The Longines Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds run over 1,200 metres at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse with prize money of A$3,500,000.
But more importantly following the summer months after The Melbourne Cup, the Golden Slipper on March 24, heralds in 2018’s racing season. (And is closely followed by The Dubai World Cup).
It signals time to hat up and have some trackside fancy fun. The Golden Slipper is the chilled little sister of the racing fashion circuit.
But what to wear? Lucky for us the world’s most famous fashion houses have just spoken at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. They maybe Fall focused but use your imagination to adapt them for the warmer southern hemisphere weather.
Catch these trends as they leave the gate:
Prairie life —billowy shoulders, frills, flora and long, lacy silhouettes—were in abundance. Top with a light simple fascinator.
Calvin Klein showed flowy gingham dresses which would look perfect with a pale blue straw hat.
90’s Rock N Roll
Alexander Wang staged skin-tight, short leather skirts and ankle-length iridescent trench coats. Cushnie et Ochs’s slinky dresses and tailored suits, were sexy but classy. Bold shoulders and nipped waists embodied 90’s allure.
Yves Saint Laurent showed a mostly-black colour palette, super-skinny silhouettes, Bohemian details and rocked loads of leather and sparkle.
You will be channeling the 80s. NY Fashion week started and ended with odes to the decade of excess thanks to Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. Donatella brought in Versace’s true colours. It’s a revival. Big shoulders, neons and over the top styling.
Elegant evening wear made daytime
Polished and grown up clothes without veering into boring territory were presented by Brandon Maxwell, Oscar De la Renta and Jason Wu. Wu’s emerald outfit is a trackside jewel, get it now and hit it with a 50’s style straw hat.
And hot off the press from just yesterday in Paris, Dior brought us 60’s feminism. Love the newsboy style floppy hat.