|Lisa Battaglia Milli Entry hat
The 2006 MILLI DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
were announced last week by Casey Bush,
Executive Director of the MIB. The awards
honor great creativity and great headwear
designers in both men and women’s
The five categories are:
Out of This World, Daytime, Casual,
Church Hats, and Men’s Headwear.
The jury of New York fashion and trade
press, store buyers, TV and newspaper
editors voted at the Fashion Center in
New York City on March 24th. (Yours truly
was a judge).
The 14th annual Milli Awards
will be given out at an MIB charity benefit
this April during Straw Hat Month. The
“Out Of This World” winner
was awarded to Yuka Hasegawa for
a dramatic rough edged crochet natural
straw portrait hat with a scalloped brim,
adorned with a hand dyed silk flower.