During this February’s New York Fashion Week A/W 2019, Emily Burnett debuted her eponymous line, Burnett. The designer found inspiration from 1980’s film heroines such as Sigourney Weaver in Half Moon Street, and Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. On the runway, you could see this inspiration unfold through powerful daytime looks with polished, smart tailoring, and evening looks taking on a refined and alluring glamour.
Emily Burnett is no stranger to the runway. The talented designer became the creative director for Dennis Basso at the age of 23 and steered the direction of the luxury brand for ten years. Now, with the fashion world closely watching and anticipating, Emily is striking out on her own with the help of Burnett’s co-founder and president, Sterling McDavid.
Backstage, the Guild Team got a closer look at the brand’s exquisite fur coats, delicate laces, and chiffon, as well as pleated skirts, all notably made for different body types. The color palatte is bold with varying shades of ivory, black, blue, Bordeaux and emerald.
During our backstage interview with Emily, while the models were off to hair and makeup and gowns were being steamed in preparation for the show, she smiled with contagious energy while passionately speaking about Burnett, who exactly is the Burnett woman, and why it was vital for her to be involved in the casting of her models. – GM
EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW WITH EMILY BURNETT
Emily Burnett during our interview backstage
Backstage with the models before the runway show
Guild Magazine’s Fashion Director, Luis de Jesus, and Fashion Director-at-Large, Roxanne Hauldren ( both center), await the start of the show
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