Sustainable denim company Triarchy presented its Fall/Winter 2018 collection at Toronto Fashion Week today. The label, designed by brother-sister duo Adam and Ania Taubenfligel, is known for its eco-friendly pieces and celebrity fan base (Alessandra Ambrosio, Rita Ora and Adrian Grenier are fans!). We caught up with Adam to talk environmentally conscious denim and his favourite piece from the show.
What was the inspiration behind this season’s collection?
“I call it ‘white hot denim.’ We came up with a new technique of sustainable bleaching by using an ozone process, where the strength of the fabric isn’t compromised. And sequins — I’ve always wanted to do sequins. I’m obsessed.”
What’s your favourite piece from the collection?
“The floor-length fringe coat is my favourite thing I’ve ever made. It took about a week to create it and it weighs about 15 lbs. It’s like body armour. Ania will be wearing it down the runway!”
Why did Triarchy commit to being eco-friendly?
“Denim is a horrifying, wasteful garment — it uses so much water, most of the laundries don’t recycle or reuse. We were like, ‘Does the world need another denim brand? If we’re going to do it, then we’re going to do it better.’ We decided to change Triarchy from non-sustainable to sustainable.”
Why was it important for you to show at Toronto Fashion Week?
“Toronto is the fashion capital of Canada, and we’re Canadian.”