These four women will join the line-up of 11 pre-qualified regional finalists from around country who have each won a qualifying competition held at racedays over spring / summer.
These qualifying competitions were held as far south as Invercargill and as north as Auckland, with this last ‘virtual’ chance meaning women from around New Zealand could try and squeak into the final.
Each of these four women remain in the running to be named one of our Grand Finalists (and potentially even our Supreme Winner!) and take home the winner-takes-all $20,000 prize package from The Ned and Victoria Racing Club – plus the coveted title of being New Zealand racewear’s national titleholder for the 2022/23 season.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Grand Finalists of The Ned Prix de Fashion which will follow sometime next week and be announced on this blog and our social channels.
Jill Humphries (NZ/AUS)| Award-winning Kiwi milliner based in Melbourne
Viera Macikova (AUS) | National Winner of VRC’s 2021 Fashions On Your Front Lawn
Crystal Kimber-Peters (AUS) | VRC Ambassador, 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador and the 2017 Myer Fashions on the Field National Final winner
Carena West (NZ)| Club Ambassador & 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field National Final winner
Hannah Marinkovich (NZ)| Club Ambassador & ARC’s 2017 Prix de Fashion national winner
Sarah Stuart (NZ) | Head of Styling at Warner Bros. Discovery (TV3) & PRIME News
Aleisha Mitchell (NZ) | 2019 The Ned Prix de Fashion national winner and two-time Hawaiian Airlines Fashions on the Field winner at Ellerslie
And a heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists – the judges commented on how high the standard was.