Get to Know Gigi Burris
Born and raised in Florida, Gigi Burris has made her way to the bright lights of New York City (via Parsons Paris on the way, let's not forget)!
Her intricately designed, feather detailed pieces are our must-have millinery for Spring Racing, if not year round.
Here we speak to Gigi about her designs and her favourite places in one of our favourite cities.
We absolutely love the craftsmanship of your exquisite pieces. Can you tell us about where your designs are made?
Each of my designs are proudly made right here in NYC. This is an absolutely integral part of the brand; I work solely with factories in the city that are generations old. It is such a pleasure to work with all of our factories, I love building relationships with the families that own them and hearing the stories from their decades of experience.
Where in NYC is your studio located? Can you share with us you favourite after work spot?
My design studio is located in the Lower East side. I adore this neighbourhood; with such a mix of cultures around me, there is never a dull moment and I'm constantly inspired.
Soho House have just opened a new outpost (Ludlow House) on Ludlow Street! The building is amazing (it's housed inside an old gold-leaf factory) and is the perfect place for an after work Negroni.
We love being pampered! Where is your go-to before a night out?
BirchBox on West Broadway in Soho is always number one on my list before a night out! I always go for a fun hairstyle - they do the best fishtail braids, and without fail I always end up walking out of the beautiful store with a new lip gloss and lots of new goodies to try.
We understand the stress of running your own business. What do you do in your spare time to switch off from the day-to-day grind?
I always try and stick to my routine of going to yoga at least once a week! I go to Sky Ting Yoga in Chinatown. It's a hip studio filled with plants and so much natural light, but it is super welcoming at the same time! I love just being able to switch off and calm the stress of owning my own business.
Gigi's latest collection has arrived in time for Spring Racing and the fun summer months ahead. Shop our picks below!