Chris Kontos, Creative Director of Vogue Festival and South Australian Style Magazine, clues us in on his race-day fashion favourites ahead of AAMI Victoria Derby Day at Morphettville.
Image credits: Katie Fergus, Vogue Australia
“Racing season is my favourite time of the year because everyone I know is shopping up a storm and having the most exquisite hats made for the Spring racing carnival.
Fashion has evolved so much over the past 12 years that I have attended the carnival. Women are dressing even more lady-like with hemlines and all details considered, while gents are stepping up to the plate and wearing custom suits and designer shoes.
At the moment, I’m obsessed with a few looks…
Power suit for the ladies, created in big bright bold colours or pastel tones. Ladies wearing matching jackets and bottoms with traditional straw hats or a head band.
Voluminous dresses with large 80s sleeves and volume lines, with beautiful cut outs brining a modern edge to the traditional style.
Depending on the day, you can really relax the vibe of dressing by wearing just a chic and cool summer dress. Take my beautiful mate, Nadia Fairfax: she is wearing a divine knit stripe dress, bringing a relaxed vibe to the Caulfield Cup.
I am so excited to see what Derby Day has install this year as that’s my favourite day of the year. See you at the track!