Millinery students put on their creativity hats
6 September 2011
It was an opportunity to take our hats off to our millinery students who showed off their creativity, passion and talent at Kangan Institute's Millinery Soiree last week.
Over 200 designs from students undertaking the Certificate IV in Millinery were exhibited at the event which was attended by more than 100 people, including VIPs, industry leaders, staff, students, friends and families.
Held at Kangan's Centre of Fashion in Richmond, the annual soiree event also featured guest speaker Rose Hudson, renowned milliner of over 30 years and author of the upcoming book "The ABC of Millinery", who regaled the audience with an enlightening talk about her industry experiences.
Fashion and retail teacher Serena Lindeman said the event was a complete success.
"The future of millinery in Melbourne is sure to be very exciting as these talented individuals mature in their millinery practice," she said.
"The students were able to come up with their own concepts which they carried into the collection, ultimately showcasing an extremely high standard of technical excellence and design innovation."
The event displayed designs with an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional materials including wire, sinamay and other fabric and inspired by a range of influences from classic through to avant garde.
It is anticipated that many students will be able to use their work as a basis for their spring and summer collections this year and eventually sell their designs to private clients or use them as credentials for future employment.