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Milliner: Véronique Van Nerum

For Milliner Véronique Van Nerum, working with her hands has always come naturally whatever the craft, but when she stepped into the world of millinery she found a much deeper sense of excitement and joy. The Lebanon based milliner discovered that when her craft and creativity was merged with fashion, through her new found love of millinery it seemed to breathe a new life into her designs. Taking…
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Milliner: Donna Lewis

Artist, nurse, teacher, mother, horse stud owner and milliner, when it comes to wearing many hats, Donna Lewis certainly has that covered and seems to take it all in her stride. Whilst Donna has many passions, her creative endeavours are what truly make her heart sing, allowing her to express her true self. Donna's gorgeous designs cover a range of different millinery techniques, materials and…

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FOTF: Em Scodellaro



Spring racing brings with it a buzz of excitement, business and late nights for milliners all over the world but what about those gorgeous fashionistas who get to model the delicately stitched brims, carefully sculpted trims and fanciful gravity defying works of art. What does it mean for them?  We spoke to long time Fashions On The Field enthusiast and the…
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Milliner: Victoria Jane Millinery

To Victoria, of Victoria Jane Millinery, headwear is all about showcasing one's personality and creativity, be it quite and conservative or bold and vivacious. "I was drawn to Millinery for its uniqueness. I just love how a headpiece might be a simple, elegant accessory to complete an outfit; or an incredible piece of design and skill" says Victoria.

After moving to Melbourne,…

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Bespoke Block Making

Ian Bennett teaches you techniques he has developed to make blocks using low cost components often found in the home.
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BRENDA LUI INTERVIEW

Living in a small regional town is not a limitation for Mackay Milliner, Brenda Lui. Asked to compile a collection for the local Artspace Gallery was another chance to present the best of her brand ‘Crazy Teapot.’ The layout and styles will amaze you. We applaud you Brenda! Photo: @wendellt

What do you love most…

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Foam Hat Blocks Course

Making your own custom blocks is easy to master under the instruction of Ian Bennett.
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CARRIE JENKINSON INTERVIEW

UK milliner, Carrie Jenkinson knows no limitations to her designs, aspirations and ambition to succeed as a milliner. This new Collection reflects her creative attitude when styling her headwear.  

What do you love most about millinery?

I love that there's so much variety out there, the sky really is the limit in terms of designs. I…

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Milliner: Kimberley Smith

For Kimberly Smith, millinery is an art form for which one can truly show their creativity and personality. Kimberly sells her hats under the name Reuben and Rose and works as a duo creating pieces with Karl Reuben from Australian's millinery Capital, Melbourne. A perfect example of her stunning work can be seen in this Devine Royal blue sinamay hat. This hat features navy Blue flowers with…

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Thermoplastic Millinery Course

Thermoplastics will change the way you create headwear. Explore new possibilities in millinery!
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NATALJA INTERVIEW

For Natalja, founder of the creative studio, ArtLuja, millinery is the perfect combination of art and skill and has inspired her to collaborate with other artists in Latvia. Being a somewhat small country, millinery is not a very prominent art form or profession so for Natalja, Hat Academy has been a great resource to combine with her existing creative skills. As you can see, she has her own…

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FOTF: MELISSA BARNES



Melissa Barnes is a jack of all trades and master of many, which makes it all the more exciting for her recent State FOTF win! This win not only sees her entering the National Competition automatically in the top 10 of Australia but it has also inspired her to follow her long held passion of starting a racing fashion themed Boutique. Whilst Melissa has been a very much admired milliner…

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MILLINER: ROBERTA SIMPSON

Sometimes a hats can take on a story of their own especially when the hat is photographed in a dreamy field of tall grass in Glasgow, Scotland. This enchanting little hat finished with delicate white veiling could be seen on a bride or guest at a wedding or even a day at the races! It has a gorgeous feminine feel that makes it suitable for any occasion. Roberta's passion for millinery comes…

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Moji Gersh Interview

Moji Gersh from Rana Hats believes that a well made hat starts with quality materials and this is something that should never be compromised. Having a father in the fabric business has had a crest influence on her love of different materials, their composition especially organic materials with scluptural qualities including straw, felt, fur, veiling and lace. As you can see front the featured…

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Royal Ascot 2017

Flick through the collection of Hat Academy members photos from the fun and frills of Royal Ascot!
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FOTF: ALICE BRIGHT



When this beautiful smiley faced blonde first stepped onto the stage at her local Race Day in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, little did she know she was taking her first steps into a world of creativity, friendship and beautiful things. Working in the corporate world was far from aligned with her love of fashion and dressmaking so when she finally found a place to showcase her creative hobby it all…

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Milliner: Forme Millinery

Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby and of course, amazing hats and this piece by Formé Millinery is no exception. This gorgeous parisisal piece in multiple shades of grey features a big derby brim, floaty grey peacock tail feathers and some rouched grey fabric for a little extra detail. Not only does Jenny Pfanenstiel create beautiful hats like these she prides herself on using…

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MAA Design Award 2017



The MAA Design Award is now well underway! Congratulations to all those who entered. Judges Rose Hudson and Phillip Rhodes have selected 10 finalists including the winner and runner up. We are thrilled to announce the 10 finalists:

Rachel Henry | Di Robertson

Felicity Northeast | Sandy Aslett

Wendy Louise…

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Marge Iilane Interview

For Marge Illane, coming from the small country of Estonia has had its many challenges, however nothing has been able to deter her creative desires and passion for making something out of nothing and using unusual and unconventional materials. As you can see, Marge loves to challenge the norm and she has used her innovative millinery skills by incorporating…
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