MAA, Millinery Competition

Millinery Australia Design Award 2022

Millinery Australia Design Award 2022

Millinery Australia’s Design Award showcases innovative design and high-quality millinery skills. The theme for the competition was Counter Balance. I decided to enter for the first time this year but found the theme to be quite challenging…

I took inspiration from counterbalanced stone stacks.

stack of zen stones near tropical plants in garden
Inspiration Photo by Jonathan Borba on

Some behind the scenes work in progress shots…

Here is the final result… the larger lower discs and pearls counterbalance the weight of the upper discs to create a structure that defies gravity. I also used the relationship of counterbalance in yin and yang in my design to counterbalance the light and dark colour theme.

Millinery Australia Design Award 2022 entry by Sydney Millinery Abigail Fergusson Millinery

The People’s Choice for the Millinery Australia is now open! I am proud to be presenting my piece and would love for you to place your vote!

Place your vote at
Voting closes on Monday, June 27th at 11:59 pm.

Model: @finolaxie
Makeup: @amykennymakeup
Photographer: @richshawphoto
Photography Producer: @lisawattproductions
Event host: @Millineryaustralia

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