My entry for the 2023 Millinery Australia Design Award is titled 'One Ruffle at a Time' has been selected by the judges as a finalist in the Top 10! The theme for this year's competition was Ruffled and fellow members of the Association were invited to enter.
There have been many interpretations of a ruffle through fashion history, some known for their frilly nature, gathering techniques or transformation of flat materials into something beautiful. One Ruffle at a Time is a modern interpretation with a long flowing line through the shape of the piece and the repetition of the layers.
The base is a blocked shape featuring its own gentle ruffle, then the vintage braid was folded and hand draped to form the circular ruffled effect. The binding is used to gently finish the edge to allow the ruffled braid to be the feature. The pop of magenta lining gives a playful underside and has its own ruffled finish.
I would be immensely grateful if you could take a few moments out of your busy schedule to cast your vote for my design in the People's Choice voting for this competition.
Voting is quick and simple! Just follow these steps:
- Visit the People's Choice Award website at millineryaustralia.org/cast-your-vote-2023
- Look for the piece by Lauren J Ritchie Millinery
- Click on the "Vote" button next to my name
- Follow the instructions to complete the voting process
If you love this piece and would like to make this unique statement piece your own it is available for sale. Check out the details here.
Thank you for the Design Award subcommittee of Millinery Australia for their time and skills to organise this competition.
Photography Producer: @lisawattproductions
Event host: @millineryaustralia