UQNATU (ook-NAH-too) 

a denim-inspired garment collection designed in Brooklyn, produced in Queens by Laura Foos. 

The material:

substantial, forthright, unpretentious.

The cut:

comfortable, versatile, elegant.

The style: simple, classic, clean. 

Foos hails from a small Ohio farm, where she learned traditional domestic arts: sewing, embroidery and quilting. As a teenager, she represented Sandusky County at the Ohio State Fair. After college, Foos worked at the Museum of Modern Art and the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Inspired by pure form, design and function, Foos pursued pattern-making studies, and apprenticed with (or worked for) Isabel Toledo, Hussein Chalayan, Dries Van Noten and John Bartlett. Later Foos designed several categories for women and men at the Gap, often using utilitarian cotton fabrics. 

Her years of experience with denim inspired Foos to launch Uqnatu: accessible, durable, purposeful.