I first came across Lisa Lú hats in February, boarding a plane from Dublin to London for Fashion Week and I was taken aback by the most beautiful cloche hat sitting on stylist Lisa Byrne’s head. We got chatting and I kept gazing at her hat, asking “when are you going to start designing hats? Yours is amazing!” Little did I know it was a millinery project already in motion.
Lisa Lú is Lisa Byrne’s debut hat collection, which has been inspired by the iconic cloche hats of the Jazz Age. The handmade bespoke cloches capture the spirit of the Roaring Twenties and enlivens it with a modern twist, creating what Lisa describes as the “Modern Vintage” look.
Each one of Lisa’s creations is made from the highest quality materials available and is moulded and hand-stitched by Lisa in her studio in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. The next episode of Lisa’s Milliner’s Tale will feature men’s hats and is currently being created.
Her hats retail from €250 and fashion lovers will want to know that all Lisa’s creations are made to order. lisalufashion.com
Lisa Byrne aka Lisa Lú, is a Fashion Stylist and Milliner based in Dublin, Ireland. Lisa studied fashion design, illustration, pattern-making and dressmaking over the course of ten years in The Grafton Academy and NCAD. After a five year stint in television, Lisa was awarded a Distinction in Image and Fashion Styling by Limperts Academy of Design. Since then, her styling work has been published in many Irish newspapers and glossy magazines, including Irish Country Magazine, The Irish Times and Sunday Independent’s Life Magazine. She has made appearances on Fashion One TV, Phantom FM and 4FM and has styled for Xpose. Lisa has also recently designed costumes for the Inlifesize app ‘Fairy Magic’, which was voted in The Guardian Top 10 Best iPhone and iPad apps.
Photographer: Conor Clinch
Make Up / Hair : Aisling Powell, Empower Makeup
Model : Laura O’Grady, Absolute the AgencyTweet