Taking inspiration from historic and vintage Hollywood fashion milliner Katie Allen creates one of a kind high fashion hats and headpieces, incorporating vintage and antique materials whenever possible . Katie’s background includes a BA in Costume Design and Technology as well as extensive work in regional theatre, independent film, and historic interpretation. Prior to launching her millinery label, Lifted, Katie spent years constructing bespoke garments and accessories for private clients. Her love of history and vintage materials have combined to bring a unique offering to North Carolina’s fashion scene.
Lifted Millinery pieces are handcrafted with traditional and contemporary millinery techniques, gathered over a lifetime of study in garment and accessory construction, in Katie’s studio in Garner, North Carolina. Limited edition, seasonal collections are released each year: Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter. Bespoke orders are always welcome, and great care is taken to realize the client’s vision for the finished piece.
Lifted Millinery has traveled the globe from Ireland, to Italy, to the Philippines and has been seen at various high profile events including The Kentucky Derby, Ireland’s Rose of Tralee Festival, and The Today Show coverage of The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Lifted Millinery is Carried at the Following Locations:
Second Skin Vintage in Wilmington, NC
Montage Boutique in Midlothian, VA
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