FASHION | Announcing our 2022 The Ned Prix de Fashion judges

12 May 2022
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

The Ned Prix de Fashion, the national fashions in the field final, has gone virtual once again. 2022’s competition comes complete with a $20,000+ winner-takes-all prize package courtesy of The Ned and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC).

Entries are required to be submitted prior to 3pm on Friday 27 May with the winner’s announcement taking place the following week/s.

A perk of the virtual format is we can expand our panel to include racewear experts from across Australasia, so without further ado…our The Ned Prix de Fashion judges for 2022!

Jill Humphries (NZ/AUS)

A Kiwi based in Melbourne, Jill is an award-winning milliner and is no stranger to having judged The Ned Prix de Fashion. Amongst many other accolades, she was the first international milliner chosen to be part of the Royal Ascot Collective in 2019.

Crystal Kimber-Peters oncourse at Flemington (image supplied)


Crystal Kimber-Peters (AUS)

Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Ambassador Crystal is no stranger to our judging panel, having visited New Zealand on two previous occasions. Crystal has a long association with the VRC and was the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador and the 2017 Myer Fashions on the Field National Final winner. Crystal also judged last year’s competition remotely from Australia so has been a welcome addition to the panel for several years now, even from afar!

Bree wearing the Millinery Jill headpiece that took out the 2014 Millinery Award at Flemington (image supplied)


Bree Laughlin (AUS)

Bree Laughlin has been a part of the racing fashion world for the better part of a decade and has immersed herself in the Australian racing scene as a racegoer, fashion competitor and VRC team member. In 2011 she was named the ‘Face of Caulfield’ before winning the Millinery Award at Flemington in 2014. She later joined the VRC content team which brought her to New Zealand for The Ned Prix de Fashion in 2020.

Carena oncourse at Ellerslie for Vodafone Derby Day


Carena West (NZ)

Being an Auckland Racing Club ambassador & VRC’s 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field National Final winner (Aus) isn’t her only experience in racing with Carena also moonlighting as a Club member, winning owner and seasoned fashions in the field judge (she’s a horse rider too!). In between attending racedays, Carena is kept busy with running an activewear label with her sister, a stylish Instagram account and motherhood.

Hannah as a part of ARC’s campaign shoot in 2022


Hannah Marinkovich (NZ)

Auckland Racing Club ambassador & ARC’s 2017 Prix de Fashion national winner (NZ), Hannah – who mixes a day job with running a vintage designer jewellery business and an enviable instagram account – is well-versed in judging fashions in the field competitions and is known for her impeccable eye for detail and her knowledge of international trends.

Sarah at SkyCity Boxing Day Races


Sarah Stuart (NZ)

Head of Styling at Discovery (TV3) & PRIME News, celebrity stylist & make-up artist, Sarah has sat on a fashions in the field judging panel – including that of The Ned Prix de Fashion – many a time and brings an astute eye for current trends, coordination and how an overall look best suits its wearer.

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