We create head wear that fuses contemporary style with vintage inspiration. From casual to dramatic in moments, the CRUSH collection allows the wearer to sculpt the hat each time it's worn - bringing out one's inner artist. The handmade millinery collection are pieces created to compliment those very special occasions and to be cherished by hat lovers.
LISAMCFADDEN is a New York City designer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. Lisa studied millinery while earning her BFA in Fashion Design from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated with top craftsmanship honors. She was critiqued by French couturier Pierre Cardin who, upon seeing her student work, said she was a designer who 'knows her job'.
Lisa handcrafts head wear using couture techniques, the finest traditional materials as well as unexpected findings. Her work has been published in American Airlines 'Celebrated Living' magazine, Hatalk Magazine, @thehatmagazine -Hats in 2019, Blackher.us, Fleek Digital Magazine, National Geographic Your Shot, CBSnews.com, Women’s Wear Daily, Rolling Out magazine and Today's Black Woman. Lisa's hats are a feature favorite in the fashion graphic novel series, Winona, Inc.
As a member of the Milliners Guild, Ms. McFadden serves on the board and was the newsletter’s editor-in-chief from 2016-2018. Her headpieces entitled ‘Golden Child’ and ‘Bird of Paradise’ have been displayed with the group at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery for the 2018 ‘Holiday’ and 2019 ‘Camp’ themed exhibits, respectively. Lisa appeared with the guild on the TV series Cake Boss, exhibited at the Garment District Alliance 38th Street window, the Fire Museum NYC, the National Arts Club and ArtsWestchester.
Ms. McFadden has collaborated with both fashion and textile designers, notably by providing hats to fashion icon Stephen Burrows for New York Fashion Week. The textile designers at Savel, Inc., Tania Vartan and Scott Bodenner have provided the milliner with beautiful fabrics to create bespoke head wear for showroom and windows displays at the Decoration and Design Building in New York City.
We would love to see you in LISAMCFADDEN MILLINERY!