Kathy Anderson is a graduate of FIT, earning a degree Marketing and a certificate in millinery. She has worked for more than 25 years in the fashion industry in production, purchasing, textile, sportswear, lingerie, and swimwear.
Kathy returned to FIT in 1989 to take various courses in fashion styling, knitting, flower making and millinery, and she fell in love with this art form. She has taken more than 15 millinery courses from many instructors, including Ann Albrizio who founded the program and Nora Navarro. Kathy traveled to France in 2015 to take a course with famed British milliner Dillon Wallwork.
All of her couture hand blocked and sewn hats are made in her studio in Manhattan. Kathy has a line of cut and sew fabric, leather, faux fur and real fur hats. She makes beautiful leather flower bouquets and pins. The leather bouquets can also be made for brides and the bridal party.
Kathy's hats have been featured in Today Black Woman magazine and are worn by Judith Jamison of Alvin Ailey. Her hats are available at The Hat Shop in Soho and Tribal Truth Collections in Brooklyn. Kathy is a member of Diaspora Art Mart which is a collection of artisans who come together every second Saturday of the month at the YWCA in downtown Brooklyn to sell their work.