Toxo-Philite is a clothing line I created that expresses my desire to make women feel comfortable and confident, to look sophisticated, but relaxed. I am a designer who trusts clean lines and classic designs that marry form and function, Toxo-Philite is an endeavor wholly from my heart. In staying true to my love of everything chic and timeless—Toxo-Philite is lovingly created with completely sumptuous fabrics. Most of all, Toxo-Philite is for those who appreciate everyday luxury and ease.
This Kickstarter project is the full process of creating the next Toxo-Philite collection, from concept and design, to prototypes and final pieces. The production will not be outsourced, it will be created from beginning to end in my Austin, TX studio. Hand-dyed fabric and hand-knit pieces will be included.
With the support of backers Toxo-Philite will accomplish:
Design: The concept for the collection will be developed through researching colors, images, fabrics and yarns.
Samples: Inspired by this research designs will be sketched and prototypes made. This will include dye testing, hand-knit samples, pattern drafting and alterations.
Final Pieces: A cohesive collection of 15-20 pieces will be created. Production of the line will include cost of studio space, machine upkeep, and material costs.
Share: The fashion show and look book will be produced with models, photographers, hair and makeup, and art direction. The line will be shown and sold at fashion expositions including GlamaVida in Panama City, Panama.
Thank you for taking interest in Toxo-Philite and the next collection. My passion for this has been brewing since childhood, and I am happy to share the process with you. I hope through your support you will feel you are a part of the creation.
Any contribution amount will help reach the goal, please pass on my Kickstarter project information to your family & friends and post it on your Facebook & Twitter accounts.
Photography by Lauren McKinley: www.laurenemckinley.com
$5 handwritten TOXO-PHILITE thank you card.
$25 hand-printed TOXO-PHILITE tee on organic cotton (men's and women's available), handwritten thank you card. *for $50 receive two tees, for $75 receive three tees.
$100 Hand-sewn French silk TOXO-PHILITE scarf, hand-printed tee, handwritten thank you card.
$250 Original TOXO-PHILITE sketch, French silk scarf, Limited "Gold" Edition hand-printed tee with gold ink, handwritten thank you card.
$500 One silk piece from the Spring 2012 collection, original TOXO-PHILITE sketch, French silk scarf, Special Edition hand-printed tee, hand-written thank you card.
$1000 Special "Thank you" credit that will be a permanent fixture on the TOXO-PHILITE website, one silk piece from the Spring 2012 collection custom fit to your measurements, original TOXO-PHILITE sketch, French silk scarf, Special Edition hand-printed tee, hand-written thank you card.
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