Malinda Damgaard grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden, were she studied millinery at Tillskärarakademin (Academy of Cutting & Tailoring). In 2005 she was presented with the Journeyman´s certificate and the Crafts Council reward medal.
In 2006 Malinda moved to London to work for hat designer Philip Treacy were she was mainly working with haute couture hats. While working for Philip, Malinda created hats for some of the biggest names in fashion design, such as Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. Her hats has been worn by top celebrities like Grace Jones, Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker and Camilla Parker Bowles amongst many others.
Today, Malinda is living back in Sweden and started her own hat label. She continues to focus on handcraft, high quality workmanship and the best materials.