Gustavo Toledo (he/they) is a Brazilian artist located in NYC interested in how science, fashion, and art intertwine. His projects are the product of the direct application of technology and textile exploration to create innovative fabrication methods and artistic pieces of clothing.
Gustavo first moved to New York City to study Biomolecular Science at New York University, but fell in love with the artistry and fashion of the city, so he transferred to the Fashion Institute of Technology to study Fashion Design.
His multidisciplinary approach to creation uses highly sophisticated, integrated, and advanced functional materials engaging with fashion engineering to achieve innovative, sustainable, and intricate designs. Some examples being 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, upcycling of materials like cardboard, digital fashion, etc.
By exploring organic shapes and neutral tones, his goal is to make high-quality fashion more accessible while inspiring people to wear more artistic and androgynous outfits on a daily basis as a form of empowerment.