Titania Inglis - 2012
Titania Inglis was born and raised in Ithaca, New York, the daughter of a Chinese mother and an American father, and first became aware of her interest in design during a year abroad in Denmark. Much like her life, her eponymous womenswear line is a study in contrasts: minimal, yet lush; tough, yet feminine; modern, yet rooted in traditional handwork. A strong believer in craftsmanship, Titania drapes each piece by hand in her Brooklyn atelier, and has them sewn in a small factory in New York’s garment district. The line’s materials are selected with thought to their environmental impact as well as their quality, and include organic cottons from Japan, vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock fabrics from the local garment industry. Titania also studied draping and patternmaking at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and apprenticed under cult New York designers Camilla Stærk, Jean Yu, and Threeasfour before launching her solo line.