Photo: Maciek Jasik
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Designer of the Day: Heidi Lee

The Brooklyn milliner on her offbeat Endless Echo Hat, futuristic fashion, and her show at next month’s Silicon Valley Fashion Week.

The Brooklyn milliner on her offbeat Endless Echo Hat, futuristic fashion, and her show at next month’s Silicon Valley Fashion Week.

Here, we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.

Age: n/a

Occupation: Artist and designer

Hometown: New York 

Studio location: Brooklyn

Describe what you make: I make art and fashion.

The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The Endless Echo Hat [shown at left] is the most popular thing Ive designed to date. It’s on view through October 8 as part of The World is Your Dressing Up Box, an exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Lincolnshire, England.

The problem your work solves: I make pieces I want to see in the world.

What you are working on now: A Swarovski Endless Echo Hat that was commissioned by a client. 

A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I am working on a show for November’s Silicon Valley Fashion in San Francisco. Think futuristic fashion. 

Photo: Maciek Jasik
Photo: Maciek Jasik

What you absolutely have to have in your studio: I surround myself with comfort.

What you do when you’re not working: Research.

Source of creative envy: Salvador Dalí.

The distraction you want to eliminate: Advertisements.

Concrete or marble? Marble.

High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.

Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.

Remember or forget? Remember.

Opening photo: Joseph Jagos

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