Wellington Cup Day Saturday 21 Jan 2017

Buy Tickets to watch Fashion in Field from your table in the

Fashion Verandah

 

You are invited to take part in one of Wellington’s biggest fashion events and add to the colour and celebration that is Wallaceville Estate Wellington Cup Day. 

Wellington Racing Clubs annual fashion competition - The Rydges Wellington Fashion in the Field proudly supported by Williment Sports Travel - is set to strut the catwalk on Saturday 21 January 2017. 

If you have a passion for fashion, a love of racing, a beautiful outfit that you want to proudly display or you are a sewing wizard, then let Fashion in the Field be the catwalk to show off your style. Fashion in the Field is all about making sure you have fun while embracing the tradition that is race day fashion.

Register online today!

  • Entry into the competition is free
  • Anyone can enter their appropriate category
  • All entrants must be 18 years or over
  • Complete the entry form below 
  • Terms and conditions apply to be eligible for some prize categories * 

The Major Prize

Rydges Wellington & Williment Sports Travel Fashion in the Field 2017 - Supreme Winner

  • A trip for two to the Victoria Racing Club Crown Oaks race day including: 
  • Three night stay at Rydges Melbourne CBD.
  • Enjoy three night’s accommodation set in the city centre on Exhibition Street, including a Full Buffet Breakfast each morning for Two, and a Bottle of Bubbles and Cheeseboard on Arrival.
  • Flights for two to Melbourne courtesy of Williment Sports Travel
  • $500 spending money
  • Entry in to the Prix de Fashion Finals at Ellerslie including flights and accommodation. 

Category & Prize information

Classic Lady of the Carnival

  • The epitome of raceday fashion. Women’s classic race wear highlights a more traditional sense of fashion in this highly contested category. Headwear is a must.
  • Win a Weekend away with Rydges Hotels New Zealand
  • Enjoy Two Night's Accommodation, including a Full Buffet Breakfast each morning for Two, and a Bottle of Bubbles and Cheeseboard on arrival 
  • A $400 Travel Voucher courtesy of Williment Sports Travel

Contemporary Lady of the Carnival

  • Avant guarde race wear, cocktail-style dresses or an outfit that pushes the boundaries of traditional race wear will be required for this category where the exquisite will be set to shine.
  • Win a Weekend away with Rydges Hotels New Zealand
  • Enjoy Two Night's Accommodation, including a Full Buffet Breakfast each morning for Two, and a Bottle of Bubbles and Cheeseboard on arrival 
  • A $400 Travel Voucher courtesy of Williment Sports Travel

Best Dressed Man of the Carnival

  • The menswear category has taken off over recent years with unprecedented entrant numbers.  It is now commonplace for men to complete their outfits with accessories such as hats, gloves and canes. 
  • Win a Weekend away with Rydges Hotels New Zealand
  • Enjoy Two Night's Accommodation, including a Full Buffet Breakfast each morning for Two, and a Bottle of Bubbles and Cheeseboard on arrival 
  • A $400 Travel Voucher courtesy of Williment Sports Travel

Maiden of the Carnival

  • A new category inviting ladies and men who have never placed first in a Fashion in the Field competition before. Whether your style is Classic or Contemporary this class provides the stage for rising stars to shine.* 
  • All contestants to this category must reside in the Wellington region**
  • Win a $500 Prezzy Card courtesy of New World Wellington stores.
  • $200 New Leaf Skin Care voucher
  • $100 Portlander Restaurant voucher

The competition format

  • The competition covers three distinct categories:
    • Classic Lady of the Carnival (Classic race wear)
    • Contemporary Lady of the Carnival
    • Best Dressed Man of the Carnival
    • Maiden of the Carnival
  • One finalist will be chosen from each of the four categories. 
  • All finalists will be required to participate in the Finalists Parade. The following will then be announced:
    • Supreme Winner 2017 Rydges Wellington Fashion in the Field - supported by Williment Sports Travel 

What the Fashion Judges are looking for in 2017.

Racing sits in its own distinct sphere in the realm of fashion. It’s sophisticated, elegant and most importantly, it is daywear.  Successful outfits, in the judge’s eyes, must be more appropriate to a day at the races than a night on the town!

A hat, fascinator and accessories are essential components for ladies and the outfit must be appropriate for Cup Day, the category and the individual.

Style and originality

Originality and uniqueness are important, along with understanding and interpreting current fashion trends. Certainly not all fashion trends can be translated into style-worthy racewear, but outfits that reflect suitable aspects of the season’s latest styles and colour will give a modern edge. Remember, style is what suits you and don’t be afraid to dress with attitude and flair!

Coordination

It is essential that consideration is given to the complete coordination of the outfit. This includes jewellery, hat, shoes, hosiery, bag and make-up – complete styling from head to toe.

Poise

Polish and poise definitely come into the equation. This includes grooming, grace and deportment.

Attention to detail

It’s the little things that count – ensure that stocking seams are matched, heels are perfect and hair is in place. 

Competition Times

  • On-line registration close 5pm Friday 19th January
    Late registration opens at 11.00am on Cup Day (Located at the entrance to the fashion verandah)
  • Registrations close at 12.00 noon on Cup Day
  • Heats will commence at approximately 12.30pm with confirmation of timings available on race week 

To Register your interest in participating in the 2017

Rydges Wellington Fashion in the Field supported by Williment Sports Travel

please register below or call on 04 528 9611 

Online registration form

Conditions of entry


Entrants must fulfil the following criteria and acknowledge that they understand and agree to abide by the criteria as they register in order to be granted entry into Fashion in the Field.  

1. Entrants must be 18 years of age or more.  

2. Entrants and / or their outfits are not permitted to have any commercial agenda in entering the competition.  

3. Entrants must not receive any compensation from a third party for entering this competition.  

4. The Supreme Winner will be available for entry to the National final held at Ellerslie Racecourse in March.  

5. Entrants will be permitted to enter one category only.  

6. All entrants must provide a detailed summary of their outfit on parade.  

8. Entrants must fill out an entry form prior to the start of the competition to be a valid entry. No late entries will be accepted. Failure to provide accurate and correct details may result in disqualification from the competition.

9. Judges decision is final 

10. *For the purpose of this competition and to be eligible for the prize package, contestants must not have previously received first place in a fashion in the field category to date at Wellington Cup or any other race meeting in Australasia. 

11. **For the purposes of this competition and to be eligible for the prize package, contestants must reside in the  “Wellington Region” > This requires your residential address to be located in Paraparaumu or South on the West Coast of the North Island, or South of Pahiatua in the Wairarapa. A map of eligible areas is available here. This winner may also be eligible for the Supreme award.

12. Flights to the Ellerslie (Auckland) event are based on a Wellington contestant. A winning contestant from other locations should contact the Wellington Racing Club organisers to discuss. Flights for this event will be not be provided for any Auckland based contestants. International flights to Melbourne are limited to direct services only from either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. All travel documents such as valid passports etc are the responsibility of the contestant. Any alterations to flights once ticketed will be at the contestants cost.