Phillip Rhodes has made a career from creating original hats across many areas of endeavour. Trained in fashion millinery, Phillip then worked in London for the West End theatres, the film industry as well as television.
Phillip's handiwork has been on show in productions Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast in theatres across the globe. He has made headwear for well as national advertising campaigns, television serials and major motion pictures. In London, it was the path of the course to make hats for Joan Collins, Kim Cattrall or Joanna Lumley.
Upon returning to Australia, Phillip became head of Millinery with the Australian Ballet, creating the headwear for entire ballets that are still in repertoire, but the call of the wild saw him return to working for himself. He has since made hats for shows such as Sunset Boulevard, Sisterella, Moonshadow, Eureka and also for the Singapore Ballet's Sleeping Beauty and Queensland Balllet's Cinderella.
Phillip is the Head Milliner for the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Victorian Opera. He has created headwear for Geoffrey Rush in The Importance of Being Earnest and for Victorian Opera's two recent Sondheim productions Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods.