Guide to Flemington Fashions on the Field

Benita Kolovos
(Australian Associated Press)

 

THE STORY BEHIND FASHIONS ON THE FIELD:

* Began at Flemington in 1962

* Men’s competition in 14th year

* Inaugural men’s two-day competition in 2017

* Design and millinery competition by invitation only

CATEGORIES:

Women’s race wear, men’s race wear, family race wear, design award, millinery award

WHAT JUDGES LOOK FOR:

* Style and originality

* Attention to detail

* Dress code appropriateness

* Understanding and interpretation of current fashion trends

* Grooming and deportment

PRIZES:

* Lexus RC 200t F Sport valued at $85,000

* Watches valued at up to $22,000

* Myer gift cards

* Antler luggage vouchers

* TCL TV’s

* A trip for two (2) to Hong Kong valued at $10,000

* Seppelt champagne

KEY RACEWEAR TRENDS FOR WOMEN:

* Bold colours

* Turbans

* Boater hats

* Jeweled headbands and crowns

TRENDS FOR MEN:

* Non-matching jackets and pants

* Shoes without socks

* Greys and subtle patterns

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