The House of GEGI presents a unique line of clothing for a woman searching for irresistible pieces
The construction of the garments present flirty options, but not without the perfect touch of class. From the draped dresses to the constructed separates, feeling beautiful is a sure result of wearing the GEGI COLLECTION. The GEGI woman is “[…] daring but classy with impeccable style […] the most interesting woman in the room".
Gina Boyce got her start in the industry through a behind the scenes view. Begining as a Model, then as a makeup artist and hair stylist for the fashion and film industry, she witnessed firsthand the lack of flattering clothes available for women. This fueled and inspired her to create GEGI Designs, a clothing line which presents “unique contemporary designs with an elegant edge”. Now seven years later, she has created A collections full of tantalizing hemlines, dramatic lines, and superb patterns.
San Jose Fashion Week was honored to talk to this multi talented designer and here is the insight to what she had to say.
SJFW: When did you know you wanted to be in the fashion industry?
Gina Boyce: Transformation of image has interested me for many years and guided me to this place in time. Fashion can transform and make the statement of individual style.. I was discouraged by what was available for women, unflattering prints, boxy short tops, and poor color combinations and prints. Working with color and design has always played an important role in many mediums of my art. My mother was a well dressed woman she stood out and I saw how style can capture the world. The drama of Style is ever evolving.
SJFW: What is your role in the industry?
Gina Boyce: Fashion Designer, Make-up artist Hair designer, seamstress, sales person and mom to the models. Really, it's whatever hat I need to wear that day.
SJFW: What does fashion mean to you?
Gina Boyce: Fashion is an emotion of style ~ GEGI
I love the romance of garments the lines, the cut and of course the design of the garment.
The endless possibilities of texture construction and design formed into wearable fashion fascinate me. Creating is a passion, I still get excited about the detail of the design.
SJFW: What is your inspiration?
Gina Boyce: The great designers, Valentino, Dior, my Clients who love the GEGI Contemporary Designs and my passion to make a great design functionally defined by GEGI.
SJFW: What is your favorite piece/item you have ever done?
Gina Boyce: Hard question, it’s ever evolving, from season to season.
SJFW: What is your most beloved fashion item?
Gina Boyce: The dress that works with the right color the right cut and the uniqueness of the design that flatters the figure.
SJFW: What is the most memorable/favorite moment in your fashion career/history?
Gina Boyce: Seeing my clothes in magazines, watching them move down the runway; it's a graceful collaboration of art and every minute of hard work is a wonderful memory forever etched in time.
The House of GEGI
1427 West 9th Street Studio 509
Kansas City, Mo 64101
Fashion Writer Arriel Ginter
Images Gegi Designs
STORES that carry GEGI
Garment District Boutique
1350 Main St., Kansas City, MO, 64105 816.221.4387
11548 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS 913-681-1817