Lifted is a specialty millinery studio providing vintage inspired hats and accessories. Many creations incorporate locally sourced, upcycled items.
Fashion with an eye toward incorporating vintage materials and up-cycling fine fabrics and trims is the main focus of Katie Allen’s label, Lifted. Katie holds a degree in Theatrical Costuming from Shenandoah University and has long been creating sumptuous garments and accessories for the stage, film, and historic interpretation. In 2015 Katie focused her creativity to exclusively millinery and since then has been lovingly crafting fine bespoke pieces in her home studio. Katie began selling her creations on a commission basis in Wilmington, NC and has since expanded to online sales and an off the peg line. In addition Katie’s work can be seen at art galleries and artisan markets in Eastern North Carolina. Now based out of Raleigh, NC Katie is expanding her line of fine millinery to include casual styles as well.