The Ned Prix de Fashion
Images accepted from 20 April to 3 May 2021

Who's the fairest of them all?

The Ned Prix de Fashion, the national fashions in the field final, will be run virtually in 2021, complete with a $20,000+ winner-takes-all prize package courtesy of The Ned & Victoria Racing Club*.

The most competitive fashions in the field in the country, this runway-based event is the culmination of a year's worth of raceday competitions, with 2020's title taken out by Katie O'Neill who was Hawke's Bay Racing's representative (pictured left).


As a result of an alert level change in Auckland, the 2021 event was unable to take place on Vodafone Derby Day.  As such, the competition has moved online and submissions from our pre-qualified contestants will be accepted from Tuesday 20 April until 5pm on Monday 3 May 2021 with the announcement of the Top 5 and our Supreme Winner to follow.  Stay tuned!

The winner-takes-all
The winner of The Ned Prix de Fashion 2021 will take home:

$15,000 prize package from The Ned:

  • Details to come...

A $5,000 prize provided by the Victoria Racing Club consisting of:

  • Four nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

  • Two general admission tickets to the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day with hospitality in the Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure

  • Two general admission tickets to the 2021 Kennedy Oaks Day with hospitality in the Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure

  • Entry into the 2021 Myer Fashions on the Field Preliminary Finals on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day (the prize will also include transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse on both days)

How to qualify

Looking to pre-qualify for The Ned Prix de Fashion?

It's not too late!


Selected regional fashions in the field competitions held over the
2020/21 season have produced 14 pre-qualifiers...and we have
one final chance for you to join them in our all new virtual competition; 

Fashions off the Field!

Meet the judges

Jill Humphries

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. 


Carle Rutledge

VRC's 2018 MYER Fashions on the Field National Final winner (Aus) (among other FITF titles) and having previously flown to Auckland to judge The Ned Prix de Fashion in 2019, Carle is also going to be judging this year's competition from her home in Australia.


Carena West

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 Marinkovich (pictured)

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.

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, Auckland-based Aleisha has now turned her eye to judging FITF competitions. In her 'spare time', Aleisha - who has beenwell-known for making her own FITF outfits from scratch - juggles running a fashion advisory service for those looking to get into the industry, alongside a popular designer bag rental company and motherhood.

Katie O'Neill

ARC’s 2020 The Ned Prix de Fashion national winner (NZ), Canterbury-based Katie is no stranger to a sash having won plenty around both New Zealand and Australia.  A busy mother-of-four who also enjoys riding her horses and spending time at the gym - you might be surprised to hear she's just as at home working hard on her dairy farm as she is on a FITF runway. 

Sarah Stuart

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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