From steampunk inspired outfits, feather mohawks and outlandish suits to daring but delightful dresses, much of the fashion action at Wodonga Cup happened off the runway – as people threw traditional pastel florals to the wind and donned their brightest outfits.
Wodonga’s Kurtis Perry and Jack Fitzpatrick decided against the classic suit, instead embracing their great loves – beer and chillis.
Mr Fitzpatrick’s two piece VB and palm tree number ensured no one else would be wearing the same outfit.
“I just love VB,” he said, lamenting his favourite beer wasn’t on sale at the Cup.
“We come every year and it’s a great atmosphere, that’s what gets me, you can’t beat it.
“I don’t even care if the horses run around.”
Brooke Strahan, whose fiance Nathan Button won Gentleman of the Day, for the second year running, wasn’t going to be overshadowed, wearing a tailored structural orange suit.
When asked about the inspiration for her outfit, Ms Strahan said ‘orange is the new black’.
Nick Peers and his tailor-made superhero inspired suit might not have won him the best dressed man award, but it did start plenty of conversations.
He said the suit was custom-made with the Wodonga Gold Cup in mind.
Wodonga’s Jakob Elvin, Daniel Richardson and Lachlan Cowan ensured they weren’t overlooked, in brightly coloured suits.
The trio embraced the popular Hawaiian shirt trend expanding it to an elbow and knee-length suit complete with palm trees and ice creams.
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