WOW WINNER

2016 WEARABLE ARTS AWARD

DAVID JONES NEW ZEALAND DESIGN

               "VOYAGE TO REVOLUTION "

WOW. WINNER

2017 WEARABLE ARTS AWARD

NEW ZEALAND DESIGNER

"THE SEEKER"

WOW FINALIST

2016 WEARABLE ARTS AWARDS

"BEAUTIFUL DESTROYER"

SUPREME AWARD WINNER

2013

NZ HAIR AND HAT AWARD

Images for WOW can be seen

on the events page

2015. FIRST TIME FINALIST

"CRYSTALIZATION"

CAROLYN GIBSON was trained in Christchurch and after a four year apprenticeship qualified as a registered MASTER MILLINER.

She was taught every aspect of millinery which included the intricate art of wiring, beading, and soldering bridal headpieces

She has been commissioned by the NEW ZEALAND OPERA COMPANY to design and make head wear for their productions. LE CHAPEAU has also created hats for other costume designers internationally.

Carolyn has currently taken a new position in AUCKLAND as MASTER MILLINERY TUTOR at the newly formed Design & Arts College of New Zealand.

Her travels have also taken her to CANADA where she taught millinery to design

students in the VANCOUVER area.

She was invited as one of the two INTERNATIONAL MASTER MILLINERS to tutor

at the BRISBANE MILLINERY CONVENTION in June / July 2013 and again in Auckland for the ASG Convention in September / October 2013.

Carolyn's hats have won several awards at the CHRISTCHURCH and ELLERSLIE Fashions in the Field Events, including podium places for the overall competition which earned two trips to the MELBOURNE CUP in Australia.

MILLINERY "The making of individually designed hats by hand, once a flourishing profession, is now becoming popular again.This trend can be seen in the LONDON and PARIS fashion shows."

A hat is an extremely powerful image-maker. Whenever someone chooses to wear a hat, a personal statement is being made about the way that person feels, would like to feel, or would like others to think they feel.

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2/44 View Road,

Glendene,

Auckland.

0612