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Lisa Hayes
Lisa Hayes
Associate Professor of Fashion Design



URBN Center, 310F

Responsible, Circular & Ethical Fashion Designer/Educator 


Lisa’s career is dedicated to designing and sourcing fashion product. She brings 25 years of industry experience to the Fashion Design Program at Drexel University as Associate Professor. As Program Director (‘12 – ‘22), she focused on infusing responsible, circular, and ethical design practices into the curriculum. She enjoys exhibiting her designs at shows including those in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, China, Uzbekistan, and others. Most recent work includes looks for the KFFA (Korean Fashion Formative Art) “Circular Revision” exhibit & catalogue, Dec ’23 Busan S. Korea, “International Art & Invitational Exhibit”, Stockholm Sweden, Dec ’23, and KFFA

“FABI Design Competition & Show”, Korea, October ’22, KFFA Show. Her editorial design work has been featured in House & Garden, Glamour, IN Style, People, WWD, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Montreal Downtowner Canada, British Vogue, Me UK, the Scotsman UK, and Country Living UK. Lisa’s goal is to inspire proactive and responsible design-led change in the fashion industry through fostering collaborations between students and industry. 


BFA, Fashion Design, Syracuse University
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London


“Sourcing at Magic: FabScrap, Drexel University Speak to the Importance of Circular Design”, Article published August 8, 2023, Kate Nishimura / Sourcing Journal · 

Creative Work

Drexel X Nuuly Collaboration- June ‘23- Jan ‘24- Designed industry collaboration project for student design product and rental on Nuuly’s site

Afri-Plastics Project, Dec ’22- June ’23. Collaboration with founder Maboh M. Nkwati, University of Buea, Cameroon and designer Catherine Natang

Fabscrap Circular Design Challenge, student collaboration with Fabscrap on design solutions for runway- Oct ’23