Titania Inglis’s collection embodies her philosophy of lush minimalism as both aesthetic and core principle. Less, but better: striking yet wearable pieces that go easily from day to night, summer to winter, and occasionally metamorphose with a trick of geometry. A high-low hem turns to become diagonal; a solid-color top reverses to show off contrast binding.
Equally minimal is the line’s environmental impact. Each garment is sewn in a small factory in New York from high-quality, low-impact fabrics including Japanese organic cotton, French vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from the local garment industry.
Now based in Brooklyn, Titania grew up among the spectacular gorges and waterfalls of Ithaca, New York, and refined her dark, streamlined aesthetic while living in Denmark and the Netherlands. Half Chinese, half Scottish by blood, she embraces the seeming dichotomies of a line looking to the future, yet grounded in tradition, operating at 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. She was honored for her work with the 2012 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in Sustainable Design and was selected as a finalist in the 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge.