Cairns Central Fashions on the Field

THE PINNACLE SHOWCASE OF RACEWEAR IN THE REGION

The Cairns Central Fashions on the Field is indisputably the pinnacle showcase of racewear in the region.

 

Fashions on the Field is a highly-anticipated and hotly contested annual event comprising of local and interstate competitors.

 

Each year judges from across the spectrum of Australian fashion and media cast expert eyes over the entrants. This truly creates an event of style, contemporary trends and elegance.

 

Cairns Central Fashions on the Field judges are chosen because of their exceptional standard of individual fashionable style and judgement. The criteria provide guidelines to assist the members of the judging panel when making their decision.

When: Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September

Categories:

  • Gold Class Ladies Racewear
  • Open Ladies Racewear
  • Best Dressed Couple
  • Open Ladies Classic Racewear
  • Open Men’s Racewear
  • Ladies 30 and Under
Gold Class Ladies Racewear

Criteria

  • Aged 50 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival

 

Timing

  • 11.45 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee
  • 12.00 Entrants to take the stage
  • 12.30 Winner announced on stage
Open Ladies Racewear

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival

 

Timing

  • 12.30 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee
  • 12.45 Entrants to take stage
  • 1.15 Winner announced on stage
Best Dressed Couple

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Individual and coordinated fashion
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival

 

Timing

  • 11.30 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee
  • 11.45 Entrants to take the stage
  • 12.15 Winner announced on stage
Open Ladies Classic Racewear

Criteria

  • Classical style
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival

 

Timing

  • 12.00 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee
  • 12.20 Entrants to take the stage
  • 12.45 Winner announced on stage
Open Men’s Racewear

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising e.g. cufflinks, handkerchief, lapel flower, hat
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival

 

Timing

  • 12.30 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee
  • 12.50 Entrants to take the stage
  • 1.15 Winner announced on stage
Ladies 30 and Under

Criteria

  • Aged 30 and under
  • Contemporary and innovative style
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival

 

Timing

  • 1.00 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee
  • 1.20 Entrants to take the stage
  • 1.50 Winner announced on stage
What to wear

As the Cairns Amateurs is a Spring Racing Carnival, the judges will be looking for elegant and stylish race wear to suit the season as well as the latest fashion trends.

The panel of preliminary and finalist judges will base their votes on the following criteria:

  • Style and originality
  • Interpretation of latest fashion trends
  • Appropriate racewear for a Spring carnival at Cairns Amateurs
  • Attention to detail with accessories such as shoes, handbag, jewellery, lapel flower
  • Style, design and quality workmanship of millinery components including originality, concept of theme and wearability.
  • High standards of grooming and deportment
How to enter

Registration for each event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. Entrants are encouraged to register online to avoid disappointment.

You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Waiting Lounge in the Garden Party from 11.00am. Category timing is detailed above. Those who register online will need to bring their booking confirmation as all entrants need to confirm online registrations. Following this, there will be rolling heats on the Garden Party Catwalk.

Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded at the mounting yard in the afternoon each day.

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