and that clearly demonstrated their winning curiosity about the world around them, which continues to inform their work.

"Limitation is the mother of invention," Isabel opined a few minutes later, when asked how she had come up with some of her more unusually shaped garments, such as "The Hermaphrodite" dress and "The Packing" dress. (Lack of funds and materials had forced her to think outside the box, as it were.) "I'm in love with the technique of sewing," she added when asked why she chose a career as a designer. "I always loved to sew."

She also discussed her love of draping, and spoke of being enamored of fabric and using 3-D techniques to invent sculptural shapes that work in tandem with the body beneath, which is one of the reasons her garments flatter a wide range of physiques.

Isabel visibly blanched, however, when the moderator called her an artist, protesting, "I'm not an artist. I make things that are of service. To think of myself as an artist would be decadent."

Ruben, who is an artist, was equally pragmatic and described taking whatever work came his way in the early days, "from painting portraits to a sign for a barber shop," and he counseled his young audience to take paying commercial gigs if it allowed one to do other, creatively fulfilling work that didn't bring in as much cash.
And even now, with Isabel fresh off her critically lauded Anne Klein debut and Ruben poised for the release of his new book, "Fashionation," the duo remain decidedly humble.

"Earn your freedom," Ruben told the students after being asked about the challenges of balancing his commercial work with more 'artistic' gigs. "Keep your freedom. There are no limitations on what you want to do if you love it."

Afterward, the two were surrounded by students proffering illustrations for an autograph (from him) and fashion portfolios for critique (from her), and the couple treated all comers with genuine kindness and consideration.

"Really, the thing is to let them know they can do it their way," Isabel told The Fashion Informer after spending several minutes in deep conversation with a young Asian student, who had laid out her fashion sketches on the floor of the stage for the designer to assess. "Because there’s only one thing that is individual: You. There is only one source that no one else has anything else to do with: You. Whatever comes from you is original. No matter what it is. So you’ve got that down. You don’t have to worry about being original or not. It’s a given."

She paused to say good-bye to a friend. "I think that’s an important message for them to hear. There’s no need to try and outdo somebody else. Be yourself. Outdo yourself."

__________________
Love is what you want.


Last edited by MissMagAddict; 25-04-2007 at 05:21 PM.
  Reply With Quote
04-05-2007
  27
backstage pass
 
sphagnum.esplanade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South London
Gender: femme
Posts: 777
That fantasy land looks like a dream, an excellent way to exhibit work.

  Reply With Quote
06-05-2007
  28
front row
 
manolocraver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gender: homme
Posts: 436
Don't forget that he also reworked the Estee Lauder's Pleasure bottle as well!

__________________
Fashion and shopping has never been so GREAT and FUN! ... discover it all at Shopaholics Anonymous Malaysia Blog
  Reply With Quote
23-06-2007
  29
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Gender: femme
Posts: 22,817
I love his ads for Saks,i think he is a true artist,his illustrations are so cool,i wish Vogue and other fashion magazines would bring them back in full force.

Oh and he is so handsome and stylish,Cubans always have so much style and grace.....................

  Reply With Quote
24-06-2007
  30
Press escape to continue.
 
SomethingElse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,517
Cheerful design on this bottle, just like Sr. Toledo and his talented wife! Estee Lauder pleasures Artist´s Edition by Ruben Toledo



dillards.com

__________________
“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
illustrator, ruben, toledo
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.