Thank goodness for the knowledge of Millinery with the fabulous Peter Jago on the judging panel with judges asking Peter “Is it a hat or a fascinator?”.
Peter politely answered, “A Hat.”.
Something that I think it is essential for at least one Milliner to be on board for the judging of this category. Sometimes things may look pretty, but technique and structure of the hat may be way off. Peter Jago made sure that this was not going to happen.
An essential part of judging Millinery personally is you have to know the fabrics of the hat, how it has been blocked, and the technique of the embellishment. I have been to a competition in another state where I asked the judges after judging Millinery, “Do you know the difference between 20/20 and sinemay?”
They answered “Vision”.
The hats were all spectacular and it is obvious to the onlooker of this competition that more people are sourcing well made hats from Milliners with thought into matching their outfit, not only with colour but texture.
Zorza Goodman took out Fashions on the Field Millinery at Mornington Cup, with shock and tears as she was sashed. Zorza hand painted her own hat in Chartreuse and Magenta. This was a lovely example of matching dress and Hat. A big Congratulations to you Zorza.
Lisa Xu came Runner up in her own hat which was simplistically beautiful. It was a white hand blocked tear drop with minimalism class. It was understated and elegant. Well deserved.
All contestants looked amazing and quality of Hats were a very high calibre. Thank you all for such a magnificent example of Fashions on the Field Millinery.
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