Before the runway and satisfying costumers with her one of a kind designs, Gillian Berry graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with a Focus in Fashion Design from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. At NSCAD Gillian was able to explore many artistic avenues including drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and textiles. This artistic background influences her concepts, creative esthetic and practice as a designer today. Gillian sees herself first and foremost as an artist who has chosen fashion design as her vessel for creativity. The philosophy Gillian brings to her designs, is that fashion is the pinnacle point of art and function becoming one.
Gillian enjoys the creativity and challenge of sculpting fabrics to create body, flow, and texture. What makes her work different than many designers is her training and background in fine arts. Since graduation, Gillian has married, travelled and been designing small scale clothing collections and customized pieces. Gillian Berry is a very imaginative and experimental designer. She creates her work at a very soulful level, making her pieces captivating. The positive and imaginative spirit that the pieces are made in, reflect through the person wearing them. She is an artist passionate for accentuating the freedom and natural beauty inside each of us.