The Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off on the 29th October with Derby Day and culminates in the race that stops the nation on November 3. With less than 3 weeks to go here’s the latest on what to wear to live on the edge of the rules with an elegant impact. Lucky for us Antipodean race fans the up-to-the-minute fashion trends have just dropped, with the global Spring 2017 collections gracing our news feeds for the last month. Here’s how to translate the absolute latest trends to sensible trackside sensations.
Journeying from New York to London, Milan and Paris, here is the best of the SS2017 collections. Start the racing season first out of the gate.
Here are the trends that translate effortlessly to the track.
At Kenzo’s Paris Fashion Week show the fabric shone and glimmered under the flashing lights. Wearing a sexily reflective fabric would absolutely commandeer the paparazzi in the birdcage.
Edith Wharton once said “there are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. Be both and go all out bling. Start at the simple sequin then follow the lead light from Givenchy and opt for shattered pieces of mirror. Bound to garner the spotlight.
Stripes were the order of the season at Gucci and Proenza proving that from the bold and beautiful to the classic and restrained, Spring Summer runways shared an appreciation for the straight and narrow.
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Bigger is better was the message shouldered at Balenciaga where boxy blazers, trench coats and dresses reached for the stars. Over a shift dress, throw on a rectangular eighties style blazer to keep your track look as fresh as Joan Collins facelift.
Chanel’s tech savvy show featured prints of neon screen savers. Keep it cutting edge with prints inspired by your iphone backgrounds.
Cute dresses with buckle details were our favourite frocks. The winning ticket for the finish line.
Feeling daring? Splash on some rainbow tie dye. Super striking.
Raid your boyfriend’s boxy shirt closet and pair it with feminine fabrics in awkward colour combinations for a stand out look.
Miuccia Prada is beckoning us to add a sprinkling of feathers to our wardrobes. Go light and pastel for perfection.
The spring/summer 2017 collections seemed to all embrace a splash of pink. From dainty floral prints to oversized jackets. Channel your inner tweener and candy up your color scheme.
Sports luxe reached new levels when Alessandro Michele smashed it out of the park with a gold baseball look in his Gucci spring/summer 2017 show. Chic and comfy. We love.
With bell sleeves or intricate sequin detail to a traditional dress brocade makes us feel elegantly old school.
Wear dresses with sporty surprises like vermillion tanks and zip-through hoodies. Sheer petticoat dresses worn with tomboyishly proportioned trousers and Converse embody chic and cuteness.
Striped single-breasted blazers in colours that looked straight out of Cambridge. Shimmy it up with a jewelled brooch piercing your old school logo. Hit up the tennis polo shirt with a fancy skirt for extra credit.
Forget Little House On The Prairie, turn into ruffle dresses and bell-bottom trousers, but keep the skin to a minimum if you’re inside the members stand.
Eastern-inspired dresses move into grungier territory with dirty suede jackets and dreadlocks at Marc Jacobs.
Drape a long sleeve over your glass as you sip in the birdcage marquee. Elegant and also a chic alternative to a stubby holder.