Colours of Caulfield

In my role as the 2015 Melbourne Racing Club Stylist, my second consecutive year in the role, I’m excited to share this years’ inaugural Fashion Program with Melbourne Racing Club’s fashion and major sponsor, David Jones and styled by yours truly.  I also feel privileged to have worked alongside industry leaders and friends, Photographer Liz Sunshine of Streetsmith, Makeup artist Jade Kisnorbo and the ever so beautiful and all round amazing babe,  model Montana Cox.

I worked closely with talented Australian designers Bianca Spender, Manning CartellCAMILLA & MARC and Ginger & Smart to curate four looks inspired by Caulfield, using the fabrics and colour palettes from the designers’ SS15 collections.

Melbourne, as we know, is the fashion and culture capital of Australia and driving that highly sought after status is the Spring Racing Carnival. As the first carnival of the season, the  BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival certainly sets the tone for what people can expect. Therefore, the responsibility I have, is a great one

It is the first time we get to see how Australia’s fashion-pack are interpreting new spring summer trends trackside and it poses a very unique opportunity to be more creative and colourful with your look.

While racegoers commonly wear black and white to BECK Caulfield Guineas Day, the first spring meet of the season, traditional dress codes and colour schemes do not apply at Caulfield. To have complete creative freedom is a responsibility I take seriously and one I hope will translate to the fashion pack hitting the track.

I hope you enjoy what we’ve created and be sure to hit David Jones- Bourke Street, Melbourne now to purchase the limited run of each complete look.

Photography by Liz Sunshine of Streetsmith

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