Emirates Style Wrap Up: Derby Day

The weather was turned on, and so were the fashion stakes at this years Derby Day! Flemington was abuzz with race-goers and fashonistas with monochrome on the menu.

Derby Day sets the benchmark for the fashions of the week of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and this year was no different! Fashion’s big guns were out to play and there was no shortage of style statements.

With crowns and lace ruling the ladies, the gents were lead by double-breasted styles and checkered suits. But across both genders, the boater hat triumphed in the headwear department.

The best looks were accompanied by tie-pins and the perfect pair of sunnies, with printed ties making a strong appearance. The pint-stripe was also a crowd favourite, with grey being the colour of choice.

There was an even spread of black and white with the ladies, with a couple of tu-tu’s in the mix. While the white blazer seemed to be making a comeback for the gents, with Bachelor Richie Strachan leading the charge.

Those wearing white took the gamble to stay stain-free, a move that paid off for stunners Brooke Hogan and Bambi Northwood Blyth.

The Emirates marquee was home to an array of fashionable guests, including J.R. Reyne and Louise Van Der Vorst, Erin Holland, Curtis Stone, Elyse Knowles, Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, James Magnussen and Monika Radulovic.

Hemlines were long(er), and suits were slimline, and with over 100,000 people attending, the competition for best-dressed was fierce.

The Tailored Man was on the ground to check out all the best celebrity outfits and birdcage street style…


With Derby Day done, we are excited to see what statements are on the way for Melbourne Cup Day! Be sure to check back in for our race day style wrap ups.


Coverage proudly supported by Emirates.

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Georgia Dunlop
A Sydneysider turned Melbournian, Georgia is a long time food enthusiast, wanderluster, whisky lover and piccolo drinker. As a Fashion and Textile Design graduate, Georgia values most a killer outfit, a beautiful space, delicious seasonal food and great company.