Travel Must-Haves This Summer

June 14, 2017

It finally feels like summer and we cannot wait to head out on our vacations! The only rub: what to pack. Fortunately, the M2057 team has some suggestions for chic, comfortable outfits that won't wrinkle and all fit into a carry-on (and many of these pieces are on sale!). All it takes are six key items to give you multiple outfits. We promise—your shoes will take up more space in your suitcase!

 

It doesn't feel like summer without a trip to the beach! I like to have a collection of pieces that are easy and comfortable but still have more style to them than your average pair of cutoffs. 

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25 Influential Female Artists Who Continue to Inspire

June 11, 2017

We were thrilled and honored to welcome Naomi Beckwith as our guest speaker at our second Salon Series, held last week at the M2057 Style Studio. Naomi, who serves as the Marilyn + Larry Fields Curator at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, spoke with me about 25 female artists, architects, and designers who have made decisive impacts in the art world. It was a joy to tap into Naomi's encyclopedic knowledge and understanding of contemporary and historical artists, and hear her take on what these women have created and how they have influenced their fields. This was quite personal to me, as well, since many of these artists have served as inspiration for my own work over the years.

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Maria Earns an Honorary Doctorate from SAIC!

June 05, 2017

It was an honor that I never could have expected but was so grateful to receive: On May 16, I received an Honorary Doctorate from my alma mater, the School of the Art Institute, along with the amazing and talented artist Kerry James Marshall and Roberta Smith, co-chief art critic for the New York Times.

I was truly humbled to be in such company. I have been an avid fan of both Kerry's artwork and Roberta's writing for years. It was a privilege to share the stage with them!

Thank you to SAIC for all of the support over the years, and congratulations to all of the graduating students!

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Events

Summer's Perfect Skirt

May 31, 2017

 

Available in multiple fabrics, colors, and prints, the GLENDA + BACALL skirts are statement pieces that you'll want to wear every day of summer.

Find the one—or two, or three—that's perfect for you.

  

 

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Join Maria Pinto + Sandro Miller at the Chicago History Museum!

May 24, 2017

Fashion and architecture have always been interconnecting passions in my life, and in the fall of 2015, in conjunction with the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, I designed a capsule collection inspired by the work of renowned architect Jeanne Gang. I knew I needed a unique photographer to capture the energy of the collection, so I was ecstatic when Sandro Miller agreed to shoot the campaign. M2057 GANG: Reveal, Architecture of the Body became a true creative collaboration.

This past spring, I was honored when the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum acquired garments and photographs from the M2057 GANG collection. Please join me, Sandro, and Curator of Costume Petra Slinkard for a conversation about the process of bringing M2057 GANG to life, and how architecture—most recently the work of the incredible Zaha Hadid—has continued to inspire me in fashion design.

I hope to see you at the luncheon!

Events

The New Bags to Flip Over

May 17, 2017

Japanese designer Kenji Yasuoko uses old-world Japanese techniques, craftsmanship, and technologies to create these inventive, modern designs.

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Introducing: M2057 Denim!

May 12, 2017

The styles you know and love, now in soft, stretch denim!
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