LisaMCFADDEN is a New York city creative with over 20 years in the fashion industry. she studied millinery while earning her BFA in Fashion Design from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Ga and graduated with top craftsmanship honors. Prior to heading to the fashion capital, she worked as a bespoke fashion designer and wardrobe stylist in the city's burgeoning film and music industries.
Lisa furthered her experience by working as an illustrator and technical designer with major NYC companies such as J Crew and Gap, Inc. While an assistant to renowned fashion designer, Stephen Burrows, Lisa's hats were first displayed with Mr. Burrows' fashion week showing which 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 periodically continues 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 specialty styles and signature Crush Cap are designed with the goal of complimenting the wearer's individuality. Lisa's hats have appeared in several magazines and on digital platforms such as National Geographic Your Shot, CBSNEWS, and Fleet Magazine. She has sold to clients nationwide, by appointment and online.
Recently, Lisa merged her interest in photography and writing into LMMNews, a bi-monthly subscription publication. She is a member of the headwear association, is on the board of the milliners guild and serves as the editor-in-chief of it's newsletter. Lisa has also been published in HATALK magazine and her hats have been featured in the fashion graphic novel episodes of WINONA, iNC.
She 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!