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Winners: Hawaiian Airlines Fashions in the Field 2019

The Hawaiian Airlines Fashions in the Field runway came alive with colour at the SkyCity Boxing Day Races as men and women battled it out in a bid to fly home with some fantastic prizes that included 100,000 Hawaiian Airlines air miles.


This year's Best Dressed Woman was Ciara Britton and the Best Dressed Man was Ryan Dodson.

The Hawaiian Airlines Menswear winner, Ryan Dodson, with the Womenswear winner, Ciara Britton

What the winners wore

  • Ciara wore a Zimmerman skirt, Bec + Bridge top, a Cult Gaia handbag, vintage Celine earrings and a Velvet and Tonic headpiece.

  • Ryan wore a custom made suit from Deconche, the company he works for as a suit maker

Competition placings

Hawaiian Airlines Fashions in the Field womenswear placegetters (3rd, 4th & 5th from left) with the judges | Image copyright Auckland Racing Club

Womenswear results

  1. Ciara Britton (fourth from left)

  2. Soraya Gurney (fifth from left)

  3. Charlotte Moor (third from left)

Hawaiian Airlines Fashions in the Field menswear placegetters (3rd, 4th & 5th from left) with the judges | Image copyright Auckland Racing Club

Menswear results

  1. Ryan Dodson (fourth from left)

  2. Dev Soni (fifth from left)

  3. Nick Burley (third from left)

Millinery Award won by Soraya Gurney

Millinery Award winner, Soraya Gurney | Image copyright Auckland Racing Club

Best Accessories Award won by Gabrielle Cashmore

What they won

Womenswear winner

  • 100,000 Hawaiian Airlines air miles

  • Three nights in a Club Oceanfront room at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort including exclusive access to Voyager 47 Club Lounge for morning breakfast and evening appetizers with beverages including select wine, local craft beer and a signature cocktail

  • A voucher from Specsavers for two pairs of designer glasses

  • $250 worth of jewellery hire from friday.candy

  • Weekend rental from My Designer Handbag (4 day rental - value up to $150)

  • $100 voucher from Fashion Hunter NZ

  • Moët & Chandon prize package

  • Blow wave deluxe treatment from Dry & Tea

  • PLUS automatic entry into the regional final of The Ned Prix de Fashion

Second place

  • An Antler carry-on case from Hawaiian Airlines

  • A voucher from Specsavers for one pair of designer glasses

  • Moët & Chandon prize package

  • PLUS automatic entry into the regional final of The Ned Prix de Fashion

Third place

  • An Antler carry-on case from Hawaiian Airlines

  • A voucher from Specsavers for one pair of designer glasses

  • Moët & Chandon prize package


Menswear winner

  • 100,o00 Hawaiian Airlines air miles

  • $1,000 Continuity Suit from Working Style

  • Three nights in a Club Oceanfront room at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort including exclusive access to Voyager 47 Club Lounge for morning breakfast and evening appetizers with beverages including select wine, local craft beer and a signature cocktail

  • Moët & Chandon prize package 


Second Place

  • ​An Antler carry-on case from Hawaiian Airlines

  • $150 shirt from Working Style

  • Moët & Chandon prize package 

Third Place

  • ​An Antler carry-on case from Hawaiian Airlines

  • $150 shirt from Working Style

  • Moët & Chandon prize package

Who were the judges?

  • Hannah Marinkovich - Auckland Racing Club ambassador & ARC’s 2017 Prix de Fashion national winner (NZ)

  • Carena West - Auckland Racing Club ambassador & VRC’s 2019 Fashions on the Field national winner (Aus)

  • Aleisha Mitchell - ARC’s 2019 The Ned Prix de Fashion national winner (NZ) and two-time Hawaiian Airlines Fashions on the Field winner at Ellerslie

  • Sarah Stuart - Head of Styling at MediaWorks TV3 & PRIME News, celebrity stylist & NZFW 2019 ambassador

  • Maxum Alexander - Director of Working Style Ponsonby with over a decade of experience, he is an expert in all matters sartorial

Want to enter sometime?

Great stuff! Entry into our fashion competitions is free for all racegoers aged 18yr+ and it's lots of fun.


You'll find backstage is a supportive environment with the seasoned entrants always offering advice & encouragement to any newbies.


Getting on stage may be nerve-wracking but it doesn't take long to get the bug AND as you'll see from the above results, there really is such a thing as 'beginner's luck'.


Our next big runway racewear fashion competition is on Vodafone Derby Day where we have the Hawaiian Airlines Fashion Qualifier Competition AND the Hawaiian Airlines Menswear Award.


The four women who are deemed best dressed in the Qualifier competition will each win 100,000 Hawaiian Airlines air miles AND be the last qualifiers into the regional final of The Ned Prix de Fashion which is the national fashions in the field final.

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