About the brand
All of the items are made in our london based studio by either itiya herself or one of the in-house seamstresses to the highest standard.
we believe in having a brand that can take care of the world, and where possible we use fabric leftovers for corsets' lining, and the smaller leftovers we send to a knitwear artist to knit bags with. The Making of our clothes deserve a lot of patience and focus because of the detail resolution and the fact that some items feature hand stitching techniques, therefore, we can guarantee that the average garment takes 6 hours to produce, approximately. All of the printed fabrics are designed by itiya, Some of which have been collaborated with illustrators while others were drawings made by itiya's brother 20 years ago. We print our fabrics in in a factory in london after an order is placed, therefore the time to produce your garment would take about 4 weeks, depending on the studio's pace. all upcycled items take about 2 weeks more or less.please be patient with us while we make your garment and remember it's worth the wait as much as it's worth the make!
I'm Itiya, the designer and maker of Itiya Studio. I have a degree in Fine Arts & History of Arts which consisted A lot of philosophy reading as well as writing, which has informed my perspective a lot; I am obsessed with making objects come alive or create a character have its identity expressed by objects.
The main theme of my brand is based on my forced conscription to the army at 19 and feeling unfit to hold a gun,
as well as growing up with two psychiatrist parents as different as the moon and the sun.
I moved to London by myself, and by the age of 21 I suffered many identity crises; My work is metaphorized with a sense of confusion between soldier to officer, adult to kid, and how each have its own defense mechanism by playing games or fighting wars.
With Itiya Studio, I reclaim the clarity or the ground I never had; by designing my own textiles and making bespoke garments sustainably and by up-cycling pre-loved items, I manage to unlearn things that adulthood taught me.
Mordant Magazine Cover Story
Wilhelmina Curve - Issa's Portfolio
Hunger Magazine Anaiis Interview
Stylist Palesa Dlamini's portfolio
Cake Magazine story
Glitter ain't Gold music video
Stylist Lucinda Graham's portfolio
Stach Szumski Interview Coeval Magazine
Heather Benjamin Interview Coeval Magazine
Amalia Ulman feature Coeval Magazine
Chan Moon Interview Coeval Magazine
Style Du Mond
Mad About Doin' magazine feature
podcast episode with Katrina
high snobiety sofia elias interview wearing itiya studio
'Possessed' Video piece 2019
Fabric Sculpture sketches 2013
Installation Piece 2012
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