Titania Inglis

Originally published in SIX magazine issue 4 – SPRUNG!

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Titania Inglis has apprenticed under such cult NY designers as Camilla Stærk, Jean Yu, and Threeasfour before launching her eponymous line. Inglis pieces are striking, move easily from day to night, from summer to winter, and occasionally metamorphosing with a trick of geometry.

Every garment is sewn in a small factory in NYC from sustainably sourced fabrics including Japanese organic cotton, French vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from New York’s garment industry.

Here’s the designer herself on vintage road bikes, lava beaches in Iceland and women who punch through walls.

I knew I wanted to work in fashion when….
in product design school, all of my projects ended up being wearable.

Sustainable & Ethical fashion is close to my heart because…
I grew up in a town of waterfalls and gorges, in a landscape so beautiful I can’t imagine not protecting it.

If I wasn’t a fashion designer I would be….
getting a lot more sleep!

When a woman is wearing my designs…
she can punch through walls and walk on water. Or at least she should feel like she could.

The mood of Titania Inglis the brand…
is ethereal, but with a hard edge — like a black lava beach in Iceland under the pale midnight sun.

For inspiration…
I like to escape the city and take a stroll through the woods upstate. I guess most people would call that hiking, but for me it’s how I grew up, minus the mountain bikes and scraped knees.

My personal style…
is reflected in my line: sleek, minimal, and androgynous.

One thing I can’t live without…
is my vintage Peugeot road bike. It is beat up enough to fly under the bike thieves’ radar, but it rides like a dream.