Emelda Heron won the Something Blue category for her blue and white ensemble.
They came in bright, bold outfits and weren’t afraid to throw out the old rules about color clashes out the window, and Cup Day’s famous fashion contest definitely topped it all.
The much-loved catwalk parade was consigned to the back of the wardrobe to allow people to compete online, but much like it was during last year’s Covid-torn event, At Addington Raceway, many people were still sporting their best clothes. .
Larry Hamilton was named best-dressed in a dark pleated jacket of different lengths with red polka-dot accessories, white trousers and a hat, and a smart cane, while Anna Campbell was best dressed in pink and white. Chosen as a dresser. number.
Friends Anna Burton and Emma Brown said they intended to enter The Crossing Fashion Starts Here individually, but were encouraged to enter the complementary Best Dressed Couples category.
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Burton said she chose the dress because “pink looks good on it,” and made an outfit out of it, putting it together with a contrasting orange bag, hat, and shoes. He said he was looking forward to it and asked him to participate.
Brown already had a red jumpsuit, but had it “mom-fixed” to create an orange “wing” design with wire sewn into the pleats to give it structure.
She said she loves the creative side of design, but since she can’t do it herself, she passed on the practical side of stitching and sewing to her mother.
This hat was designed by Suzi Copeland, owner of Mad As A Hatter.
“She brought my vision to life,” Brown said.
Emelda Heron, on the other hand, walked away from the Something Blue category.
Heron wore a high-necked blue and white ankle-length dress with a wide-brimmed Hatinator worn at a light angle and a pale handbag.
She said she chose the color theme because it “matches the sky.”
Janet Brafman surprised by winning the Best Dressed Contemporary category, a more mature woman among the younger participants.
A race fan for 30 years, she said she chose an orange and white faux leatherette. This is because I love tangerine and it was the color she wore when she entered her first competition about five years ago.
Incorporating her own creativity into the ensemble, Brahman created her own fascinator – a spiky orange figure that hangs over one shoulder.
Addington Raceway marketing manager Simon Carter said the online-onsite hybrid fashion event had nearly 300 entries from across the country, of which 203 were online and 95 in person.
“It was the most eye-catching fashion event of the year.”
“We are very excited about how well received the competition has been. It truly is a fashion competition open to all New Zealanders.
“This Fashion Starts Here is how we can do it. Getting close to 300 entries is an important step towards that goal.”
He said the level of dress was “very high” and it was evident walking around the event.
“The jury was very happy with this caliber.”