Millinery – Hat Making course – fashion school in Rome

Millinery is the art of hat making, a fundamental accessory to complete any look: during this course students will learn the techniques for making various types of women’s headwear, including accessories such as headbands and bridal accessories. Once the basic notions have been acquired, the course proceeds with the study of decoration techniques, such as the creation of fabric flowers, dyeing and embroidery with applications on a frame. At the end of the course, the student has created multiple hats and has an in-depth knowledge all the whole creative process.

  • Millinery course presentation, the history and various trends over the decades in fashion and costumes
  • The necessary tools used in millinery
  • Study of sewing and different finishing techniques
  • Study and realization of hats and fascinators with buckram base and fabric
  • Study and realization of hats and fascinators using sinamay fabric
  • Study and realization of hats and fascinators using parasisal fabric
  • Study and realization of hats and fascinators by using felt cones
  • Study and practice of different techniques to realize decorative elements
  • Study and realization of flowers by using different types of fabrics and materials
  • Realization of Bridal and Haute Couture accessories

Total hours: 300
Realization of 15 hats (the number may vary according to the student’s abilities)
Lesson duration: 3 hours
Course fee € 4000
Registration for Italian and EU students € 500
Registration for non-EU students € 1000

Schedule examples:
Duration: 6 months – weekly lessons: 4
Duration: 3 months – weekly lessons: 8

The enrolment fee is to be paid only for the first year, it is not required again for the following years or if the student decides to change or add a course.All prices include: VAT, teaching materials consisting of squares and books, and fee for the final exam with external commission.

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It will be possible to visit the classrooms, you will be able to view the projects of the former students, have a direct meeting with the director Fernando Burgo and the professors to request advice for an orientation on the program most suited to their attitudes and needs, it will also be possible to participate in one or more workshop of your choice.

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