Contemporary yet classically elegant couture millinery by Carole Maher
Bespoke individually designed headwear for fashion, racewear, TV, film, advertising and ceremonial events
Carole is a trailblazing Australian milliner. Based in Sydney she is also a passionate and enthusiastic millinery tutor.
Dedicated and passionate about millinery design, innovation and quality. All headwear is bespoke and handmade. Carole has developed materials, skills, techniques and procedures that have revolutionised millinery practices worldwide including introducing thermo-formable materials which create innovative design options and enhance creativity and durability
Specialises in the art of creating headwear to enhance face shape and overall appearance. “The hair may frame the face but the hat frames the personality” says Carole
Experienced in film, tv, theatrical and promotional millinery and ceremonial headwear. Carole has been restoring hats and headpieces since she graduated. Her skills and experience allow her to restore, conserve or renovate headwear for private vintage collections and public vintage and museum collections.
Her travels around the world enable Carole to find vintage fabrics and materials to work with museum and vintage headwear
Delivers workshops and masterclasses milliners at International Millinery Conventions and workshops in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. She is a regular Visiting Lecturer at The Royal College of Art in London and at London Hat Week and is co-founder of Hat Week Australia.