For every Richard Nylon, Paris Kyne, Kerrie Stanley or Peter Jago (or Philip Treacy to state the obvious) there’s a diligent hatmaker who is not yet a household name. I want to shine a light on a few slightly under-the-radar Melbourne milliners in case any of you were in need of some last minute headwear for the upcoming Flemington races. Some of the following may be renowned within racewear circles or they may simply be new to the scene, but they all know how to give good hat.
Brett Morley’s headpieces are like scupltural works of art. It was hard just to choose just one of his piece to show you!
How simple and chic for Derby Day. Celine Victoria has a pop-up shop at 250 Elizabeth Street in the city.
So much better than a simple bow. Love this teal design by Estelle Annabel.
I was recently introduced to Lisa at Lady of Leisure millinery and became an instant fan. She is fantastic at creating a balance of modern and classic hats.
Brilliant colour choices by Natali Louise. This would be such a head turner on Melbourne Cup day when you wear your brightest and boldest looks.
Love the mint colour, adore the drama of this headpiece by Patricia Keech. I have to appreciate a hat that creates a little mystery.
Rebecca Share creates whimsical, eccentric pieces that you simply must want to act as the cherry on top of your sundae outfit.
I like all of Sophistichat‘s wearable designs; they manage to be classic without being dull.
And finally a sweet little pillbox style from The Hummingbird Road. Too cute!