Lizzie McQuade is a London based designer who, through the use of textural and unexpected fabrics, designs hats, hair pieces and accessories. Working with latex, leather, hand-dyed and vintage fabrics, and utillising her skills in traditional millinery techniques, knitting and dying processes, Lizzie creates modern pieces that are sculptural and quirky, yet feminine and wearable.
After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005 with a degree in fashion design, Lizzie began her career as Design Studio Manager for Emma Cook; a position she held for two years before persuing freelance design and styling work. Her freelance clients include PPQ, Vogue, Dazed and Confused, Cathy Edwards, Shona Heath and Libidex. It is at Libidex, cutting patterns for fetish wear, that Lizzie first learned to work with latex. She now continues to develop her unique take on latex wear in her personal and collaboration work.