Nearly one year ago, TreeHugger recognized Titania Inglis as an emerging green designer for her cohesive collection of tailored separates at New York Fashion Week. Today, the New York-based ethical fashion designer is the recipient of Ecco Domani's highly-coveted Fashion Foundation Award. Following in the footsteps of Study NY's Tara St James, who scooped up the Sustainable Design Award last year, Inglis is one of seven winners who will receive a $25,000 grant toward a show at New York Fashion Week.
For Spring/Summer 2012, Titania Inglis shows a collection comprised of classic separates with a jagged edge: the Dip Dye Shift Dress boasts cut-out detailing and a dye that fades from front to back; The Peak Dress features a youthful, asymmetrical silhouette, and the Colorblock U Neck shirt weaves a muted dye with black. The line is conveniently available at End of Century in New York and online at TitaniaInglis.com.
Some pieces are more wearable than others. The sheer, asymmetrical Angle Skirt requires proper undergarments to wear while the Collarless Jacket, which boasts a black and white zig zag design, is a classic piece that would compliment any wardrobe. The Two Tone Pants are a nod to riding attire and their tailored fit is a throwback to Inglis' Fall 2011 collection, which first made us swoon.
This season, Inglis experimented dip-dyeing fabrics with natural dyes, following her habit of drawing inspiration from hand techniques: In Spring 2010, the designer worked with rust dyeing. In Fall 2010, she created bees-waxed cotton and in Spring 2011, Inglis focused on bias cutting and zero-waste pattern making.