International Millinery Forum 2014: a great success!

The fourth biennial International Millinery Forum (IMF) was held in Wagga Wagga, NSW from Sunday 12 to Friday 17 January, 2014. The forum attracted approximately 200 delegates, tutors and exhibitors from throughout the globe who enjoyed the invigoration, inspiration and innovation of the 2014 IMF.

Held over six days the forum incorporated a trade exhibition, a generous mix of hands on workshops, a master-class, tutor slideshows and a healthy range of social and networking functions which gave milliners an opportunity to share skills, source the latest trends and get a head start on the upcoming seasonal trends.

The 2014 event showcased the exceptional work of some of the most highly sought after fashion designers from throughout Australia and international tutors from England, the USA, Netherlands and Ireland. To view the full line-up of tutors including their biographies, please click here.

With them, each milliner bought their unique and valuable skills and, knowledge to share with delegates who travelled from all states of Australia, and as far abroad as Ireland, USA, Norway, Hong Kong and New Zealand. To read what some of our sponsors and participants are saying about the 2014 IMF, please see below.

To view and/or purchase photos taken at the 2014 event, please click here.

To provide feedback on the 2014 event, please click here to access the Delegate Survey. Deadline: 5pm Monday 17 February, 2014.


 “Congratulations to you all on a job well done!” Kerrie Hay, Bernina Australia (Major Sponsor)

“I don’t know if there is something in the stiffener that makes us all bring out our credit cards or if it is just retail therapy, but it is all in good fun and we are loving the spirit” Anna Mott, IMF Ambassador re: Trade Expo

“I had a fantastic time at the millinery forum and wish it didn’t have to end! Thanks so much for all your efforts and organising skills.” Anonymous, 2014 Delegate

“It was an inspiring, energising and an uplifting experience to share with you all and to meet all the tutors, share stories and have a laugh! 
I am always blown away by the talent and skills that are present in the Australian millinery world! Keep up with the amazing work and hope to see you again!” Lina Stein (Ireland), 2014 Tutor

“What an amazing opportunity for our creative team to showcase such inspirational artworks in Australia’s only global millinery forum, of course we where incredibly honoured to be invited to do so” Kathleen Lindsay, Plush Hairdressing re: Tutor Hat Parade