Lisa Hayes

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Lisa Hayes
Program Director, Fashion Design
Associate Professor
URBN Center, 310F
Phone: 215-895-6451

Lisa has over 18 years of experience as a designer in the fashion industry primarily working in New York. She started her career at Albert Nipon in dresses, then moved up to the position of Head Designer at Liz Claiborne and Motherswork for Mimi stores. Lisa has done freelance fashion illustration and continues to design on a freelance basis for home furnishings companies.

“The most wonderful part of the fashion design process is sorting through the constant flow of new ideas that come with traveling all over the world sourcing trends, fabrics and visiting factories.”

Lisa enjoys sharing her experience and working with young designers in the studio, especially when helping them realize their senior collections for the annual Drexel fashion show.

Lisa's designs have been featured in stores throughout the US and UK in publications such as British Vogue, Glamour and various other fashion and home publications.

Research Interest:

  • Sustainability in the fashion supply chain
  • Identification of materials for fashion design to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint (emphasis on synthetic polyester fibers)
  • Social application of sustainable practice - (here & abroad)
B.F.A., Syracuse University, Fashion Design;Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
Professional Societies:
Fashion Group International