[dropcap letter=”T”]hailand Burris is a self-proclaimed, “monochromatic kid of the future.” An Indianapolis native who has major love for their creative community. They wear many hats from being a social media consultant for Campus Concierge to being a creative director. To find out more about what makes Thailand, Thailand indulge in the interview below.
Your Name: Thailand-Elder Burris
Where do you live: East Side Indy
Occupation: Social media consultant for Campus Concierge. It’s a startup tech company that works to combat COVID by providing mobile delivery to campuses.
Where did you grow up?
Northwest around North central in Washington Township
What is your earliest memory of a noticeable interest in fashion? Church. From simply getting ready to go to church all the way to being in the choir and needing to be presentable for that.
Name your favorite fashion icon who influences your style: Forever changing but right now intrigued by the bad boys of the late 90’s to the early 2000’s ( i.e Sisqo, Big Boi, Andre 3000, Dennis Rodman, Cam’ron)
Describe your personal style in four words or one phrase.
I am the monochromatic kid of the future.
What’s your go-to item in your closet?
White turtleneck or white t-shirt because of it’s so versatile.
Who are your favorite designers, and what do you like about their designs?
Iris Van Herpen, I love the silhouettes and each piece reminds me of the beauty of nature.
Did you ever consider leaving the Indy area? If so, what made you stay?
I definitely considered it, but the pandemic has made me stay which in return has made me take a closer look at how many creatives and talent there is to tap into here.
Fashion is what you make it. A personification of personalities through fabric.
Worst fashion trend:
Not really into trends, but one thing I do not like is people taking autonomy over things because nothing is new, fashion is a cycle.
Best fashion trend:
Crossbody bags and bags in general.
What trends are you noticing for the upcoming season?
For me and my house, jewel tones and high fashion leisure wear.
What’s next for you? What short and long term goals are on your list?
I want to continue to model and push creative ideas for styling, creative directing, managing social media, PR work and set designs. Overall, I just want to collaborate with more creatives. I want to establish connections and my work, along with traveling.
What brand would you like to open a brick and mortar in Indianapolis?
No need to bring in outside people more so need to focus on the local creatives here.