Melbourne International Millinery Competition


MIMC is going to be bigger and more exciting in 2019, hosting the third annual Melbourne International Millinery Competition AND the inaugural Melbourne International Millinery Convention!

This year’s competition will see milliners being challenged to make a headpiece to go with an allocated outfit. Five Melbourne designers are providing two outfits each from their Spring 2018 Fashion Week collections. Entrants will be sent a photo of one outfit as well as fabric swatches for colour matching. Think catwalk, think extravagant, think exotic... Start thinking now! We will launch registration in late September 2018 following Fashion Week.

The Convention will run from 10 to 15 February in the week leading up to the Grand Finale of the Competition on Saturday 16 February 2019. We can confirm that Eugenie van Oirshot from The Netherlands and Mayumi Takeguchi from Japan will be joining some of the best Melbourne millinery tutors. We can also confirm that Philmah Bocks and Art Simone will be joining the "Headwear for Performance" tutors to teach a limited number of sessions during the week.

Melbourne International Millinery Convention 2019 is set to be an exciting and eye opening week of millinery! Opening on Sunday 10 February with a registration and trade day leading into a wonderful week of workshops. A Millinery Market during the day on Saturday 16 where milliners have the opportunity to have a stall to showcase their millinery will be followed by the big Competition Finale event that night.

It will be beautifully warm in Melbourne in February - a great place to escape to if you live in the northern hemisphere. Come for the tennis and the cricket, Chinese New Year, White Night or Midsumma Festival, stay for the Millinery Convention!

Places will be limited for both the Competition and the Convention so keep an eye on our Social Media to make your bookings early.

You now have access to view the Tutors and the workshops being offered. Let us know your interest in each workshop so we can schedule the classes in the most appropriate way. We don't want anyone to miss out.

Click here for Workshops being offered.