The designer has created a collection of three distinct styles of Panama Hats that are available exclusively on-site at W Panama and online via W Hotels The Store.
Burris states, “I’ve always found that traveling – and experiencing people, cuisines and cultures first hand – has brought inspiration to my work. These hats are a testament to the beauty of Panama and its synonymous silhouette that has become an icon of the accessory world. My diverse experiences exploring Panama City have brought to life these three distinct and unique spins on this classic look.”
The three hats named the Canal, Quera, and Mangrove offer guests and others a unique twist on this classic style.
“Fashion is one of our passions in part because of its ability to tell stories and connect people around the world,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “When we set out to create a new hotel, we draw inspiration from the people and culture of the destination – much the same way designers like Gigi Burris find destinations to be their muse. Our guests love fashion as much as we do, and this is our latest way to give them a stylish souvenir inspired by their travels. Gigi has created three beautiful pieces that truly capture the spirit and magic of Panama City.”
Panama City is a unique place. The W Panama opened in March of 2018 offering guests 203 rooms in the 50-floor Evolution Tower.