Stephen Burrows has an absolute disregard for the established laws of color. Does a dress have a red top? He will make the sleeves lime, the middle peach - and he’ll add orange stockings for good measure. The strangest thing is, it works. NYT August 12, 1970
Something of a technician, Burrows was among the first to use seam stitching that shows—to eliminate hemlines and any stiff construction. Along with his constant investigation of new ways to cut and drape clothes, that makes him one of the more innovative designers in New York. Not just New York, Anywhere.
Bernadine Morris, The New York Times, November 11, 1977
From Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced available at Museum of the City of New York (In Stock Now)
Two really great friends break down the diversity question.
Vintage Stephen Burrows.
Photo by Charles Tracy