2021 Results

Australia’s most renowned millinery competition is back for the fifth year!

The theme is …… Little Black Dress …… thanks to Kata Design, one of our sponsors, for illustrating some sample ideas. You will have your own ideas of what Little Black Dress means. It is your interpretation.

It's a big theme and will conjure different images for different people:

  • Famous movie stars
  • The practical, classic member of your wardrobe
  • Short and sparkly
  • Elegantly restrained
  • Gloriously Glamorous
  • Outrageously theatrical

MIMC 2021 was another great success, with an exceptionally high level of entries. There was no Grand Finale catwalk event for this year, due to Covid restrictions. Nevertheless, we were able to showcase the hats with our beautiful models.

Congratulations to the winners! Images of their hats are below.


1st Prize

Laura Dunnington - XOX

2nd Prize

Emily Makris - Widows Weeds

3rd Prize

Cynthia Jones-Bryson - When I get my Wings

People's Choice

Maria Etkind - Jazz Funeral

Thank you to all involved, especially Steve, to all of the sponsors, and everyone who had a hand in making the 2021 Melbourne International Millinery Competition the fantastic competition that it was, and we look forward to seeing you all for MIMC 2022!

MIMC 2021 Competition Winners