Vintage-minded designer in love with hat and accessory making.

My name is Maureen Swiertz and I'm a Chicago-based milliner, accessory and fashion designer. I've studied art and design for as long as I can remember. After receiving my Bachelor's in Fashion Design, I ended up in web design full-time, but always continued doing fashion illustration and design as well as costume design in my free time. In 2011, I decided to start a business where I could again get hands-on in fashion design by making hats and accessories. It feels like home when I'm sculpting and draping fabric on a block, hand-stitching a hat or hand-crafting one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. I believe we all curate our style by the pieces we choose to buy and wear and because we are all one-of-a-kind, what we choose to wear should be one-of-a-kind as well.

TOP HATS: A local milliner’s sculptural approach
January 25, 2013<br />
The Mad Hatters Society 2012 Hat Competition
Winner: “Most Dimensional” & “Classic Hat” Awards<br />
The Mad Hatters Society 4th of July Picnic Hatmaking Competition
Winner: First Place

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