Millinery As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia – 2018 De­sign Awards

The Millinery As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia An­nounces Win­ners of 2018 De­sign Awards

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Can­berra-based milliner Rachael Hen­son has been an­nounced win­ner of The Millinery As­so­ci­a­tion (MAA) of Aus­tralia’ s 2018 De­sign Award in Ade­laide in early July. ‘’The win­ning cre­ation was an ex­am­ple of ex­quis­ite crafts­man­ship and clas­sic de­sign” MAA Pres­i­dent Rose Hud­son said. At the awards cer­e­mony held in Ade­laide re­cently, South Aus­tralian up-and-com­ing milliner Ok­sana Caretti took out sec­ond place, fol­lowed by Queens­land-based Kylie Wil­liams from the LADIDAH la­bel in third. The Peo­ple’s Choice Award went to Vic­to­ria’s Lisette Margini, whose blos­som­ing ca­reer in millinery be­gan af­ter 30-plus years as a teacher. Ms Hud­son said the award was a cel­e­bra­tion of the coun­try’ s best and bright­est milliners, with a strong num­ber of en­tries this year. “The theme this year was ‘spring rac­ing’ be­cause of its rel­e­vance head­ing into a key and busy part of the year. We’d like to con­grat­u­late the win­ners and ev­ery­one who en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion for their stand­out sub­mis­sions,” she said. Now in its 4th year, the 2018 De­sign Award’s judg­ing panel of in­dus­try ex­perts in­cluded the cel­e­brated Aus­tralian milliner Philip Rhodes, Anna Vlach from The Ad­ver­tiser and TAFE SA millinery lec­turer and milliner Lor­raine Gill. The top ten hat de­signs, in­clud­ing the win­ners, have been flown to Mel­bourne and were dis­played at the Ma/lis Win­ter White Cock­tail Party event held as part of Hat Week Aus­tralia. From there the Top 10 will ex­hibit at Sof­i­tel Mel­bourne and Sof­i­tel Bris­bane. The prizes this year were ex­ten­sive and the MAA is grate­ful for the sup­port re­ceived from spon­sors: Hat­ters Millinery Sup­plies, Hat Blocks Aus­tralia, The Hat Mag­a­zine, Hat­lines, The To­tal Pack­age, The Aus­tralian Duster fea­tur­ing Feather Su­per­store, Ade­laide Mould­ing ft Cast­ing, Vic­to­ria Rac­ing Club, House of Adorn, Sof­i­tel Mel­bourne and Sof­i­tel Bris­bane. Still on the theme of awards, the MAA has also an­nounced the win­ners of its 2018 Stu­dent De­sign Award. The theme was: Oc­to­puses Gar­den. The com­pe­ti­tion, which is open to sub­mis­sions from the ev­ery­day to cos­tume, show­cases the work of emerg­ing tal­ent. The win­ners were Lisa

Watt (first place), Sharon Schreurs (sec­ond) and Michelle Robin­son (third), all from Vic­to­ria. The Mary Lock En­cour­age­ment Award went to

Brenda Lam from New South Wales.

About The Millinery As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia

The Millinery As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia is a na­tional not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing the pro­file of millinery. With mem­bers across Aus­tralia, The MAA en­com­passes a di­verse range of millinery, from tra­di­tional hats to cos­tume. We pro­vide mem­bers with op­por­tu­ni­ties for friend­ship, col­lab­o­ra­tion, net­work­ing, and ed­u­ca­tion.

For more de­tails, con­tact Lisa Bell on (vi­cepres­i­dent@millineryaus­tralia.org) or visit the web­site: millineryaus­tralia.org Check out millineryaus­tralia on In­sta­gram to see this year’s fab­u­lous De­sign Award en­tries.

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