Burnett New York presented a powerful, yet passionate Fall ’19 ready-to-wear collection at NYFW. Their inspiration stemmed from 1980s film heroines such as Sigourney Weaver in “Half Moon Street” and Michelle Pfeiffer in “Scarface.” Their line explores the wardrobe as a means of expression. Daytime looks evoke power dressing and the workingwoman. For evening, sharp tailoring and suits take a decidedly alluring slant from when women used refined glamour to convey strength.
The palette is bold. Highlighted shades included ivory, black, indigo, Bordeaux and emerald. The fabrications ranged from leather and wool suiting to silk crepe, embellished tulle, pleated lame and chiffon for evening.
Launched in 2018, Burnett New York was co-founded by Emily Burnett (co-CEO/creative director) and Sterling McDavid (co-CEO and president). Burnett New York is a woman-owned-and-run-design house with a firm belief that an expertly crafted garment can inspire confidence. They believe that, “Personal style is a symbol of independence.” Tailored, elegant ready-to-wear is the focus of the brand. There are also eveningwear options in the selection that range from cocktail attire to embellished gowns.
After her one-year tenure as creative director with Dennis Basso, designer Emily Burnett created the luxurious line. At Basso, Burnett’s signature aesthetic helped the house cement its reputation for feminine sensibility and detailed craftsmanship. She worked on their eveningwear, evening-inspired sportswear, and bridal lines in June 2018. For the future, Burnett New York intends to focus on creating beautiful clothes and artistry.