Possum Ball



Williamstown VIC 3016

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About Possum Ball

Possum is the designer/owner of Possum Ball Millinery, working from her home studio in Williamstown, she is one of the in-house milliners at the yearly pop-up shop The Hat Shop and is soon to be opening The Millinery Retreat in the Macedon Ranges.

Millinery was a late but somewhat inevitable career change for Possum, having grown up in a theatrical/musical family with a grandmother who was a milliner.  Costuming was Possum’s first love and this later progressed to her obsession with millinery.

Possum’s work has featured on numerous catwalks, magazines and fashions on the field competitions and has even made appearances on the Parisian catwalk and at the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and has had the honour of being part of Melbourne Fashion Week’s Boldly Different exhibition with her piece chosen as one of only four to be on display at Melbourne Town Hall.  Possum has been a judge at the Millinery Association of Australia’s Design Award, The Royal Melbourne Show and guest speaker at various fashion events.  Possum has worked in collaboration with Ooroo Australia, making millinery pieces featuring award winning textiles from Aboriginal artists and talented emerging textile designers.

Possum likes to work in bright and vibrant colours with her main focus on Spring/Summer and Fashions on the Field. Possum has a bit of an obsession with vintage shapes, with Turbans and Top Hats being particular favourites of hers, and theses shapes make regular appearances in her creations!

Possum was past President of Millinery Australia in 2019/2020.

Possum is current President of Millinery Australia in 2024.