by Nicki Brashear, Published by Examiner.com January 23, 2011
Borris Powell – Chicago’s Newest Designer Darling
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“Borris Powell, the renowned dancer, artist, romantic, traveler, and now Chicago-famed fashion designer, recently opened his new design studio and boutique at 2465 N. Halsted.
Since moving to Chicago thirteen years ago, Borris has established a cult-like following due to his beautiful draped dresses that fall so softly over a woman’s curves and his tailored wool and faux fur coats. Stunning!
He has captured Chicago with his warm embrace and cheerful demeanor, but ultimately Chicago fell in love with his exquisite attention to detail and his ability to understand a woman’s desire to feel feminine but comfortable when looking simply fabulous.
His 2010 collection was full of rich greens, deep purples and reds with tiny fabric roses made by hand. For 2011 Spring/Summer, we can look forward to floral patterns and bright colors that are light and flirty. But for Fall 2011, Borris will introduce us with his first ready-to-wear pieces, a more attainable collection, but still expect his signature flowing dresses made of satin. Some of the luxe fabrics Borris is using for Fall will include wool, bouclé, lamb’s wool and a new added element – leather.
Another piece Borris is known for throughout Chicagoland is his aesthetically pleasing tailored jackets and coats. We can expect to see more of this in the Fall; however, Borris is also inspired by the 40”s era jackets so look out for a bit of swing!
We can look forward to seeing more of Borris in local boutiques in the coming year as well as on his website which should be turning e-commerce by the end of March. You can also find more about Borris Powell collection on the local website Studio-808.com or simply by calling his studio 1-773-857-5585 to book an appointment.