THE action on the track at this weekend’s Racing Orange Saddle up Sunday meet will be worth the price of admission alone but the real show will be trackside with fashion gurus Wayne Cooper and George Spyrou.
The two fashion designers will be guest judges at the fashions on the field on Sunday, running the rule over the sea of bright colours and pastels set to flood Towac Park.
Fresh from London Fashion Week, Mr Cooper is looking for girls in Orange who aren’t afraid to push the envelope in the search for Miss Racing Orange.
“The brilliance of racing fashion is that you don’t need to stick to a key fashion trend. You can wear any style; 40s, 50s, 60s as long as it all fits seamlessly together,” Mr Cooper said.
“My fashion on the field winners will look seamless, elegant, lady like and beautiful.”
Mr Spyrou, from George Designs, is no stranger to fashions on the field, having covered everywhere from the Wagga Cup to the Melbourne Cup.
“This spring I’m looking for colour, pops of neon and big, bold prints,” Mr Spyrou said.
The winners of fashions on the field on Sunday will receive a $500 voucher from Mr Spyrou while Mr Cooper will also award a $500 voucher, both to be redeemed at Danielle Louise.
Sheeradiance will also donate $1000 worth of prizes, as will Danielle Louise.
There’s plenty on offer, not least the chance to meet two of the countries fashion icons.
Orange fashion expert Danielle-Louise Buckley said she was looking forward to plenty of bright colours as well as soft pinks and blues come fashions on the field time on Sunday.
“Mixing colour, not matching is in,” she said.
“Mixing shoe colour to your dress is a big plus. Florals are big too, also little gloves are big for races.”
One of this year’s big fashion faux pas is wearing stockings with strappy shoes.
Racing Orange chair Ellie Brown said the chance to rub shoulders with both fashion gurus would be enough to see a bumper crowd flock to Towac Park on Sunday.
“Absolutely. I think having the chance to meet and get tips from Wayne Cooper and George, they’re huge celebrities and we’re so lucky to have them,” Ms Brown said.
“Any girl would want to get fashion advice from the leaders in the fashion industry.”
Gates open 12pm with entry $15.
Under 18s are free.