Our Team

Lorna Murray

Founder & Designer

Founder and designer, Lorna is the brains and heart behind the brand. She has an experienced background as a textile artist, fashion designer and university lecturer. She is very involved in all areas of the business. She works closely with her studio in South East Asia, developing new designs and collections and overseeing production and manufacturing. To learn more about Lorna's experience and background, click here.

She has a vivid imagination and bowerbird instincts, forever conceiving new ideas. Her favourite hat is Coconut Grove Vienna.

Karis Zanetta Cheng

Design Assistant

Karis is our wholesale coordinator, organising and fostering relationships with our worldwide stockists. With an uncanny memory for all hat names, she oversees most areas of the business, alongside Lorna, including operations and organisational strategies. As our E-commerce and website expert, Karis creates and curates visual and graphic imagery for our website. Her favourite hat is Malolo Mayfair

Karis has graduated with a dual-degree of a Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles (Hons) and a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). 

Angie Xylas

Design Assistant

Angie is our E-commerce coordinator and  social media expert. She looks after the day-to-day operations and logistics in our studio, keeping an eye out on incoming and outgoing deliveries and working on new projects for the label. Angie engages daily with our Lorna Murray Apparel customers, caring and assisting with all customer enquiries. Her favourite hat is Melbourne Capri.

Angie has graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). She is currently working on her namesake label when she isn’t at the studio with the team. 

Antoinette El-Alam

Design Assistant

Antoinette is our design project coordinator, managing a diverse range of design projects, conducting research and development for the brand and assisting with studio tasks. She has a strong attention to detail and therefore loves the beautiful combinations of colours and patterns in Lorna Murray products. Her favourite hat is Flores Bungalow Vienna.

Hardworking and dedicated to developing new skills, Antoinette's industry experience is broad, including working in digital and screen printing and for fashion labels in design, production and e-commerce. When not working at the Lorna Murray Studio, Antoinette is a university lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), teaching fashion and textiles. She has a Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles (Hons), from UTS.

Hannah Riley

Design Assistant

Hannah is our resident writer, administration and production expert. She works closely with Lorna to develop new styles and designs and loves imagining new hat names and colourways. She is also our client-liaison and Sydney-based brand agent, passionate about sharing the Lorna Murray Apparel brand with the world. Her favourite hat is Picnic Bay Capri.

Hannah has graduated with a degree of a Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). 

Internship Program

Lorna Murray Apparel offers numerous flexible internship opportunities throughout the year.

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