Wondering What To Wear To Racing Week?

WHAT TO WEAR?

Racing and Fashion have always been closely linked, however when international model Jean Shrimpton launched the mini skirt at the 1965 Melbourne Cup the concept of “Fashions on the Field” really established itself in the Australian racing scene. Today, the media attention given to fashion news often equals that given to the horses themselves. 

 

The dress code for our VIP Racing Dinner is defined as “elegant”. The Jockey Club requires jackets and ties for gentlemen.  

 

Whilst our Racing Lunch is more relaxed in style, we encourage you to dress up for the day. Take a look at Fashions on the Field to see what people are wearing to the Melbourne Cup.

 

ANZMEX is pleased to share with you the contact details of the following Mexican designers who are all members or friends of ANZMEX.  We encourage you to contact them if you need something special for your night out/day out at the Races.

 

FASCINATORS

Fascinators are an integral part of the racing fashion scene with designs ranging from discreet and demure to wild and whimsical.  Many of our female guests plan to wear a fascinator to the Racing Dinner and or to the Racing Lunch.

We have secured the services of Mexican designer, Alondra Arau who is taking orders for custom made and prêt-à-porter fascinators.  Contact Alondra on 044 55 54 03 02 04 or alondraarau@gmail.com.

 

HATS

Like fascinators, hats are traditional part of Racing Fashion. Transform your favourite outfit into something sensational with a well chosen hat.

Contact Monserrat on 2888-2773 or dicsamex@dicsamex.net

 

SHAWLS

Evenings can get chilly at the Hipódromo, so be sure to bring a wrap or jacket for when the sun goes down. Claudia Cornew is a Mexican designer who incorporates the finest Australian merino fibre with silk to create luxurious shawls, felted handbags and other decorative fashion items.  Visit her website at www.cornew.com or contact her on +52 (55) 2106 5335 or claudia@cornew.com

 

FASHION

Still not sure what to wear?  Visit Paola Hernandez’s store in Polanco and browse her collection day and evening wear for men and women. http://www.paolahernandez.com

paola@paolahernandez.com

 

HANDBAGS

Of course you’ll need a handbag to hold your racing programme and betting slips - take a look at Dora Izquierdo’s collection of handmade leather bags featuring Mexican artisanal design elements.http://www.doizpe.com

 

ACCESSORIES

For sunglasses, jewellery, and other accessories, take a look at http://www.villalpando.com.mx/ or http://retrosuperfuture.com.mx/es/