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Milliner: Christopher Julian Garner

Trained at the London college of fashion and featured in the Maidenstone Museum, Christopher Garner has received international exposure for millinery marvels in various collaborations and exhibitions. Christopher's millinery pieces are essentially works of wearable art and you can see why! Each piece tells an intricate and detailed story, making them infinitely interesting to the…

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New Origami Millinery Course

Apply traditional Origami methods to your latest styling to add defined line and texture to your headwear. Your choice of fabric gives such individuality to every piece as you learn to twist and shape the folds for a complete headpiece or make a stunning trim for your hats.…

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Milliner: Bobbi Heath

As a curious young girl, Bobbi Heath had her first taste of millinery, when after analysing her brothers school cap over and over she decided to take matters into her own hands and make some much needed improvements to the design. She analysed the hat and created a pattern from the cap, then with a bit of trial and error she created a tartan jockey hat which she proudly later wore to church. Since her first…

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Buy Now. Pay Later.

Hat Academy has teamed up with zipPay, a simple and secure payment option, that let's you buy today and pay later for your courses. Available for all courses, simply select zipPay at checkout. Australian customers only.

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Setting Up A Market Stand To Sell Headwear

Photo: Chloe Mitchell

Preparing for a Market stand to sell your headwear can be daunting. This guide gives you simple ideas to help you display your merchandise and connect effectively with your prospective customer. Happy Selling!   



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Alisa Fleming Interview

For most newly retired people, life is about slowing down, enjoying taking time doing things they never got to do while they were working a nine to five and just take life one day at a time. This is not the case for Milliner Alisa Fleming. Alisa is taking every opportunity she gets to feed her…

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MILLINER: MICHELLE HARKIN

When it comes to making an impact a few elements are vital, bold use of line, pops of colour and dramatic shapes, this hat by Milliner Michelle has all of this and more! With a top hat base in black and coral, this daring hat captivates onlookers with sprigs of black wire trimmed with delicate little butterflies. to top off the look, Michelle has finished off the gorgeous headpiece with a fountain of…

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FOTF: ALYSE JENNER

For Brisbane fashion enthusiast and FOTF entrant Alyse Jenner, racing fashion is all about having fun and wearing things that you truly love that make you feel confident from the inside out. Alyse has watched the industry and competition of FOTF change over the decade and has embraced both her own individuality and the trends of each season to create…

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New Sculpted Millinery Course

Expand your design skills in millinery and gain confidence exploring freeform sculpting methods under the direction of Jane Stoddart. Parisisal straw, buntal straws and crinoline each offer their own unique textured effect with your new found love for dramatic sculpting.

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Milliner: Christine Amanda

Working in IT by day and creating masterpieces by night, self professed geek, Christine Amanda from Melbourne, Australia stumbled into millinery from a world of cosplay, costumes and computers. For Amanda, her interest in millinery was a natural progression from her passion for costumes which she has been creating for the past 10 years. Cosplay has seen a massive increase in popularity in recent…

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Melissa Eliott Interview

In the middle of North QLD in a remote part of Australia there Is a place called Winton, where Melissa Elliot runs her clothing boutique and millinery business. Winton is a very dry part of the Australia often drought stricken but funnily enough when we spoke to Melissa her town was flooded in and the roads were all cut out of there! We are sure that Melissa, like may milliners would…

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Milliner: Rachel Warrillow

When most people think of making hats they think of the creative process, the skills, time and effort but few people take the time to really think about the materials and where they come from, Rachael Warillow is the exception. Rachael had taken a traditional art and brought it into the 21st century where people are becoming more and more conscious about their products and where they come from and…

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Millinery Turbans Course

Millinery Turbans can be adorned with convenience and comfort, so your clients will feel elegant in this trans-seasonal headwear. Learn how to make Turbans with stylish detail using your chosen fabric, silk abaca or crinoline.

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Agnes Fizzano Interview

It was a trip to Australia that first sparked an interest in millinery for Dutch creative Agnes Fizzano and the rest, as they say is history. Agnes has always been a big lover of accessories and of course millinery being no exception. Although millinery is not particularly popular in the Netherlands, Agnes has made her mark in the bridal industry and has found her true passion. Read on to find out all…

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Katie Allen Interview

Texture, movement and elegance are all part of what makes a good hat and this gorgeous design by Katie Allen has all of these elements in spades. Coming from a costume design background, Katie knows the importance of drama in a hat to help tell a story. The story of the wearer, the milliner and the time in which it exists. Katie's background and love of historic pieces has had a major influence on her…

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MAGIC MILLIONS MILLINERY

Summer Fashion is all about bright colours with a hint of subtle pastels. Magic Millions fashion topped the Australian FOTF Calendar this month and the winner was wearing the ever popular boater! Enjoy this collection of innovative Australian millinery and magnificent fashion. Photo:…

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Course Catch Up Offer

If you have courses: Fundamental, Classic, Tailored or any lessons from 1-30, you are eligible for a discount for the Millinery Essentials Course. Take advantage of the further savings, new lessons plus the Certificate of Completion. Simply send us a message and…

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Fashionary Headwear Sketchbook

Being such a niche industry, it is rare to find something that is truly made for the milliner in mind. Fashion, design and accessories books are in abundance everywhere we look but rarely is there much specific to millinery. Luckily Fashionary has developed a specially designed book tailored to the headwear designer which is an essential guidebook for any milliner looking to add to her armoury…

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NEW FISH LEATHER COURSE

Learn to use this beautifully textured and coloured fish leather in your millinery styling.
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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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