Derby Day 2019 Fashion Winner – Fashions on the Field Derby Day
Photos of the winning outfit on Victoria Derby Day 2019 at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Traditional Derby Day racewear is black and white – and so was the winning outfit! The Fashions on the Field competition on Derby Day was highly contested with lots of beautiful and stylish outfits.
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the stunning winner and her immaculate outfit on Derby Day. As soon as this fashionable beauty (Adele Pearce from Melbourne) stepped out on stage, our jaws dropped open and we knew that she would take home the winners sash today. There was nothing to fault with the outfit, worn by a gorgeous woman who looked fabulous from every single angle.
The outfit comprised of a current season striped Maticevski dress with a ruffled high collar, a Balmain bag, Christian Louboutin patent leather shoes and a stylish large hat by Melbourne milliner, Louise McDonald. If you’e ready to jump online and purchase this amazing dress, it’s going to set you back $2000! The accessories to make it look great also don’t come cheap. Looking amazing in the Myer FOTF competition does require a sizeable outlay unless you’re super creative and make your own! Another contestant donned the same dress but unfortunately, her styling of it didn’t see her make it through to the final.
Winning Maticevski Outfit
It’s now the second year which a Maticevski outfit has won the Derby Day FOTF. Last year saw Kelli O’Dell take out the winners sash on Derby Day and the Victorian FOTF title in a Maticevski black skirt and white top ensemble. The designer has been such a strong favourite with the FOTF contestants over many years. How can we forget that year when four lovely ladies wore the same white Maticevski dress on the same day.
One won the Longines Award, one won the Myer Millinery Award and the other won the National title and took home the Lexus! It looks like he’s continuing to dominate in this competition even after his move away from Myer this year. Designs by Alex Perry (current Myer designer) are also a popular choice for the fashionistas in the FOTF competition.
Classic and stylish black and white outfits – Runner up
It’s the toughest competition of the whole carnival. What a challenge it is to take classic black and white pieces and make it a standout. The top three contestants just nailed it. Rai Jones (runner up) went with Myer brands, something which the FOTF competitors are suspecting is what’s needed to gain the attention of the judges. Last year’s top three in the National competition all wore designers stocked at Myer. Rai’s Alex Perry cape and Rebecca Share headpiece was a standout. It really does help to be able to walk the catwalk as confidently as Rai can. Working the catwalk like a professional model, she wowed the judges and achieved the runner-up place.
Carena West came all the way from New Zealand to compete. She came third (same result she achieved last year) with her gorgeous cream dress which made her baby bump barely noticeable! Carena topped off her outfit with a shiny Claire Hanz large-brimmed hat with multiple strands of pearl beads cascading down from behind. We’d love to see what this elegant beauty will come up with in the future!
The FTOF Victorian Final 2019 – State Final 2019
Adele will return on Thursday to compete in the Victorian final of the Myer FOTF against the winners which will be decided on Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day. Will the bright colours and huge sleeves be a match for this super-stylish black and white outfit? We don’t have to wait too long to find out! I’m so excited to see the burst of colour on Melbourne Cup Day, which looks to be a lovely sunny day after the dismal start we had to the Melbourne Cup Carnival today. Kennedy Oaks Day will bring out the best fashion as well. Hope to see you out there!
Fashions on the Field Winner 2019 on Victoria Derby Day
Here are some photos of the winning outfits (due the heavy rain unfortunately only on stage):
A panel of judges based their votes on style, originality and attention to detail with accessories. It is important that the outfit is appropriate for the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the contestant. Understanding and interpretation of current fashion trends is also important. The winner of the Derby Day Fashions on the Field final took away a $2,500 Myer gift card and 4 nights accommodation in the Sofitel Melbourne.
By the way … in case you want to know who won the actual Victorian Derby Day … it’s champion jockey Damien Oliver.