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29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks0

Don’t get caught wearing red this race season when the colour in vogue is blue. We tracked down fashion forecaster Rebecca Hamilton, who is the Senior Research Editor: Fashion Content at Getty Images ANZ, for some insider tips.

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

Rebecca spends her days analysing fashion trends from the world’s most prominent runways and red carpet events to gauge and predict the fashion trends that will influence upcoming events and styles. Here, Rebecca shares her hot race day fashion trends forecast so you can steal the style stakes…

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

Boho Budwa
“Boho Budwa takes its inspiration from the free spirited bohemian movement,” explains Rebecca. “Inspired by gypsies, vintage treasures and monuments seen and found from travels around the world. Boho Budwa is the modern-bohemian -carefree elegance with a touch of character.”
The Look: “Soft, feminine, frills, carefree but elegant, floral prints and flowy fabrics.”
Paris Fashion Week Design Inspo’: Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Giambattista Valli, Shiatzy Chen, Yves Saint Laurent.
Race Day Spin: “Try Australian labels like Spell, Zimmermann & Camilla.”

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

Futuristic
“Futuristic is what keeps us fashion lovers inspired! It is the new spin fashion designers around the globe are adding to the fashion palette,” says Rebecca. “It is glamorous, creative, unique and stands out from the rest.”
Paris Fashion Week Design Inspo’: Gucci, Phillip Phein, Louis Vuitton, Jeremy Scott.
The Look: “Structured headpieces, unique and inspiring fabrics, cuts and textures.
Race Day Spin:  Try Australian labels Ellery, Nicola Finetti & Manning Cartell.”

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

New Technology
“New Technology is similar to Futuristic in that it is an inspiring trend – using classic cuts but taking a different spin on textures of fabric.”
Paris Fashion Week Design Inspo’: Kenzo, Junya Watanabe, Chalayan, Celine.
The Look: “Classic shapes with unique textures, creative, bold and striking both subtly and loudly.”
Race Day Spin:  “Try Australian labels Toni Maticevski & Steven Khalil.”

Hot Race Day Fashion Trends

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

Femininity
“Feminity is inspired by past traditional silhouettes,” says Rebecca. “Channel the late Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Sophia Loren. Dresses are soft and flow to the floor; or structured and fitted to compliment any woman’s physique.”
Paris Fashion Week Design Inspo’: Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab, Vivienne Westwood, Moncler Gamme Rouge.
The Look: “Soft pastels, midi length hems, romantic, feminine, Parisian chic with a touch of creative flair.”
Race Day Spin: “Try Australian labels Lover the Label, Alice McCall, Carla Zampatti, Rachel Gilbert, Michael Lo Sordo and Alex Perry.”

Hot Race Day Fashion Trends

29 Sizzling Race Day Fashion Looks

Want more Race Day inspiration? From Spring Racing headwear to Kate Waterhouse’s style tips, Jean Shrimpton’s controversial dress and racing legend Bart Cummings, we’ve got you covered.  

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

In 2003 Franki immersed herself in all things teen as Deputy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of teen Bible DOLLY magazine. Following this, Franki was made Editor of COSMOPOLITAN Hair & Beauty, COSMOPOLITAN Pregnancy and COSMOPOLITAN Bride magazine, where she held the helm (and tiara) for more than 10 years. Franki was also the launch editor of COSMOPOLITAN Health magazine, and is an accomplished Homes Editor and Travel Editor, covering honeymoon destinations, family travel, luxe abodes and health retreats. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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