Our 15 Semi Finalists of The Ned Prix de Fashion 2023

1 May 2023
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

The national fashions in the field final, The Ned Prix de Fashion, is underway for 2023 with a $20,000+ winner-takes-all prize package courtesy of The Ned and Victoria Racing Club up for grabs.

The most competitive fashions in the field in the country, this is the culmination of a year’s worth of raceday competitions and for the first time in 2023, the opening round of The Ned Prix de Fashion was open to women who had yet to pre-qualify for the national final in one of the regional competitions that took place around the country this season.

We recently named these four ‘wild card’ winners and they’ve joined our 11 pre-qualified regional finalists in the semi final.

Our 11 regional finalists gained their spots by taking out a qualifying competition held at racedays around New Zealand over spring / summer. These qualifying competitions were held as far south as Invercargill and as north as Auckland.

The finalists had until the end of April to pull their competition outfit together (they also had the choice to wear the outfit they won their regional competition in) and then submit up to five images and an optional video for our judging panel of seven astute representatives to score.

Our sincere thanks to our judges for freely providing us their time and expertise:

  • 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

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