Triarchy is a sustainable luxury denim company based out of Toronto and Los Angeles. Designed by brother and sister duo Adam and Ania Taubenfligel, Triarchy’s mission is to make garments using recycled water, which reduces the massive unnecessary H2O consumption usually necessary for denim production. (Eco friendly fashionistas rejoice— to date, Triarchy has saved over 1,000,000 gallons of water!) Their Atelier line also re-purposes and reconstructs vintage denim into one-of-a-kind pieces.
Triarchy presented its Fall/Winter 2018 collection at Toronto Fashion Week. To have an insight of what the label and the collection are about, you can read here some of Adam’s insights.
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 favorite 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 was 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.”