LisaMCFADDEN is a New York city designer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. Prior to heading to the fashion capital, she studied millinery while earning her BFA in Fashion Design from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Ga. She graduated with top craftsmanship honors. and upon seeing her student work, was critiqued by couturier, pierre cardin, as a designer who 'knows her job'.
Lisa furthered her experience by working as an illustrator and technical designer with major NYC companies such as Ann taylor, J Crew and Gap, Inc. While an assistant to fashion icon Stephen Burrows, her hats were paired with Mr. Burrows' fashion week collection and appeared in Women's Wear Daily. She garnered rave reviews for her costumes and headwear designs for the Off Broadway, sizzling 20's jazzical, "Scandalous People" by MyChurch Productions. The designer continued her theatre work with Broadway Milliner, Arnold S. Levine.
Lisa handcrafts headwear using couture techniques, the finest traditional materials as well as unexpected findings. Her millinery work has been published in American Airlines' Celebrated Living' magazine, Hatalk Magazine, National Geographic Your Shot, CBSnews.com, Women's Wear Daily, rolling Out Magazine and today's black woman.,
Her hats are a feature favorite in the fashion graphic novel, WINONA, INC. Not only has she appeared with the Milliners Guild on the TV series 'Cake Boss', but Ms. Mcfadden's headpieces, entitled 'Golden Child' and "Bird of Paradise', have been displayed with the guild at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery.
Lisa has collaborated with textile designers, Savel, inc., Tania Vartan and Scott Bodenner to create showroom window hat displays at the Decoration and Design Building in Manhattan, NY.
Lisa continues to tap into vintage inspiration for her collections while adding contemporary flare. and would love to see you in LISAMCFADDEN MILLINERY!
Have a look at our collections and remember. . . For Everyone There is a Hat!