It was a sea of black and white at Flemington Racecourse today as racegoers hit the track for AAMI Victoria Derby Day, the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The pouring rain didn’t dampen the spirits of guests in the ‘Super Botanica’ themed Myer Marquee, who enjoyed incredible fresh food prepared by The Big Group, glasses of G.H. Mumm champagne and music by contemporary harpist Jake Meadow while watching some of Australia’s best horse racing live.
As always, traditional monochrome looks ruled the day. Face of Myer Jennifer Hawkins led the charge in a white Alex Perry dress with on-trend exaggerated sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat by Myer milliner Ann Shoebridge. Myer Ambassadors Lauren Phillips and Rachael Finch both opted for all-white looks and both wore headpieces by milliner-of-the-moment Viktoria Novak. Kris Smith kept up the black and white theme in a black suit, black and white striped shirt and black tie by Myer menswear designer Dom Bagnato.
Over at the Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure, Courtney Moore was the Women’s Racewear Derby Day winner in a black and white ensemble she designed herself, matched back with a black and white boater hat, while Pepé Siyavong took out the Men’s Racewear prize in a double breasted grey suit.
Face of Myer Jennifer Hawkins in Alex Perry and Ann Shoebridge millinery with Casadei heels and Olga Berg clutch and Myer Ambassador Kris Smith in Dom Bagnato
Myer Ambassador Rachael Finch in Maticevski and Viktoria Novak millinery with Tony Bianco shoes and Myer Ambassador Kate Peck in White Suede and Philip Rhodes millinery
Myer Ambassador Lauren Phillips in Asilio with Viktoria Novak millinery and Tony Bianco shoes and Myer Ambassador Jodi Anasta in By Johnny with Natalia Bikicki millinery, Elena Ghisellini bag and Aquazzura shoes
Lauren Phillips with Nadia Bartel
Nadia Fairfax and Edwina Robinson of Aje
Tully Smyth, Georgia Zogopoulos and Lisa Hamilton
Myer Ambassador Jodi Gordon, Myer Womens International & Australian Designer Buyer Teneille Ferguson and Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador Georgia Connolly
Brooke Hogan, Stephanie Smith and Guest
Adrian Norris and Edwina Robinson of Aje
Myer Fashions on the Field Womens Racewear Derby Day Winner Courtney Moore and Myer Fashions on the Field Mens Racewear Winner Pepé Siyavong
To see more of who wore what from the track, check out our AAMI Victoria Derby Day Style Wrap-Up here.
For more fun and fashion from the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival, be sure to follow @myer on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and myersnaps on Snapchat, and don’t forget to check back here each day for daily event wrap-ups and our pick of the best trackside looks.
Heading out to the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington? Share your spring racing look and you could win your way into the Myer Marquee! Simply visit one of our Style Checkpoints, snap your raceday look and upload the pic to Instagram with hashtag #myerracingstyle. For even more fun, visit the Myer Fashions on the Field Twitter GIF Studio, located just outside the Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure, to create an animated image that’s instantly shared with the world on Twitter. See you there!