By Diane Small
With wings strapped tightly to his back, Icarus flew high…too high. But despite his fall, his ambition was an inspiration to ethical designer Titania Inglis.
Inglis has created an Icarus collection for SS15, inspired of course by the mythic man, but also by Jim Jarmush’s moody black and white film, Dead Man.
Featuring key pieces like floaty shirt and slip dresses, collared shirts a blazer, slim jeans and asymmetrical shorts, the sophisticated collection was constructed from hand-dyed Japanese organic cotton fabrics that have been hand painted with motifs reminiscent of the wings of a bird–or bird-man– in flight.
Silhouettes are slim, and rather androgynous and are accented by minimalist accessories including leather harnesses, chokers and porcelain bracelets. In keeping with the brand’s eco-ethic, each piece is hand sewn in limited batches, and Inglis sources sustainable fabrics, including organic cotton, dead stock wool and silk.
Titania Inglis founded her eponymous label in 2009, and since then she has become known for conscious, sustainable designs that feature architectural silhouettes juxtaposed against soft feminine details. For her efforts, the designer received the prestigious Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award in 2012, and Inglis was selected as one of seven finalists for the 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge.
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