Quieesha BURNS(CORi!), is an American designer based in New York, USA & Paris, FR. She studied at Cazenovia College (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Syracuse University (Bachelor of Fine Arts), and IFA Paris (Masters in Contemporary Fashion Design). Her deconstructed tailoring, with an inclusive vision for the future of sustainable fashion is intriguing. As well as her innovative perspective on upcycling, low waste direction, usage of deadstock fabrics and pre-loved garments, creating an ethical and out-of-the-box fashion.
After receiving international attention and support for the iconic “Omaga” vegan handbag as seen on Kelly Rowlands instagram story, British Vogue and various publications. She’s gone on to design pieces for the likes of latin pop star Evenny music for the Latin Music awards. In addition she’s been profiled by publications including British Vogue, New Wave- London, Mob Journal, Embrace, CNY and Syracuse Magazines. Currently, her bespoke or limited-edition garments can be found exclusively online.
Her brand Corii Burns is a luxury deconstructed brand that focuses on diversity, socioeconomics, and sustainability as a catalyst for social change through fashion. Her collections are inspired and designed to highlight the diversity of the black diaspora and continued efforts to improve equity and inclusion.
Her contemporary Mental Health Collection (MHII) aims to address and draw attention to the mental health crisis, in a way that sparks change in how her community adresesses mental health. Through this Mental Health Collection (MHII) the intention is clear, making mental health openly discussed and progressively handled in a way that leads to healthy healing. This collection was developed in Paris, France at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the height of the Black Lives Matter movement globally. She was moved by both, so the collection explores the connecting points of intersectionality within our community.
This collection highlights sustainability in a damaged world, so all garments included are adjustable and also include just enough extra sustainable fabric within for sizing changes.
Quieesha "CORi! " Burns was born in Syracuse, New York
1st Sketches emerge 2005
Entered "Art Focus" Program at Henninger
1st Wire, plaster, wood and clay sculptures of fashion garments emerge
Graduates Henninger High& Syracuse University (Computer science program)
Entered Cazenovia College Business Management & Accounting Program
Added Dual Major atCazenovia College(+Fashion Design)
Holds 1st solo show:"HOPE's Garden" Fashion ShowDRESS A GIRL around the World $100 impact
Graduates from Cazenovia College Showcase of The Glass Ceiling"(women rights in the work place)
Selected fashion designer at MODA International Fashion Show(Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital)
EMBRACE Magazine Release- featured designer showcase
CORi! BURNS enter's 1st retailer -Montclair NJ
Syracuse Fashion Week-Charitable Food Bank CNYSouth Walton Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition finalist
Bronx Fashion Show John Jay-House of Dolls Fashion showcase
Chevy Stage- NY State Fair Fashion showcase
HIV Stops with me Fashion showcase
1st radio interview LIVE From the Box on 87.7FM WVOA Radio
Latin pop star Eveny on Latin Music Awards in 2 looks for CORi! BURNS
Kelly Rowland shares Corii Burns handbag 👜 on her Instagram !
Enters ifa Paris University Contemporary Fashion Design Program: Paris, FR & Florence Italy based
Rick Owens PERFORMA FW20- Palasis de Tokyo
OTTOLINGER 2020-Paris France
Brand name changes from BODII BII CORII to CORi! BURNS
9/22 Show MHi! Collection at NYFW
CORi! BURNS is an innovative made to measure haute couture brand offering limited edition products, that cultivates expression through social economics and artistry in a theatrical as well as progressive way for our community.