Dear Larry Chiang
This is a reminder that we have not yet received your RSVP for the Spring Summer 2015 presentation of Gigi Burris Millinery on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 from 1:00PM until 3:00PM at the Gallow Green Rooftop Garden at The McKittrick Hotel. The 27 year old milliner, recently named a CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist for 2014, will be showing during New York Fashion Week for the first time. We look forward to your RSVP.
SPRING | SUMMER 2015
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH 2014
1:00PM – 3:00PM
GALLOW GREEN ROOFTOP
AT THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL
542 W 27TH STREET
BETWEEN 10TH & 11TH AVE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10001
PLEASE RSVP VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK:
OR BY EMAIL AT
GIGIBURRIS (at)SYDNEYREISING (dot)COM
GIGI BURRIS MILLINERY SS15 INSPIRATION:
For the SS15 season Burris was drawn to the shade of blue, as seen in Yves Klein’s Anthropometries. Inspiration was also found in the linear movement seen in Robert Mapplethorpe’s floral photography and sea urchins. Both hold a sense of tension and delicate texture that the milliner references in the SS15 collection. A palette of black, natural straw, blue and white is met with the elements of sewn shiny Racello Braids, Swiss Star bright straw, ostrich poofs and peacock flue. The SS15 Gigi Burris Millinery collection has a sense of easy elegance and irreverence to it; an emotional reference sourced from 1950′s beach photographs and illustrated by the milliner through her whimsical couture feather work fascinators, and wide brimmed straw hats.
GIGI BURRIS MILLINERY SS15 INSPIRATION IMAGERY:
ABOUT GIGI BURRIS MILLINERY:
Gigi Burris Millinery was founded in 2009, on a passionate love of both headwear and unique luxury. Burris takes pride in preserving the delicate craft with her feminine yet dark aesthetic, embracing a sense of irreverence and natural elegance. The young designer’s ongoing interest in millinery was heightened after studying at Parsons Paris and frequent visits to the old world mercerie shops there. Upon returning she studied under New York based couture milliner Leah Chalfen, at Parsons School of Design and then apprenticed with Chalfen in her personal studio. After graduating with A BFA from Parsons in May 2009, where Burris was nominated for the Designer of the Year award, her one of a kind hats and made to order ready to wear began to receive attention from the industry. Burris, at only 26 years of age, has become increasingly well known for her intricate feather and couture handwork with leather and exotics. She currently resides in the Lower East Side of New York City.
Burris has received ongoing support from the industry over the course of the brand’s first six years. Burris and her designs have been featured in top publications including The New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Interview, Town and Country, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, and W. Burris counts major celebrities such as Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, and Lady Gaga as fans and regularly works with stylists Karl Templer, Patti Wilson, and Kate Lanphear. Burris has, since the inception of her label, received numerous accolades from the industry. In 2009, the young milliners first year, she was featured in Vogue Italia’s “Young Talents” issue. Burris soon after was named one of the world’s most promising accessory designers to watch worldwide by Harpers Bazaar. Forbes most recently listed Burris alongside industry heavyweights such as Alexander Wang on the publications 30 Under 30 List in January of 2013.
Burris has collaborated with Haus Alkire, Swarovski, V-Files, Serge Normant & John Frieda Salon, Lizzie Fortunato, Basta Surf, and Ohne Titel
Gigi Burris Millinery is carried globally by Colette Paris, Gago FR, Henri Bendel NYC, Kirna Zabete NYC, Kiosk Palm Beach, Sid Saudi Arabia, and Webster Miami in addition to other prominent worldwide boutiques.
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