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MAA Design Awards 2022

I love to enter design awards. I enjoy the whole creative process to meet the design brief and try out new ideas. I also love seeing all the other fabulous entries and the creativity of other milliners.

So, I'm really excited to share my entry into the Millinery Australia 2022 Design Awards Competition. This year's theme is "Counter Balance".

The People’s Choice for the Millinery Australia 2022 Design Awards is now open! I would love your vote!

HAT NAME: Equipoise

ARTIST STATEMENT (approx. 80 words)

Competition theme 'Counter Balance'

Embrace an easy elegance centered around self-expression and individuality, and also defined by its versatility as saleable headwear. The opposing forces are equal and matched together to create a polished sheen on all materials used. Plus, who doesn’t love to introduce a splash of color with frayed edges of pinokpok to give a raw and somewhat ragged look to the design also counter balances the smooth surface and curves reflected on the upturned saucer, bandeau and base. Equipoise is easy to re-style in the trimming to portray another unique look.


Vintage Swiss Straw, French canvas, plastic reed, millinery wire, stiffener, pinokpok, stretch elastic, threads to match, bond-a-web.

Cast your vote for the People’s Choice winner for the Millinery Australia Design Award 2022

This is your opportunity to select the hat you think should win the People’s Choice! The theme for the 2022 Design Award is Counter Balance. Saturday 25 June - Announcement of the Top 10 via Instagram Live The winner of the Millinery Australia Design Award 2022 will be announced on Thursday 30 June at the Gala Event hosted at The Bank on Collins Melbourne.

Photo credits include: Model: @finolaxie Makeup: @amykennymakeup Photographer: @richshawphoto Photography Producer: @lisawattproductions


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