MELBOURNE CUP FASHION EDIT 2015

The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia’s most popular social and racing events.  It has been held every year on the first Tuesday in November since 1861. More than 100,000 racegoers fill the famous Flemington lawns to watch what truly is the “race that stops the nation”.  In fact, offices close early on that day to allow everyone their chance to party have a good time, and some even watch the race!

The Melbourne Cup is televised world wide to an audience of more than 500 million people.  Trainers from around the world set their sights on winning  a race considered to be the best staying handicap in the world.  Run over 3200 metres, it offers prize money of $6.2 million which is the richest prize in Australian sport.

Although the horses take centre stage, it is not just about racing.  Flemington becomes an international showcase of stylish men’s and women’s fashion.  Contrary to the monochrome of Derby Day, Melbourne Cup is all about colour, fun and frivolity. It’s the ultimate opportunity to wear bold and loud colours.

 

 

Christopher Esber Dress | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | Melbourne Cup dresses

Christopher Esber Dress

ALDO Vickrey Bag | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day outfits

ALDO Vickrey Bag

Viktoria Novak Abigail | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day hats | fascinators

Viktoria Novak Abigail

Aquazzura Malibu Wedge | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Aquazzura Malibu Wedge

 

 

 

Scanlan&Theodore Printed Shift Dress | Christopher Esber Dress | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | Melbourne Cup dresses

Scanlan&Theodore Printed Shift Dress

Kerrie Stanley M.L.D. | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day hats | millinery

Kerrie Stanley M.L.D.

Michael Kors Jet Set Pouch | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Michael Kors Jet Set Pouch

 

Miu Miu Peep Toe | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Miu Miu Peep Toe

 

 

 

 

Christopher Kane Dress | Christopher Esber Dress | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | Melbourne Cup dresses

Christopher Kane Dress

Nerida Winter Nadia | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day hats | millinery

Nerida Winter Nadia

Miu Miu Metallic T-Bar Sandal | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Miu Miu Metallic T-Bar Sandal

Loeffler Randall Junior Lock Clutch | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Loeffler Randall Junior Lock Clutch

 

 

 

By Johnny Geo-Raff Fold Dress | Christopher Esber Dress | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | Melbourne Cup dresses

By Johnny Geo-Raff Fold Dress

Jill and Jack Millinery | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day hats | fascinators

Jill and Jack Millinery

Ballin Becca1 Black and Blue Heel | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Ballin Becca1 Black and Blue Heel

 

Proenza Schouler Fringes Clutch | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Proenza Schouler Fringes Clutch

 

 

 

 

 

Missoni Tri-Colour Geometric Dress | Christopher Esber Dress | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | Melbourne Cup dresses

Missoni Tri-Colour Geometric Dress

Jill and Jack Millinery | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day hats | fascinators

Jill and Jack Millinery

Max Mara Baleari Heel | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Max Mara Baleari Heel

Dareen Hakim Le Cannes | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | racing fashion

Dareen Hakim Le Cannes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roksanda Colour Block Dress| Christopher Esber Dress | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | Melbourne Cup dresses

Roksanda Colour Block Dress

Sophie Hulme Mini Milner Bag | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Sophie Hulme Mini Milner Bag

Kurt Geiger Kensington Heels | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day outfits

Kurt Geiger Kensington Heels

Natalie Bikicki Cocktail Hat | Melbourne Cup 2015 | Track Mode | race day hats | millinery

Natalie Bikicki Cocktail Hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Rahnee says:

    Oh no, so many beautiful things, the Miu Miu shoes, Roksanda dress, Natalie Bikicki hat, just to name a few. What fantastic, inspiring ideas. X

  • Sarah says:

    Hi Nina

    Thanks for the inspiration for Cup Day – I usually go low key on Cup Day but now knowing that it is a day for bright colours I am going all out!

    It’s also great to get a background on the event – other than which marquee or car park is the place to be.

    Great blog!

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