Modern Milliners: The Next Generation

Modern Milliners

The most distinguished milliners in the world have been around for centuries, but if you yearn for accessories with modern style and flair, it’s best to look to these young hat makers…

Gigi Burris Millinery: This sixth-generation Floridian is known to use alligator skins from her family’s property to construct her creations, though for something less exotic, this red and black hand-woven boucle is a fun update on the classic fedora. On Gigi Burress for $400.

Mischa Lamperticon When we think of milliners, we often imagine structured shapes with luxe flourishes, but Mischa focuses on fine knitwear. The Holland-born designer sources her merino wool from New Zealand and hand-spins and knits it in NYC. At Barneys New York for $275.

Yestadt Millinery: Since founding the company in 2004, FIT grad Molly Yestadt has gone on to collaborate with everyone from Marc Jacobs to The Row. On Yestadt Millinery for $275.

Janessa Leoné: While she may be a young hatmaker, Janessa already has an impressive following, including me! I’ve acquired two of the LA-based brand’s handmade pieces, and I plan to add to my collection as the years go on. On Janessa Leone for $170.


  1. January 15, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Love that hats are making a huge comeback, it really is the perfect accessory.

    Liz Lizo
    Vogued Out

    • Tina Craig
      January 21, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      I love hats! Totally agree. xx Tina

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