The winter racing season is in full swing with eyes on the spring race carnivals only just around the corner.  Winter in the tropics is more trans-seasonal due to the climate.  We simply don’t get those cold winter days when wearing heavy faux fur, felt and leather is a comfortable option.  Dress designers and milliners are very clever at incorporating a winter feel into an outfit but making it practical for the climate.


Tess made a display for the local Show recently and drew upon a winter colour palette for her designs.  It was a must that our display incorporated florals but Tess very cleverly mixed greens – olive, hunter and lime with and browns – bronze, chocolate and gold to create a stand-out mannequin. She then followed the colour palette through her floral couture head pieces.  Millinery is meant to turn heads and these two designs did exactly that!


Spring racing season brings with it an energy of light and pops of spring colours. Creativity can be unleased with an abundance of colour filling the fashion runways. Its a busy time for milliners creating bespoke one of a kind pieces for their customers.  They are often given a photo or fabric square and off they go sourcing all the materials to pull the total look together.


We help lots of milliners with their supplies – sinamay, decorative wire, bling, flowers, Designmaster paint are all very popular during racing season. Pop into and we will help you find the supplies you need for your fascinator for the next racing carnival.