Kim Fletcher Millinery Art is now renown as one of Australia's most respected milliners with the most amazing pieces coming out of her studio, do be warned that if you want to stand out in a crowd, this will happen. You cannot be a shrinking violet and wear Kim Fletcher Millinery Art.
Although I was not able to make it to Kim Fletcher's Parade I was given a sneak preview which presents lots of colour and bold plastique flowers. Perspex is a fabric that has made a hit and Kim Fletcher has made this fabric most wearable by incorporation a lighter plastic fabric and hand crafting flowers the traditional way. Perspex is a thick acrylic material that is a head turner, but does come with its faults as it is very heavy to wear and also can take an eye out, as many hats can do.
Kim Fletcher always suggests that you purchase a hat when you are looking at yourself in a full length mirror. This will give you an overall look. The wide brim hat is always a classic, but sometimes is best suited to the taller ladies as you can end up looking like a mushroom. Talking of big hats and wide brims, keep in mind the weather with windy days. The course can be like a wind tunnel in places and you don't want your hat to fly away over the post past the horse. The most important thing is to make sure you are comfortable. Make sure the hat fits your personality.
Kim has embraced Spring with the hottest trends of bright colours and the use of Silk Abaca, which made a hit at Spring Carnival last year. There are plenty of fan inspired hats and those beautiful flowers that is a signature of Kim Fletcher's Millinery Art.
Biggest Hit, all the models hair was up and the models were real and believable that gives us a peek into what we expect to look like. Biggest Blunder, me for not being there.
Kim Fletcher will custom the hat elastic to the size of your hat and show you how to wear your hair to compliment the hat and your outfit and face.