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About The Milliner

BIO Dawn Wilson, Milliner

Dust to Dawn Fashions “We Bring Out The Beauty In You”!

Dawn Wilson is a Philadelphia hat designer. Her hat making journey began with her love to help others look their best with fashions and accessories. During the year of 1993 she founded her company for the label, Dust to Dawn Fashions Inc. and provided custom design garment services along with handcrafted hats. Her lines are sold online, at her brick and mortar show room. 
An artist skilled in textile and pattern design has earned her Bachelor of fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art and Design. She is an instructor for classes, workshops, special community projects, private lessons, art studios and University Internships programs. 
Dawn’s bespoke hats collections are one of a kind, limited additions and made at her studio.  She offers a variety of styles in her collections such as: Fascinator hats, Box styles, Fedora, Brim styles, Flat caps, Hair coverings and more. 

She has an annual buyer’s show at her show room in Philadelphia and trunk shows scheduled at boutiques and stores thru out the calendar year. In additions Dawn is a supporter for many causes in the community. Her products have been used as a vehicle to raise funds at a variety of fundraising events and worthy cause such as:  Bethesda Project annual fundraiser, The Women for Greater Philadelphia, Little Dresses of Africa, The Career Wardrobe, (Perfect fit) and (Sweet 16 Tea), Bedazzle Your Bra for Breast Cancer; Loyola University Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Party with a purpose Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer, and George Childs School Art Funds.

Awards: Philadelphia Fashion Week Circular Design Competition September 26,2021, Professional Fashion Designer, Philadelphia, PA; NAFAD, The National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers Inc., National Awards and Fashion Show Competition 1993, First Place Men's Wear and First Place for Coats, Suits and Ensembles, Newark. NJ;

Newspaper Articles: 

"A More Perfect Union", Icon project, reinterpretation of the "Stetson Hat"

https://www.inquirer.com/news/inq2/more-perfect-union-americana-icons-philadelphia-racism-20220406.html,

April 6th, 2022.

Exhibitions:

11th Annual "All Women" Art Online Exhibition & Competition, textile design sustainable hat and fashion ensembles, February 2022.


For further Information about her services or upcoming events: contact at her email: hatsbydawn@gmail.com