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Adrian Dana from "Project Accessory" is one of the contestants on the Lifetime fashion accessory design competition series. He specializes in church hats. He currently splits his time between New York City and Lithuania, Georgia, but is originally from Baltimore, Maryland.

Adrian Dana ("Project Accessory") is a self-employed designer of women's and men's accessories. He got his start in 1991 studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York. In 1993 he attended The American College
Adrian Dana in "Project Accessory"
Adrian Dana Project Accessory
for the applied Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved back to New York in 1995 and landed a job at Macys. He also worked for Isaac Mizrahi as his personal assistant, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Limited Design Studio, BBDO, Avon Corporate inc, MTV, Audrey Smaltz Ground Crew (dressed models during fashion week at Bryant Park), Aldo Hat company where he designed for Jack McConnell, Jack McConnell Boutique, Mr. John, Mr. John for JCPenny, SNEW and his own line Adrian Dana, all in New York.

He started working for Nordstrom's in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2006, then at the Alexandria, Virginia, store in 2008 and helped to open the NY Rack store at Union Square in 2010. He still does freelance styling for Nordstrom's from time to time. His biggest and most exciting project to date was a hat he designed for Oprah Winfrey for the 2003 Essence magazine shoot with Laffayette 148 and Andrew Young.

Dana has been designing accessories for 23 years and says he is just getting my feet wet in the main stream industry. His hats were featured in the Tyler Perry movie "Madea's Family Reunion," Steeplechase Horse races in Atlanta, Georgia, and The Kentucky Derby in 2007. He has designed for many celebrities in both music and TV. He also does freelance designs for some NFL players and reality TV personalities.


Where does Adrian Dana live? Find out here.

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current Residence: Lithuania, GA and New York, NY

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