TITANIA INGLIS AUTUMN/WINTER 2015 WOMEN NEW YORK
Less, but better. Lush minimalism is both our aesthetic and core principle: stylish dressing as a guiltless pleasure. Evoking the quietly devastating beauty of the wilderness and the dark bravado of rock ‘n’ roll, Titania Inglis garments are engineered to be visually striking, yet easy to wear: dresses, jackets, separates, handbags, and jewelry with practical details that go easily from day to night, summer to winter, and sometimes metamorphose with a trick of geometry.
Equally minimal is the line’s environmental impact. Each garment is sewn in a small, family-owned factory in New York from high-quality, low-impact fabrics including Japanese organic cotton, Italian vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from the local garment industry. New styles are wear-tested to guarantee a flattering, comfortable fit and sturdy construction, ensuring that these un-basic pieces will be wardrobe staples for years to come.
Titania Inglis designs are sold in select boutiques across the US and Europe. They have been featured in Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, and the New York Times and worn by musicians including Charli XCX, Chelsea Wolfe, Kim Gordon, Meredith Graves, M83, and TLC. Beyond clothing, Titania Inglis has engendered multidisciplinary creative collaborations with members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, jewelry designer Bliss Lau, and Zola Jesus.
Portrait by Tyler Mitchell for Relapse Magazine
Now based in Brooklyn, Titania grew up among the woodlands and waterfalls of Ithaca, New York, and refined her dark, streamlined aesthetic while living in Denmark and the Netherlands. Half Chinese, half Scots-Irish by blood, she embraces the seeming dichotomies of a line looking to the future, yet grounded in tradition, operating on the border of nature and industry.
Titania studied at Design Academy Eindhoven and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and apprenticed under cult New York designers Camilla Stærk, Jean Yu, and Threeasfour before launching her solo line in 2009. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design and at the Textile Arts Center.
+ 2012 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in Sustainable Design
+ Milk Studios’ MADE Fashion Week, Fall 2013 + Spring 2014
+ Finalist, 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge