Finalists announced for the 2020 Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn
This year’s Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn competition has continued its reputation as one of Australia’s most prestigious fashion events with entrants submitting some of the most stylish entries ever seen in the competition’s 58-year history.
More than 1000 entries were received from racing fashion aficionados across Australia, with all states and territories residents embracing the first-ever national digital competition.
An expert panel of industry professionals made up of 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassador Nadia Bartel, Network 10’s Carrie Bickmore, Lexus Ambassador Kate Waterhouse, VRC Ambassador Elliot Garnaut and Myer designer Dom Bagnato selected the state and territory winners and will judge the final on Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 5 November.
The winners will be announced live on Network 10’s coverage of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The 2020 Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn state and territory finalists are:
Representing Australian Capital Territory
Viviana Croker wearing a self-designed dress and millinery.
Bradley Croker wearing an outfit by Kenji and Akubra Down Under millinery.
Representing New South Wales
Kelli Odell wearing a self-designed dress and Stephanie Spencer millinery.
Oliver Kabongo wearing a self-designed suit.
Representing Northern Territory
Christine Spielmann wearing a self-designed pant suit and Peacock Millinery.
Sherlon Garbo wearing an outfit by Zara.
Kerrie Caucci wearing a self-designed dress and Allport millinery.
Reece Woodland wearing clothing by Target and Asos with Scala millinery.
Representing South Australia
Brianna Scanlon wearing a dress by ASOS and Marla Carmeta millinery.
Pete Lupton wearing classic British gentleman’s clothing from various UK brands.
Shathie Nkoni wearing a self-designed dress and millinery made by Tasha Creationz in Botswana with beading from Keke Beads in South Africa.
David Galea wearing clothing by Alexander McQueen, Politix and Twisted Tailor.
Representing Western Australia
Annabel Davy wearing a dress by ASOS and Reny Kestel millinery.
Mark Windram wearing an outfit by MJ Bale and ASOS and Holly Barker millinery.
Jessica Tyson wearing a Zimmermann dress and self-made millinery.
VRC Executive General Manager Customer Engagement Caroline Ralphsmith said the Club was delighted to see Australians embrace the first ever national digital competition.
“We were thrilled to not only see our dedicated fashions on the field lovers across Australia enter the iconic competition online but to also see so many new entrants,” Ms Ralphsmith said.
“The calibre of entries across the men’s and women’s categories were outstanding and our expert panel of judges were incredibly impressed with the style and creativity shown this year.
“The finalists selected now go through to what will be one of the most hotly contested national finals in the competition’s history.”
The Women’s and Men’s Racewear National Final winners will receive more than $80,000 in prizes each including a brand new Lexus UX250h 2WD Sports Luxury valued at $70,070, a money can’t buy 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival experience, a Myer gift card, TCL Entertainment package and Antler Luggage voucher.
The fashion fun hasn’t ended, with new Just for Fun Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn categories including Cup Week Costumes, Family Ties, Lounge in Style and Mad Hatters open to all Australians this Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Just for Fun category enthusiasts can submit Instagram entries on AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 31 October, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 3 November and Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 5 November with the winners announced on Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 7 November.