I make millinery components / decorations and customised boater hats.

I also design chiffon silk scarves  for boutique fashion retailers, dressmakers and fashion stylists.

Silk Scarves

I specialise in making long-length [205cm x 65cm] seamless patterned Chinese chiffon silk scarves (or cover-ups) and I can be commissioned for custom patterns.

The scarves are available to be bought via this website, or eBay, or Etsy.


Customised Boater Hats

I handcraft variations of the classic boater hat as shown on my webpage “Millinery“. Most of them are a clean looking style, but I’m happy to embellish bespoke hats to taste.

Customised boater with handcrafted ‘frankincense’ ribbon and pearl sculpture . #CliffHowardArtist #hats

Men’s Silk Pocket Squares

I am presently launching exclusive silk pocket squares in dashing patterns.  These dapper accessories are made from the best quality Chinese chiffon silk, and are finely stitched in Australia. 
The avant-garde patterns add panache to a jacket or suit coat. They are on-trend and being worn with sophistication by many distinguished celebrities.

My pocket squares can be purchased direct for the online wholesale price of AU$30 each – with free postage for domestic Australian locations. Simply email me to discuss your requirements. As these designer pocket squares are in very limited quantities, they are available only via this website, however trade / wholesale enquiries are invited.

Pocket square dimensions: approx 33cm x 33cm

Australian Fashion Week 2017 #MBFWA #cliffhowardartist

2018 silk scarf pattern, 'Themyscira' as tribute to movie Director #PattyJenkins #CliffHowardArtist

Grand Prix 2017 pattern by Cliff Howard

Australian designed silk scarves by #cliffhowardartist

'Copacabana' design silk scarf exclusively by Falcon Fabrics - 2016

Unique designer chiffon silk scarf - in appreciation of Reese Witherspoon.


For more images of these scarf photos, please visit my Scarves page.

'Barrier Reef' silk scarf

'Positano' silk scarf

'Memphis' silk scarf

'Germany' silk scarf

'Carnival' silk scarf

'Bora Bora' silk scarf

'Festival' silk scarf

'Galileo' silk scarf

'Lanikai' silk scarf

'Sydney silk scarf

'Tortoise' silk scarf

'Copacabana' silk scarf

'Santorini' silk scarf




Silk scarves: 

My scarves, as shown here and on the scarves page on this website, can conveniently also be purchased for AU$75 each [plus postage] via the global Etsy website, which offers the secure Paypal method of payment [that accepts most credit cards]. Orders take about 2 days to despatch from Melbourne [via registered Australia Post] – providing the particular scarf pattern is still in stock. I make very limited quantities per design however enquiries for bulk orders, and custom designs, can be arranged.




I welcome enquiries to design one-off conceptual patterns for your exclusive use.
Additionally and by arrangement, I can transfer the copyright on any particular pattern [ i.e. sell my image ownership ] for a buyer’s exclusive use and fabric printing needs. A signed agreement would assign the copyright of my artwork in exchange for consideration. If required, I can then supply optional hues on any single pattern to suit specific needs.


‘Festival’ silk pattern.

This website includes images of how the fabrics could look as simulated dresses or skirts and tops. My webpage ‘Silk Scarves’ shows my recent patterns in silk that are also popular for waist / hip wraps, or for making into kaftans.


‘Audrey’ silk

o2-spring-fever Perth sydney Caribbean o-van-Gogh-dress germany wells madagasca hockeyroos Zimbab GEO apollo kensington 5th-ave cherry-lopez magic-carpet-scarf monopoly triplex

‘Green Island’ silk


‘Germany’ fabric

‘Hockeyroos’ fabric


‘Bermuda Triangle’ fabric

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If you’re feeling adventurous, try a bold print dress or skirt with a white shirt” Emilie Wight, David Jones Style Advisor ‘Big seasonal trends . . . and art-inspired prints Linda Basger, David Jones Style Advisor Source publication 3/08/2014 ‘Explore your Style’ Spring / Summer 2014
Many of these patterned fabrics are derived from my art. If you would like to be kept informed about updates to my fabrics, simply follow me on Twitter.

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