Colour reigned supreme on track at Caulfield Guineas Day this weekend as Team Couturing wined and dined in the exclusive Champagne Pommery Pegasus Marquee.
As we lounged on plush pink couches and feasted on a menu designed by Master Chef’s Gary Mehigan, one could be forgiven for forgetting about the actual horse races that come hand in hand with Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival. That is, of course, until we set foot onto the marquee’s deck, overlooking the final straight of Caulfield Racecourse.
We tore ourself away from our marquee of fashion and racing royalty for long enough to check out the real show- Fashions on the Field. Racegoers have fused the modern with the traditional this carnival season, opting for longer, daytime appropriate hemlines teamed with graphic prints and hyper-modern cutout headpieces.
As one of the first major race meets of the Spring Carnival, punters and fashionistas alike seemed to be testing the waters at Guineas Day. We saw a mix of muted tones teamed with sweet and subtle headpieces, as well as structured ensembles teamed with avant-garde headpieces- not for the faint of heart.
Scherri-Lee Biggs, the social ambassador of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, dazzled in a crisp white Thurley ensemble paired with a black headpiece by Lady of Leisure Millinery- a millinery name to watch. Scherri-Lee’s ensemble fused traditional race wear standards with on trend monochrome and turquoise accessories.
Structure, boat necklines and knee length skirting are trends to watch this racing season, judging by the well heeled crowd at Caulfield Guineas. As the Spring Carnival heats up, stay tuned for Couturing’s to the minute race wear coverage. See below for our Best Dressed at Caulfield Guineas Day gallery.
Photos by Elly Patience at Patience Design.