女帽設計師Gigi Burris 用浪漫編織帽子故事
Designer of the week: Gigi Burris


攤開Gigi Burris作品,羽飾是女帽設計基本元素之外,蕾絲、皮革與針織是其常見素材,半遮掩的面紗不時出現在系列作品,雖不像Philip Treacy把頭飾當插花工藝對待,Gigi Burris在超現實和實用性中找到平衡。2012秋冬系列,將動物抽象化,將鴿子飛翔的羽翼轉換成帽飾樣貌,至於材料當然是「羊毛出在羊身上」,從鳥兒身上擷取。與其他設計師和品牌合作,Gigi Burris則跳脫既有品牌想像,和Screaming Mimi’s合作迷你系列中,嘗試了維多利亞和爵士音樂結合的新思路,Gigi Burris花不少時間勤跑圖書館找資料,蒐集1890年代到1920年代的帽飾設計,為摩登城市少女量身打造既復古又浪漫的現代帽飾。

2011秋冬(左)和2012秋冬(右)的帽飾設計,看出Gigi Burris作品雖然想走前衛,但依舊保有少女懷春心態。

2011秋冬(左)和2012秋冬(右)的帽飾設計,看出Gigi Burris作品雖然想走前衛,但依舊保有少女懷春心態。

正值青春該好好打扮、追求愛情的Gigi Burris,很坦白地表示她也想和其他女生一樣,擁有漂漂亮亮的指甲,甚至來個美甲彩繪,可惜帽飾設計是全手工製作,必須用到雙手,想保有美麗指甲似乎有點難事。不過Gigi Burris很享受帽飾設計過程,對她來說,簡直和帽飾設計談了一場戀愛,一點也不怕吃苦,是一種樂趣。而談到未來的計劃,Gigi Burris年紀雖小但志氣高,希望可以和復活的品牌Elsa Schiaparelli合作,攜手帽飾設計,希望未來10年內,品牌愈做愈大,可以辦個全系列發表會。現在,Gigi Burris要用自己的年輕勢力來顛覆時尚,豐富時尚。««

為Haus Alkire 2012秋冬設計帽飾。

為Haus Alkire 2012秋冬設計帽飾。

 


關於Gigi Burris
2009
畢業於帕森設計學院,並獲學院提名為年度設計師;接受義版<Vogue9月號專題採訪,被譽為值得注意的新星。
2010
於紐約創立同名帽飾品牌
2011
被<Bazaar>選為2011秋冬配件最佳設計師
2012
Haus Alkire 2012秋冬合作設計帽飾
官網:gigiburris.com


»»While millinery is an ancient art, there have been a number of young designers working to renew it, Gigi Burris is prime example of them. When a 23 year old Gigi Burris was reported to take over as head of Chanel millinery a few years back, her name exploded onto the scene despite the news later being proven a dud.

Gigi Burris’ love affair with hats has started back in her gap year in Paris, when she visited a number of prestigious milliners in Le Marais, ever since then, the has tried to apply hat on every outfit during her study at Parsons, once even admitting that she cared little about other items.

While it is quite risky to focus on such as niche product, Gigi’s passion has grated her great success, her works endorsed by Rihanna and magazine Elle, Interview, as well as Italian Vogue.

Having apprenticed under milliner Leah Chalfen, Gigi Burris uses an extensive range of materials including feather, lace, leather, textile as well as extensive use of chiffon, while the various collaborations with other designers have proven her ability to work in diverse styles.««

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