FASHION IN THE FIELD – 2nd January 2020

Fashion and a day at the races go hand and hand. We’d love to see you showcase your style at the glamorous Fashion in the Field competition to be held on the 2nd of January 2020. Find out more about this not to be missed fashion event below.

This year the overall winner will:

Enjoy a luxury shopping experience in Nicola Screen selecting from her curated timeless, limited Edition ranges – to the value of $500 and a night of luxury Accommodation with Dinner and Drinks at the Iconic White Swan – to the value of $500.


Classic Lady of the Carnival

The epitome of race day fashion. Women’s classic racewear creates a true sense of occasion and highlights the more traditional aspects of fashion in Racing. This category must adhere to the traditional racing rules:

  • Hat must be worn
  • Dress/skirt to the knee or below
  • Jacket /or slightly covered shoulders.

Winner receives: The Greytown Hotel is delighted to indulge the gorgeous winner of the Classic Ladies Fashion Award with a night of pure comfort and top dining.

Best Dressed Man of the Carnival

This category is a chance for our dapper Gents to get gussied up. They should consider all aspects of their ensemble and complete their look with accessories such as hats, gloves and canes.

  • The must-haves are a Jacket, pant and tie/bow tie
  • Hat is desirable however not essential

Winner receives: A $500 voucher of delicious Schoc goodness, to indulge yourself or Schoc your loved ones. Schoc has something for everyone, from Caramels to Curry and everything in-between.

Contemporary Lady of the Carnival

Avant-garde and cocktail-style dresses or an outfit that pushes the boundaries of traditional will be required for this show-stopping category. Eye-catching, creative and utterly fashionable – the look will be standout.

  • Hat or fascinator must to worn by chosen winner
  • Fun & flair are great for this category
  • Still remaining traditional to racing
  • Dresses/skirts can be above the knee.

Winner Receives:
Go on a shopping spree at the Designer Clothing Gallery with a $500 voucher. Their creative stylists will help you discover a new, unique look.

Fillys and Colts

Aged 16 – 22. This section to is encourage our younger guests to express their style and originality.

  • Open to male and female
  • Upcycled vintage attire
  • Hand made and designed
  • Must be appropriate to race day fashion rules.

Winner Receives:
Gold Manicure from Alluminus Beauty: hands are soaked. Nails are cut and filed, then cuticle work, followed by an exfoliation and massage with a scrumptious Ginger&Me hand cream, finishing with a Faby nail varnish of your choice.

Ponys and Foals

Aged 5-13 years. This section to for our younger fashionistas to show their style.

  • Open to male and female
  • Contemporary Fashion
  • Upcycled vintage attire
  • Hand made and designed
  • Hat/Fascinator or Headband accepted
  • Must be appropriate to race day fashion rules.

Winner Receives:
A very special hamper filled with Wairarapa treats for our little fashionista.


Fashion in the Field registrations are now open, visit the Rose & Smith website to register now.