Hattember 2022 has once again been a resounding success, with over 60 entrants from across the world - including Romania, Sweden, the UK, the US and all states of Australia. In each of the three categories this year – Millinery, Novice Millinery and Modern Revival – Hatters Millinery Supplies send a curated bag of materials to each entrant that challenges the entrants to create a hat or headpiece using at least some part of each of the provided items.
So many spectacular creative entries arrived to us in Sydney to be judged by our esteemed panel of judges. This year’s judges included Neil Grigg, renowned Sydney milliner with over 40 years experience dressing celebrities, brides, and race goers. Andrea Caneiro, head of the Fashion and Design Studio at Ultimo TAFE in Sydney and her own millinery label Somewhere Here. Rebecca Read, head milliner at Opera Australia.
Our final judge was Cynthia Jones-Bryson, who is a renowned award-winning milliner and was the select Milliner to Dame Quentin Bryce when she was the Governor General of Australia. We were lucky enough to host Cynthia as our Designer-in-Residence teaching her signature feather workshop on the weekend following the Hattember event. The standard of entries made it extremely difficult to crown a winner, with the judging criteria covering a mixture of design, skill, expertise, fit, creative use of materials, and originality. From a humble bag of materials sourced from Hatters Millinery Supplies everyone created a work of art.
We are especially thankful as this is now the 8th year of running the Hattember® competition, the proceeds of which go to the JOHN SKIPPER KELLY fund, a sub fund of the Sydney Community Foundation. This contribution allows us to implement a number of annual small impact scholarships for young people through Ozgreen and the Aurora Foundation.
Congratulations to our winners for Hattember 2022!
The prizes were announced at a gathering at Embellish® Atelier on the 1st of September and the winners will be displayed in the store front window until the end of the month.
1st PLACE - Rebecca Carswell - Amelda Millinery
2nd Place Yasmina Black
3rd Place - Desleigh Lobsey – Desleigh Millinery
1st Place - Ginetta Rositano – Capelli Di Rosi
2nd Place - Irene Moore – Moore Millinery Designs
3rd Place - Karen Livingston – KML Millinery
1st Place - Araks Nazarian
2nd Place - Maria Carmen Syed Abdul Melnic
Joint 3rd Place - Leanne Bensley – Leanne Bensley Millinery
Joint 3rd Place - Robyn Fowler
Encouragement Award - Rebecca Hillis – Rebecca Hillis Millinery
We are very grateful to our sponsors for their generous prizes – the Millinery Association of Australia, The Hat Magazine, HaTalk e-magazine, Hat Academy, The Essential Hat, Hatlines Magazine, Christine Waring, Neil Grigg, Marianne Jongkind, The Total Package and Hatters Millinery Supplies. We would also like to than our model ambassador Kiersten Duke and Lily Wood for the photography.
Read more about Hattember on our dedicated website www.hattember.com and follow us on Instagram @hattember and @hatters_millinery_supplies
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