Is millinery your passion? This certificate will help you to develop the creative, theoretical and practical skills to craft hats using a variety of fabrics, materials and styles. You can experiment with your own styles, fabrics and ideas in classes small enough to ensure personal teacher attention is provided.
- Blocking, cording, steaming, stiffening.
- Basic skills of hand blocking and moulding a cocktail hat, a fur felt, a casual summer straw and free form sinamay.
- Wiring, lining and binding.
- Hat box storage and presentation
- Fabric covered shapes.
- High fashion headwear in fur, felts, sinamays and straws.
- Trimmings – assembling, line and balance, draping, netting, hand finishing.
- More complicated moulding skills.
- Client liaison, fitting and presentation of bespoke work.
- Manipulative skills
- Design input
- Technical refinement
185 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Course Start Dates
Applications are currently being accepted for our 10 March 2014 intake
The teachers made me thrive with their wealth of knowledge, experience and willingness to assist with any questions… and trust me I had plenty.KimberlyStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2008
Throughout my 3 years, I was astounded at the broad selection of industry relevant subjects offered to students.StaceyStudied Fashion Design in 2012
I don’t think the world is quite ready for the stuff I am about to show it, but they will be someday.AdamStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2011
My absolute favourite subject was Small Business Planning. There was a lot of work but the completed business plan was rewarding.DianaStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2008
The course content was really broad and enabled the students to work with a complete range of millinery materials and techniques.KelliStudied Certificate in Milinery, Construction & Design in 2010
The course gave me so much confidence in my abilities as a designer and the teachers had such an in depth knowlege of the fashion design industry that I felt ready to hit the ground running.VanessaAdvanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, 2012
The Bachelor of Fasion and Design gave me the perfect blend of technical fashion knowledge and business know-how to start my own design label.DavidBachelor of Fashion and Business, 2012
I feel totally confident about finding a full time position in a retail company where I can use my skills learnt from the course to pursue a successful career in management.SophieStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2010
My main objective for studying at the Melbourne School of Fashion was to gain an insight into the fashion industry and to really focus on pursuing my dreams to work as a Buyer.KatrinaStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2011
Being taught by professionals who work in the fashion industry is really interesting and gives you an insight into how the industry works in the real world.MajaStudied Fashion Design in 2012
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