Ann Shoebridge is a hat designer, collaborator and creative director located in Sydney, Australia, specialising in chic headwear for racing, weddings, parties, catwalk and special occasions. With a background in contemporary art, Ann brings sculpture, colour and definitive style to her collections. Ann created her first collection in 2003 and has since attracted a large fan base for her original and playful headwear.
Ann’s hats are in the Fashion and Textiles collection of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), exhibited at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and have been in the finals of Fashions on the Field. Worn by a host of celebrities, her hats have graced reception rooms of Danish royalty, dance floors in Paris to Hong Kong. In Paris, Ann was the Australian finalist in The Hat Designer of the Year, awarded by UK milliner Stephen Jones at ‘Who’s Next’, Premiere Classe, and her work was recently exhibited in ‘200 Years of Australian Fashion’ at the NGV.
In 2021 she launched her diffusion range ‘Studio Ann Shoebridge’ offering a timeless range of ready to wear, colourful and affordable headpieces including chic bows and mini berets for all occasions.
Ann Shoebridge Milliner is a member of the Australian Fashion Council, collaboratively working to support and promote the growth of the Australian fashion and textile industry.