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Marian Toledo Candelaria

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  • date: 6-19-19
Research-led womenswear designer who takes strong inspiration in medieval history and minimalist lines.
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Roman Invasion of Britain

Roman Invasion of Britain X
This was my final collection for the Graduate Diploma in Fashion (2009) at Central Saint Martins.

Iona|Kells 2013

Iona|Kells 2013 X
Iona|Kells Spring/Summer 2013 collection for Marian Toledo, my own fashion brand. The collection debuted at the Puerto Rico High Fashion Week 2012.

RexScottorum Capsule Collection 2013

RexScottorum Capsule Collection 2013 X
For Fall 2013, I designed several pieces of a collection called Rex Scottorum (King of Scots), inspired by my historical research. I did the flat illustrations in Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Ready-to-wear
    modern
  • Years of Experience

    3
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    40
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator CS5
    InDesign CC
    MS Office 365
  • Schools/Training

    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
    School of Visual Arts of Puerto Rico
    King's College London
    University of Guelph
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Since obtaining a BFA in Fashion in 2008, I've expanded my fashion practice to include internships and design work for other London brands and for my own line. I strongly believe that education improves our creative and critical capacities so I have earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in history, degrees that have helped me strengthen my research, design, and project management skills.

At Central Saint Martins, I worked with designers like Louise Goldin (winner of the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward Prize 2010) and Michael Van Der Ham (winner of the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward Prize 2013), and worked as Design Assistant for London brand Izmaylova. With my combination of technical skills, design approaches, and expert research background, I am a great asset to fashion brands that combine innovation with tradition, enhancing women's experience.

I am also dedicated to educating and mentoring young people: I was a fashion illustration adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts of Puerto Rico for over two years. Many former students have moved to New York and London and have had successful careers in fashion and beyond!

Fun fact: I won the Hand & Lock Embroidery Prize Student Commendation in 2009 for the embroidered blue dress in my portfolio!

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