Sydney v. Melbourne: Who will win the racing fashion stakes? – NEWS.com.au

THE rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne stems nearly way back to our nation’s colonialisation. And now there’s a brand new race on this east coast tug of warfare.

NSW Racing’s daring gamble to carry a monumental new race day subsequent Saturday­ — the world’s richest turf race, dubbed the Everest — means Sydney’s fashionistas will put their elegantly clad our bodies on the line towards Melbourne’s best to show which metropolis is extra trendy.

And our most influential say that, in the case of Harbour Metropolis stylish, much less is extra.

“I’d describe it as an ­elegant simplicity­,” Westfield stylist Beck Stevens informed The Saturday Telegraph yesterday.

Stylist Kash O’Hara, who has been attending the races for a decade, mentioned Sydney ladies “are inclined to observe fashion developments greater than racing traditions”.

“We’re much more keen to take dangers and push the boundaries,” she mentioned.

Ms O’Hara, who received final 12 months’s Vogue The Fashion Chute contest, mentioned that longstanding racing traditions comparable to carrying gloves and preserving hemlines modest weren’t as rigidly adopted in NSW.

Whereas at Flemington — the place aggressive type occasions on race day have been being held many years earlier than they began in Sydney in the mid-1980s — gloves and decrease hemlines are non-negotiable.

Color, texture and standout particulars comparable to woven basket luggage and a touch of uncovered shoulder will be main seems at The Everest.

“It’s nearly cliched to say however Sydney ladies positively know do color and fascinating textiles, comparable to broderie anglaise or lace from the likes of Aje to Zimmermann, to vibrant crepe sheaths from Yeojin Bae or Rebecca Vallance,” Vogue Australia fashion affiliate Zara Wong mentioned.

“Everest is a superb alternative to embrace what's quintessentially Sydney type so it might be nice to see florals, ruffles and hues­, from pastels to vibrant shades, whereas wanting effortlessly elegant.”

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The Vogue fashion staff will be on the hunt at the occasion for the finest-dressed ladies, who will go into the working to win the Vogue Fashion Chute. It boasts a prize pool of greater than $20,000.

Ms O’Hara mentioned ladies ought to select one assertion accent and preserve the remainder of the look easy.

“If each aspect is huge and daring then it’s going to compete,” she mentioned.

“Whereas you’ll stand out for the proper causes­ when you select one assertion piece.”

Fashion rent website Glam Nook proprietor Dean Jones mentioned retailer knowledge recognized Thurley, Grace & Hart and Rebecca Vallance could be a few of the labels worn at The Everest. He additionally predicted­ classic lace, vivid colors and daring embroidery could be fashionable.

Racing fan Joanna Burgess agreed that Sydney racegoers preserve it “easy and stylish­”.

Donning a Dion Lee costume and jacket and Viktoria Novak headpiece for The Saturday Telegraph shoot forward of the huge occasion — the place she will be amongst a number of celebrities and socialites together with Rachael Finch — Burgess­ yesterday mentioned: “Sydney’s racing fashion­ is all the time prime finish of the scale for each women and men.”

Everest 2017 trackside developments

Woven equipment
Ruffles
Lace
Boaters
Off-the shoulder kinds
Pastel shades
Florals
Stripes
Bows
Assertion earrings

The inside design pupil and mum, who's married to Rabbitoh’s star George Burgess, mentioned the good races outfit ought to fit your physique form.

“I wish to go for one thing a bit totally different that fits my physique form after which end it off with a pleasant pair of heels.”

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