Roots of Style : Weaving Together Life, Love, and Fashion
by Toledo, Isabel; Toldeo, Ruben (ILT)






The renowned fashion designer discusses her life, work process, inspirations, and experiences, and offers guidance for women to enhance their sense of style.





Isabel Toledo was born in Cuba and came to the United States with her family as a political refugee. Hailed as a “designer’s designer,” she developed her own distinct design alphabet that explores such concepts as Liquid Architecture, Organic Geometry, and Origami, among many others. She received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion Design in 2005.

Ruben Toledo is a world-renowned fashion illustrator, as well as a painter, sculptor, reporter, and fashion chronicler. His illustrations can be found in top journals and fashion magazines such as The New Yorker, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, and more and his work sought after for exclusive projects by Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton. He is also the author of Style Dictionary.






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